Meet the Berger Picard Who Is Both A Show Champion and Instinctive Diabetic Alert Dog

What you see isn’t always what you get when purchasing a puppy. It will sometimes evolve into a surprise package like Loupy – and even a lifesaver. The fawn-colored, 54-pound Berger Picard was purchased almost seven years ago by Wadia Mulla and her husband, Steve Pahides, of Media, Pa., after the family’s Labradoodle died at… read more


See The Amazing Place Where City Dogs Can Test Their Natural Herding Instincts

There is a lot to think about at Ewe-topia. Keeping focused, maintaining control and following instructor Joe Kapelos’ directions. If you’re a city dog owner like me with an energetic Velcro-mate like Maggie (a 5-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi), this 10-acre slice of heaven in Roy, Washington, southwest of Tacoma, is paradise. For Maggie, Ewe-topia is… read more


GSD League of GB Disappointed by KC’s Plans to Tackle ‘Problems’ in Breed

PLANS by the Kennel Club to clamp down on the German Shepherd and its presentation in the show ring are impractical and disappointing, the GSD League of Great Britain believes. And recent proposals made by the KC could be ‘very detrimental’ to the breed, the League believes. “We’re unclear how they are expected to achieve… read more

500 Corgis Take Over San Fran Beach – Corgi Con

It’s definitely time to move west. While East Coast beaches are seeing a wave of shark attacks, San Francisco beaches are being overrun by a much less frightening creature—the Corgi. On June 27, Ocean Beach in San Francisco hosted the semi-annual Corgi Con, which welcomed about 500 adorable dogs. Some wore costumes, others played games… read more

A Day in Doggie History for the Pyrenean Shepherd

This past Saturday marked a day in doggie history, with the first ever Pyrenean Shepherd winning Best in Show. This historic event took place at the Erie Kennel Club show in Erie, Pennsylvania where judge David Anthony named GCH CH La Brise Sun Bear, the Pyrenean Shepherd, top dog. Pyrenean Shepherds like Sunny Bear are… read more


Controversy at the Sheltie Ring

I HAD a couple of subjects in mind to write about this week then something happened at Southern Counties at the weekend that reminded me of that famous quotation by Shaw, or was it Wilde? That Britain and America are two nations divided by a common language, although maybe in this case its divided by… read more

An Owner Handler Experience At Eukanuba

On my bucket list has been to show on the blue carpet at Eukanuba (note – not pushing for the TV version and being in the group, simply hoping to make it there at all). To make it an “honest” venture – I felt it had to be by invitation. So I was thrilled when… read more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Entlebucher Mountain Dog

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog, also known as the Entlebucher Cattle Dog and the Entlebucher Sennenhund, is one of four Sennenhund (herding dogs) developed in the Swiss Alps. The Entlebucher, Appenzeller Sennenhund, Bernese Mountain Dog and Greater Swiss Mountain Dog are all tri-colored dogs originally put to work on dairy farms throughout several Swiss communities. Entlebuch… read more

Boykin Spaniel. Photo © Boykin Spaniel Club and Breeders Association of America.

It’s a Great Day to Celebrate Our American-Made Breeds

The United States is sometimes referred to as a cultural melting pot, a place where immigrants from around the world come together to form an entirely original society. Although this metaphor has been challenged in recent years, it cannot be denied that America’s roots stretch in the direction of every nation on Earth. The migration… read more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Norwegian Buhund

The Norwegian Buhund is one of nearly four dozen Nordic breeds and varieties developed in the Northern Hemisphere to function as herders, hunters, draft or companion animals. Buhund means “homestead” or “farm dog,” and it is as a multipurpose performer in and around the home that this unadulterated Spitz breed still excels today. The Buhund… read more

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