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Belfast Dog Show 2015 – Utility group

The Utility group across the Irish Sea for Belfast championship dog show was Dave Killilea who awarded his top prize in the Utility group to a dog who a week earlier collected his first Best in Show. The Bulldog Ch Sealaville He’s Tyler.

A Boston Mystery

Those who regularly follow my articles and blog posts will know that a certain, very special, little lady has wormed her way into my affections. Although she is officially my mother’s dog, I have to admit that I have been completely (and literally on more than one occasion!) bowled over by Lola, our energetic, boisterous,… read more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Tibetan Terrier

Take a look at the Tibetan Terrier and you’re likely seeing one of the world’s oldest breeds of domesticated dog. Recent DNA analysis confirms its ancient roots on “The Roof of the World,” though legend and romance remain a large part of the breed’s biographical record. In “The Tibetan Terrier Book,” published in 1984 by… 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 Bulldog

The Bulldog, a British original that is the foundation of so many modern breeds, has come to symbolize the United Kingdom as well as that island nation’s most celebrated prime minister, Winston Churchill. No other breed of dog can lay claim to an identity so strongly associated with an empire and its most celebrated wartime… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Schipperke

Belgium is home to several native breeds, including a number that were developed as loyal shepherds, the Chiens de Berger Belg. Municipalities favored various types of these dogs, including the Flemish province of Brabant where solid black dogs of different sizes were employed as sheepdogs, watchdogs and ratters. Called Leuvernaar, the largest of these eventually… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The American Eskimo Dog

I always enjoyed visiting with my Uncle Ed and Aunt Margie when I when a kid. Their suburban Philadelphia home seemed to have everything necessary that a group of cousins could want to be entertained: a rec room with a hi-fi system; an in-ground swimming pool; and plenty of fireworks on the Fourth of July…. read more

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If Only Dogs Ran the Canine Country…

Today is the day to voice your opinion and vote for what you believe in, of course, but this whole election thing got me thinking that I personally would much rather be voting for dogs. So I decided to suggest some potential doggie candidates that I think, in the dog world, would do a great… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Tibetan Terrier

Take a look at the Tibetan Terrier and you’re likely seeing one of the world’s oldest breeds of domesticated dog. Recent DNA analysis confirms its ancient roots on “The Roof of the World,” though legend and romance remain a large part of the breed’s biographical record. In “The Tibetan Terrier Book,” published in 1984 by… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The French Bulldog

The first French Bulldog I ever saw was a brindle bundle of energy walking with his owner through Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square. It was early evening as the pair strolled around the central fountain causing a minor sensation as they went. It seemed that everyone in the park that night had come to say hello to… read more

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