Newfoundland Dogs Prove Lifesaving Skills in Water Rescue Tests

This month a number of talented Newfoundland dogs had the chance to prove their rescue skills as well as their love of the water when the Genesee Region Newfoundland Club(GRNC), a regional breed club of the Newfoundland Club of America, hosted its annual two-day water test on Labor Day weekend. On the shores of Cayuga… read more

Malamutes in the Desert

The Israeli’s Alaskan Malamutes have a new kennel club: The Israel Nordic Dog Club, a member of the Israel Kennel Club and FCI. Israel is a small country, but the Israeli people love dogs and love to breed purebreds. Although it rarely snows and the average Winter temperatures are about 10 degrees Celsius, the Arctic… read more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Alaskan Malamute

Alaska occupies the northwestern corner of North America, where temperature extremes and harsh living conditions require a particular toughness of its inhabitants – both man and beast. It is in this challenging environment that one dog breed was developed for a life of heavy labor and subsistence living within isolated human societies – the Alaskan… 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 Akita

More than 2 million commuters pass through Tokyo’s Shibuya Station on a typical weekday, and many of the hurried passengers in the world’s most densely populated urban area choose to meet at a bronze statue erected at one of the station’s main entrances. The statue of Hachikō commemorates the loyalty of a dog to its owner,… read more


Breeder Buzzwords – The Leonberger

The large and lovable Leonberger has found its footing among the massive Mastiffs and boisterous Boxers of the Working Group. Since its 2010 recognition, the breed’s leonine likeness has not gone unnoticed by big-dog lovers in the U.S. Eligible to compete for AKC championship points for a mere three years, the Leonberger nonetheless has deep… read more

Although porcupines tend to be nocturnal, they are seen during daylight hours too. Photo © Stock Can Photo.

Good Samaritan Goes ‘Above and Beyond’ to Help Huskies

Fred and Jo Miska were making the 400-mile trip from their home just south of Flint, Mich., to their daughter Joy Tahaney’s vacation camp near Emporium, Pa., as they do several times each year. With just an hour left of the drive, Joy called Fred to tell him there was trouble at their mountain retreat…. read more


Breeder Buzzwords – The Doberman Pinscher

On top of the War Dog Memorial at the U.S. Naval Base Guam sits a life-size bronze sculpture of a Doberman Pinscher named Kurt, by California artist Susan Bahary. Titled “Always Faithful,” the memorial is a tribute to the dogs that served in the Battle of Guam during World War II. The inscription on its… read more


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


Breeder Buzzwords – The Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese fishermen began sailing the high seas during the Middle Ages. From fishing villages scattered up and down the Atlantic coast, their ships set sail for faraway ports throughout Britain, Europe, Asia, Africa and even the New World. For centuries, wherever these fishermen went, they were accompanied by the hardworking ancestors of today’s Portuguese Water… read more

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