Dogs & People

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As the Wheels Turn – Nostalgia

It’s easy to identify one’s most important win, or most devastating loss. But, the rest of the memories that rattle around the closet in my head are tougher to sort. They are dusty and blurred around the edges. A little crumpled and stained from the years passing. I rarely drag them out, brush off the… read more

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Tincture of Time: Watchful Waiting

“I used to think I could control ducks with my mind but it turns out ducks and I just have very similar ideas about what stuff ducks should do.” —Jacy Catlin  Humans have this little quirk in their brains: when two things occur at nearly the same time we tend to think they are related,… read more

AKC Board Of Directors Class of 2021 Elected

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brandi Hunter Date: March 14, 2017 Phone: 212-696-8228 Email: communications@akc.org AKC BOARD OF DIRECTORS CLASS OF 2021 ELECTED New York, NY – At the Annual Meeting of the American Kennel Club on March 14, 2017, the AKC Board of Directors Class of 2021 was elected. The four Directors elected were: Rita J…. read more

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A Profile of Jessica Brown and Her Dog Bug

Tell us about your dog. Where did he come from? Bug is an at least 10-years-old Chihuahua mix. I adopted him from Maricopa County Animal Care and Control during a big adoption event. He was the only Chi remaining in his kennel, and he was shaking. A volunteer was trying to console him when I… read more

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Peeling the Onion – Creatively Solving Show Ring Issues

This past year I changed the direction and focus of my dog training business to work strictly with show dogs. I love helping people shape their dogs into successful show ring competitors.  I offer a Conformation in the Park class which is not unlike a lot of handling classes where we basically run dogs through… read more

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Congratulations to the Breeder of the Year by Sport Winners

The AKC wishes to acknowledge those individuals that have excelled at breeding dogs that have proven to be outstanding in AKC sports. The commitment to preserve, protect and improve a breedrepresents the very essence of the AKC. The AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport Award is given to those who have dedicated themselves to… read more

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COMMERCIAL BREEDERS ARE NOT THE ENEMY (or everything you never knew about professional kennels)

News Flash – Commercial Breeders are not the enemy for show/hobby breeders. They are also NOT “puppymills” as claimed by our true enemy, the animal “rights” cults. USDA LICENSED PROFESSlONAL breeders are NOT “puppymills”. There are currently only 1538 licensed professional breeders in the US. The number of licensed breeders in this country has been… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Nevertheless, She Persisted

Nevertheless, She Persisted A popular political slogan, this can be aptly applied to one of the icons of our sport today. When Pat Trotter stepped into the center ring Tuesday night with a strong willed Norwegian Elkhound to compete in her ELEVENTH best in show at WKC, she took the hearts and dreams of a… read more

Cunard presents Rumor, a German shepherd, winner of Westminster Kennel ClubÕs ÒBest in Show,Ó and her family, Kent Boyles, Daniel Oster, Maria Oster and Liz Oster, left to right, with a sailing on Queen Mary 2 during a photo op in New YorkÕs Times Square, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.  Cunard, a first-time sponsor of the Westminster show, is the only passenger liner to carry pets across the Atlantic on its signature Transatlantic Crossing. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Cunard/AP Images)

Cunard Presents 2017 Westminster Kennel Club “Best in Show” Winner with Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2

VALENCIA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2017 – Cunard, the only line to carry pets across the Atlantic, presented Rumor, the Westminster Kennel Club’s Best in Show winner, with an invitation to sail on a Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2 today in New York’s Times Square. Rumor will have an opportunity to take his place in history among… read more

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Dog Breeders Should Be More Gay

The dog world lost a dear friend and one of its most passionate fighters today. A frequent contributor to BISD, Jay Kitchener was a giant among us. His tireless efforts on behalf of his passion and ours, particularly in his home state of Maine, were unparalleled. His work on social media was a thing of beauty, taking on… read more

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