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Westminster Week Around The City Event Calendar

There are a variety of events surrounding Westminster Week. Below is a listing including dogs shows, dog art events, seminars, meetings, parties and more! Dog Shows in Tri-State Area (for more information go to www.infodog.com or www.raudogshows.com or www.akc.org)  Thursday, February 11, 2016 Long Island Golden Retriever Club – Bay Shore, NY Friday, February 12,… read more

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The American Kennel Club Appoints Jay W. Waks As Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Law Veteran to Head AKC’s Legal Division New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, has appointed Jay W. Waks as its Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In this new role, Waks will serve as the chief legal officer of the AKC and its entities. He… read more

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Dire Trouble For The New York Carriage Horses. It’s Hitting The Fan…

A sad and urgent story to report. Somewhat myopically, I thought the carriage horse fight had been won. The truth is that the effort to ban the horses was stopped, but I didn’t realize how much of  a disconnected ideologue the mayor is or how little he cares about animals or the democratic process.  Do… read more

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Indianapolis Passes New Law to Protect Pets in Cold Weather

If you live in Marion County, Indiana, letting your pet outside alone to go to the bathroom could now land you in the doghouse.  Dog owners in Indianapolis and surrounding areas can now face a fine and even lose their pet if they’re caught leaving their dog outside in extreme weather. Arevised city ordinance dictates… read more

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Newfoundland to be Considered as Oregon’s State Dog

From the editor: We found this one family efforts to be utterly appealing in its initiative to establish the noble Newfoundland as Oregon’s State Dog.  Newfoundland’s are entwined in Oregon’s history as no other. The family’s devotion to the breed is a wonderful story of commitment, community involvement, and character. Whether you’re a member of the… read more

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FDNY Says Goodbye to Dalmation Given to Ladder 20 After 9/11 Attacks

On Sept. 11, 2001, the Fire Department of New York’s Ladder 20 lost seven of its members who raced to the 35th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center before the building collapsed. Yesterday, they lost the dog who helped the survivors cope. Twenty, a Dalmatian puppy given to the department shortly… read more

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AKC Announces Full Recognition of American Hairless Terrier, Sloughi

The American Kennel Club announces the full recognition of two breeds, the American Hairless Terrier and the Sloughi, raising the total number of AKC dog breeds to 189. “We’re excited to welcome these two unique breeds into the AKC family,” AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo said. “Both breeds make wonderful companions for the right family…. read more

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Filmmakers to Kickstart Westminster “Fairy Tale”

From the AKC Gazette: Helfgott-Turner Productions, Inc., will launch a crowd-funding campaign to finance a feature film celebrating the world of dog shows.  The movie is called “A Little Magic: The Trish and Cinnar Story” and will tell the true Cinderella story behind the 1980 Westminster Kennel Club show, where young Trish Kanzler handled her… read more

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Dr. Arnold Goldman, CT Federation of Dog Clubs Win 2015 Bebout Legislative Leadership Award

The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that Dr. Arnold L. Goldman, DVM, MPH and the Connecticut Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners have been named winners of the 2015 Bebout Memorial Award for Leadership in Canine Legislation. Together with the Connecticut Federation, of which he is a trustee, Dr. Goldman and… read more

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Dog Tags Get First Update in 40 Years

FORT KNOX, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2015) — After more than four decades, the identification tags issued to all Soldiers, commonly called “dog tags,” are getting an update. In accordance with Department of Defense guidance governing the reduction of the use of Social Security numbers, the Army published a new version of Department of the Army… read more

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