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KC Proposes Changes to Membership Structure

SEVERAL new ways of encouraging membership have been proposed by the Kennel Club. One is a general membership category which would be cheaper and open to new members who could apply without being proposed – but only if they show ‘a clear interest in dogs’.   Another is a joint membership at a lower cost… read more

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AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin Draws Record Entry Numbers

The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin has drawn record entry numbers in its 16th year. An entry of 4,710 dogs will compete for the title of National Champion on December 17 and 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Combined with the other weekend events theAKC Agility Invitational, the AKC Obedience Classic, AKC National Owner-Handler… read more

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Italian Rescue Workers Pull Dog From Rubble 9 Days After Quake

Rescue workers in Italy made a remarkable discovery on Monday when they pulled a dog from the rubble following this weekend’s powerful earthquake. Video released by Italian firefighters shows the dog being slowly and carefully rescued from the rubble in Norcia. The 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Norcia on Sunday morning, leaving 15,000 people homeless and… read more

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AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin Tickets on Sale and Premium List Available Now

New York, NY (September 28, 2016) –  Daytime and evening tickets are on sale now for the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s West Building this December 17th and 18th.  Simultaneously, the premium list is also available today to competitors.  Both tickets and premium list… read more

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Atlanta Obedience Club Honors AKC Paw of Courage Recipient, K-9 Tryko

The membership of the Atlanta Obedience Club was very honored to present the AKC K-9 Officer Program Certificate to K-9 Officer Tryko of Doraville, Georgia. Tryko was presented the certificate during Atlanta Obedience Club’sResponsible Dog Owners Day event. Atlanta Obedience Club donates to The Pawlice Fund which was set up by a local business, The… read more

AKC Judge Opens Owner Handling Mentoring Program

DOG SHOW MENTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2016 Lee Whittier, Founder DogShowMentor@gmail.com 802.369.0380   PRESS RELEASE AKC judge opens owner-handler mentoring program October 30, 2016 Vancouver, WA – Many dog world insiders are lamenting the sad state of American Kennel Club dog shows, and while Judge Lee Whittier recognizes the issues, she also rejoices… read more

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Italian Handler Suspended Over Dogs’ Deaths

THE PROFESSIONAL handler at the centre of a mystery surrounding 13 dogs’ deaths has been suspended by the Italian Kennel Club (ENCI). No more details have yet emerged about length of suspension or findings against Fabrizio Manni, but since the incident at the end of May rumours have abounded concerning how the dogs came to… read more

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Competitor Spotlight – Tina and Darryl Power

Last month, Tina and Darryl Power packed up their RV and Border Collies and trekked the 220 some miles from their home in New York to Geneva, Ohio for Title Mania. They competed with three of their dogs at the event – Loudon, Joliet and Rock. Thirteen-year-old Bristol spent the weekend with his human grandparents… read more

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Whittier, California Declared AKC Dog Friendly City

The California Federation of Dog Clubs presented the American Kennel Club’s Dog Friendly City Award to the Whittier Mayor and Council at the new Whittier Dog Park. From left to right: CFoDC Director Carol Raschella, CFoDC President Chuck Bridges, CFoDC Vice-President Judythe Coffman, CFoDC Director Connie Koehler, Councilman Fernando Dutra, Mayor Joe Vinatieri, AKC Sr…. read more

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14 Dogs Die in Roseland When Truck’s Air Conditioning Fails

Editors note:  We understand the gravity and sorrow surrounding the tragedy at the Roseland Shows. The investigation is under way and there is not yet a clear fact pattern to make any determinations yet. We send our condolences to the owners of the dogs and their handler. The Humane Society of St. Joseph County is… read more

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