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Protect Your Rights to Breed & Sell Puppies: CA Assembly Bill 485 Moving Through Committee

http://www.akc.org/government-relations/legislative-alerts/ca-ab-485-bill-limiting-consumer-choice-passes-first-committee Friday, April 21, 2017 California Assembly Bill 485, which seeks to limit Californians from purchasing purposefully-bred dogs from regulated retail sources, passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee on Tuesday, April 18.  The bill has now been assigned to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, but has not yet been scheduled for a committee hearing. The… read more

AKC Legislative Conference – Sign up Today

AKC Legislative Conference April 30-May 1, 2017 Alexandria, Virginia & Washington, DC RSVP to akcgr.rsvp@akc.org Hotel Booking Deadline: Monday, April 17 (view RSVP details below) Purebred dog ownership is under attack. The radical animal rights agenda is determined to restrict our ability to own, breed and show purebred dogs. Please join us at this two-day, invitation-only… read more

National Purebred Dog Day Gains Ground

CONGRESSIONAL VETERINARIANS INTRODUCE RESOLUTION HONORING PUREBRED DOGS New York – U.S. Congressmen and veterinarians Ted Yoho [R-FL- 3], Ralph Abraham, [R-LA- 5], Kurt Schrader [D-OR-5] and have joined forces across the aisle to introduce a Congressional Resolution in support of National Purebred Dog Day. The resolution highlights the essential and important role that purebred dogs… read more

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2017 Tax Tips for Dog Breeders

Tax day is coming, just a little later than usual: the filing deadline is three days later this year, falling on April 18 instead of the usual April 15. That’s partly because of where the traditional April 15 tax deadline falls in the week in 2017. The deadline is always postponed if April 15 is… 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

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Exhibitors Wary of CRUFFA Presence at Crufts

Rumours that supporters of Jemima Harrison’s campaign are going to be busy at Crufts no sign of abating. Over the weekend a new meme appeared on Facebook warning exhibitors that Ms Harrison’s Campaign for the Responsible Use of Flat-Faced Animals (CRUFFA) allies may be mingling with exhibitors at the show. It says, ‘Crufts 2017 warning!… read more

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Crufts Judge Upset by Criticism Over Topknot Note

THE CRUFTS judge for Shih Tzus, PAT MAULE (Daltricia), has faced a backlash from overseas exhibitors after a post she made on the ‘Shih Tzu Show Critiques & Results UK’ Facebook group regarding judging at the show. Mrs Maule decided to post a note to exhibitors stating she would not judge dogs with ‘bows’ or… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – A Global Perspective on Dog Shows

As we ramp up to the huge excitement of Crufts, I spoke with a couple of our globally savvy American experts about why we see show entries well into five digits in England and Europe and what we can do here to help spark that kind of fire. Paul Lepiane and Bo Bengston are media… read more

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When Does Crufts 2017 Start on TV? Full Schedule, How to Get Tickets and Watch the Dog Show Live

The Oscars of the canine world are back. This year’s Crufts will take place at Birmingham’s NEC from March 9 to 12 as competitors hope to steal the title from reigning champion Devon, a West Highland terrier, who was awarded best in show last year. The world’s largest dog show is marking its 126th year… read more

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What Do You Do When Ear Drops and Oral Antibiotics Don’t Work?

It’s a problem many of us dog owners have experienced, especially someone like myself who is in love with the Labrador Retriever.  You wake up to find that Fido is dragging his ear along the ground as if trying to pick up a radio signal from China.  You lift that floppy ear up only to… read more

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