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AKC Dog Show Patch Program: Successful Launch

The AKC Dog Show Patch Program successfully launched at the AKC National Championship in Orlando, Fl. this past December. Over 100 Girl Scouts from more than 25 different ​troops participated in the launch. The program went without a hitch and received lots of positive feedback from the scouts and troop leaders alike.  This educational program… read more

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Trust Restored Between KC and FCI Judges, Says Jeff Horswell

WHEN DOG WORLD reporter Simon Baillie interviewed all-rounder and Crufts 2017 best in show judge Jeff Horswell at LKA championship show the conversation soon turned to the future of dog show judging in the UK. Mr Horswell, who had been judging Mastiffs and Estrela Mountain Dogs on the day, was asked if dog shows were… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Winter Wonderland

Traveling to these first of the year shows can be a little dicey (heck, in some parts of the country questionable driving weather lasts until May!). Ya’ll down there in Brooksville, Fla., just be careful of the weather envy being directed your way. I can remember driving to the St. Paul, Minn. shows when I… read more

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AKC Government Relations 2016 Legislative Year in Review

2016 was a very busy year for AKC Government Relations (AKC GR) and for AKC state federations, clubs, legislative liaisons, and all who advocate on behalf of dogs and responsible dog ownership. The number of legislative proposals impacting dogs that AKC GR tracked in 2016 increase to more than 2,200, from a previous high of… read more

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Vets Need More Balanced View of Pedigree Dogs

Vets need more balanced and less critical view of pedigree dogs, says KC vet VETS should get more involved with the world of showing and breeding by working more closely with breed clubs and directly with breeders.   This is the view of Kennel Club veterinary advisor Nick Blayney who, speaking at the recent British… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – You Win. I Lose.

Many of us involved with purebred dogs find purpose, excitement and enjoyment in the heat of competition. The adrenaline rush is part of the passion we bring to the game. Whether it is realized in the whelping box, in the show ring or in competitive performance venues. It becomes ingrained deep in the grooves of… read more

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Puerto Rico Senator Jose Luis Dalmau Receives AKC Legislator of the Year Award

In December 2016, the Caribe Kennel Club presented an AKC Legislator of the Year Award to the Honorable Senator Jose Luis Dalmau Santiago in a brief ceremony at the Capitol Building in San Juan.  The award, according to club Show Chair Teresa Y. Santana, DMD, was to demonstrate the club’s appreciation for the Senator’s “balanced… read more

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Best Booth in Show at the 2016 AKC National Championship Meet the Breeds

Exhibitors at Meet the Breeds at the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin created extravagant booths designed to highlight the history, function, and noted characteristics of their respective breeds. Rhodesian Ridgebacks took the top prize of Best Booth in Show. Winners were chosen by a secret panel of judges who considered the following… read more

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Rest

Slow down. Focus. Rest. I’ve heard these things before and I’ve heard a lot more of them in the last two months. It has been an impossible thing to do this last year—year and a half, really. I purposely filled my schedule following Worlds as an attempt to cover up the pain of the event… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – 12-Steps to a Happier You

I once read a line that has stayed with me for years. Essentially, it said, “The man who can focus his entire attention on one single problem for just 20 minutes can rule the world.” In our hectic, over-scheduled, under-funded, hyper-stimulated world, this is, indeed, a very difficult challenge. Especially so in the dog world,… read more

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