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AKC Hosts First-of-its-Kind Regional Legislative Conference

Since 2012, the AKC Government Relations team has hosted Conferences on Canine Legislation for AKC legislative liaisons and state federation leaders. The popular biennial conference brings together in Raleigh, North Carolina, grassroots leaders from across the country — from as far as Hawaii to Maine Raleigh, North Carolina for two days of training and networking…. read more

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Pinellas CO. (FL): Proposed Ordinance Regulates Sellers of One Litter as “Pet Dealers”

The Pinellas County Board of Commissioners is scheduled vote on problematic changes to the county animal ordinance at its February 21, 2017 meeting. Among other provisions of concern, the proposed ordinance would define a person who sells one litter of cats or dogs per year as “pet dealer” and require compliance with kennel and breeder… 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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Rumor the German Shepherd Dog Wins 2017 Westminster Best in Show

Following two nights of challenging competition, GCh. Ch. Lockenhaus’ Rumor Has It V Kenlyn, a German Shepherd Dog known as “Rumor,” has been awarded with the coveted Best in Show title at the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina® Pro Plan® at Madison Square Garden in New York on Feb. 14. The… read more

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Trick the Border Collie Wins 4th Westminster Masters Agility Championship

After an intense day of preliminary competition, the top dogs displayed their talents in the 4th Westminster Masters Agility Championship finals on Saturday, February 11th. The dogs and their handlers had a tough course ahead of them, but despite the challenges, a good time was had by all and there were some incredible runs. In… read more

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Three Generations of Champions

There’s an old saying that goes, “A family that plays together, stays together.” The intentions of this adage obviously was meant to be about humans and for humans, but for a group of Beagle-loving USDAA competitors, this saying holds true for them too. This “family” consists of Jan Weiher and Hootie, Diane Dittrich and Timber… read more

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Independent Investigative Report on “A Dog’s Purpose” Finds Edited Video Mischaracterized What Happened on the Set

Report Finds that No Animals Were Harmed in the Making of the Film WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, February 3, 2017 — An independent, third-party investigation conducted by a respected animal cruelty expert into the treatment of animals in the filming of “A Dog’s Purpose” concluded that an edited video given to the gossip site TMZ… 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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Drugs Anyone?

Accusations sometimes fly at dog events. “Clearly THAT dog was drugged!” Before you make such an accusation, think about other possibilities. Yes, that dog is much calmer than the last time you saw it. Could it be maturity? A new handler who has stricter guidelines for behavior? Maybe the dog did a 3 mile run… read more

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American Kennel Club Honors GA Senator Bill Heath with Legislator of the Year Award

Atlanta, GA – The American Kennel Club (AKC) honored Georgia Senator Bill Heath with the AKC Legislator of the Year Award on January 12, 2017 in recognition of his dedication to protecting the wellbeing of dogs and the rights of responsible dog owners and sportsmen. The AKC Legislator of the Year award honors legislators who demonstrate… read more

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