History

A Princess' Love For The Pedigree Dog

A good friend of mine recently arrived back from a Christmas trip spent with her family in India and, as we had our usual ‘catch up’ over coffee, she asked how her favourite, Alfie, was doing and then added, ‘Did you know that pedigree dogs are immensely popular in India?’ Despite being aware of some… read more

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Dandie Dinmont Enthusiasts to Celebrate 200th Anniversary of Guy Mannering Novel

SIR WALTER Scott’s book Guy Mannering, which was responsible for the naming of the Dandie Dinmont Terrier, celebrates its 200th anniversary in February. To mark this, Dandie Dinmont enthusiasts will be holding a three-day event in Scotland on February 22-24 for owners and dogs worldwide – possibly the largest ever gathering of the breed. Three… read more

Tazy Dogs – Pride of Kazakhstan

FOR CENTURIES, Kazakhs have treated animals as unique gifts from God and considered them to be a symbol of happiness and wealth. Living in Kazakhstan, I have been lucky enough to witness a very special breed illustrate that dogs are indeed a man’s best friend with their close relationship, loyalty and companionship with humans. This… read more

Breed Spotlight: The Charming Dandie Dinmont Terrier

AKC Gazette breed column: Survival of this rare terrier breed depends on getting the word out to potential owners about the Dandie’s charm and personality. Everyone smiles when they see a Dandie Dinmont Terrier. They can’t help it. Whether on show grounds, sidewalks, or parks, the smiles are always there. The general public will ask,… read more

The Dogs of Ronald Reagan

Ronald and Nancy Reagan were definitely “animal people” and had several dogs. Before, during, and after the presidency (spanning from 1981-89), Ronald Reagan also was frequently seen on horseback, often accompanied by Nancy. In 1987, the press was nearby when he was in Nebraska about to go off on a ride and he left them… read more

The AKC Family Just Got Larger!

– The Spanish Water Dog, Cirneco dell’Etna, Bergamasco, & Boerboel Gain Full AKC Recognition – New York, NY –The pack has expanded! The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) announced today that the Spanish Water Dog, Cirneco dell’Etna, Bergamasco, and Boerboel gained full AKC recognition. This brings AKC’s roster of recognized breeds to 184. “The AKC is… read more

Making the Most of the Holidays

When Eastern Dog Club made its move to The Big E (Eastern States Exposition Center) for its December shows, the club wanted to “stand out” in some way. The Big E now hosts dog shows all year round and the club wanted its own identity. The decision was made to make the most of the… read more

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Pugs Are Here To Stay

We are on the cusp of a house move and we’ve been spending our last few weekends in Dorset revisiting our favourite places… one last time. One of these special places is Swanage – a little coastal town known as ‘Knollsea’ in Thomas Hardy’s The Hand of Ethelberta, perfectly described by him as being a… read more

Published in New York in 1859, the plate for “The First Landing of the Pilgrims, 1620” was drawn by Charles Lucey and engraved by T. Phillibrown. Notice the dog beside the little girl, fourth from the right.

Pilgrims and Dogs Land in the New World

When the Mayflower landed on the rocky coast of New England in the winter of 1620, the 100 people aboard had survived a storm at sea, which blew them off course and precipitated an initial landing at what is now Newfoundland, Canada. There they took on fresh supplies and water. When they set sail again… read more

Neither Snow Nor Rain Nor Heat Nor Gloom of Night

The recent winter weather sweeping through Wyoming and the rest of the country prompted me to think of how Dog People manage to arrive at the ring no matter what Mother Nature throws in our path. How many of you know folks who simply said, “well its storming so we are staying home?” How many… read more

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