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Dog Show Superintendents Association Holds Annual Meeting

(GREENSBORO, NC…) The Dog Show Superintendent’s Association (DSSA) annual meeting was held December 5, 2016 in Key West, FL. The following members were present: President Bob Christiansen, Dorie Crowe (MB-F Dog Shows); Secretary-Treasurer, Becky Sumner, Sheila Raymond (BaRay Event Services); Tyler Brudi (Roy Jones Dog Shows); Tim James, (Onofrio Dog Shows), and Ed Smizer (Rau… read more

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Breeze Thru Agility Class Sports Olympic Gold!

A story of two teams – an Agility class and an Olympic rowing team. It’s not often that one gets to feel an Olympic Gold medal in their hand, all .8 pounds of it. Let alone hang it around their dog’s neck and best of all experience an actual connection to the Olympic athlete and… read more

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The Boerboel

Historically the Boerboel was developed as a general farm dog for the pioneers who began settling in South Africa in the 17th Century.  These dogs were often the first line of defense against predators.  Many old farmers told tales of the strength, agility and courage of the Boerboel.  The dangers and harsh environment allowed only… read more

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Big Dogs Don’t Require a Heavier Hand

There is a common misconception that positive reinforcement training is appropriate only for some dogs, you know small dogs or soft dogs but that other dogs require the use of force. I hear people say that all dogs are different and that “no single method works for all dogs”, but the fact is that the… read more

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Alan Kalter and Dr. Chris Lezotte Named 2016 AKC Breeders of the Year

Alan Kalter and Dr. Chris Lezotte were presented with the 2016 AKC Breeder of the Year award for their HappyLegs Bullmastiffs at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The annual award honors those breeders who have made an impact on their breed and dedicated their lives to improving… read more

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Service Dogs of Virginia Celebrates Largest Graduating Class of 11 Dogs

Service Dogs of Virginia celebrated the graduation of 11 service dogs on Sunday, the largest graduating class since the organization’s founding in 2000. The organization trains three types of service dogs: physical assistance dogs, autism dogs, and diabetic alert dogs. The graduating ceremony for the Class of 2016 was held at Walker Upper Elementary School,… read more

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KC Announcement Prompts Lafora Fears

A NEW Kennel Club decision regarding the registration of Dachshunds could lead to disease being introduced to two varieties, the breed council has warned. The KC has agreed to allow puppies of different coat types than their parents due to recessive genes to be included in the breed register to which their coat most closely… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Us vs Them and Words of Wisdom from Mother Goose

The Owner Handler versus Professional Handler conflict is a relatively recent phenomenon in our sport. It’s not something that was even an issue that came up 35 years ago when I was a kid, an “owner handler” and just getting started. I know I’ve addressed this topic in a number of ways and on a… read more

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Barking with the stars!

Best In Show Daily’s Leah Bertagnolli sat down with David Frei to talk about the great success of Thanksgiving’s National Dog Show presented by Purina, and NBC / USA Network’s plans to extend the formula to a new venture, the Beverly Hills Dog Show presented by Purina next Easter. BISD:  Wow, great ratings story, huge… read more

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NJ Bill Impacting Responsible Practices for Dog Shows and Travelling to be Considered Mon 12/12

New Jersey Senate Bill 1013 will be considered by the Senate Economic Growth Committee on Monday, December 12, 2016. As originally introduced, this measure contained numerous prohibitions on the crating, confinement, transportation and keeping of dogs that would have arbitrarily and unnecessarily banned standard, humane temporary care practices utilized at dog shows and events. AKC… read more

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