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Why Pet Shop Laws Affect You

Most breeders don’t think of themselves as having much in common with retail pet stores. But many anti-breeder extremists already consider you one, and a slew of legislation now appearing in dozens of communities across the country defines just about  anyone who  breeds or sells a dog as a retail pet store. Throughout the country,… read more

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It’s All Been Done Before!

Caught an interesting segment on This Morning yesterday – and it’s not often one can say that! It was a feature on the country’s most expensive puppies and it saw the programme’s resident pup, Clover, joined by four Phu Quoc Ridgebacks. Catherine Lane, their breeder claimed that she was the first European to breed the… read more

Jack Russell Terrier Club Opposed to KC Registration

MORE information will be released soon explaining the registration process for Jack Russell. The KC said this week that an announcement would be made ‘in due course’. As DOG WORLD reported last week, the breed is to be recognised by the KC next year, with an interim breed Standard published on April 1. It is… read more

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The American Kennel Club Announces Decision to Maintain Operations in North Carolina and NY Metropolitan Area

New York, NY-New York, NY- Ronald H. Menaker, Chairman of The American Kennel Club (The AKC®), announced that the Board of Directors concluded, at their October 19th and 20th meeting, to narrow the search for future AKC offices to two locations. The operational facility will be in the Research Triangle area of Raleigh, North Carolina… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – When a Plan Comes Together (or Doesn't)

One of a handler’s most important jobs is laying out a game plan for our charges. Setting goals with the owners and creating a plan to achieve them. The route to our final destination may have to be adjusted along the way. Sometimes it works. Other times, it doesn’t. Knowing what judges like what dogs…. read more

Lung Tumors in Pets

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer). In men, prostate cancer is more common, while in women breast cancer is more common. Lung cancer accounts for just over 25 percent of all human cancer deaths and is the leading cause of cancer death among both… read more


Designer Genes – Beauty vs Health

A few years after I began showing and breeding Miniature Schnauzers, I realized that no historical archives existed for champion producers in Canada in the way they have always been catalogued in the U.S. So, I began gathering the data from old CKC stud books and issues of Dogs In Canada, starting with the first… read more

Herding Dogs Prove Their Skills at AKC Herding Tests and Trials in Nebraska

Dry cornstalks rustling in the wind provided a perfect background sound for the Great Plains Bearded Collie Club of Omaha’s all-breed herding tests and trials held Friday–Sunday, October 9, 10, and 11. Ann Witte’s Gaelyn Glen Farm in Springfield, Nebraska, has been host to AKC herding trials for many years as she steered and showcased… read more


Designer Genes – Genetic Management or Misery?

In the early 1970s, Miniature Schnauzer breeders embarked on a program unprecedented and unduplicated in any popular breed: to eliminate the genetic defect that caused juvenile cataracts. Research had established that juvenile cataracts (CJC) were transmitted as autosomal recessive with complete penetrance and were present at birth. Early diagnosis permitted the use of test-breeding, sanctioned… read more

A Romantic Myth

It was my birthday last Tuesday and one of the presents I received was a hard to find book on the Boston Terrier, Boston Terriers – The Early Years. Now, I love collecting rare/specialist dog books so I was interested to read in Simon Parsons column about a relatively new book on the Golden Retriever… read more

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