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As the Wheels Turn – A Global Perspective on Dog Shows

As we ramp up to the huge excitement of Crufts, I spoke with a couple of our globally savvy American experts about why we see show entries well into five digits in England and Europe and what we can do here to help spark that kind of fire. Paul Lepiane and Bo Bengston are media… read more

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When Does Crufts 2017 Start on TV? Full Schedule, How to Get Tickets and Watch the Dog Show Live

The Oscars of the canine world are back. This year’s Crufts will take place at Birmingham’s NEC from March 9 to 12 as competitors hope to steal the title from reigning champion Devon, a West Highland terrier, who was awarded best in show last year. The world’s largest dog show is marking its 126th year… read more

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What Do You Do When Ear Drops and Oral Antibiotics Don’t Work?

It’s a problem many of us dog owners have experienced, especially someone like myself who is in love with the Labrador Retriever.  You wake up to find that Fido is dragging his ear along the ground as if trying to pick up a radio signal from China.  You lift that floppy ear up only to… read more

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The American Kennel Club Launches New Trick Dog Titling Program

New York, N.Y. – The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce the launch of the AKC Trick Dog program. The program will include four levels allowing dogs with any amount of experience the ability to participate. Teaching their dog tricks is enjoyable for owners, mentally stimulating for their dogs and can take place at… read more

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A Profile of Jessica Brown and Her Dog Bug

Tell us about your dog. Where did he come from? Bug is an at least 10-years-old Chihuahua mix. I adopted him from Maricopa County Animal Care and Control during a big adoption event. He was the only Chi remaining in his kennel, and he was shaking. A volunteer was trying to console him when I… read more

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Peeling the Onion – Creatively Solving Show Ring Issues

This past year I changed the direction and focus of my dog training business to work strictly with show dogs. I love helping people shape their dogs into successful show ring competitors.  I offer a Conformation in the Park class which is not unlike a lot of handling classes where we basically run dogs through… read more

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Attacks That Doomed ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ Portend Trouble for Pet Lovers

A recent decision by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to shutter “the Greatest Show on Earth” is a cautionary tale for responsible dog breeders and those who enjoy the love and companionship of purebred dogs. That’s because the same activists who attacked the circus over the last several years are taking aim… read more

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AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards First Research Grant Through the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium with the National Cancer Institute

In September, 2015, a group of clinicians and investigators in the fields of veterinary and human neuro-oncology, clinical trials, neuropathology, and drug development came together at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. This meeting served as the inaugural event launching a new consortium, the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium (CBTC) focused on improving the… read more

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A Dog’s Nose: The Next Tool in Detecting Cancer?

Imagine being able to give a sample of your saliva, urine — or even your breath — to get tested for cancer. Believe it or not, an early cancer detection test that’s non-invasive, inexpensive, and safe could soon be a reality. How would this be possible? Through the power of a dog’s nose. Research has… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – 7 Deadly Sins

It’s hard for me to believe it’s been three years since I first spoke to Kayla and Leah about writing a column for their then still new online newsletter. I’ve watched the publication grow and change and bring a great deal of benefit to the sport. I am proud to say I’m part of that… read more

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