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As The Wheels Turn – Kids and Dogs

Kids and dogs make the world go ‘round. The cuteness factor is undeniable. In fact, basic Advertising 101 includes an entire chapter on incorporating kids and animals for maximum impact in a product launch. At AKC dog shows, the generational aspect of dog people having children, raising them at the shows and watching them continue… read more

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Dog Breeders Should Be More Gay

The animal rights movement is a professional political movement to end all dog breeding.  Dog breeders would be wise to take a lesson from the history of professional political movements, and the gay rights movement is a perfect example.  Dog breeders should be more gay. In the forty-two years between 1973 and 2015 homosexuality went… read more

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The American Kennel Club Appoints Jay W. Waks As Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Law Veteran to Head AKC’s Legal Division New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, has appointed Jay W. Waks as its Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In this new role, Waks will serve as the chief legal officer of the AKC and its entities. He… read more

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Newfoundland as State Dog – Our Big Day with the Committee

From the Editor:  The NottaBear Kennel had their day in front of the Oregon Senate Interim Rules Committee.  They had a wonderful reception prior to the hearing with everyone wanting to pet the dogs and asking for photo ops.  Their presentation went very smoothly.  In their expanded time, they were able to present the origins… read more

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Dire Trouble For The New York Carriage Horses. It’s Hitting The Fan…

A sad and urgent story to report. Somewhat myopically, I thought the carriage horse fight had been won. The truth is that the effort to ban the horses was stopped, but I didn’t realize how much of  a disconnected ideologue the mayor is or how little he cares about animals or the democratic process.  Do… read more

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Indianapolis Passes New Law to Protect Pets in Cold Weather

If you live in Marion County, Indiana, letting your pet outside alone to go to the bathroom could now land you in the doghouse.  Dog owners in Indianapolis and surrounding areas can now face a fine and even lose their pet if they’re caught leaving their dog outside in extreme weather. Arevised city ordinance dictates… read more

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Newfoundland to be Considered as Oregon’s State Dog

From the editor: We found this one family efforts to be utterly appealing in its initiative to establish the noble Newfoundland as Oregon’s State Dog.  Newfoundland’s are entwined in Oregon’s history as no other. The family’s devotion to the breed is a wonderful story of commitment, community involvement, and character. Whether you’re a member of the… read more

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FDNY Says Goodbye to Dalmation Given to Ladder 20 After 9/11 Attacks

On Sept. 11, 2001, the Fire Department of New York’s Ladder 20 lost seven of its members who raced to the 35th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center before the building collapsed. Yesterday, they lost the dog who helped the survivors cope. Twenty, a Dalmatian puppy given to the department shortly… read more

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AKC Announces Full Recognition of American Hairless Terrier, Sloughi

The American Kennel Club announces the full recognition of two breeds, the American Hairless Terrier and the Sloughi, raising the total number of AKC dog breeds to 189. “We’re excited to welcome these two unique breeds into the AKC family,” AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo said. “Both breeds make wonderful companions for the right family…. read more

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As the Wheels Turn – 12-Steps to a Happier You

I once read a line that has stayed with me for years. Essentially, it said, “The man who can focus his entire attention on one single problem for just 20 minutes can rule the world.” In our hectic, over-scheduled, under-funded, hyper-stimulated world, this is, indeed, a very difficult challenge. Especially so in the dog world,… read more

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