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Setting Up a Trust for Your Pet

A dear friend of mine just entered hospice care. After a courageous battle, she is finally surrendering to ovarian cancer. In a conversation shared yesterday, she told me that she wants her beloved horse Partner to go to one of our mutual friends along with her truck and trailer and money to take care of… read more

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Congressional Veterinarians Introduce Resolution Honoring Purebred Dogs

New York, NY – U.S. Congressmen and veterinarians Ted Yoho [R-FL-3] and Kurt Schrader [D-OR-5] have joined forces across the aisle to introduce a Congressional Resolution in support of National Purebred Dog Day.  The resolution, H. Con Res. 170, highlights the crucial role that purebred dogs and breeders of purebred dogs have played in United… read more

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The American Kennel Club & Royal Canin Bring Nation’s Largest Canine Extravaganza To Orlando

– Fun-filled Dog Event Formerly Known As Celebrate Dogs – New York, NY (Oct. 18, 2016) — Canine Extravaganza, the nation’s largest celebration of dogs, returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s West Building this December 17th and 18th with exciting elements for all dog lovers.  Tickets are on sale this week. Formerly known as Celebrate Dogs! and presented by the… read more

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Resources for Disaster Planning for Pets

A collection of some helpful internet resources on disaster planning for pets. The current situation with Hurricane Matthew is a good reminder that we should always be prepared to care for our pets in case of a natural disaster. We’ve put together some helpful resources below: WebMd provides a helpful slideshow on disaster planning preparation… read more

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Boy Who Saved Pennies for Years Finally Gets His Diabetic-Alert Dog

Aiden Heath knows a thing or two about patience and determination. For years he’s been collecting and saving pennies to purchase a diabetic-alert dog. Aiden is eight-years-old and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four years ago. After learning about dogs who are trained to monitor glucose levels, Aiden began his project to save for… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Lonely Roads & Wandering Hands

One of the things we almost never talk about is the personal safety of our exhibitors. We are constantly On The Road Again, flying into strange cities, driving to new locations. Some of these journeys, and even show sites, are in sketchy areas, at best. A significant number of us are traveling alone through all… read more

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AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin Tickets on Sale and Premium List Available Now

New York, NY (September 28, 2016) –  Daytime and evening tickets are on sale now for the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s West Building this December 17th and 18th.  Simultaneously, the premium list is also available today to competitors.  Both tickets and premium list… read more

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Unlikely Breed Earning USDAA Titles

Zonda is the first Dogo Argentino to earn a USDAA title! We’ve all come across that one special dog that connects to our hearts and souls like no other dog before them. There are also standout dogs in any breed that not only exhibit their breed traits, but also have an amazing personality. Del Rio… read more

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Pinellas Co. Fl Proposed Ordinance Would Regulate a Person Who Sells One Litter as a “Pet Dealer”

The Pinellas County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a public hearing and consider changes to the county animal ordinance at its October 11 meeting. Among other provisions of concern, the proposed ordinance would define a person who sells one litter of cats or dogs per year as “pet dealer” and require compliance with… read more

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Scottish Docking Ban Exemption Welcomed and Condemned

THE KENNEL Club and Scottish Kennel Club have welcomed the news that the outright ban on docking tails has been overturned in Scotland. Under new legislation announced yesterday and to be brought before Holyrood next year, vets will be able to shorten by a third the tails of spaniels and hunt, point and retrieve breeds… read more

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