Puppies, Puppies Everywhere!

With spring, come thoughts of puppies. Whether you are adding a puppy to your family or looking to place your puppies in excellent forever homes, it is important to consider behavior. More dogs end up in shelters, rescues or returned to their breeders for behavior than any other reason. A recent issue of Clinician’s Brief… read more


As the Wheels Turn – A Conversation with Mr. Bill

Bill McFadden, in partnership with his wife Taffe, has set a standard for professional handling with class, dignity and decorum for more than 25 years. He also is a breeder of Wire Fox Terriers and was invited last year to judge the breed at the most important show of all Terrierdom in this country, Montgomery… read more


Ohio Considers New Law Mandating Jail Time for Killing a Police Dog

The Ohio Senate is considering a bill that would make it mandatory for individuals convicted of killing a police dog to serve jail time. If the bill passes, offenders would be required to spend 9 to 36 months in jail with no early release and pay a fine of up to $10,000, which will help… read more

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The Earliest Toy Spaniels

IT IS QUITE incredible the role ‘coincidence’ plays in the work of the canine journalist. Last week I stumbled upon an old Victorian plate that depicted three King Charles Spaniels, two of the ‘new’ type and one of the old. I had planned to feature it in this week’s blog and ask readers some questions… read more


In the Year of Living Well, Embrace Compassion and Provide Inspiration.

Editor’s Note: Randy Schepper was a member of the Pacific Northwest professional handling community from my earliest memories. He started in Irish Setters, but more recently was involved with breeding Golden Retrievers. He was always classy, professional, well-dressed, cordial to everyone. In 20 years, I truly cannot say I ever saw him with anything but… read more


The American Kennel Club Expands Breeder Education Program

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Breeder Education platform to include new courses and materials.  With Royal Canin USA as the sponsor, the AKC continues its long-standing commitment to advance the health and welfare of all dogs by creating one of the world’s foremost… read more

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Adopting Out Aggressive Dogs

I recently visited with a physician friend. He had just come from the hospital after sewing up the face of a 3-year old boy who was mauled by a dog. While I do not know the particulars of this case, it brought to mind my own work with some shelters and their desire to save… read more


West Virginia Introduces Mandatory Spay/Neuter Proposal

A proposal has been introduced in West Virginia that would require the sterilization of all dogs and cats, with very few exceptions. All bills must be considered in committee by the end of this week, so it is important that all who reside or participate in conformation, hunting, performance, or other activities with dogs in… read more

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American Kennel Club Featured On At&T U-Verse Sports

WHAT: If you missed the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC), which aired last year on FidoTV (Channel 245 on DISH), you can now be part of the excitement of the show thanks to a new documentary by U-verse, operated by AT&T.   The AKC holds the nationwide all-breed show in Orlando, Florida, each December. Although the… read more


Is the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster Valuable to Dog Agility?

Yes, much more so than the casual competitor realizes. The 3rd Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster will take place at New York’s Pier 94 on Saturday, Feb. 13th, 2016 and will be followed by Westminster’s 140th Annual All Breed Dog Show on Monday and Tuesday. So what’s the big deal? The chart below (generated… read more

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