500 Corgis Take Over San Fran Beach – Corgi Con

It’s definitely time to move west. While East Coast beaches are seeing a wave of shark attacks, San Francisco beaches are being overrun by a much less frightening creature—the Corgi. On June 27, Ocean Beach in San Francisco hosted the semi-annual Corgi Con, which welcomed about 500 adorable dogs. Some wore costumes, others played games… read more

Meet the American Kennel Club's Three New Dog Breeds

The Berger Picard and Miniature American Shepherd join the Herding Group, and the Lagotto Romagnolo joins the Sporting Group. All three are athletic and energetic (read: need lots of exercise), full of affection for their families, and are flat-out beautiful. Check out the Berger Picard in action: The Berger Picard’s elegant name means “shepherd” and… read more


UK Kennel Club ‘Will Not be Attending’ World Show in China

THE KENNEL Club will not be attending the 2019 World Dog Show in China KC secretary Caroline Kisko said today. In the latest twist in the story surrounding the FCI decision to award the 2019 WDS to China Mrs Kisko said the KC ‘fully condemned’ the sale and consumption of dog meat and the Yulin… read more

Richard L Reynolds

Therein Lies a Tail

It is the morning after the biggest dog show in the world, Crufts, and the social media is abuzz with endless comments about the show, the Scottish terrier that won Best in Show, and the “horrid” handler that abused the poor dog in the Best in Show ring. Her sin? She picked the dog up… read more


A Dappled Delay on the Continent

For most people, New Year’s Eve is now a dim and distant (and for some a distinctly hazy) memory but, for me, that night is still very, very fresh in the mind! It found me shivering in the cold outside Pet Control at Calais Eurotunnel with a 15-week-old Dachshund in my arms having just been… read more

The Rise and Fall of Breeds

AS YOU can imagine the breed registration list for 2014 left me feeling thoroughly miserable at the contrasting but equally depressing fate of two of my favourite breeds. Until about ten years ago the French Bulldog was a specialist breed hovering just above what we would now regard as a ‘vulnerable’ level. Ten years later… read more

A Day in Doggie History for the Pyrenean Shepherd

This past Saturday marked a day in doggie history, with the first ever Pyrenean Shepherd winning Best in Show. This historic event took place at the Erie Kennel Club show in Erie, Pennsylvania where judge David Anthony named GCH CH La Brise Sun Bear, the Pyrenean Shepherd, top dog. Pyrenean Shepherds like Sunny Bear are… read more

Breed Spotlight: The Charming Dandie Dinmont Terrier

AKC Gazette breed column: Survival of this rare terrier breed depends on getting the word out to potential owners about the Dandie’s charm and personality. Everyone smiles when they see a Dandie Dinmont Terrier. They can’t help it. Whether on show grounds, sidewalks, or parks, the smiles are always there. The general public will ask,… read more


Pugs Are Here To Stay

We are on the cusp of a house move and we’ve been spending our last few weekends in Dorset revisiting our favourite places… one last time. One of these special places is Swanage – a little coastal town known as ‘Knollsea’ in Thomas Hardy’s The Hand of Ethelberta, perfectly described by him as being a… read more


So How Does a Breed Become AKC Recognized?

Good Question! AKC established the AKC Foundation Stock Service® (AKC FSS®) in 1995 as a recording service for individuals and breed clubs to maintain the registration and pedigree information for breeds not currently recognized by AKC. Over the years, working with the dedicated breeders of rare and developing breeds seeking AKC recognition has been rewarding… read more

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