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Breeder Buzzwords – The Boxer

A perennial favorite of dog lovers everywhere, the Boxer has enjoyed a permanent home in the hearts of countless supporters since its creation more than a century ago. This charming and energetic companion has managed to sustain its popularity despite the social, economic and cultural influences that have caused other breeds to fall in and… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Pomeranian

Breeders of purebred dogs speak a language all their own. Wherever they gather, at dog shows, seminars or in chat rooms, words and phrases are used that have very narrow definitions. Their usage makes it difficult for a novice to fully participate in the conversation, and all but impossible for the general public to follow… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The West Highland White Terrier

Breeders of purebred dogs speak a language all their own. Wherever they gather, at dog shows, seminars or in chat rooms, words and phrases are used that have very narrow definitions. Their usage makes it difficult for a novice to fully participate in the conversation, and all but impossible for the general public to follow… read more

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An Owner-Handler Who’s Living Her Dreams

The American Kennel Club announced last December that, “to celebrate the dedication and enthusiasm of owner-handler exhibitors,” it would implement a new program called the AKC Owner-Handler Series, which began in January 2012. The stated purpose of this new offering is “to showcase quality dogs at a series of special competitions offered at dog shows… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Bloodhound

Breeders of purebred dogs speak a language all their own. Wherever they gather, at dog shows, seminars or in chat rooms, words and phrases are used that have very narrow definitions. Their usage makes it difficult for a novice to fully participate in the conversation, and all but impossible for the general public to follow… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Breeders of purebred dogs speak a language all their own. Wherever they gather, at dog shows, seminars or in chat rooms, words and phrases are used that have very narrow definitions. Their usage makes it difficult for a novice to fully participate in the conversation, and all but impossible for the general public to follow… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Rough Collie

Breeders of purebred dogs speak a language all their own. Wherever they gather, at dog shows, seminars or in chat rooms, words and phrases are used that have very narrow definitions. Their usage makes it difficult for a novice to fully participate in the conversation, and all but impossible for the general public to follow… read more

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How a Breed Moves from AKC’s FSS to the Miscellaneous Class

How often do you see a breed of dog that you can’t quite identify? There are well over 300 recognized breeds of dogs in the world, and today it seems that American dog show enthusiasts are more likely than ever to come across a purebred dog unfamiliar to them. The American Kennel Club currently recognizes… read more

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Breeder Buzzwords – The Great Dane

The Greek God of the Sun, Apollo, is most-often depicted as a virile young man riding a chariot into battle. It is fitting, therefore, that the breed we know as the Great Dane should be given the designation, “the Apollo of dogs.” In appearance, the Dane is something of a god, indeed. It is one… read more

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AKC Delegates Say ‘No’ to Group Realignment

American Kennel Club delegates voted down a proposal to split the existing seven Groups into 11 that would have mainly affected the Sporting, Hound and Working Groups. With three new delegates elected and seated earlier in the quarterly delegates meeting on March 13, the recommendation of a special 4-year-old committee was defeated by a vote… read more

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