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‘Dogs Decoded’: A Greater Bond Than We Ever Imagined

The February program at our kennel club meeting was a viewing of the PBS show, “Dogs Decoded.” Although an avid follower of research surrounding the canine-human bond, I had not seen this program. Now that I have, I want everyone who loves dogs to see it as well. The show was released in 2010, and… read more

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2012 Westminster Junior Showmanship Results

Photos by Kayla Bertagnolli The 2012 Westminster Best Junior Handler, Ania Gabrielle Kelly, smiled cheek to cheek from the winner’s podium on February 14, 2012 in Madison Square Garden. She earned the top award with Ch. Winfree’s Do You Believe In Magic. To read an exclusive DFR Q&A with Ania, click here. BEST JUNIOR HANDLER… read more

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Monday Night at Westminster Kennel Club 2012

The first night of judging at the 136th Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Monday, February 13, 2012, included the finals of the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding Groups. Viewers of the television broadcast were no doubt delighted when the USA Network’s broadcast opened with a visit with ‘Hickory,’ last year’s Best in Show winner,… read more

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A Westminster Wedding

“I’m a very lucky man,” said Brad Slayton of Auburn, WA, of his marriage to Debbie Parsons. The couple met through their dogs and were married today at Madison Square Garden before a packed house that included fellow exhibitors, spectators and one of this year’s “biggest” Best of Breed winners. Officiating at the ceremony was… read more

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On the Floor at Westminster 2012

All the happenings in and around the breed rings from Best In Show Daily’s editorial team. Check back frequently to keep up with all the news and happenings that you won’t find anywhere else — other than in Billy Wheeler’s on-the-scene blog, The Back Story. For breed wins as they happen, watch our Twitter feed…. read more

Six Breeds to Debut at Westminster

A dog with thumbs and the ability to tip its head backward until it touches its back, a hairless natural healer from Mexico, and a night-hunting coonhound will make Westminster Kennel Club dog show history on February 13 and 14, 2012. The Norwegian Lundehund, left, and the Xoloitzcuintli. At the club’s 136th annual event, the… read more

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Find a Great NYC Restaurant Right Now

Tick Tock Diner: been there, eaten that. Lindy’s: paused there, chowed down that. Madison Square Garden vendors: stood there, inhaled that. Enough already, right? If you’ve been to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show multiple times, you’ve likely been to all of these places more than often enough. There’s a better way. An easy way…. read more

New Jersey Tries Again to Regulate Small-Scale Breeders by Susan Chaney

New Jersey Tries Again to Regulate Small-Scale Breeders

Since 2006 various legislators in New Jersey have tried to enact a law to regulate breeders who sell more than five puppies per year or have more than two breeding dogs. The latest is out of the Assembly, sponsored by Assemblyman Timothy J. Eustace (D) of Paramus, N.J. A736 was introduced on Jan. 10, 2012,… read more

DSSA Issues Poll on Proposed AKC Groups Realignment

AKC delegates will vote on March 13 whether to recommend to the board of directors that the current seven Groups be further split into 11. The realignment of breeds would make major changes to the Hound, Sporting and Working Groups. Hounds would be divided into Sight Hounds and Scent Hounds, the Sporting breeds would move… read more

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