Dogs & People

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Failure is an option

In college I loved listening to TED talks. I was totally wrapped up in them when I was an undergraduate, always enthralled with the new technology and ideas being discussed. After school ended, though, I had a disconnect from a side of me I really loved– the curious, bookworm self that seemed to disappear under the… read more

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Words Matter…

The indignant people who have informed me they will call their dog what they want, can’t see the forest for the trees. The animal rights cults have a plan and one of the tools they use is called “incrementalism” – one step at a time, one inch at a time, one bad law at a… read more

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As The Wheels Turn – Kids and Dogs

Kids and dogs make the world go ‘round. The cuteness factor is undeniable. In fact, basic Advertising 101 includes an entire chapter on incorporating kids and animals for maximum impact in a product launch. At AKC dog shows, the generational aspect of dog people having children, raising them at the shows and watching them continue… read more

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Dog Breeders Should Be More Gay

The animal rights movement is a professional political movement to end all dog breeding.  Dog breeders would be wise to take a lesson from the history of professional political movements, and the gay rights movement is a perfect example.  Dog breeders should be more gay. In the forty-two years between 1973 and 2015 homosexuality went… read more

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Newfoundland as State Dog – Our Big Day with the Committee

From the Editor:  The NottaBear Kennel had their day in front of the Oregon Senate Interim Rules Committee.  They had a wonderful reception prior to the hearing with everyone wanting to pet the dogs and asking for photo ops.  Their presentation went very smoothly.  In their expanded time, they were able to present the origins… read more

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Junior Spotlight: The 2015 Junior Agility Competition

BY FAITH ROGERS, JUNIOR HANDLER   Agility is in every sense of the word a team sport, a combination of speed, consistency, and trust. This is a sport filled with magical runs, but also frustrating disappointments. Perseverance builds character when training plans don’t succeed and the only choice is to try again. The dedication and… read more

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FDNY Says Goodbye to Dalmation Given to Ladder 20 After 9/11 Attacks

On Sept. 11, 2001, the Fire Department of New York’s Ladder 20 lost seven of its members who raced to the 35th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center before the building collapsed. Yesterday, they lost the dog who helped the survivors cope. Twenty, a Dalmatian puppy given to the department shortly… read more

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The Eight Most Vital Things Pet Owners Need

Owning a pet isn’t all fun, games, and sloppy kisses. I mean, it mostly is, but there’s a downside. Not like a deep, dark, tragic downside, or a secret government plot to have your hamster spy on you and report your activities to a secret agency. Nothing like that. But pet ownership is both a… read more

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The American Kennel Club Announces 2015 Breeder of the Year by Sport

New York, NY– The American Kennel Club (AKC®) wishes to acknowledge those individuals that have excelled at breeding dogs that have proven to be outstanding in AKC sports.  The commitment to preserve, protect and improve a breed represents the very essence of the AKC.  The AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport award is given… read more

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‘TIS THE GIVING SEASON

With the holiday season upon us, many dog lovers feel compassion flowing and want to help out unfortunate canines. Others feel less compassion but are thinking about end of the year tax benefits. Either way there are some great causes to support and some causes to avoid at all costs. For tax benefit, you need… read more

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