Dogs & People

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The Xoloitzcuintli

From the pages of Best In Show Daily’s September Edition of our Digital Magazine The Xoloitzcuintli is a primitive dog breed, evidence of which has been confirmed from the relics of indigenous peoples of Mexico dating back over 3000 years. It is important to remember where these dogs originated, they were not developed through artificial… read more

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Rising Stars of the New Millenium (Part 1)

I hear a lot of folks decrying the woeful state of our sport populated, as I have been repeatedly assured by all-about-me millennials who never learned to work and requiring a participation ribbon for just showing up. I’ve even been known to mutter on this topic myself. Thus, it was with a bit of trepidation… read more

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Hero Dogs Of 9/11 Legacy

Ten years after the World Trade Center attack, the working dog community comes together to honor the dog teams that worked at Ground Zero.

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The Legacy of 9/11 Dogs 15 Years Later

On first glance, this picture, from 2012, is one of unbearable sweetness, a true Awww moment. Two Golden Retrievers are standing together, one with a gray muzzle, the other a puppy, both wearing vests signifying that they are working dogs. The older dog is Bretagne, one of the heroes of Ground Zero. Nearly 15 years… read more

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Five Heroic Dogs Honored With AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence

The AKC Humane Fund Humane Fund is pleased to announce the winners of the 17th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence(ACE). These awards celebrate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly improved the lives of their owners and communities. One award is presented in each of the following five categories:Uniformed Service K-9, Service,… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Being There for Our Pets

Guest Column by: Jennifer L. Amundsen Laura had great advice last week regarding preparation for emergencies—anticipating the possibility that you might be unable to care for your dogs, either at home or while traveling. As a follow-up, she asked me to provide information about additional advance planning that you can and should do to ensure that… read more

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Competitor Spotlight – Alice Reinkemeye

Growing up on her family farm in South Central Missouri, Alice Reinkemeyer is used to being around all types of animals. Her family has always had working dogs to help with the farm stock, but never considered agility competition until she and her family brought Sophie, a Golden-Doodle, home. In true breed fashion, Sophie is… read more

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What Would you Do With an Injured Stray? Part 1

It might seem, at first blush, like veterinarians would love this sort of thing: A busted little stray critter comes to you, and your best medical instincts kick in. You want go all out to save the animal, reuniting him with his loving family as a choir of heavenly angels sing and the afternoon light… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – The Words No One Wants to Hear — In Case of Emergency

None of us, really, want to consider our own or a loved one’s demise or destiny. It’s pretty much human nature to tell the Reaper to kiss off. Reality checks are invariably unsettling and often life changing. It was a pretty normal busy dog show Sunday, right up until I had a call from my… read more

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Passion Becomes a Practice for Future Veterinarians as Animal Planet Premieres Life At Vet U

        The Six-Part Series Premieres Saturday, October 1 at 10 PM ET/PT Animal Planet takes viewers behind the scenes of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) as six students embark on a journey to graduation – the culmination of four intense, but rewarding, years of never-ending studying, round-the-clock… read more

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