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AKC National Championship 2016

Best Booth in Show at the 2016 AKC National Championship Meet the Breeds

Exhibitors at Meet the Breeds at the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin created extravagant booths designed to highlight the history, function, and noted characteristics of their respective breeds. Rhodesian Ridgebacks took the top prize of Best Booth in Show. Winners were chosen by a secret panel of judges who considered the following… read more

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Rest

Slow down. Focus. Rest. I’ve heard these things before and I’ve heard a lot more of them in the last two months. It has been an impossible thing to do this last year—year and a half, really. I purposely filled my schedule following Worlds as an attempt to cover up the pain of the event… read more

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The National Beagle Club Specialty 2016

The National Beagle Club of America held its 48th Annual Specialty Show in Ocala, Florida, November 14-16. All events were at the Greater Ocala Dog Show Grounds. Imagine…a beautiful outdoor facility specifically built for dog shows! Kicking things off were the performance events. We started with two days of agility with a total of 25… read more

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What Makes a Great Competitor?

What makes a competitor great? I’ve been mulling this question over for quite a while. Because I think, at the heart of it, a great competitor is composed of much more than just what can be gleaned from the surface. Is it based solely on results? On how many nationals/ invitationals/ tryouts/ worlds an individual… read more

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What Makes a Veterinary Specialist So Special?

Becoming a veterinary specialist is difficult. I don’t say this looking for sympathy, as I am well aware I chose this career, and the stresses I’ve sustained thus far are primarily of my own doing. But there are times when I do question my path. Not because I’m thinking about pursuing a completely different profession,… read more

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A Tribute to Kamikaze

The first Siberian Husky to achieve ADCH and LAA Bronze. When we choose our agility partner, there are many different breeds to choose from out there. For most of us, a Siberian Husky is not our first choice for an agility partner. Competitors who do choose a Sibe for their teammate are fortunate enough to… read more

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New Years Resolutions for a Healthier Dog: A Month-By-Month Guide

With the New Year rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to begin thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. This year, how about getting your dogs in on the act? Resolve to make their lives happier and healthier with assistance from the month-by-month guide below. Have a look and feel free to revise according to what… read more

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This Veteran Is Lobbying for Service Dogs on Capitol Hill

There is no doubt that dogs provide us with numerous benefits. They make us healthier, happier, and probably better people, too. For those with service dogs, the benefit of the relationship is life-changing. Just ask Marine Veteran Cole Lyle. Lyle was recently highlighted by Victoria Taft in an article for the Independent Journal Review where he… read more

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A New Years Resolution – Planning For Your Dogs

According to author Rennie Chamberlain, what your pet wants most is to be with you. At least that is true of her dog, so she created Your Pet Portfolio, a way to make your pet feel like you are there, even while it is in the care of others. Inside Your Pet Portfolio is a… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – New Year

The dawn of a New Year heralds excitement in the world of purebred dog enthusiasts, whether as a judge, breeder, owner or handler. New dogs on the horizon, new beauty to seek. I’m writing this final column for 2016 sitting on the floor with a dozen (yes, TWELVE) 3 1/2 week old GWP puppies curled… read more

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