Dogs & People

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The American Kennel Club Recognizes Working Dogs With AKC Canine Officer Program

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, today announces that it is launching the AKC Canine Officer Program, in an effort to highlight the contributions of dogs working in public service. This program will recognize dogs that work for government agencies including police, military, border patrol, TSA,… read more

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Inside the Minds in the Ring

The Piers are bustling, the throngs of onlookers are pushing to get closer to the rings and the dogs. As the first breed wins of the day start ticking up on the boards, the handlers of the top dogs are planning their strategy for the evening’s televised performances. Howie Huber III just won the breed… read more

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Portsmouth Chesapeake Obedience Training Club Keeps Local K-9 Officers Safe

By Debbie Duncan, Vice President, Portsmouth Chesapeake Obedience Training Club Late last year, the Portsmouth Chesapeake Obedience Training Club(PCOTC) was thrilled to be able to purchase a ballistic kevlar vest for one of our K-9 officers here in Portsmouth, Virginia. Prior to our club’s donation, the only vests available for use were very outdated and cumbersome for the dogs, so… read more

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The Badger of Hyde Park

  AS MANY of us, who love our pedigree dogs know, there is an awful lot of nonsense written about them in the press and on social media. One of the recurring arguments that regularly pops up is that breeding for the show ring dulls the dogs’ ‘senses and hunting abilities’. It’s an accusation that… read more

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Around the Dog World Wraps Up 2015

IN THE four years that Around the Dog World has been on your screens, this annual episode has become a firm favourite – a look back at the most successful dogs of the previous year, with their winning form analysed by two of the sport’s experts. It certainly sounds like a winning formula. Around the… read more

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Harbor City & Torrance Residents to Compete at 3rd Annual Masters Agility Championship At Westminster KC

Harbor City resident Deborah Davidson Harpur will have 2 dogs competing in The 3rd Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 13, the opening act of the famed Westminster Week and its celebration of dogs. Torrance resident Robert Moray will be handling one of her dogs at this event…. read more

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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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