Trial Spotlight

Treeing Walker Coonhound Nite Ch. ‘PR’ Shorter Creeks Hanks Joe was the top hunter in the Nite Champion division. Photo © United Kennel Club.

National Grand Nite Champion Coonhound Crowned in Indiana

It took two nights of hunting for raccoons in the dark to do it, but GCh. Grand Nite Ch. ‘PR’ LB Red Hot Sweat HTX, a Treeing Walker Coonhound, owned by Tim Toler and handled by Mikyle White, earned the title of 2012 National Grand Nite Champion of Autumn Oaks at the annual event in… read more

Zipper loves to fly!

Reading an Agility Map

At every AKC agility trial, you see people wandering around with a single sheet of paper in their hands. They may be drawing little swoopy lines on it or just staring at it as if it contains the secrets to the universe or, at the very least, the solution for getting dog hair out of… read more


PCA's Field Weekend – The Start of the Greatest Show on Earth

Editor’s note: The Poodle was originally developed in Germany as a water retriever, and the Standard is the original size, used to locate game and retrieve shot birds on land and water. Like other hunting breeds, many Poodles retain the hunting instinct, and owners can test their dogs’ instincts and abilities at hunt tests. The… read more


Local Dog Wins UKC Hunting Beagle Nationals

The United Kennel Club Hunting Beagle Nationals descended on Coshocton, Ohio, in April 2012 as they have for the past several years. Hometown dog, Grand Hunting Beagle Champion Circle H Hurry Up Blue Regis, owned by David and Douglas Hummell, was the overall National Grand winner after three days of hunt tests. Nearly 500 people… read more

Teeter-totter action keeps this Golden Retriever on its toes at the 2012 AKC National Agility Championships in Reno, Nev. Photo courtesy American Kennel Club.

Reno in the Running as West Coast ‘Permanent’ Site of AKC National Agility Championship

With a successful National Agility Championship in Reno under its belt, the American Kennel Club may commit to having the competition in that city every third year, according to AKC Director of Agility Carrie DeYoung. “Our ultimate goal is to find three locations that work well for us and set up a permanent rotation,” she… read more


Earthdogs and Submarine Races

It never rains in Southern California. Ha! Don’t you believe it. We just had a day of high winds and heavy, torrential rains in South El Monte, Calif., about 14 miles east of Los Angeles. The only thing missing was lightning, thank goodness! But – as with almost any good dog event – the show… read more

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