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Evanger’s Voluntarily Recalls Hunk of Beef Because Of Pentobarbital Exposure in one Batch of Food

Out of an abundance of caution, Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food of Wheeling, IL is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Hunk of Beef product because of a potential contaminant Pentobarbital, which was detected in one lot of Hunk of Beef Au Jus.Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such… read more

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Independent Investigative Report on “A Dog’s Purpose” Finds Edited Video Mischaracterized What Happened on the Set

Report Finds that No Animals Were Harmed in the Making of the Film WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, February 3, 2017 — An independent, third-party investigation conducted by a respected animal cruelty expert into the treatment of animals in the filming of “A Dog’s Purpose” concluded that an edited video given to the gossip site TMZ… read more

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Purina & Westminster Begin 10-Year Partnership

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2017. With the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show just weeks away, Purina and the Westminster Kennel Club begin a 10-year agreement making Purina Pro Plan the exclusive pet food sponsor of the world-famous dog show. A five-year sponsorship, from 2012 to 2016, preceded this. The partnership pairs the oldest continuously… read more

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Fox Sports Names ‘Pick of The Litter’ For Presentation of 2017 Westminster Dog Show

FS1, Nat Geo WILD & FOX Sports GO Combine to Showcase ‘Westminster Week’ With More Coverage than Ever Before  New York – With little more than a month until the world’s top dogs converge upon New York City’s Madison Square Garden to vie for the coveted title of Best in Show, FOX Sports today names… read more

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AKC Announces Breeder of The Year By Sport

New York, N.Y.-The American Kennel Club, the leading advocate for dogs, 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… read more

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Dog Show Superintendents Association Holds Annual Meeting

(GREENSBORO, NC…) The Dog Show Superintendent’s Association (DSSA) annual meeting was held December 5, 2016 in Key West, FL. The following members were present: President Bob Christiansen, Dorie Crowe (MB-F Dog Shows); Secretary-Treasurer, Becky Sumner, Sheila Raymond (BaRay Event Services); Tyler Brudi (Roy Jones Dog Shows); Tim James, (Onofrio Dog Shows), and Ed Smizer (Rau… read more

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Puli “Preston” Wins Best in Show at Largest Ever AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin

GCHB CH Cordmaker Mister Blue Sky, a Puli known as “Preston” triumphed over nearly 5,000 dogs to earn a $50,000 cash prize and the title of Best in Show at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, held this weekend in Orlando, Fla. “Prestion,” owned by E. Charles & J. Beaudoin & L. Pitts… read more

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Alan Kalter and Dr. Chris Lezotte Named 2016 AKC Breeders of the Year

Alan Kalter and Dr. Chris Lezotte were presented with the 2016 AKC Breeder of the Year award for their HappyLegs Bullmastiffs at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The annual award honors those breeders who have made an impact on their breed and dedicated their lives to improving… read more

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NJ Bill Impacting Responsible Practices for Dog Shows and Travelling to be Considered Mon 12/12

New Jersey Senate Bill 1013 will be considered by the Senate Economic Growth Committee on Monday, December 12, 2016. As originally introduced, this measure contained numerous prohibitions on the crating, confinement, transportation and keeping of dogs that would have arbitrarily and unnecessarily banned standard, humane temporary care practices utilized at dog shows and events. AKC… read more

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EUKANUBA Brand Dog Foods Returns To AKC National Championship As Companion Events Sponsor

EUKANUBA™ brand dog foods will return to the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin and hosted in Orlando, Florida on December 13-18, 2016, as the sponsor of the companion events. This year the brand, which helped the American Kennel Club create the event in 2001, celebrates 16 years of partnership with the largest dog… read more

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