Press Releases

It's a Dog's Life!

Mar 1, 2012 23:00 America/Los_Angeles LONDON, March 2, 2012/PRNewswire/ — New research by Littlewoods.com reveals Britain’s pampered pooches get the celebrity treatment. The old adage ‘It’s a dog’s life’ used to refer to a hard existence of servitude and unhappiness, but for the first time it’s been revealed what a typical British dog’s life in… read more

Insect Shield® Apparel & Gear

Insect Shield® Apparel & Gear- Protect yourself & family from insects & the diseases they carry 40,000 cases of lyme disease are documented in the US alone every year and health experts are predicting 2012 to be the worst year for Lyme risk ever… Insect Shield’s EPA-registered technology converts clothing and gear into effective and… read more

Beagles Have Their Year! Curious and Comedic Breed Overtakes Yorkies to Place Third on Most-popular List

— Lovable Labs Hold Top Spot for 21 Years While Rottweiler Moves Into the Top 10 — NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Look out Lab, the American Kennel Club® (AKC) has announced that the Beagle has overtaken the beloved Yorkshire Terrier to become the third most popular dog breed in the U.S., according… read more

This morning the DSSA has posted a letter in opposition to the Re-Alignment. Here is the [AKC Realignment] Committee's response to that letter, please feel free to crosspost:

Dear Fellow Delegates, We would like to take an opportunity to address some of the “issues” brought forth in today’s letter to the Fancy from the Dog Show Superintendents Association (DSSA). We question the appropriateness of vendors (whom we hire to administer our shows) attempting to influence the policies and operation of our events for… read more

IT WAS 7 TO 10 – IT'S NOT TIME YET NOW IT'S 7 TO 11 AND COULD STILL BE TOO EARLY

(This is an updated message from September 2009 with changes underlined) Dear Member Clubs and Delegates, The Dog Show Superintendents Association (DSSA) understands the reasoning behind the move to re-align the Variety Groups and understands both sides of the argument. We see its merits but, at the same time, believe there are problems to be… read more

Abaxis, Inc. Announces Launch of Canine Lyme Disease In Office Rapid Test

UNION CITY, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point of care instruments and consumables to the medical, research, and veterinary markets, and reference laboratory services to the veterinary and research markets, announced today the launch of the VetScan Canine Lyme Rapid Test for the detection of… read more

United's New 'Anti-Pet' Policy Sparks Military Backlash

NAPA, Calif. , Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — United Airlines has recently announced changes to its pet transport policy that will increase the cost for military service members transporting their pets up to a whopping 1,300 percent! According to an article published in Stars & Stripes, military personnel transferring from the Asian Pacific region back… read more

AKC/EUKANUBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TO AIR ON ABC TELEVISION NETWORK FEBRUARY 4TH

News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AKC/EUKANUBA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TO AIR ON ABC TELEVISION NETWORK FEBRUARY 4TH — Watch the Top Dogs in the Nation Compete for Best in Show and $225,000 in Prizes — New York, NY (January 26, 2012) – Don’t miss the World’s Greatest Dog Show, the AKC Eukanuba National Championship. This year’s… read more

Veterinary Medical Colleges Hit Hard by Financial Cuts in Public Support

By: Best In Show Daily Veterinary Groups Meet to Join Forces, Plan a Response to the Crisis WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The nation’s 28 schools and colleges of veterinary medicine (CVMs) have been hit hard by steep reductions in state appropriations to higher education, leading to cuts in faculty, significant tuition increases, and… read more

Federal PUPS Legislation Information Update

The American Kennel Club and our Washington, D.C.-based advocacy team continue to closely monitor the federal Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety (PUPS) legislation introduced last spring as Senate Bill 707 (S.707) and House Bill 835 (H.R. 835). Each of the bills has been assigned to the Agriculture Committees of their respective chambers. To date, no… read more

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