City of Whittier, CA to Adopt Mandatory/Spay Neuter

Dear AKC Delegates, Club Officers, Legislative Liaisons and Breeders, Please share this information with your club members in the Whittier, CA (Los Angeles) area. The City of Whittier will consider an ordinance on Tuesday, April 28th, that will adopt the County of Los Angeles’s animal control code, including the provisions mandating sterilization of any dog… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – No Foolin’

At the dog show this weekend, I saw…… Now, finish that sentence with a positive experience. I know, harder than one would hope, isn’t it? The “drama” can make it tough to focus on the good sometimes. Even as oblivious as I tend to be, I’m as guilty as anyone else of not being able… read more

Motion for Protective Order

Protective Order COSR Interrogatories


There's no need to fear! Underdog is here!

Across the nation and around the world was heard, “Jumping Jehosephat”! Or some version thereof, as the long-shot 15” Beagle, Miss P, beat the much touted favorites for Best In Show at the Garden. At 15:1 from the Vegas odds-makers, the jaunty little Canadian bitch, Ch Tashtins Lookin For Trouble and her Canadian handler, Will… read more

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Fact and Fiction in Purebred Dogs

I was once a member of PeTA. Yes, you heard me right. I was in college and thought bludgeoning baby seals for fur coats and pouring acid in little bunnies’ eyes to test cosmetics was bad. I thought these were people trying to help animals. I was 19. I thought drinking boiler-makers all night at college frat… read more


Six Dogs and Some Novice Owners

If you are like me it’s about nine o’clock in the evening before you actually sit down and watch any television, so programmes that are screened earlier tend to pass you by. Thus it was that I missed the first episode of the two-part Six Dogs and Us screened on BBC2 last week. What I… read more


Euroflex Monster 600XL Tames Dog Dust Bunnies

Wally Bell sheds. A lot. All the time. Sometimes, just for added fun he’ll blow his coat out-of-season—and if he really wants to share the love, he’ll do it more than once a year. At 85 pounds with rock star good looks and the flowing golden locks to match, that is a lot of errant… read more

The Dogs of Ronald Reagan

Ronald and Nancy Reagan were definitely “animal people” and had several dogs. Before, during, and after the presidency (spanning from 1981-89), Ronald Reagan also was frequently seen on horseback, often accompanied by Nancy. In 1987, the press was nearby when he was in Nebraska about to go off on a ride and he left them… read more

Gwen Demilta and Carissa Demilta Shimpeno Named 2014 AKC Breeders of the Year

New York, NY — Gwen DeMilta and Carissa DeMilta Shimpeno were presented with the 2014 AKC Breeder of the Year Award for their Alisaton Doberman Pinschers at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Sunday, December 14, 2014. The annual award honors those breeders who have made an impact on their breed and dedicated their lives to… read more

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