The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to recognize breeding programs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups as 2017 AKC Breeder of the Year group honorees. “The breeders honored with this award are truly committed to excellence, consistency, breed standard and type,” said Dennis Sprung, AKC President and CEO. … read more
Eukanuba Performance Games Dock Divers Go For Record Breaking Distance
Eukanuba Performance Games, in Wilmington Ohio, hosted six events over the weekend with Friday’s focus on Dock Diving, with Finals on Sunday. Dock diving, if you’ve never seen it, requires the dogs to run across a dock and jump after a toy thrown by their handler. The game is not based upon catching the toy,… read more
AKC HUMANE FUND DONATES $10,000 TO CITY OF HOUSTON IN WAKE OF HURRICANE HARVEY DEVASTATION
In support of the people and pets affected by Hurricane Harvey, the AKC Humane Fund has donated $10,000, through its “Sandy Fund,” to the city of Houston to aid in relief efforts. The donation was made to the Greater Houston Community Foundation and the Hurricane Harvey Relief fund created by Mayor Sylvester Turner. The… read more
PAWS ON THE GROUND: 14 Search Teams Activated
As Deadly Flooding Continues in Houston and the Surrounding Areas, Two- and Four-Legged Rescuers From Across the Country Answer the Call for Help. With flood waters continuing to rise, millions of people along a 367 mile stretch of coast along the Gulf of Mexico are now affected by Tropical Storm Harvey. Downgraded from a Category 4… read more
California, Advocate for Animal Welfare: Write Senators to Oppose AB 485 Before the July 17 Hearing!
Be a true advocate for animal welfare. Write Senators to oppose AB 485, the inhumane bill that will endanger California’s pet population! Despite good intentions, some California lawmakers are placing the surplus of foreign stray and unwanted animals above the health and safety of the citizen pet population through AB 485. One need only look… read more
DO YOU KNOW A CANINE HERO?
NOMINATE A DOG FOR AN AKC HUMANE FUND AWARD FOR CANINE EXCELLENCE! New York, NY – To celebrate the dogs who do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane FundSM is seeking YOUR nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). Nominations are now open and winners will be announced… read more
World Pet Association Announces Good Works Social Media Contest for 2017
World Pet Association Announces Good Works Social Media Contest for 2017, Encouraging Pet Industry Businesses to Showcase Good Work in their Communities Enter for a chance to win a first place prize of $1,000 donated to a charity of the winner’s choice, $500 for the second place winner and $250 for third place. Winners… read more
2017 : The Dog Show Circuit and Canine Influenza – My Story
Sunday, May 14, Perry GA. Best of breed in Black Russian Terriers has just finished. Arisha takes breed and will stay with her handler for the groups. My wife prepares to pack up the boys, Oli and Charlie, for the 10 hour drive home. It’s a good weekend for “the bears” as we call them…. read more
Motion Analysis Lab Could Lead to Better Treatments for Small Animals, Orthopedic Procedures in Humans
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Diagnosing and treating service dogs and companion animals with orthopedic injuries can be challenging for clinicians and owners. Often, observable limps or the occasional whine may be the only clues for veterinarians when assessing arthritis or soft tissue injuries in pets. Now, using cutting-edge technologies, veterinarians at the University of Missouri are… read more
Celebrate National Purebred Dog Day!
National Purebred Dog Day was created in 2013 not only to celebrate the heritage, diversity and predictability of purebred dogs, but also to give a forum to the millions of people for whom these dogs are best friends, work mates, family companions, and service dogs. These have been difficult times for purebred dog owners who… read more