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Overreach, Dark Motives, the Sad Case of Paul Upton and his German Shepherds

Picture if you will a hardworking man who has pulled himself up by his bootstraps from a childhood of poverty. He builds a successful kennel business from the ground up and runs that business for 30 years raising and showing dogs, training and boarding. This is a man who has never asked anyone for help…. read more

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Petlog ‘Meltdown’ as Chipping Log Goes Live

PETLOG’S website is reported to have been in ‘meltdown’ at the end of last month as the new law making microchipping of dogs compulsory came into force.   People were said to be unable to get through to the Kennel Club’s database by phone either, as the lines were constantly engaged with an ‘unprecedented’ number… read more

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Training Scheme for Judges being Developed by KC

A COMPETENCY-based training scheme for judges is in the process of being developed by the Kennel Club. It will begin with those aspiring to become a judge progressing through to awarding CCs, and judging groups and BIS. The move has been revealed by KC Board member Anne Macdonald in this month’s Kennel Gazette, who in… read more

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COSR/Sanderbeck Appeal Dismissed – WHY? WHY Do They Want to be the Owner of the Dog?

The Tenth District Court of Appeals in Columbus, Ohio, asked Attorney John Bell (representing Central Ohio Sheltie Rescue/Penny Sanderbeck) this question during their appeal to overturn the Municipal Court’s Order of Possession giving Piper, the Champion Shetland Sheepdog, back to her owners (July 23, 2015) . Ch. Legacies Pipe Dream was held and kept hidden… read more

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FCI Statement Regarding Cropped and Docked Breeds

The FCI made the following announcement regarding the showing and judging of breeds that are typically cropped and docked: “Taking in consideration the importance of our breeder’s interest and in order to provide clear guidance to our FCI judges as well as avoiding judging malpractice, the FCI General Committee made the following decision: Countries where… read more

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Ohio Considers New Law Mandating Jail Time for Killing a Police Dog

The Ohio Senate is considering a bill that would make it mandatory for individuals convicted of killing a police dog to serve jail time. If the bill passes, offenders would be required to spend 9 to 36 months in jail with no early release and pay a fine of up to $10,000, which will help… read more

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American Kennel Club Signs Lease with The Durst Organization for Pet Care Facility at VIA 57WEST

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry and leading industry authority and advocacy for dogs, today announces that it has signed a lease with The Durst Organization for a pet care facility in their new VIA 57WEST building, a beautiful, residential structure designed by Bjarke Ingles in one… read more

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Portsmouth Chesapeake Obedience Training Club Keeps Local K-9 Officers Safe

By Debbie Duncan, Vice President, Portsmouth Chesapeake Obedience Training Club Late last year, the Portsmouth Chesapeake Obedience Training Club(PCOTC) was thrilled to be able to purchase a ballistic kevlar vest for one of our K-9 officers here in Portsmouth, Virginia. Prior to our club’s donation, the only vests available for use were very outdated and cumbersome for the dogs, so… read more

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Westminster Week Around The City Event Calendar

There are a variety of events surrounding Westminster Week. Below is a listing including dogs shows, dog art events, seminars, meetings, parties and more! Dog Shows in Tri-State Area (for more information go to www.infodog.com or www.raudogshows.com or www.akc.org)  Thursday, February 11, 2016 Long Island Golden Retriever Club – Bay Shore, NY Friday, February 12,… read more

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The American Kennel Club Appoints Jay W. Waks As Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Law Veteran to Head AKC’s Legal Division New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, has appointed Jay W. Waks as its Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In this new role, Waks will serve as the chief legal officer of the AKC and its entities. He… read more

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