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Dire Trouble For The New York Carriage Horses. It’s Hitting The Fan…

A sad and urgent story to report. Somewhat myopically, I thought the carriage horse fight had been won. The truth is that the effort to ban the horses was stopped, but I didn’t realize how much of  a disconnected ideologue the mayor is or how little he cares about animals or the democratic process.  Do… read more

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Indianapolis Passes New Law to Protect Pets in Cold Weather

If you live in Marion County, Indiana, letting your pet outside alone to go to the bathroom could now land you in the doghouse.  Dog owners in Indianapolis and surrounding areas can now face a fine and even lose their pet if they’re caught leaving their dog outside in extreme weather. Arevised city ordinance dictates… read more

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Newfoundland to be Considered as Oregon’s State Dog

From the editor: We found this one family efforts to be utterly appealing in its initiative to establish the noble Newfoundland as Oregon’s State Dog.  Newfoundland’s are entwined in Oregon’s history as no other. The family’s devotion to the breed is a wonderful story of commitment, community involvement, and character. Whether you’re a member of the… read more

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FDNY Says Goodbye to Dalmation Given to Ladder 20 After 9/11 Attacks

On Sept. 11, 2001, the Fire Department of New York’s Ladder 20 lost seven of its members who raced to the 35th floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center before the building collapsed. Yesterday, they lost the dog who helped the survivors cope. Twenty, a Dalmatian puppy given to the department shortly… read more

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AKC Announces Full Recognition of American Hairless Terrier, Sloughi

The American Kennel Club announces the full recognition of two breeds, the American Hairless Terrier and the Sloughi, raising the total number of AKC dog breeds to 189. “We’re excited to welcome these two unique breeds into the AKC family,” AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo said. “Both breeds make wonderful companions for the right family…. read more

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Filmmakers to Kickstart Westminster “Fairy Tale”

From the AKC Gazette: Helfgott-Turner Productions, Inc., will launch a crowd-funding campaign to finance a feature film celebrating the world of dog shows.  The movie is called “A Little Magic: The Trish and Cinnar Story” and will tell the true Cinderella story behind the 1980 Westminster Kennel Club show, where young Trish Kanzler handled her… read more

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Dr. Arnold Goldman, CT Federation of Dog Clubs Win 2015 Bebout Legislative Leadership Award

The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that Dr. Arnold L. Goldman, DVM, MPH and the Connecticut Federation of Dog Clubs and Responsible Dog Owners have been named winners of the 2015 Bebout Memorial Award for Leadership in Canine Legislation. Together with the Connecticut Federation, of which he is a trustee, Dr. Goldman and… read more

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Lee Canalizo’s Book – Peyton Goes to the Dog Show Book Signing Today!

An unexpected snowstorm in Manhattan had longtime dog-show judge and breeder Lee Canalizo cooped up inside a New York City townhome during the week of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. To pass the time, Canalizo began rhyming verses related to dog shows and writing them down. By the end of the evening she had drafted… read more

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Delta to Stop Accepting Pets as Checked Baggage

Delta will no longer accept pets as checked baggage, but will continue to transport allowable pets in all cabins of service except Delta One, effective March 1, 2016. Customers may also ship pets for travel within the United States as freight through Delta Cargo. One notable exception to this new policy: Members of the military… read more

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AKC Announces Recipients of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 AKC® Lifetime Achievement Awards: Patti L. Strand (Conformation), John Cox (Companion Events) and John Russell (Performance). The Awards, first created and awarded in 1999, are presented in recognition of exceptional participation and achievement within the dog fancy…. read more

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