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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


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

Drake University to Unveil Live Bulldog Mascot Thursday

DES MOINES, IA – Drake University will unveil its newest live bulldog mascot during a special campus event Thursday. The celebration will begin at noon in the southwest corner of Helmick Commons with remarks from Drake University President Marty Martin, Athletic Director Sandy Hatfield Clubb, Live Mascot Director Erin Bell, and Student Body President Kevin… read more

Relief Efforts Continue for Dogs, Other Animals Affected by California Wildfires

Wildfires continue to devastate parts of California and other areas of the western U.S., amid conditions made favorable by hot temperatures and prolonged drought in the region. In California’s Amador and Calaveras counties, about 60 miles southeast of Sacramento, the huge Butte fire broke out on September 9 and so far has destroyed 365 homes… read more


BDC World Championships 2015

We are only a month away from the 2015 BDC World Championships which will be held at Muddy Creek Game Birds in Meriden, KS on October 20-24, 2015.  Registration will be on Tuesday, October 19 from 3-5:30 p.m.  Following registration, we will have a handler’s meeting for those competitors that begin tournament play on Wednesday…. read more

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AKC Announces Lifetime Achievement Award Finalists

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is proud to announce the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award finalists in the categories of Conformation, Companion Events and Performance. The Awards, created and first awarded in 1999, are presented in recognition of exceptional participation and achievement within the dog fancy. The finalists chosen, based on nominations… read more

Morris & Essex Kennel Club Art Show Group Winners Announced $1000 “Best in Show” Prize to be Awarded at Judges’ Dinner September 30

Somerset, NJ, September 6, 2015 – Group winners of the Morris and Essex Kennel Club Art Show have been selected by Juror William Secord in anticipation of awarding the first-ever $1,000 “Best in Show” prize at the prestigious Judges’ Dinner preceding the M&E Kennel Club Dog Show on October 1, M&E Kennel Club President Wayne… read more

Keys to Top Breeding Volume 2 Available Now!

Following on from the first book, volume 2 aims to give breeders old and new a clear idea of what they want to achieve, and how to achieve it. Delving even deeper into the broader issues surrounding breeding, this 15 chapter book draws on the accumulated experience of famous breeders, and provides readers with all… read more

Take The lead "Dog-toberfest" Sept 12th 2015

September 12th – Licking River Kennel Club, Lancaster, OH “DogToberfest” after show event. German style buffet and fun for all including small group table games. Winners from each table will compete on stage for a larger prize with their groups cheering them on. Tickets are $35 each and you can safely purchase them right here:… read more

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Group Honorees Named for the 2015 American Kennel Club Breeder of the Year Award

New York, NY — The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) has recognized seven breeding programs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups as 2015 AKC Breeder of the Year group honorees. “The individuals that make up these breeding programs have dedicated their lives to the advancement of the purebred dog, producing dogs… read more

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