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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


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


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

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