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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

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

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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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