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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


Sweden Joins China WDS Row

THE SWEDISH Kennel Club (SKK) has joined its Norwegian counterpart in condemning the holding of the World Dog Show 2019 in China. While striking out at the Federation Cynologique Internationale’s threat of sanctions against the Norwegian Kennel Club (NKK) it has also taken the opportunity to attack the FCI’s decision-making processes, saying that member countries… read more


"ALL PETS MATTER," says Responsible Pet Owners Alliance of Texas

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Aug. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Anytime there is an animal related incident, the first outcry is “There oughtta’ be a law!” Although laws already exist, more regulations are passed in response that exacerbate problems and result in more pets surrendered to animal shelters – not less.  New laws run the gamut:  Mandatory… read more

AKC Canine Health Foundation Welcomes Diane Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP as Chief Scientific Officer

Comparative Clinical Pathologist to Continue Foundation’s Commitment to One Health The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization celebrating 20 years of preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, has named Diane Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP as its Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). The CSO cultivates the Foundation’s research and education strategy in collaboration with… read more


Westminster Kennel Club adds invitational Masters Obedience Championship to its 2016 schedule

First time for Obedience competition at America’s Dog Show The Westminster Kennel Club will expand its activities next February in New York City with the addition of The Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster. The Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster will be an invitation-only competition. It will mark the first time that obedience competition has been… read more


FCI’s Tibetan Breeds U-Turn

THE UPROAR and consternation caused by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale’s (FCI) decision to change the Tibetan breeds’ country of origin has prompted a U-turn. The FCI has backed down, saying it is ‘sensitive and attentive’ to people’s views, and that the country of origin should be stated as ‘Tibet (China)’. The breeds involved are the… read more

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