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Good Book Hunting

Philadelphia was once the center of publishing in the United States. That center eventually moved north to Manhattan and was further scattered with the advent of desktop publishing. Nevertheless, my hometown had long maintained its literary legacy through the many fine bookstores that could be found throughout the city and its surrounding communities. Sadly, most… read more

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Heavy Petting

I know what you’re thinking, and you’re way off the mark. There are times when the supply of available puppies exceeds the demand for them. When this occurs, breeders must work extra hard to find suitable homes and are genuinely happy when a “pet home” comes along. The desire of “pet people” to own a… read more

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The Delights Of Disobedience

My puppies are growing by leaps and bounds. They’re 12 weeks old now and possess the curiosity and playfulness that are typical of their breed. Recently, however, they’ve begun to express a kind of willfulness for which the Irish Water Spaniel is not entirely unknown. Though eager to please, the little dervishes have started asserting… read more

Veterinary Medical Colleges Hit Hard by Financial Cuts in Public Support

By: Best In Show Daily Veterinary Groups Meet to Join Forces, Plan a Response to the Crisis WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The nation’s 28 schools and colleges of veterinary medicine (CVMs) have been hit hard by steep reductions in state appropriations to higher education, leading to cuts in faculty, significant tuition increases, and… read more

The Daily Diary

Of all the days of the week, Monday is the most emotionally dependent. People regularly claim to hate it, except on the occasion of a National Holiday, the American workers’ equivalent of a Get Out Of Jail Free card. Its fellow weekdays, by comparison, enjoy an independence that is carefree. Tuesday and Thursday are unencumbered… read more

Dogs Freakin' Rule!

Your Dream Starts Today

Today marks the forty-ninth anniversary of one of the pivotal moments in American history. “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation,” said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the opening statement to his “I Have… read more

Kennel Club of Palm Springs – Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday’s Best in Show Kuvasz with handler Diana Wilson. Kuvasz # 5 CH Szumeria’s Wildwood Silver Six Penc (Tanner) Handler: Diana Wilson Breeders/Owners: Mercedes Villa & Lynn Brady, Constance Townsend & Claudia Muir Judge Robert Stein awards Sunday’s Best in Show Brace to Richard and Collette Gagne’s Siberian Huskies CH Echo Call’s Bullet Proof and Echo… read more

Kennel Club of Palm Springs – Saturday, January 7, 2012

Saturday’s Best in Show English Setter with handler Bruce Schultz. English Setter #48, GCH Oakley’s B’Dazzled (Dazzle) Handler: Bruce Schultz. Breeders: Jim Jannard and Paula Dempsey Owners: Donald & Georjean Jensen and Erik & Jennifer Strickland Saturday & Sunday’s Best Junior Handler, Sarah Dwight with English Cocker Spaniel GCH After Hours Look Who’s Talking. Saturday’s Best of Breed Japanese Chin, CH… read more

Kennel Club of Palm Springs 2012

Palm Springs, in the desert of Southern California, was a destination for pleasure seekers long before the Rat Pack started performing at the Racquet Club. The lure of this desert oasis has been favored by railroad executives, farmers and health and fitness enthusiasts, and made famous to the rest of the world by those notorious… read more

The Informed Breeder

The Informed Breeder: Semen Collection and Packaging for Chilled Semen Shipment

The Informed Breeder: Semen Collection and Packaging for Chilled Semen Shipment By Valeria Rickard, DVM The American Kennel Club allows breeders to perform their own collections for chilled semen shipments. However, AKC does not provide training or continuing education classes for breeders on how to do this properly, and unfortunately we have had many samples… read more

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