If you live in or are traveling through a major U.S. city today, expect to see more working dogs on the way to your destination. After a series of terrorist attacks in Brussels earlier this morning, including two explosions at the airport and one in the subway, which have left at least 34 people dead… read more
Tracking Animal Cruelty FBI Collecting Data on Crimes Against Animals
Acts of cruelty against animals are now counted alongside felony crimes like arson, burglary, assault, and homicide in the FBI’s expansive criminal database. On January 1, the Bureau’s National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) began collecting detailed data from participating law enforcement agencies on acts of animal cruelty, including gross neglect, torture, organized abuse, and sexual… read more
The American Kennel Club Recognizes Working Dogs With AKC Canine Officer Program
New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, today announces that it is launching the AKC Canine Officer Program, in an effort to highlight the contributions of dogs working in public service. This program will recognize dogs that work for government agencies including police, military, border patrol, TSA,… read more
Continuing live coverage… Toys
Toy group with Jason Hoke, from Madison, WI. I’m seeing quite a few upsets in this group tonight. Quite a few top ranked dogs didn’t make it through. Havanese, Pugs and Papillions breed wins particularly were the stuff of which dreams are made. Danny the Pomeranian and Curtiss Smith, David Fitzpatrick and the pekingese, Kathy… read more
Live coverage from the Garden floor….
Hound group is on the carpet. Ginny Lyne, from British Columbia, Canada, presiding over 32 gorgeous Best of Breed winners. Sighthounds and scent hounds representing some of the most ancient breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. Our first excitement of the night is breeder/owner/handler Karen Wagner with Afghan Hound GCH Pahlavi Itz Not my… read more
Good Eats Near MSG!
Looking for good eats near MSG during Westminster week? Who isn’t? BISD has compiled a list of must try restaurants and pubs from cafe’s to elegant dining and everything in between. The Breslin With all that scene and style at the anchor canteen of the Ace Hotel in the heart of the newly emerged NoMad… read more
As the Wheels Turn – The Magic that Is THE Garden
“My friends are making dinner reservations at fancy restaurants in Little Italy and booking Broadway shows….. I’m all, hey, I’m getting on an airplane, doesn’t that count?” Seriously, ramping up to the Garden is always exciting, nervous making, thrilling, tedious, awe-inspiring and anxiety-inducing. Dreams of spot lights and green carpet get mixed up with nightmares… read more
Best Junior Handler at Eukanuba Classic, Raina Moss.
Raina Moss, from Battle Ground, WA wins the 2015 Eukanuba National Junior Showmanship Championship competition in Orlando, FL today qualifying her to compete as the US representative to the 2016 Crufts Dog Show. She won showing her clumber spaniel, Dirk. She becomes the first junior to win showing a clumber spaniel in this competition. She… read more
Core Conditioning for Your Dog
While attending the Purina Sporting Dog Summit, several experts gave advice on ways to keep your dogs healthy and injury free. Jennell Appel, DVM, CCRT; James L. Cook, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVSMR Purina’s Arleigh Reynolds, DVM, PhD, DACVN all stressed the importance of warming a dog up prior to competition/hunting/exercise and then cooling down afterwards…. read more
November 2015 President’s Letter
Each year, we celebrate the core of our sport at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC): our breeders. The Best Bred-By Exhibitor in Show competition continues to make up a large percentage of the AENC entry, with cash prizes for the winners. We honor seven stellar breeding programs that have greatly contributed to the sport in… read more