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Breeders’ Competition Makes Welcome Return to Crufts

The Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition will take place at Crufts on Saturday 11th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham and be judged by Anne Macdonald, breeder of the Mabrooka Salukis. This event, sponsored by Eukanuba, was absent from Crufts 2016, but is making a welcome comeback at the show this year as a stand-alone competition… read more

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Bests of Breed to Get Additional Check in Collecting Ring at Crufts

A basic final check of each Best of Breed will be undertaken in the collecting ring at Crufts by officials from the show management and vet teams. The Crufts Committee is mindful that it has a duty of care to all dogs entered at the show and particularly those competing in the arena at Crufts,… read more

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Over 90 Lawmakers Join AKC to Celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership at Meet the Breeds Event

More than ninety legislators from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are sharing their public commitment to responsible dog ownership this month by serving as Honorary Chairs for the Meet the Breeds™ event hosted by the American Kennel Club and Westminster Kennel Club. The Meet the Breeds event celebrates responsible dog ownership and features the… read more

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The American Kennel Club Launches A Breeder Centric Slogan

Organization continues commitment to supporting Responsible Breeders New York, NY- The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading authority and advocate for dogs, continues to promote its 133-year mission and support of breeders with  the launch of a brand new breeder-focused slogan “Healthy Happy Puppies Start with Me and AKC.”… read more

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Evanger’s Voluntarily Recalls Hunk of Beef Because Of Pentobarbital Exposure in one Batch of Food

Out of an abundance of caution, Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food of Wheeling, IL is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Hunk of Beef product because of a potential contaminant Pentobarbital, which was detected in one lot of Hunk of Beef Au Jus.Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such… read more

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Independent Investigative Report on “A Dog’s Purpose” Finds Edited Video Mischaracterized What Happened on the Set

Report Finds that No Animals Were Harmed in the Making of the Film WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, February 3, 2017 — An independent, third-party investigation conducted by a respected animal cruelty expert into the treatment of animals in the filming of “A Dog’s Purpose” concluded that an edited video given to the gossip site TMZ… read more

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Purina & Westminster Begin 10-Year Partnership

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2017. With the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show just weeks away, Purina and the Westminster Kennel Club begin a 10-year agreement making Purina Pro Plan the exclusive pet food sponsor of the world-famous dog show. A five-year sponsorship, from 2012 to 2016, preceded this. The partnership pairs the oldest continuously… read more

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Fox Sports Names ‘Pick of The Litter’ For Presentation of 2017 Westminster Dog Show

FS1, Nat Geo WILD & FOX Sports GO Combine to Showcase ‘Westminster Week’ With More Coverage than Ever Before  New York – With little more than a month until the world’s top dogs converge upon New York City’s Madison Square Garden to vie for the coveted title of Best in Show, FOX Sports today names… read more

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AKC Announces Breeder of The Year By Sport

New York, N.Y.-The American Kennel Club, the leading advocate for dogs, wishes to acknowledge those individuals that have excelled at breeding dogs that have proven to be outstanding in AKC sports.  The commitment to preserve, protect and improve a breed represents the very essence of the AKC. The AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport… read more

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Dog Show Superintendents Association Holds Annual Meeting

(GREENSBORO, NC…) The Dog Show Superintendent’s Association (DSSA) annual meeting was held December 5, 2016 in Key West, FL. The following members were present: President Bob Christiansen, Dorie Crowe (MB-F Dog Shows); Secretary-Treasurer, Becky Sumner, Sheila Raymond (BaRay Event Services); Tyler Brudi (Roy Jones Dog Shows); Tim James, (Onofrio Dog Shows), and Ed Smizer (Rau… read more

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