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Terry-All Kennel Club, Inc. April 8 – 10, 2016 Event will continue as planned

The Terry-All Kennel Club released the following statement regarding their shows held this coming weekend April 8-10: Thank you for entering our shows. Unfortunately, the Indoor Arena (dirt floor) building at the Adams County Fairgrounds has been condemned and is no longer available. A full-sided tent (with lights and electricity) will be made available for… read more

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California Boarding Kennel Bill Amended Again – Hearing April 4th

Senate Bill 945, which will establish standards of care for pet boarding facilities, has been amended again. Affected handlers, kennels and responsible dog owners and breeders who will be impacted should contact the author with concerns prior to the April 4th hearing.  You may read the amended language here. Senator Bill Monning  (Author, SB 945)… read more

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AKC Response to Recently Signed LGBT Law in NC

The American Kennel Club sent the Attorney General in North Carolina the following letter regarding the recently signed LGBT law in the state. The American Kennel Club also released this statement: “The American Kennel Club is deeply concerned about the recently signed LGBT Law. We do not support legislation that promotes discriminatory practices or exclusion of… read more

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Smallbatch Pets Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Dog Duckbatch Sliders Due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk

Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog duckbatch sliders due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands… read more

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Fast Cat Becomes Newest AKC Event

Fast CAT, a timed 100-yard dash where a dog chases a lure, is the newest AKC event. The event is a fun and healthy activity for dogs and their owners, and is open to dogs that are at least 12 months of age and are individually registered or listed with the AKC. In competition, the dogs run… read more

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2016 Cherry Blossom Update – Change of Venue

** 2016 Cherry Blossom Update ** As you may have heard the Cherry Blossom Cluster sustained a real body blow when the Cow Palace as well as the Exhibition Hall were double booked by the Fairgrounds. Leap year has impacted several shows!!! As the saying goes “stuff happens”. We are ready to begin making all… read more

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FCI Statement Regarding Cropped and Docked Breeds

The FCI made the following announcement regarding the showing and judging of breeds that are typically cropped and docked: “Taking in consideration the importance of our breeder’s interest and in order to provide clear guidance to our FCI judges as well as avoiding judging malpractice, the FCI General Committee made the following decision: Countries where… read more

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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

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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

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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

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