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Dog Writers Lunch Awards Banquet & Seminar Slate, Editor Appointments Announced

(New York – October 13, 2015) – The venerable Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) has changed its longtime awards dinner to an expanded daylong format with a new seminar and luncheon awards banquet. The full day of events will be held Sunday, February 14, 2016 at the Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City prior to… read more

Urban Resource Institute and Nestlé Purina Unveil the Purina Pet Haven

New York, NY – October 13, 2015 – Urban Resource Institute (URI) and Nestlé Purina PetCare (Purina) today hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate Manhattan’s first-ever dog park in a domestic violence shelter. The new dog park is located at Urban Women’s Retreat (UWR), a emergency shelter that is part of the URIPALS (People and… read more


Petco Celebrates Halloween with a New Lineup of Costumes and Events

  San Diego, CA (September 15, 2015) – Petco today announced a new collection of adorable Halloween pet costumes now available at Petco stores nationwide and online at to help pet parents get ready for the trick or treat festivities. New costumes include pumpkin hats, devil capes, superhero costumes and more.   According to… read more


2016 Westminster Kennel Club Premium List Available Online

The Premium List for the 2016 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is now available online here. The 140th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held on Monday and Tuesday, February 15th and 16th, 2015. Breed judging, the special attraction Masters Obedience Championship competition, and Junior Showmanship preliminaries will be at Piers 92 and 94…. read more

Spontaneously Occurring Cancer in Dogs Helps to Inform Human Disease

In a paper published on September 16, 2015 in Genome Research by Elvers et al, a collaboration between eight US and international institutions of veterinary and human medicine and biomedical research, the benefits of One Health become clear. With funds provided by the NIH, the AKC Canine Health Foundation and others, the researchers successfully defined… read more

Relief Efforts Continue for Dogs, Other Animals Affected by California Wildfires

Wildfires continue to devastate parts of California and other areas of the western U.S., amid conditions made favorable by hot temperatures and prolonged drought in the region. In California’s Amador and Calaveras counties, about 60 miles southeast of Sacramento, the huge Butte fire broke out on September 9 and so far has destroyed 365 homes… read more

Philly Dog Shows Bolster Attendance, Patron satisfaction with Help of Temple University Research Team

Students from university’s Sport Industry Research Center provide marketing data for National Dog Shows, Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s century-old canine exposition PHILADELPHIA (August 26, 2015)-A full 93 percent of attendees at The Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Shows this past November would recommend the event to others, according to in-depth surveys conducted by Temple University’s… read more


Leptospirosis in New York City: A Risk from Rats to Dogs and People

In New York City, leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that affects humans and animals, is most often spread to both people and dogs from rats, according to a study presented at the 2015 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. “Leptospirosis is caused by bacteria that can be harbored by many different types of animals,” said lead… 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

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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