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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Celebrates Veterans Day with Three-Day Celebration and Highlights Job Opportunities for Veterans

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 3, 2016 — Nestlé Purina is celebrating Veterans Day with three days of military-focused events for Purina associates, spotlighting job opportunities for Veterans across the U.S., and giving a total of $100,000 to split between consumers’ favorite military pet charity based on online votes at PureLoveForPets.com*.  Project Opportunity is a career-acceleration program launched… read more

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Canine Shopping Gets A Personal Touch With New AKC Shop

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the leading advocate for dogs, is pleased to announce a new online shopping experience with the launch of The AKC® Shop. The online store features products that leverage the AKC’s extensive knowledge in dog breeds, health & training.  In addition to traditional products to best suit dogs’ individual needs, the… read more

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Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards

The American Kennel Club® (AKC) is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 AKC® Lifetime Achievement Awards: Patricia W. Laurans (Conformation), Elizabeth (Tibby) Chase (Companion Events) and Jim Campbell (Performance). The Awards, created by AKC President Dennis Sprung, are presented in recognition of exceptional participation and achievement within the dog fancy. The finalists and… read more

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2017 New York Academy of Art Contest Winner Captures A “Vibrant City Stroll”

New York, NY- Winning artist Kathryn Swenson wanted to create a cosmopolitan look at urban canine diversity when she created “Vibrant City Stroll” for the 2017 New York Academy of Art contest. The winning artwork, a watercolor and graphite depicting multiple breeds out for a leashed walk, will represent the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club… read more

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Flesh-Eating Parasite Infestation in Florida Threatening Pets,Wildlife

A parasite not seen in the United States for three decades is raising alarm in Florida after the U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed an infestation and a state of agricultural emergency in Monroe Country. The New World screwworm (Cochliomyia hominivorax) threatens both wildlife and pets—and it can even affect humans. What Is Screwworm Infestation?… read more

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Congressional Veterinarians Introduce Resolution Honoring Purebred Dogs

New York, NY – U.S. Congressmen and veterinarians Ted Yoho [R-FL-3] and Kurt Schrader [D-OR-5] have joined forces across the aisle to introduce a Congressional Resolution in support of National Purebred Dog Day.  The resolution, H. Con Res. 170, highlights the crucial role that purebred dogs and breeders of purebred dogs have played in United… read more

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The American Kennel Club & Royal Canin Bring Nation’s Largest Canine Extravaganza To Orlando

– Fun-filled Dog Event Formerly Known As Celebrate Dogs – New York, NY (Oct. 18, 2016) — Canine Extravaganza, the nation’s largest celebration of dogs, returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s West Building this December 17th and 18th with exciting elements for all dog lovers.  Tickets are on sale this week. Formerly known as Celebrate Dogs! and presented by the… read more

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Top Reasons WKC Entries are Returned: Don’t make these common mistakes

Every year, Fanciers who have been waiting to have an eligible dog they considered worthy of exhibiting at Westminster find notices in their mailboxes advising them their entry is being returned. Without fail, exhibitors who have been successfully completing entry forms every week for shows for years, do and/or forget something simple that makes their… read more

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AKC Announces 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Finalists

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award finalists in the categories of Conformation, Companion Events and Performance Events. The Awards, created and first awarded in 1999, are presented in recognition of exceptional participation and achievement within the dog fancy. The finalists chosen, based on… read more

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A Special Report from AKC Chairman Ron Menaker: AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin – Bigger and Better Than Ever

As time marches into autumn, the new season signals the thrilling culmination of another wonderful year in the sport of dogs. We mark the occasion with an event like no other: The AKC National Championship. Now in its 16th year, our National Championship show will be held this December 17th and 18th in Orlando, Florida,… read more

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