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The Buzz about Pulik, plus a Legislative Update
It’s not a dog, it’s a Puli!” So goes the saying about the working sheepdog’s mystical relationship with the shepherds of the Eurasian Steppe. Ancient and agile, Hungary’s little herder is a natural athlete and a willing performer. Discover the many charms of this corded canine contortionist.

Senior Editor Christi McDonald reports on legislative activity in half a dozen U.S. states that address dog ownership. Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Wisconsin legislators continue to propose bills that reflect conflicting views of dogs in 21st-century America. Find out the details in Christi’s latest update.

Many of this year’s top show dogs are featured in their own beautiful mini-websites on Best In Show Daily. Simply click on a banner ad to see the dog’s up-to-date show history, plus a slide show of photos that reveals exactly why it’s a top dog.

Dan Sayers
Editor in Chief
Legislative Updates: ‘Breeder’ Bill Passes in N.C.
By Christi McDonald

Two weeks ago in my Legislative Updates, I wrote about North Carolina House Bill 956, designed to “regulate the ownership of aggressive dog breeds.” I failed, however, to tell readers about NC House Bill 930, which, according to AKC, “establishes an arbitrary definition of ‘large commercial dog breeder’ that would include individuals who own 10 or more female dogs regardless of whether they are actually breeding or selling dogs.” more

Breeder Buzzwords – The Puli
By Dan Sayers

In Hungarian Dog Breeds, published in 1977, authors Pál Sárkány and Imre Ócsag address the almost mystical relationship that has existed for centuries between the shepherd and his eager and intelligent sheepdogs: “A shepherd who took pride in his job would boast of his clever Puli, who was more than just a dog in his eyes.” more

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