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International Agility Teams, plus Politics, Religion and Dogs
Two separate teams were recently selected to represent the United States in international agility competition. DFR Blogger Kayla Bertagnolli presents the talented dog-and-handler duos that will be traveling to South Africa and Belgium this year. Meet this year’s representatives, including the first-ever mother-daughter teammates.

Blogger-in-Chief Billy Wheeler takes a look at the recent Internal Revenue Service scandal and draws comparisons with the dog world. Scandals are nothing new in our nation’s capitol, of course, especially among those groups seeking tax-exempt status. Follow Billy as he considers the connection between politics and the religious fervor of the so-called “humane societies.”

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International Agility Teams Announced
By Kayla Bertagnolli

The results are in, and this year for the first time, at what is now called ITT – short for International Team Tryouts – not one but two separate U.S. teams were chosen for two separate agility competitions. The event has been called the World Team Tryouts, or WTT, in the past. This year’s ITT included competitions for both the FCI World Agility Championships and European Open with tryouts taking place on the same courses. more

Politics, Religion and Dogs
By Billy Wheeler

Generally speaking, I adhere to my Momma’s advice to never discuss my politics or religion, but when they cross paths with my world of dogs, I just can’t resist. No, I am not going to get into that whole “Do dogs go to heaven?” question (answered definitively here), but today’s political headlines have collided with the world I live in. more

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