THE BASSET Hound is to be removed from the category three – high-profile – breeds list. It is to be transferred to the category two list of the Kennel Club’s Breed Watch system from January 1. The reclassification, which follows a recommendation from the KC’s Dog Health Group, means that Basset bests of… read more
As the Wheels Turn – What’s In It For Me?
This was the response from someone I know, like and respect tremendously when the topic of joining PHA arose recently. The reply from a mutual friend I thought was quite perceptive. “Not much,” she said, “honestly. It’s more about the sport.” There, in a nutshell, is the basis for so many conversations we have at… read more
National Dog Show Presented By Purina® Set For 15th Annual Special On NBC Following Macy’s Parade®
NBC’s Thanksgiving Day special, “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®,” will crown one of America’s great purebreds as its 2016 champion on Thanksgiving Day, bringing canine competition and family entertainment to America’s viewers for the 15th year. The holiday special (noon-2 p.m. in all time zones) follows the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® on NBC and is watched annually by a total… read more
AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin Draws Record Entry Numbers
The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin has drawn record entry numbers in its 16th year. An entry of 4,710 dogs will compete for the title of National Champion on December 17 and 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Combined with the other weekend events theAKC Agility Invitational, the AKC Obedience Classic, AKC National Owner-Handler… read more
Coughing, Coughing, Coughing, But Why?
It was like those Robitussin commercials where the wife can’t sleep because the husband is coughing, coughing, coughing. Except in this case, the coughing culprit was not the husband, but Portia de Rossi, a 10-year-old Bichon Frise. The effect, however, was the same: PdR’s parents could not get a peaceful night’s sleep. Eventually, dog-tired (yes,… read more
Congrats to all the Winners and Participants of Cynosport 2016
We had a great time last week at the 2016 Cynosport World Games in Scottsdale, AZ. Congratulations to all of our winners! Performance Grand Prix 8″ 1. Betsey Lynch and Wren 2. Daneen Fox and Zen 3. Daneen Fox and Stunner 12″ 1. Delaney Ratner and Jonesy 2. Robert Angel and Lane 3. Ian Owen… read more
Top 5 Dogs to Receive 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Invitations
MBF and Westminster Kennel Club have released the Top 5 Dogs of each breed who will be invited to enter the 141st Westminster Kennel club Dog show! All exhibitors wishing to submit entries for this Show may begin doing so now. Exhibitors of dogs invited do not need to wait to receive an invitation to enter…. read more
Celebrate the National Dog Show Presented by Purina® and the Holiday Season by Thanking Your Favorite Pooch to Benefit Canine Health Research
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of the National Dog Show Presented by Purina and the Thanksgiving holiday, Purina invites dog lovers across the world to share why they are thankful for their four-legged friends and how they show their thankfulness through its #DogThanking initiative. Johnny Weir Teams up with Purina Dog… read more
Say NO to Sago!
As a young kid I never thought I’d outgrow going to the toy store. But alas I was wrong. Little did I know that for me, stores like Best Buy and Lowes would replace Toys R Us. Instead of Star Wars action figures, I now buy Samsung washer dryer sets and attractive plants to spruce… read more
Congressioinal Canine Spotlight-Cocker Spaniel Serves as “Legislative Therapy Dog” On Capitol Hill
When you go to Capitol Hill, you expect to have meetings and to exchange business cards. If you stop by the Office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine, you may receive one for “Oliver – Spaniel and Statesman”. These cards (not paid for at taxpayer expense) have a photo of the office’s official “Legislative Therapy Dog” –… read more