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Meet the Dogs Who Travel the World – and Learn the Incredible Reason Why

PART ONE: OSCAR Dogs are not allowed in the Trevi fountain. But Joanne Lefson never much cared for rules. After all, she was in Rome, and why shouldn’t her travel buddy, Oscar, get to sightsee, too? So while sitting among the romancing tourists on the side of the famed Baroque structure, Lefson made a wish,… read more

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Public Education, Support for Breeders is a Better Solution for Puerto Rico Dogs

The images are enough to break anyone’s heart – stray dogs roaming the street without proper food, water and basic needs; shelters overflowing with unwanted animals.  There is no question that something needs to be done.  The dogs – and the people of Puerto Rico – deserve better.But punishing those who responsibly own and breed… read more

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Possible Move to Germany for Next Year’s World Show

NEXT year’s World Dog Show will no longer take place in Ecuador. The venue could now be Germany, the country which received the second highest number of votes at the 2013 Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI) General Assembly. The kennel club in Ecuador (AERCAN) has told the FCI that it is unable to stage the event… read more

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Dutch KC Demands Welfare Action Before China Allowed to Hold World Show

IF DOG welfare in China does not improve it should not be allowed to stage the World Show in 2019, the Dutch kennel club believes. And if the China Kennel Union does not introduce a clear change in dog-friendly policies, a proposal to repeal the allocation of the show should be presented to the FCI’s… read more

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Bath Dog Show 2016 – Best in Show

At Bath championship dog show 2016 Steve Hall awarded Best in Show to the Pastoral group winner – Australian Shepherd Austin, Ch Hearthside Man Of Mystery at Dialynne.

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As the Wheels Turn – Peace, Love and a Favor for a Friend

“When I first started, I was amazed by the ‘trading favors’ system,” said a young handler friend this weekend. Her comment sort of startled me, and got me thinking about this unique and worthy tradition in the sport. “I mean, wait, what? You show my dog and I get paid? What’s that about? What other… read more

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Out of the Mouths of Animals…

Dogs and cats are frequently diagnosed with tumors of the oral cavity. This diverse group of cancers includes growths along the gingiva (gum), lips, tongue, tonsils, the bones and cartilage of the upper and lower jaws, and the structural components holding the teeth in place. The most common oral tumors in dogs are melanoma, squamous… read more

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Comfort Dogs Raise a Paw to Support Boston Once Again

In 2013, Michelle L’Heureux of Auburn, Maine, was standing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon when one of two homemade bombs exploded next to her. L’Heureux severe injuries to her arm and leg from the attacks, which ultimately killed three individuals and injured hundreds more. When she was finally ready to attempt walking again, two comfort dogs from the… read more

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Canadian Kennel Club Congratulates Trudeau Family on First Portuguese Water Dog

The Canadian Kennel Club congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family on their newest addition to the family, a Portuguese Water Dog named Kenzie. The breed is also a favourite with President Barack Obama, who has owned Portuguese Water Dogs since 2009. “This is the perfect breed for our Prime Minister and his Family,” said… read more

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Comfort Dogs Deployed to Orlando to Help Shooting Survivors

Gracie, a five-year-old Golden Retriever and comfort dog, is on her way to Orlando, Florida to help survivors of the shooting that occurred early Sunday morning. Gracie will be traveling from her home in Davenport, Iowa to Orlando to visit hospitals and local churches, offering love and comfort to those affected by this tragedy, News… read more

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