Eukanuba/Dog World Pup of the Year Final 2015 – Video

It was a new look for the long established and prestigious competition, for the first time it was being run under the sponsorship of both Eukanuba and Dog World. Jean Lanning, the UK’s longest serving judge having first awarded CCs around 60 years ago, was the judge in 2015. Her winner was an extremely popular… read more

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Mrs H. Handley – Spicer of the Famous Copthorne Griffons

There are a whole host of great names and personalities in the history of pedigree dogs that I would have loved to have met. From James Hinks of Bull Terrier fame, Mr Rawdon B Lee (writer and exhibitor), Captain G A Graham (who resuscitated the Irish Wolfhound) through to Madam Rikovsky (Smooth Dachshund breeder after… read more


As the Wheels Turn – Education is the key — to everything

A few months ago we talked about brain-storming. The concept of throwing out ideas with no judgement and waiting to see what “stuck to the wall,” as they say. One of the fortunate rewards of that article was a fascinating conversation with Paul Lepiane, editor of Poodle Variety. He opened for me a whole new… read more


P is for Prostate

The prostate, and its associated problems, is one thing that connects dogs and their male owners. A recent lecture at the NYS Veterinary Conference at Cornell University addressed prostate conditions in dogs. Dr. Bruce Christensen DVM MS from the University of California at Davis started out by saying that 80% of intact male dogs over… read more

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Delta to Stop Accepting Pets as Checked Baggage

Delta will no longer accept pets as checked baggage, but will continue to transport allowable pets in all cabins of service except Delta One, effective March 1, 2016. Customers may also ship pets for travel within the United States as freight through Delta Cargo. One notable exception to this new policy: Members of the military… read more


A World Without the AKC?

It’s time to start thinking about a world without the American Kennel Club.  Unless the AKC matches the political machine in every state capital put there by the Humane Society of the United States, it’s only a matter of time until the great ship that is the AKC sinks below the waves. It is not… read more

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Perspectives – One Dog, or 100, All Dogs Deserve Kindness and Great Care

The American Kennel Club (AKC) is a not-for profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the advancement of purebred dogs as family companion and the health and wellbeing of all dogs. For more than 130 years, AKC has been recognized worldwide as the expert on purebred breeding and all aspects of responsible dog ownership. The AKC is… read more


Nancy Kay DVM – Two-For-One Holiday Book Sale

It is once again time for my two-for-one holiday book sale. Purchase Speaking for Spot or Your Dog’s Best Health and receive a second book for free. There’s no limit on quantity- purchase as many books as you like at this two-for-one price. The books you order will arrive all decked out in holiday wrapping… read more


15th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Draws Largest Entry in the History of the Event

Dogs from All 50 States and 27 Countries Will Vie for Best in Show NEW YORK, NY (November 13, 2015) – The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship has drawn record numbers in its 15th year. An entry of 4,670 dogs will compete for the title of National Champion on December 12 and 13, 2015 in Orlando, Florida…. read more

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Get to Know Donna Beadle of Eclipse Kennels

  An Interview with Donna Beadle of Eclipse Kennels.  Donna talks about her success in the breed, memorable wins, and Berger Picard breed traits. Where are you located? South of Minneapolis, MN What is your kennel’s slogan/motto/goal? To enhance and preserve the Berger Picard Breed How long have you been breeding & showing? 16 years… read more

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