KC Identifies ‘Key Priority Breeds’ for New Health Project

THE KENNEL Club has identified a number of breeds as being the first to require support from its new Breed Health and Conservation Plans project. Those which have been flagged as ‘key priority breeds’ are: the Basset Hound, Bloodhound, Bulldog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chow Chow, Clumber Spaniel, Dogue de Bordeaux, English Setter, French Bulldog,… read more


Defecting’ Judges Cause International Quarrel

THE RUSSIAN Kynological Federation is up in arms after banned judge Igor Vyguzov judged several breeds and group 9 at the European Dog Show, held in Belgium last month.   The RKF has written to the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) to ask for an explanation on what it feels to be the “disregard of FCI… read more


As the Wheels Turn – Being There for Our Pets—Part II

Last week, I noted that estate planning is really the process of planning for death and incapacity, and I suggested ways to provide for your pet in the event you were to become incapacitated or disabled (though, as we saw, a Power of Attorney could be equally useful if you abscond to Hawaii for an… read more


What Would You Do With an Injured Stray? Part 2

Last week’s conundrum was the stray dog, who we’ve affectionately dubbed Big Bopper, in the hands of our capable Dr. Harbinger after the dog sustained injuries from being HBC (hit by car, in ER parlance), which is not nearly as bad as being HBW (hit by wombat – invariably fatal) or BEBZ (brain eaten by zombies). He… read more


The Small Dog Mafia (part 1)

In Part One on this article, we introduce the “Small Dog Mafia” from Northern California. Go to the USDAA Top 10 Standings for Gamblers in a given year (or better yet, Lifetime) and you will likely see several of the same names: Lisa White, Gail Mahood, Laura Hartwick, Arlene Watson, Deborah Ogg, gracing the C12/14/16… read more


Hero Dogs Of 9/11 Legacy

Ten years after the World Trade Center attack, the working dog community comes together to honor the dog teams that worked at Ground Zero.


The Legacy of 9/11 Dogs 15 Years Later

On first glance, this picture, from 2012, is one of unbearable sweetness, a true Awww moment. Two Golden Retrievers are standing together, one with a gray muzzle, the other a puppy, both wearing vests signifying that they are working dogs. The older dog is Bretagne, one of the heroes of Ground Zero. Nearly 15 years… read more

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New Mexico: Santa Fe County Public Hearing on Breeder, Sterilization, Tethering Laws on Sept. 13

The Santa Fe County is holding the first of two public hearings on Tuesday, September 13, on a proposal that would impact all dog owners residing or participating in events in the county. Those who reside or participate in events in the county are strongly encouraged to contact the committee, and if possible, attend the… read more

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Five Heroic Dogs Honored With AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence

The AKC Humane Fund Humane Fund is pleased to announce the winners of the 17th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence(ACE). These awards celebrate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly improved the lives of their owners and communities. One award is presented in each of the following five categories:Uniformed Service K-9, Service,… read more

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City of Birmingham 2016 – Best in Show

At the City of Birmingham championship dog show 2016 the schedule for Best in Show judge read the same name as it did two years ago. But unlike last time, Andrew Brace didn’t fall ill on the first day of the show and got to judge the seven finalist. His winner in the Best in… read more

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