Boy Who Saved Pennies for Years Finally Gets His Diabetic-Alert Dog

Aiden Heath knows a thing or two about patience and determination. For years he’s been collecting and saving pennies to purchase a diabetic-alert dog. Aiden is eight-years-old and was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes four years ago. After learning about dogs who are trained to monitor glucose levels, Aiden began his project to save for… read more


As the Wheels Turn – Lonely Roads & Wandering Hands

One of the things we almost never talk about is the personal safety of our exhibitors. We are constantly On The Road Again, flying into strange cities, driving to new locations. Some of these journeys, and even show sites, are in sketchy areas, at best. A significant number of us are traveling alone through all… read more


Blood Glucose Curves Help Keep Diabetic Pets on the Straight and Narrow

Diabetes is not one of those diseases that you get to set it and forget it; it requires constant monitoring and evaluation of the insulin dose to give us control of the disease and decrease its symptom and side effects. After a few decades, people with unregulated (uncontrolled) diabetes tend to end up with retinal… read more


Top Reasons WKC Entries are Returned: Don’t make these common mistakes

Every year, Fanciers who have been waiting to have an eligible dog they considered worthy of exhibiting at Westminster find notices in their mailboxes advising them their entry is being returned. Without fail, exhibitors who have been successfully completing entry forms every week for shows for years, do and/or forget something simple that makes their… read more

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AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin Tickets on Sale and Premium List Available Now

New York, NY (September 28, 2016) –  Daytime and evening tickets are on sale now for the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, which returns to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center’s West Building this December 17th and 18th.  Simultaneously, the premium list is also available today to competitors.  Both tickets and premium list… read more

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Unlikely Breed Earning USDAA Titles

Zonda is the first Dogo Argentino to earn a USDAA title! We’ve all come across that one special dog that connects to our hearts and souls like no other dog before them. There are also standout dogs in any breed that not only exhibit their breed traits, but also have an amazing personality. Del Rio… read more

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Pinellas Co. Fl Proposed Ordinance Would Regulate a Person Who Sells One Litter as a “Pet Dealer”

The Pinellas County Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a public hearing and consider changes to the county animal ordinance at its October 11 meeting. Among other provisions of concern, the proposed ordinance would define a person who sells one litter of cats or dogs per year as “pet dealer” and require compliance with… read more

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Diseases We Shouldn’t See

Considering the horse’s signs could have been an example in a textbook for baby veterinarians, it took longer than I’m proud of to make the diagnosis. The filly stood stock stiff, drooling, wild-eyed, trembling, and sweating. She couldn’t eat, her heart rate was sky-high, and her distress was evident. It wasn’t until I went to… read more


Scottish Docking Ban Exemption Welcomed and Condemned

THE KENNEL Club and Scottish Kennel Club have welcomed the news that the outright ban on docking tails has been overturned in Scotland. Under new legislation announced yesterday and to be brought before Holyrood next year, vets will be able to shorten by a third the tails of spaniels and hunt, point and retrieve breeds… read more

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Club Celebrates Breed Name Change for Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

BREED enthusiasts are celebrating after hearing that the Kennel Club is to change the Greater Swiss Mountain Dog’s name.   From January 1 it will become the Great Swiss Mountain Dog, something breeders, owners, exhibitors and clubs have wanted for some time.   The breed was first recognised by the KC in 2008 and called… read more

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