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AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards First Research Grant Through the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium with the National Cancer Institute

In September, 2015, a group of clinicians and investigators in the fields of veterinary and human neuro-oncology, clinical trials, neuropathology, and drug development came together at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. This meeting served as the inaugural event launching a new consortium, the Comparative Brain Tumor Consortium (CBTC) focused on improving the… read more

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A Dog’s Nose: The Next Tool in Detecting Cancer?

Imagine being able to give a sample of your saliva, urine — or even your breath — to get tested for cancer. Believe it or not, an early cancer detection test that’s non-invasive, inexpensive, and safe could soon be a reality. How would this be possible? Through the power of a dog’s nose. Research has… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – 7 Deadly Sins

It’s hard for me to believe it’s been three years since I first spoke to Kayla and Leah about writing a column for their then still new online newsletter. I’ve watched the publication grow and change and bring a great deal of benefit to the sport. I am proud to say I’m part of that… read more

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Ovary-Sparing Spay Surgery (OSS)

My last blog focused on the boys, specifically canine vasectomy, a surgical technique for sterilizing male dogs without removal of their reproductive organs (testicles). Now, it’s time to talk about the girls! The corollary surgery in female dogs is called ovary-sparing spay (OSS). What exactly is ovary-sparing spay surgery? The canine spay surgery traditionally performed… read more

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A Profile of Competitor Nancy Tetrick and Her Rescued Dog Siobhan (Bonnie)

My little dog Siobhan AKA Bonnie is a Border Collie, or BC mix, that came to me via an animal shelter and Border Collie Rescue of Northern California. She had been brought in to the pound by animal control because her people had been taken to jail. She was two or three years old at… read more

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Congratulations to the Breeder of the Year by Sport Winners

The AKC wishes to acknowledge those individuals that have excelled at breeding dogs that have proven to be outstanding in AKC sports. The commitment to preserve, protect and improve a breedrepresents the very essence of the AKC. The AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport Award is given to those who have dedicated themselves to… read more

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COMMERCIAL BREEDERS ARE NOT THE ENEMY (or everything you never knew about professional kennels)

News Flash – Commercial Breeders are not the enemy for show/hobby breeders. They are also NOT “puppymills” as claimed by our true enemy, the animal “rights” cults. USDA LICENSED PROFESSlONAL breeders are NOT “puppymills”. There are currently only 1538 licensed professional breeders in the US. The number of licensed breeders in this country has been… read more

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2017 Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar at Penn Vet

We have expanded this year’s seminar to include not only Veterinary CE credits, but also AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T. CE credits! Cost if you pre-register is only $75, On-site $125 Registration cost includes breakfast and lunch Webinar session also offered 3/4/2017 When:Saturday, March 4, 2017 Sessions from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PMWhere: Map this event »… read more

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Breeders’ Competition Makes Welcome Return to Crufts

The Kennel Club Breeders’ Competition will take place at Crufts on Saturday 11th March 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham and be judged by Anne Macdonald, breeder of the Mabrooka Salukis. This event, sponsored by Eukanuba, was absent from Crufts 2016, but is making a welcome comeback at the show this year as a stand-alone competition… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Times, they are a’changin’

Soooooo, the Garden…. Westminster Kennel Club members work their collective butts off every year to make this an amazing event. I really, really feel badly for them. I get the impression they were truly blindsided by the failure of the new media package. Our most visible and treasured annual event was made a mockery by… read more

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