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A New Years Resolution – Planning For Your Dogs

According to author Rennie Chamberlain, what your pet wants most is to be with you. At least that is true of her dog, so she created Your Pet Portfolio, a way to make your pet feel like you are there, even while it is in the care of others. Inside Your Pet Portfolio is a… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – New Year

The dawn of a New Year heralds excitement in the world of purebred dog enthusiasts, whether as a judge, breeder, owner or handler. New dogs on the horizon, new beauty to seek. I’m writing this final column for 2016 sitting on the floor with a dozen (yes, TWELVE) 3 1/2 week old GWP puppies curled… read more

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AKC Announces Breeder of The Year By Sport

New York, N.Y.-The American Kennel Club, the leading advocate for dogs, 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 breed represents the very essence of the AKC. The AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport… read more

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Dog Show Superintendents Association Holds Annual Meeting

(GREENSBORO, NC…) The Dog Show Superintendent’s Association (DSSA) annual meeting was held December 5, 2016 in Key West, FL. The following members were present: President Bob Christiansen, Dorie Crowe (MB-F Dog Shows); Secretary-Treasurer, Becky Sumner, Sheila Raymond (BaRay Event Services); Tyler Brudi (Roy Jones Dog Shows); Tim James, (Onofrio Dog Shows), and Ed Smizer (Rau… read more

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Why is My Veterinarian not Recommending Chemotherapy

The results of a study titled “Survey of UK-based veterinary surgeons’ opinions on the use of surgery and chemotherapy in the treatment of canine high-grade mast cell tumour, splenic haemangiosarcoma and appendicular osteosarcoma” were recently published. The study examined what percent of general veterinarians recommended chemotherapy for the three specific tumor types listed in the… read more

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Breeze Thru Agility Class Sports Olympic Gold!

A story of two teams – an Agility class and an Olympic rowing team. It’s not often that one gets to feel an Olympic Gold medal in their hand, all .8 pounds of it. Let alone hang it around their dog’s neck and best of all experience an actual connection to the Olympic athlete and… read more

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The Boerboel

Historically the Boerboel was developed as a general farm dog for the pioneers who began settling in South Africa in the 17th Century.  These dogs were often the first line of defense against predators.  Many old farmers told tales of the strength, agility and courage of the Boerboel.  The dangers and harsh environment allowed only… read more

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Board Sends HOD a Policy on Responsible Pet Breeding

​Proposal addresses inherited disorders in companion animals When the regular winter session of the AVMA House of Delegates convenes Jan. 13-14 in Chicago, one of the items delegates will consider adopting is a proposed policy stating the Association’s opposition to breeding dogs, cats, and other companion animals with heritable traits that negatively impact the animal’s… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Coming Home and the Puppy’s 12 Days of Christmas

“Crossing the Douglas County line on I-5 southbound in southern Oregon… for 30 years has meant coming home for the holidays. And for most of those years I have done just that. Whether I was going home to my parent’s house from college, my grandmother’s house, my father’s house or even, now, my house, one… read more

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Holiday Gluttony

This week marks the start of that magical time of year — full of bright hopes and dashed expectations. To help maintain your holiday glow, I want to share some of the holiday hazards that can cause you unneeded stress and trips to the veterinary emergency room. After all, there’s just no fun in the… read more

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