American Kennel Club Launches “I Am A Breeder” Video Series

New York –   The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced today the launch of the brand new “I Am a Breeder” video series.  The series is aimed at promoting responsible breeders and the love they have for their dogs to the general public. “Responsible dog breeders have a depth of knowledge and a level of… read more


FDA Provides Update on Jerky Pet Treat Investigation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today updated its ongoing investigation into pet illnesses and deaths in animals that ate jerky pet treats. This update includes the latest information about complaints of illnesses, test findings, and measures taken by the agency to identify the cause of the illnesses and deaths. Reported cases have been on… read more

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Breeder Bulletin – Jennifer Kofron, Sun Devil Curlies

Jennifer Kofron, Sun Devil Curlies An interview with Jennifer Kofron. Jennifer talks about her success in the breed, how form to function is key, and her recent trip to Australia. Where are you located? We are located in Brighton, Wisconsin. A small, rural town in Western Kenosha County. What is your kennel’s slogan/motto/goal? I always… read more


Responsible Breeders Reach Out With a Positive Approach to Fight Anti-Breeder Sentiment

As a dog trainer and an instructor for puppy socialization classes, I can’t help but notice that almost all of the purebred puppies I see (and many popular purposely-bred mixes) are not from good local breeders but were purchased through the Internet. It’s actually quite astonishing: On a whim, anyone can Google a breed, click… read more

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Do You Know a Canine Hero? Nominate a Dog for an AKC Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence!

New York, NY – To celebrate the dogs who do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane FundSM is seeking YOUR nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE).  Nominations are now open and winners will be announced in Fall 2016.    Each year, the AKC Humane Fund pays tribute… read more


Black and Floppy Eared Samoyeds

Once again this weekend saw us on our usual ‘house-hunting’ expedition along the south coast ofDevon. For lunch we stopped into the dog friendly Visto Lounge and ordered their Thai green curry. As the weather was unusually clement we decided to sit outside and soon a couple (accompanied by a gorgeous Samoyed) claimed the next… read more


Russian Kennel Club Appoints Acting Chairman for World Show – Observations by Bo Bengtson & Ekaterina Domogatskaya

THE RUSSIAN Kennel Federation (RKF) has appointed Leonid Tyagachev as acting chairman of its World Dog Show organising committee. Mr Tyagachev’s credentials include being honorary president of the Russian Olympic Committee, member of the organising committee’s supervisory board for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, a senator and an experienced professional in managing big events…. read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Ribbons

Winning is not success. They are not synonymous in this sport and you are going to be disappointed if that is what you believe. — Bryce Richardson, “Taking the Long Spot” This was actually written by a young man about riding horses over jumps, but it is as applicable in the dog fancy as it… read more

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AKC Canine Health Foundation Awards Six New Grants to Study Epilepsy and Reproductive Diseases in Dogs

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent, treat and cure diseases in all dogs, announces six new grants have been awarded in the areas of canine epilepsy and canine reproductive disease. Four grants were awarded through CHF’s Epilepsy Initiative which aims to better understand the physiologic and genetic… read more


UC Davis Neurologists Help Dog Regain Mobility

Leah, a 4-year-old female border collie, got loose from her owner and went missing for the night. When a local veterinary facility found her the next day, they immediately called her owner and informed her of Leah’s injury – a facial laceration that they suspected was the result of a deer kick. Otherwise, she was… read more

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