National Dog Show Presented By Purina® Set For 15th Annual Special On NBC Following Macy’s Parade®

NBC’s Thanksgiving Day special, “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®,” will crown one of America’s great purebreds as its 2016 champion on Thanksgiving Day, bringing canine competition and family entertainment to America’s viewers for the 15th year. The holiday special (noon-2 p.m. in all time zones) follows the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® on NBC and is watched annually by a total… read more


AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin Draws Record Entry Numbers

The AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin has drawn record entry numbers in its 16th year. An entry of 4,710 dogs will compete for the title of National Champion on December 17 and 18, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Combined with the other weekend events theAKC Agility Invitational, the AKC Obedience Classic, AKC National Owner-Handler… read more

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Coughing, Coughing, Coughing, But Why?

It was like those Robitussin commercials where the wife can’t sleep because the husband is coughing, coughing, coughing. Except in this case, the coughing culprit was not the husband, but Portia de Rossi, a 10-year-old Bichon Frise. The effect, however, was the same: PdR’s parents could not get a peaceful night’s sleep. Eventually, dog-tired (yes,… read more

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Congrats to all the Winners and Participants of Cynosport 2016

We had a great time last week at the 2016 Cynosport World Games in Scottsdale, AZ. Congratulations to all of our winners! Performance Grand Prix 8″ 1. Betsey Lynch and Wren 2. Daneen Fox and Zen 3. Daneen Fox and Stunner 12″ 1. Delaney Ratner and Jonesy 2. Robert Angel and Lane 3. Ian Owen… read more


Top 5 Dogs to Receive 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Invitations

MBF and Westminster Kennel Club have released the Top 5 Dogs of each breed who will be invited to enter the 141st Westminster Kennel club Dog show! All exhibitors wishing to submit entries for this Show may begin doing so now. Exhibitors of dogs invited do not need to wait to receive an invitation to enter…. read more


Celebrate the National Dog Show Presented by Purina® and the Holiday Season by Thanking Your Favorite Pooch to Benefit Canine Health Research

 ST. LOUIS, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — In celebration of the National Dog Show Presented by Purina and the Thanksgiving holiday, Purina invites dog lovers across the world to share why they are thankful for their four-legged friends and how they show their thankfulness through its #DogThanking initiative. Johnny Weir Teams up with Purina   Dog… read more

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Say NO to Sago!

As a young kid I never thought I’d outgrow going to the toy store. But alas I was wrong. Little did I know that for me, stores like Best Buy and Lowes would replace Toys R Us. Instead of Star Wars action figures, I now buy Samsung washer dryer sets and attractive plants to spruce… read more


Congressioinal Canine Spotlight-Cocker Spaniel Serves as “Legislative Therapy Dog” On Capitol Hill

When you go to Capitol Hill, you expect to have meetings and to exchange business cards.  If you stop by the Office of Congressman Jim Bridenstine, you may receive one for “Oliver – Spaniel and Statesman”.  These cards (not paid for at taxpayer expense) have a photo of the office’s official “Legislative Therapy Dog” –… read more

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Chepstow Plan Approved at KC SGM

Chepstow, FCI judges and crossbreeds discussed at KC SGM A NEW £2.72m canine activity centre at Chepstow Racecourse was approved by Kennel Club members at this week’s special meeting.    A total of 287 votes were cast in favour, 163 against and there were 31 abstentions.    It will be shared by the racecourse’s owner,… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – What is Your Personal Best?

I have learned, the hard way, that nearly everything in life boils down to one simple maxim: “All you can do is the very best you can do with what you have to work with…” This grammatically challenged one-liner serves as a reminder to myself or others, nearly every day. It applies to dogs, relationships,… read more

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