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The American Kennel Club Launches A Breeder Centric Slogan

Organization continues commitment to supporting Responsible Breeders New York, NY- The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading authority and advocate for dogs, continues to promote its 133-year mission and support of breeders with  the launch of a brand new breeder-focused slogan “Healthy Happy Puppies Start with Me and AKC.”… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Garden Prequel

I’ve been talking to all kinds of people about Westminster Kennel Club the last few weeks. Everybody has a story. Some are inspiring, some are terrifying, some are hysterical. Personally, I was a Garden “virgin” until my late 20s. My parents flat refused to go and/or send me and after that I was much too… read more

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Blood Purification Process Saves Anemic Dog

Bella, a 5-year-old female pit bull terrier, was acting lethargic a few months ago and then produced dark urine and was icteric (jaundice-like). Her owner Carol, a veterinarian and UC Davis alum, knew something was wrong and ran blood tests on Bella. The tests indicated extremely low red blood cell (RBC) counts, and Carol suspected… read more

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Evanger’s Voluntarily Recalls Hunk of Beef Because Of Pentobarbital Exposure in one Batch of Food

Out of an abundance of caution, Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food of Wheeling, IL is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Hunk of Beef product because of a potential contaminant Pentobarbital, which was detected in one lot of Hunk of Beef Au Jus.Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such… read more

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Three Generations of Champions

There’s an old saying that goes, “A family that plays together, stays together.” The intentions of this adage obviously was meant to be about humans and for humans, but for a group of Beagle-loving USDAA competitors, this saying holds true for them too. This “family” consists of Jan Weiher and Hootie, Diane Dittrich and Timber… read more

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Independent Investigative Report on “A Dog’s Purpose” Finds Edited Video Mischaracterized What Happened on the Set

Report Finds that No Animals Were Harmed in the Making of the Film WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, February 3, 2017 — An independent, third-party investigation conducted by a respected animal cruelty expert into the treatment of animals in the filming of “A Dog’s Purpose” concluded that an edited video given to the gossip site TMZ… read more

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Dog Breeders Should Be More Gay

The dog world lost a dear friend and one of its most passionate fighters today. A frequent contributor to BISD, Jay Kitchener was a giant among us. His tireless efforts on behalf of his passion and ours, particularly in his home state of Maine, were unparalleled. His work on social media was a thing of beauty, taking on… read more

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Drugs Anyone?

Accusations sometimes fly at dog events. “Clearly THAT dog was drugged!” Before you make such an accusation, think about other possibilities. Yes, that dog is much calmer than the last time you saw it. Could it be maturity? A new handler who has stricter guidelines for behavior? Maybe the dog did a 3 mile run… read more

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American Kennel Club Honors GA Senator Bill Heath with Legislator of the Year Award

Atlanta, GA – The American Kennel Club (AKC) honored Georgia Senator Bill Heath with the AKC Legislator of the Year Award on January 12, 2017 in recognition of his dedication to protecting the wellbeing of dogs and the rights of responsible dog owners and sportsmen. The AKC Legislator of the Year award honors legislators who demonstrate… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – What is a breeder?

As I send off the last of a dozen GWP puppies, this weighs on my mind. A breeder is someone who spends hours and days and months and years planning a litter of puppies. This person doesn’t just breed what’s handy or the flavor of the month. This person has a long range plan that… read more

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