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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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81-Year-Old Agility Competitor Defies Stereotypes In The Ring

Athleticism and age tend to be combative traits and polarized positions for most. But when it comes to 81-year-old Marge Yonda, you can throw the book away. A mother of five, grandmother of 11 and great-grandmother of one, she has mimicked the Energizer Bunny while segueing from marathon running to American Kennel Club agility competition… read more

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How We Must Change as Breeders and Why – A Football Field of Dogs

OK, sports fans, imagine standing on the 50-yard line and looking at an entire football field full of Cardigan Corgis. Thousands of dogs, representing the entire worldwide population of the breed. It is your job to get the breed from this football field to the next field, the field twenty years from now. You can… read more

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