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Westminster 2016, From the Eyes of a Junior

My name is Karissa Grove. I am 14 years old and started showing dogs at the age of 9 years. I am a freshman at Elizabeth High School, in Elizabeth, Colorado. I am also a competitive gymnast, so I am not an every-weekend-kind-of-dog-show kid, and I don’t work for or with a handler; but I… read more

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New Protocol Gives Parvo Puppies a Fighting Chance When Owners Can’t Afford Hospitalization

Canine parvovirus is a serious and often fatal viral illness that most commonly affects puppies, though unvaccinated adult dogs can be infected as well. While treatment for parvovirus is available, it can be cost prohibitive for many families. Now, a new protocol developed at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital may help save “parvo… read more

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Zika Virus and Animals

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about Zika virus and animals. It’s great to see that people are thinking more broadly about infectious diseases (but it isn’t doing much for my productivity this week). To recap, Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus related to West Nile virus and dengue virus. Most people that are… read more

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Around the Dog World Looks Back at the ‘Greatest Dog Show on Earth’

THE LATEST episode of Around the Dog World is a big one! It features highlights of the world’s greatest dog show, Crufts 2016, and the Pawscars awards ceremony – the best part of five days spent at the NEC celebrating the very best, most successful and hard working exhibitors, breeders and judges who make this… read more

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Training Scheme for Judges being Developed by KC

A COMPETENCY-based training scheme for judges is in the process of being developed by the Kennel Club. It will begin with those aspiring to become a judge progressing through to awarding CCs, and judging groups and BIS. The move has been revealed by KC Board member Anne Macdonald in this month’s Kennel Gazette, who in… read more

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As The Wheels Turn – Living The Dream

“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” Flavia Weedn Having spent the last several days in the gambling mecca of Nevada, it strikes me that perhaps those of us who breed dogs and compete with them in various… read more

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Why I Think About Will Rogers Every Day…

American humorist Will Rogers once stated that in the 1930s, “When the Okies left Oklahoma and moved to California, they raised the average intelligence level in both states.” This quote, though obviously swathed with wit and sarcasm, has surprising applicability to several real world scenarios. The Will Rogers Phenomenon is used to explain what happens… read more

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Terry-All Kennel Club, Inc. April 8 – 10, 2016 Event will continue as planned

The Terry-All Kennel Club released the following statement regarding their shows held this coming weekend April 8-10: Thank you for entering our shows. Unfortunately, the Indoor Arena (dirt floor) building at the Adams County Fairgrounds has been condemned and is no longer available. A full-sided tent (with lights and electricity) will be made available for… read more

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Time Will Come

“Your time will come…” I’ve heard that a lot over the years. Even with my first dog, Flame when I was just eleven and twelve years old running around the Open ring literally praying for a Q in standard so we could start our MACH journey. I heard it when I started training Nike, when… read more

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California Boarding Kennel Bill Amended Again – Hearing April 4th

Senate Bill 945, which will establish standards of care for pet boarding facilities, has been amended again. Affected handlers, kennels and responsible dog owners and breeders who will be impacted should contact the author with concerns prior to the April 4th hearing.  You may read the amended language here. Senator Bill Monning  (Author, SB 945)… read more

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