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As the Wheels Turn – Flashback

“Many believe that these principles of sportsmanship are the prime reason why our sport has thrived for over one hundred years.” –AKC Code of Sportsmanship Author’s Note: Reprinted in tribute to a couple of shining stars in the professional handler system. Shea and Tiffany Skinner, Stanwood, Wash., are young people who I watched grow up,… read more

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A Primer on Canine Tetanus

Odds are really good that none of the dogs you’ll ever know will develop tetanus. So, why have I chosen to write about this disease? Blame it on Facebook (FB). For those of you who use FB, when I describe the vegetative trance one can enter while scrolling through a FB news feed, you know… read more

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Skunky McSkunkface: Skunk Spray Can be Lethal

Everyone knows about the hazards that skunk spray poses to your nostrils: a drive on a warm summer day is often ruined for a few minutes as you pass through a cloud left behind by some poor run-down skunk. For them, it’s a defense mechanism that is evolutionarily derived from those pesky glands that frame… read more

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World Dog Show 2016 Live Streaming!

The 2016 World Dog Show in Moscow, Russia will be broadcasting via live streaming video. The live streaming video will be available June 23rd through June 26th. The live streaming video include the Main Ring, as well as Rings 1 through 66.  Click Here  Click the middle box in the video for LIVE coverage

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1st in Line Grooming Products a Must Have for Your Tack Box!

As exhibitors, we are always in search of the best products for our dogs, the products that work “magic” and really make our dogs stand out in the show ring. I have found a product that I believe should be in every exhibitor’s tack box, and a couple of others to compliment it. But don’t take… read more

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CALIFORNIA: Committee to Consider Bill Allowing Strangers to Remove Dogs from Vehicles

The California Senate Public Safety Committee will hear Assembly Bill 797 which will allow private citizens to remove a companion animal from a vehicle if they believe that the animal is in imminent danger of suffering harm. Dog owners who reside or participate in events in California are encouraged to contact the Public Safety Committee or… read more

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World Show 2017 Moved to Germany – in November

THE WORLD Show 2017 has been moved to Germany – and on a different date, to avoid a clash with the European Winner Show in the Ukraine. This follows the news that the show could no longer be held in Ecuador due to the devastation caused by two earthquakes in April. The show will now… read more

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Double Handling Under the Microscope as KC Considers Sweeping Changes for GSDs

CHANGES to the German Shepherd’s Standard, a review of its high-profile breed veterinary check and measures to stop the practice of double handling are being considered by the Kennel Club. The KC’s ‘GSD review group’ – formed swiftly after Crufts when the GSD best of breed was heavily criticised for her movement and hyperactivity, is… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Handling Tips FAQ — Table Training

Summer Solstice has arrived. Long hours of daylight and bored kids. Dog shows around every corner in every state and nation. Time to tune up Fido, load the wagon and head for a fairgrounds near you. But, first, a refresher course. Last year we covered some basics. I’ve included the links to those columns at… read more

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Pumi Joins the Pack as American Kennel Club’s 190th Breed

New York – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, announced today that the Pumi has received full recognition, joining the AKC family as the 190th breed. “We’re thrilled to have the Pumi receive full AKC recognition,” said AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo.  “This lively, adorable dog makes a wonderful companion… read more

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