GCHB CH Cordmaker Mister Blue Sky, a Puli known as “Preston” triumphed over nearly 5,000 dogs to earn a $50,000 cash prize and the title of Best in Show at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, held this weekend in Orlando, Fla. “Prestion,” owned by E. Charles & J. Beaudoin & L. Pitts… read more
Big Dogs Don’t Require a Heavier Hand
There is a common misconception that positive reinforcement training is appropriate only for some dogs, you know small dogs or soft dogs but that other dogs require the use of force. I hear people say that all dogs are different and that “no single method works for all dogs”, but the fact is that the… read more
Alan Kalter and Dr. Chris Lezotte Named 2016 AKC Breeders of the Year
Alan Kalter and Dr. Chris Lezotte were presented with the 2016 AKC Breeder of the Year award for their HappyLegs Bullmastiffs at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The annual award honors those breeders who have made an impact on their breed and dedicated their lives to improving… read more
Service Dogs of Virginia Celebrates Largest Graduating Class of 11 Dogs
Service Dogs of Virginia celebrated the graduation of 11 service dogs on Sunday, the largest graduating class since the organization’s founding in 2000. The organization trains three types of service dogs: physical assistance dogs, autism dogs, and diabetic alert dogs. The graduating ceremony for the Class of 2016 was held at Walker Upper Elementary School,… read more
Why do Animals have Moustaches with GPS?
When you walk in the dark, you may put your hands on the wall to guide you so you don’t stub your toe on it. That’s because human whiskers are pretty much useless except to help prevent sunburn and melanoma. In the animal kingdom, the far more sensitive whiskers called vibrissae provide in-the-moment benefits, such as… read more
Around the Dog World – Champions and Puppies 2016
This month’s Around the Dog World gives you the to experience at the UK’s highest quality canine competition. The the Dog World/Eukanuba Pup of the Year and Champion Stakes Final the dogs on show have had to qualify through classes of hundreds at championship shows throughout the year, meaning each qualifier has had their work… read more
KC Announcement Prompts Lafora Fears
A NEW Kennel Club decision regarding the registration of Dachshunds could lead to disease being introduced to two varieties, the breed council has warned. The KC has agreed to allow puppies of different coat types than their parents due to recessive genes to be included in the breed register to which their coat most closely… read more
As the Wheels Turn – Us vs Them and Words of Wisdom from Mother Goose
The Owner Handler versus Professional Handler conflict is a relatively recent phenomenon in our sport. It’s not something that was even an issue that came up 35 years ago when I was a kid, an “owner handler” and just getting started. I know I’ve addressed this topic in a number of ways and on a… read more
Why is My Dog Vomiting?
While it can be normal for dogs to vomit once or twice a year, vomiting on a more frequent basis is cause for concern. And, while it’s tempting to think that vomiting means that the problem is in the stomach, know that vomiting is a truly nonspecific symptom. There are literally dozens of different diseases,… read more
Barking with the stars!
Best In Show Daily’s Leah Bertagnolli sat down with David Frei to talk about the great success of Thanksgiving’s National Dog Show presented by Purina, and NBC / USA Network’s plans to extend the formula to a new venture, the Beverly Hills Dog Show presented by Purina next Easter. BISD: Wow, great ratings story, huge… read more