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Cancer Therapies for Dogs May Speed the Development of New Treatments for Humans

In my favorite childhood photo, I’m sitting in a big laundry basket in a pile of lab mix puppies. They’re licking my face, pulling on my curls and I’m laughing with absolute joy. Dogs are good at teaching us to live in the moment. But did you know they also inform us about diseases we… read more

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Competitor Spotlight – Alice Reinkemeye

Growing up on her family farm in South Central Missouri, Alice Reinkemeyer is used to being around all types of animals. Her family has always had working dogs to help with the farm stock, but never considered agility competition until she and her family brought Sophie, a Golden-Doodle, home. In true breed fashion, Sophie is… read more

AKC Judge Opens Owner Handling Mentoring Program

DOG SHOW MENTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2016 Lee Whittier, Founder DogShowMentor@gmail.com 802.369.0380   PRESS RELEASE AKC judge opens owner-handler mentoring program October 30, 2016 Vancouver, WA – Many dog world insiders are lamenting the sad state of American Kennel Club dog shows, and while Judge Lee Whittier recognizes the issues, she also rejoices… read more

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What Would you Do With an Injured Stray? Part 1

It might seem, at first blush, like veterinarians would love this sort of thing: A busted little stray critter comes to you, and your best medical instincts kick in. You want go all out to save the animal, reuniting him with his loving family as a choir of heavenly angels sing and the afternoon light… read more

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Are You Ashamed to Admit to Being a Dog Breeder?

If so you aren’t alone. In the past 30 plus years, the relentless propaganda of the animal rights movement has presented dog breeders in a very negative light. They have brainwashed the public that there is a “pet overpopulation” and that every puppy bred by a breeder “kills” a shelter dog. Nothing could be further… read more

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Royal Canin Named the Official Sponsor of the AKC National Championship

The American Kennel Club is proud to announce that Royal Canin is now the official presenting sponsor of the nation’s biggest dog show, the AKC National Championship. The world’s largest purebred dog registry and Royal Canin, a leading global pet food company specializing in breed-specific nutrition, reached a multiyear agreement and will be renaming the… read more

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Italian Handler Suspended Over Dogs’ Deaths

THE PROFESSIONAL handler at the centre of a mystery surrounding 13 dogs’ deaths has been suspended by the Italian Kennel Club (ENCI). No more details have yet emerged about length of suspension or findings against Fabrizio Manni, but since the incident at the end of May rumours have abounded concerning how the dogs came to… read more

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English Toy Terriers and Cloning Jane Lilley!

The last of my poultry winged their way off to their new homes a few weeks back. I was sad to see them go and the field is now very quiet but the one good thing that has come out of it is that I am now free to attend dog shows again and last… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – The Words No One Wants to Hear — In Case of Emergency

None of us, really, want to consider our own or a loved one’s demise or destiny. It’s pretty much human nature to tell the Reaper to kiss off. Reality checks are invariably unsettling and often life changing. It was a pretty normal busy dog show Sunday, right up until I had a call from my… read more

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A Smart Phone Device Records Canine and Feline ECG’s (Electrocardiographs)

A decade or so ago, I never would have dreamed of running an ECG (electrocardiograph) on a dog or cat using my smartphone. When I learned this new technology exists, my response was “ Wow! Really?” A company called AliveCor has produced just such a product. Word on the street is that increasing numbers of… read more

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