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Outfoxing the Foxtail

Folks who live in the strange lands where rain falls year round may not have met this diabolical tool of evil, but for those of us living in the lands of gold(en brown), foxtails are a summertime menace. This harmless appearing plant awn looks like the lovechild of a Victorian fan and a Robin Hood… read more

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New Test for Shar-Pei Breed: Cornell’s AHDC First in Nation to Provide the Diagnostic

ITHACA—A new test for a serious disease affecting the Chinese Shar-Pei dog breed will soon be available at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC). The new capability is made possible by a gift from the Chinese Shar-Pei Charitable Trust, which has donated $50,000 toward the purchase of advanced testing… read more

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GSDs Can No Longer be Stacked, says KC

GERMAN Shepherds must no longer be stacked in the ring and instead shown free standing on a loose lead only. This is one of the new set of rules imposed by the Kennel Club for the showing and judging of the breed. Yesterday it announced that it was taking strong moves to tackle the issues… read more

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Around the Dog World – Scottish Kennel Club, Agility & Obedience

Watch the FULL Around the Dog World from Scottish Kennel Club 2016 here. At the biggest dog show in Scotland the Around the Dog World team were very busy indeed! As a representative show Scottish Kennel Club schedules classes for all recognised breeds in the UK, and play host to championship Obedience and Agility competitions…. read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Dogs First, Always!

I so, so desperately wish our lead story on Monday was not about dead dogs due to an AC outage in a professional handler’s truck. Somebody asked me “how would you feel if it happened to you?” My reply was I have worked for 20+ years with one primary goal: to never find out. I… read more

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When You Can’t Make Up Your Mind

During nearly every consultation, there comes a time where pet owners must make the decision whether to pursue chemotherapy or not. While a small number of people arrive assured that they will treat their pets, more frequently owners arrive with an open mind to the available options, searching for all possible choices before moving forward…. read more

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14 Dogs Die in Roseland When Truck’s Air Conditioning Fails

Editors note:  We understand the gravity and sorrow surrounding the tragedy at the Roseland Shows. The investigation is under way and there is not yet a clear fact pattern to make any determinations yet. We send our condolences to the owners of the dogs and their handler. The Humane Society of St. Joseph County is… read more

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New APHIS Web Site Makes it Easier to Understand international Pet Travel Requirement

Yesterday, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service launched a new web site intended to help international travelers easily determine travel requirements for pets.  The site, called APHIS Pet Travel, provides up-to-date information and import requirements for over 130 countries and territories, including required time frames for obtaining a health certificate, updating vaccinations, diagnostic… read more

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Rocky Mountain Cluster Dismantled

A staple on the dog show calendar for the intermountain region since 1985, the five day cluster of specialties and all-breed shows in mid-February at the National Western Stock Show Complex will cease to exist in 2017. From the Colorado Kennel Club website:  “An open Letter to exhibitors: The decision to discontinue the Rocky Mountain… read more

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Crufts to Host Eukanuba World Challenge

CRUFTS is to host the tenth anniversary Eukanuba World Challenge next year. The opening ceremony and semi-final will take place in the Arena on Thursday at 5.30pm before the terrier and hound groups, and the final will be in the Arena on Friday at the same time before the utility and toy groups. The event… read more

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