AKC Announces Recipients of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club® (AKC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 AKC® Lifetime Achievement Awards: Patti L. Strand (Conformation), John Cox (Companion Events) and John Russell (Performance). The Awards, first created and awarded in 1999, are presented in recognition of exceptional participation and achievement within the dog fancy…. read more


Should We Ban Dog Breeding until Every Dog Shelter Empties?

    FORT WORTH, TX, October 22, 2015 –The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates that 3.9 million dogs enter community animal shelters every year in the United States. Some shelter dogs are returned to their owners, some are turned over to rescue groups, and some are adopted out. However, ASPCA estimates that 1.2… read more


Five Heroic Dogs Honored With AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE)

New York, NY – The AKC® Humane Fund has announced the winners of the 16th annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). These awards commemorate five loyal, hard-working dogs that have significantly impacted the lives of their owners and people in their communities. One award is presented in each of the following five… read more

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Why Pet Shop Laws Affect You

Most breeders don’t think of themselves as having much in common with retail pet stores. But many anti-breeder extremists already consider you one, and a slew of legislation now appearing in dozens of communities across the country defines just about  anyone who  breeds or sells a dog as a retail pet store. Throughout the country,… read more

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It’s All Been Done Before!

Caught an interesting segment on This Morning yesterday – and it’s not often one can say that! It was a feature on the country’s most expensive puppies and it saw the programme’s resident pup, Clover, joined by four Phu Quoc Ridgebacks. Catherine Lane, their breeder claimed that she was the first European to breed the… read more

Jack Russell Terrier Club Opposed to KC Registration

MORE information will be released soon explaining the registration process for Jack Russell. The KC said this week that an announcement would be made ‘in due course’. As DOG WORLD reported last week, the breed is to be recognised by the KC next year, with an interim breed Standard published on April 1. It is… read more

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The American Kennel Club Announces Decision to Maintain Operations in North Carolina and NY Metropolitan Area

New York, NY-New York, NY- Ronald H. Menaker, Chairman of The American Kennel Club (The AKC®), announced that the Board of Directors concluded, at their October 19th and 20th meeting, to narrow the search for future AKC offices to two locations. The operational facility will be in the Research Triangle area of Raleigh, North Carolina… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – When a Plan Comes Together (or Doesn't)

One of a handler’s most important jobs is laying out a game plan for our charges. Setting goals with the owners and creating a plan to achieve them. The route to our final destination may have to be adjusted along the way. Sometimes it works. Other times, it doesn’t. Knowing what judges like what dogs…. read more

Lung Tumors in Pets

Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not counting skin cancer). In men, prostate cancer is more common, while in women breast cancer is more common. Lung cancer accounts for just over 25 percent of all human cancer deaths and is the leading cause of cancer death among both… read more

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Michgan Committee to Discuss Shelter, Possible Breeder Regulations on 10/21

The Michigan House Regulatory Reform Committee is scheduled to take public testimony on Wednesday, October 21, on a bill that as introduced creates numerous new regulations regarding shelter intake and release of dogs and cats.  The agenda for the hearing also indicates that the bill may include provisions “to include large-scale commercial dog breeders.” Summary:… read more

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