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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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YKC Members Bring Home Medals at First Junior Agility Championship

YOUNG Kennel Club (YKC) members representing Team GB took home two overall bronze medals after competing in the European Open Junior Agility Championships in Slovakia for the first time. Team GB Red – Belle Howlett and Leia, Sammy Pegg with Blaze, Adam Stretton and Jet and Daniel Croxford with Briar – won bronze in the… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Who Is Your Mentor?

I was recently asked this question by Pat Trotter for a Dog News “10 questions” profile. My automatic response was, my mom. She is the one who taught me how to *act* as a breeder… Stand behind your dogs, treat people fairly, make your puppy buyers part of your family. My Mom! My first Mentor…. read more

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Vaccine Antibody Titers: Are They a Good Choice for Your Dog?

Perhaps you know a little bit about antibody titers (aka, vaccine titers, vaccine serology, and titer testing), but find the topic to be confusing. Rest assured, you are in good company. The topic is somewhat complicated, and recommendations as to how to use antibody titers vary widely. Until relatively recently, antibody titer testing was quite… read more

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Purina Farms Opens “Better with Pets,” an Interactive and Inspirational Exhibit Exploring Life with Dogs and Cats

Why is life better when shared with a pet? Purina invites pet lovers to find out through a new exhibit, titled “Better with Pets” – Discover Life with Dogs and Cats, now open at the Purina Farms Visitor Center (PurinaFarms.com) in Gray Summit, Missouri. A family-friendly attraction designed specifically for pet lovers, Purina Farms brings… read more

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See The Amazing Place Where City Dogs Can Test Their Natural Herding Instincts

There is a lot to think about at Ewe-topia. Keeping focused, maintaining control and following instructor Joe Kapelos’ directions. If you’re a city dog owner like me with an energetic Velcro-mate like Maggie (a 5-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi), this 10-acre slice of heaven in Roy, Washington, southwest of Tacoma, is paradise. For Maggie, Ewe-topia is… read more

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Olympic Kennel Club – Show Layout Changes

The Olympic Kennel Club has announced some significant changes to their Show and associated specialty shows on August 18th through 21st – 2016 In Advance of the Show the Club would like to thank you for your understanding and flexibility concerning this significant rearrangement of the show grounds For full information and layout changes please… read more

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The Greatest Poodle Show on Earth

From the pages of BISD Digital Magazine June/July Poodle Club of America, otherwise known as the “greatest poodle show on earth” is an event that I look forward to every year. I say, “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” because, well, just like Christmas it really is a worldwide poodle holiday. Never do… read more

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