Around the Dog World – Hound & Gundogs 2016

Last month saw three championship shows across one weekend and our cameras caught the very best of the action at two of them, Houndshow and National Gundog. From both shows there is extensive highlights from the Best in Show ring as well as glimpses at Best Puppies and Best Veteran from the group shows. And… read more


Rising Stars of the New Millenium (Part 1)

I hear a lot of folks decrying the woeful state of our sport populated, as I have been repeatedly assured by all-about-me millennials who never learned to work and requiring a participation ribbon for just showing up. I’ve even been known to mutter on this topic myself. Thus, it was with a bit of trepidation… read more


Tracheal Collapse: A Common Cause of Canine Coughing

“My dog can’t stop coughing, and I’m not getting any sleep!” What veterinarian hasn’t heard this complaint? Many different disorders cause coughing in dogs. One at the top of the list, particularly in smaller breeds, is a disease called tracheal collapse (aka, collapsing trachea). Normal tracheal anatomy and function The trachea is part of the… read more

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Palm Beach County (FL) Ordinance Would Strike Exemption for Hobby Breeders and Redefine “Pet Dealer”

On September 27, 2016, the Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing and final vote on proposed amendments to the animal control ordinance. The provisions of the ordinance will be applicable to all incorporated and unincorporated areas of Palm Beach County, unless a municipal exemption applies. Although the proposed ordinance includes… read more


AKC Canine Health Foundation Makes Strides in Tick-Borne Disease Research to Benefit Dogs

RALEIGH, N.C. (September 20, 2016) – The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent, treat and cure diseases in all dogs, is pleased to announce ongoing progress through its Tick-Borne Disease Initiative. Launched in February 2016, this comprehensive Initiative addresses important health concerns that include Lyme disease, bartonellosis, and… read more

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Working with a Deaf Dog in Agility

This week is National Deaf Dog Awareness Week. Learn more about training a deaf dog to compete with you in agility. Running a deaf dog in agility can be a blast, but it does take special training and handling techniques. While there are challenges, you will build your skills and have such fun. Here are a… read more

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The AKC and the Theriogenology Foundation Announce 2016 Companion Animal Residencies

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, the Theriogenology Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation announce that the recently established American Kennel Club/Theriogenology Foundation Companion Animal Residencies in Theriogenology have been renewed and expanded to four universities in 2016. The schools are The Ohio State University, University of Pennsylvania, North… read more


KC Identifies ‘Key Priority Breeds’ for New Health Project

THE KENNEL Club has identified a number of breeds as being the first to require support from its new Breed Health and Conservation Plans project. Those which have been flagged as ‘key priority breeds’ are: the Basset Hound, Bloodhound, Bulldog, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chow Chow, Clumber Spaniel, Dogue de Bordeaux, English Setter, French Bulldog,… read more


Defecting’ Judges Cause International Quarrel

THE RUSSIAN Kynological Federation is up in arms after banned judge Igor Vyguzov judged several breeds and group 9 at the European Dog Show, held in Belgium last month.   The RKF has written to the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) to ask for an explanation on what it feels to be the “disregard of FCI… read more


As the Wheels Turn – Being There for Our Pets—Part II

Last week, I noted that estate planning is really the process of planning for death and incapacity, and I suggested ways to provide for your pet in the event you were to become incapacitated or disabled (though, as we saw, a Power of Attorney could be equally useful if you abscond to Hawaii for an… read more

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