Shelters & Rescues Succeed in Changing Dog Ownership Law

Washington D.C. In a bold move, Congress announced today that dog ownership would now be truly transitive. Having given up on the Animal Rights Agenda that all animals are to be returned to the wild, Congress, has sensitively authored and passed new rules for ownership. A bi-partisan supported bill “SB20160401 Dog Ownership for All” passed… read more

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New in the GR Toolbox: 2015 State Economic Impact of Dog Show Statistics

AKC Government Relations now has information available on the economic impact of dog shows in each state in 2015.  This information, downloadable by state, helps demonstrate to legislators a tangible reason to support dog shows, fanciers and breeders.  To view this information, visit the Government Relations Toolbox and scroll down to “Economic Impact of Dog… read more


BVA ‘Shares Public Concern’ about Crufts

THE BRITISH Veterinary Association (BVA) says it is looking forward to hearing from the Kennel Club about certain ‘decisions’ made at Crufts. It says it shares the public’s concern and wants the KC to report on how it would be working with judges in the future. Senior figures in the BVA were reacting to the… read more


Just Nuisance! a South African Great Dane

We have all just returned from a whirlwind trip to South Africa… that’s me, Marc and our Miniature Smooth Dachshund, Alfie. That’s right, our dog went too! In fact if it hadn’t been for Alfie we would never have travelled to Cape Town. Back in 2003 I went on a holiday there with friends; we… read more


AKC Response to Recently Signed LGBT Law in NC

The American Kennel Club sent the Attorney General in North Carolina the following letter regarding the recently signed LGBT law in the state. The American Kennel Club also released this statement: “The American Kennel Club is deeply concerned about the recently signed LGBT Law. We do not support legislation that promotes discriminatory practices or exclusion of… read more

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As the Wheels Turn – Fanciers Offer a Helping Hand

In a world where hate and anger and outrage bubble just around every corner, the purebred dog community consistently comes through to help animals and people in this country. This isn’t just goody-two-shoes rhetoric. This is real. This starts with purebred dog rescues working tirelessly, supported and staffed by volunteers from parent clubs across the… read more


Canine Anesthesia: Special Considerations Based on Breed, Size, and Conformation

While it’s true that Yorkshire Terriers and Great Danes are members of the same species, they are hardly alike when it comes to anesthesia. There is no one size fits all anesthetic protocol for dogs, and veterinarians must amend what they do based on their patient’s breed, size, and conformation. Universal anesthetic strategies While it’s… read more


Smallbatch Pets Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Dog Duckbatch Sliders Due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk

Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog duckbatch sliders due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands… read more


The Rainbow Bridge Curse: Loving Dogs Into Dumbness

A well-known writer and behaviorist seeking a blurb send me a galley of his book to be published next year, it is a powerful, meticulously researched study of the intelligence of dogs (I am not permitted to quote from it or identify the author until it is published), and like almost every behaviorist, trainer and… read more


Fast Cat Becomes Newest AKC Event

Fast CAT, a timed 100-yard dash where a dog chases a lure, is the newest AKC event. The event is a fun and healthy activity for dogs and their owners, and is open to dogs that are at least 12 months of age and are individually registered or listed with the AKC. In competition, the dogs run… read more

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