Posts with tag Best in Show Daily


Liver Disease in Dogs: Part I

The liver is an amazingly complex organ and is responsible for multiple functions in the body, all of which are vital for good health. Such multi-tasking means that there are a number of things that can go awry. It’s not surprising then that canine liver disease is so common. The liver happens to be remarkably… 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


Out of the Mouths of Animals…

Dogs and cats are frequently diagnosed with tumors of the oral cavity. This diverse group of cancers includes growths along the gingiva (gum), lips, tongue, tonsils, the bones and cartilage of the upper and lower jaws, and the structural components holding the teeth in place. The most common oral tumors in dogs are melanoma, squamous… read more


Achieving Goals with Dreams, Focus & Occasionally Letting Go

“Set a goal so big you can’t achieve it until you grow into the person who can.” -unknown I was told many years ago by a friend that the reason I hadn’t reached my goals yet was because I wanted them too much. That I was too focused. I needed to forget about it, to… read more


When Cancer Hurts, but Only Part of the Time…

People readily associate a diagnosis of cancer with severe adverse clinical signs. I’m not speaking of the effects of chemotherapy or radiation; rather I’m referring to the decline in a patient’s quality of life occurring secondary to progression of disease. Regardless of whether the patient is a human or an animal, we’re equally capable of… read more


Live Television Broadcast Of The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Moves To Fox Sports 1 In A 10-Year Agreement

Starting in February 2017, the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be broadcast live in primetime on FOX Sports 1 from New York City’s Madison Square Garden culminating in Tuesday night’s Best in Show competition. Nat Geo WILD and FOX Sports digital platforms will provide additional coverage, carrying daytime breed judging from Piers… read more

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The Earliest Toy Spaniels

IT IS QUITE incredible the role ‘coincidence’ plays in the work of the canine journalist. Last week I stumbled upon an old Victorian plate that depicted three King Charles Spaniels, two of the ‘new’ type and one of the old. I had planned to feature it in this week’s blog and ask readers some questions… read more


The American Kennel Club Expands Breeder Education Program

New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Breeder Education platform to include new courses and materials.  With Royal Canin USA as the sponsor, the AKC continues its long-standing commitment to advance the health and welfare of all dogs by creating one of the world’s foremost… read more


Colorado Holding Rescue Transports Accountable

Colorado showing leadership. With tens of thousands of dogs being imported into Colorado by rescues each year — and a corresponding increase in diseases and illnesses — a well-known rescue transporter has been asked by the Department of Agriculture’s Pet Animal Care and Facilities Act to get a pet handler’s’ license. This is something that adds a layer of… read more


Penn Vet to Host Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar Featuring NIH Distinguished Investigator Dr. Elaine Ostrander

Philadelphia, PA] – Genetics play an increasingly important role in the advancement of canine health. The Canine Breeder Excellence Seminar, sponsored by Penn Vet and the Theriogenology Foundation, gives breeders the opportunity to learn from top experts in canine health. The seminar will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 8:00am-5:30pm at Penn Vet’s… read more

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