Posts with tag Bulldog

Breeder Buzzwords – The Bulldog

The Bulldog, a British original that is the foundation of so many modern breeds, has come to symbolize the United Kingdom as well as that island nation’s most celebrated prime minister, Winston Churchill. No other breed of dog can lay claim to an identity so strongly associated with an empire and its most celebrated wartime… read more

Many people purchase – or rescue – a puppy as a precursor to parenthood. Photo by Stephanie Swartz/Dreamstime.

Pooch Popularity: Babies, Buddies and Bodyguards

The AKC dog registration statistics for 2012 represent 175 breeds and varieties of purebred dogs, ranked in order of popularity from most registered (Labrador Retriever) to least (English Foxhound). Although the nation’s oldest purebred dog registry no longer publishes figures for the total number of dogs and litters registered, its latest list still makes it… read more


The Health Tests at Crufts: Part II

Bo Bengtson continues his conversation with Ronnie Irving, former chairman of the Kennel Club in England and the man behind the controversial “Health Test” concept. Bo Bengtson: I understand that health tests were performed at other shows during 2012. How many were there, how many dogs have been tested, and what percentage passed-failed? Ronnie Irving:… read more

The Health Tests at Crufts: Part I

Bo Bengtson is in Birmingham, England where he asks some questions of Ronnie Irving, former Chairman of the Kennel Club and the man behind the controversial “Health Test” concept. Nothing has caused such an explosive reaction among active dog people as the introduction at Crufts last year of health tests, which the winners of certain… read more

Crufts, the world’s biggest dog show, begins next Thursday, March 7.

By the Numbers: Crufts 2013

The “world’s biggest dog show” opens in Birmingham, England, today, March 7, 2013, and this year 20,566 dogs make up 23,164 conformation entries. More than 2,000 dogs from overseas are entered at Crufts this year, the highest foreign entry ever. A total of 2,131 dogs from 41 different countries will take part at the show,… read more