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The Mastiff – Lessons From History


‘And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge, Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war!’

June 20th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

PCA: The Greatest Poodle Show On Earth


Former U.S. president Thomas Jefferson believed that the nation’s future depended on its westward expansion for both growth and economic expansion and this year the Poodle Club of America took a page from history and moved from the east coast to Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Missouri.

June 19th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Old Railroads – Hunting Railroad Right-of-Ways


These rail lines once carried tons of grain, livestock, lumber and other commodities out to markets and, in many cases, the basic necessities of life into the tiny communities that were served by these spurs. Now they serve as home to dozens of different feathered and furry creatures, some of which are very tasty game birds.

June 16th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Meet the Europeans – Denmark’s Native Breeds


Many of today’s breeds originated in Europe. They were principally developed in Great Britain, Germany and France, but it would be hard to find any European country without a national dog breed. Meet the Europeans will explore the history of breeds on an old continent full of fanciers.

June 15th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Why The Turnover In Our Sport?


Way back when, when I was a novice, the talk was that the average time in the sport for a novice destined to drop out was five to seven years. Re- cently, I have heard it said that the average tenure of a fancier who begins exhibiting in the sport of purebred dogs now is only between three and five years.

June 13th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Where Have All The Puppies Gone?


A friend and I were discussing upcoming shows, entries and points. In the course of the conversation, she bemoaned the fact that entries are down in her breed at all the shows because no one had any puppies last year.

June 12th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Working Dog Hall of Fame


The Canine Chronicle Working Dog Hall of Fame

June 9th, 2017 | Posted in The Canine Chronicle Hall of Fame | Read More »

The 2018 Westminster KC Judging Panel


Mrs. Betty-Anne Stenmark of Woodside, California has been chosen to select the Best In Show winner at the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which will take place Feb. 12-13, 2018.

June 8th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Breed Priorities – Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen


When the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen joined the AKC hound group in 1991, they came in a variety of shapes, as I remember seeing them. Their casual appearance was emphasized, and sculpting of the coat forbidden. The outlines have become more uniform,

May 26th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Top Secret – A Dog’s Handbook to Human Interaction


Security, are the doors locked, the area swept for listening devices and a guard on every exit? All secure? All right then, at ease. Be seated and we can begin this briefing.

May 25th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles | Read More »


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