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The Bulldog – Between Each Line Of Pain And Glory

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Bulldog has long been considered Britain’s national dog. We commonly speak, when describing the British, of their ‘Bulldog spirit’ (exemplified in the Second World War) and the breed is still looked upon by many around the world as being emblematic of an Englishman.

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

Working Dogs – You May Own One and Not Know It!

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Since the beginning of domestication, humans have inten- tionally and unintentionally modified the purpose, function, structure and behavior of dogs, resulting in the development of more than 400 breeds.

October 18th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Examination of Movement in Dogs – Bridging the Gap

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The first article in this series dealt with the hindquarters, the second with the front assembly. Now we need to bridge the gap between the two. For it is the design of this bridge which provides the outline of the dog which is often one of the most recognizable components of breed type.

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Promoting Rare Breeds

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While my wife and I were waiting for the Group judging to begin at a recent all-breed show, my ringside neighbor introduced himself as an owner and breeder of one of the comparatively rare breeds (average monthly registration under 20).

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

IMHO – Questions Answered by Those Who Know

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We asked an AKC Judge, Breeder/Owner/Handler & Professional Handler the following question: Should National Specialties move from place to place each year or always remain in the same location?

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

Restoring the Reputation of Purebred Dogs

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There is something going on in the professional dog world. Everyone has gotten used to the critics claiming dog shows are purely beauty pageants that exploit dogs as stepping stones for human success, and additionally with financial gain as the main incentive.

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

The AKC CHF National Parent Club Conference

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The most important dog event in America does not happen every year in New York. Nor does it happen every year in Orlando. In fact, it does not happen every year at all. It happens every two years, in St. Louis: the AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference.

October 11th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Non-Sporting Hall of Fame

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October 10th, 2017 | Posted in The Canine Chronicle Hall of Fame | Read More »

The French Bulldog – From the Beginning

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The devil is in the details. Myriad seemingly insignificant subtleties, often visible only to the trained eye, form the defining hallmarks of type that set every breed apart. It’s all there in the standard, spelled out with academic clarity and objectivity and no hint of the angst and rage under- lying that concise collective determination of ca- nine perfection.

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Breed Priorities – The Pomeranian

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Pomeranians have been an interesting breed for me to learn since they seem to have very definite breed defining features.

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

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