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“Author Archive”
Stories written by subschron

Diaster Preparedness 101 – For Dog Owners

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226 – August, 2013 (click for full digital article) By William Given The children are doing their homework and you have dinner on the stove when the storm sirens sound the alarm. Are you ready? It is three o’clock in the morning when the phone rings. It is a reverse 911 call and the caller [...]

August 31st, 2013 | Posted in Current Articles,Health & Training,Uncategorized | Read More »

New Dog Breeds Recognized By The FCI – Cimarron Uruguayo

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300 – August, 2013 (click to see full digital story) text and illustrations by Ria Hörter Courtesy Dr. Francisco Gonzalez, Uruguay The FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale), the World Canine Organization, includes 86 member countries and contract partners (one member per country). Each issues its own pedigrees and trains its own judges. The FCI ensures that [...]

August 31st, 2013 | Posted in Current Articles,In The Spotlight,Remembering Our Past? | Read More »

Questions For A Dog Psychiatrist

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196 – August, 2013 By Chris Robinson According to most psychiatric journals, a problem exists when there is a discrepancy between what you are doing and what you would like to be doing. So, when there is a discrepancy between what my dogs are doing and what I would like them to be doing, it [...]

August 31st, 2013 | Posted in Current Articles,Health & Training,Uncategorized | Read More »

O Judge Where Art Thou?

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216 – August, 2013 (click here for full digital story) By Dr. Bob G Smith Photo by Lisa Croft-Elliott Ever think about being a judge? Ever judged anything like talent shows, cooking contests, beauty contests, 4-H activities? From reading articles from different sources and from belonging to many dog show-related groups on social media, there [...]

August 31st, 2013 | Posted in Current Articles,Uncategorized | Read More »

Interview with Author Ted Kerasote

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188 – August, 2013 By Debra Lampert-Rudman “Although we may be able to extend their life span by improving their nutrition, breeding, and care, it’s almost certain that dogs will never live as long as we do. Yet, across this bittersweet divide, which separates us so finally from them, we reach out – again and [...]

August 31st, 2013 | Posted in Current Articles,In The Spotlight,Uncategorized | Read More »

Bad Haircuts

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172 – August, 2013 By Amy Fernandez Bad haircuts aren’t fatal, but they’re guaranteed to ruin your day. I often wonder if dogs share this sentiment when one of the neighbors suddenly appears with an antwacky summer trim. This is the time of year that includes a riveting procession of bald Poms and Chows, buzzcut [...]

August 31st, 2013 | Posted in Current Articles | Read More »

How Will Conformation Shows Survive?

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The signs of a declining sport are all around us. Registrations of purebred dogs have been falling for more than 15 years. A recent magazine editorial called it a continuing dramatic free fall, based on data obtained from AKC in confidence since AKC ceased releasing such information, even to its delegates

August 27th, 2013 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

When Embellishment Goes Bad

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show dogs as a hobby. In that sports venue there are deeply committed people who advance the breeds they love. Many of my colleagues in Irish Setters have been friends for decades and we share stories about our show life, the people we’ve met, the dogs we’ve owned and the triumphs we’ve achieved.

August 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

New Breeds Recognized by FCI – Russkiy Toy

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The FCI (Fédération Cynologique Internationale), the World Canine Organization, includes 86 member countries and contract partners (one member per country). Each issues its own pedigrees and trains its own judges. The FCI ensures that the pedigrees and judges are mutually recognized by all FCI members.

August 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Current Articles,In The Spotlight,Uncategorized | Read More »

Judging The Judges

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Many exhibitors have a simple way to judge judges; if they put them up, they are wonderful. If they don’t, they are idiots – case closed!

August 20th, 2013 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

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