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The American Kennel Club Awards Canine Hero With 2019 AKC Paw of Courage

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The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is proud to honor K9 Max of the Lubbock Police with the 2019 AKC Paw of CourageSMaward. This award shows appreciation for working canines that put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe, specifically recognizing those who are [...]

October 16th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

In Memory of Keegan McFadden


Keegan McFadden was a hero to so many. Bill and Taffe McFadden have lost a son, Taylor and Conor have lost a brother, Asher Seidlitz lost his KeKe, and we have all lost a good friend.

October 16th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

NH UPDATE: New Protections for Dog Owners to Become Effective January 2020

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On January 1, 2020, New Hampshire dog owners facing false accusations of animal cruelty will benefit from new legal protections.  These changes will help ensure swift adjudication of complaints involving animals and ensure animal owners are not wrongfully deprived of their rights. As filed in the 2018 session by Senator Jeb Bradley, the original proposal [...]

October 15th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

Remembering Gretchen Schultz

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We received the sad news that Gretchen Schultz of Bethel Island, California passed away on Sunday, October 13th, 2019 following a long and brave battle with cancer. Gretchen was an AKC Judge of thirteen Sporting breeds and Junior Showmanship. As a second generation dog fancier, Gretchen was deeply entrenched in the sport of purebred dogs [...]

October 14th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

2020 Morris & Essex Judging Panel

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The judging panel for the 2020 Morris and Essex Kennel Club is as follows: Morris & Essex 2020 Judges By Breed Best In Show: Desmond Murphy Sporting Group: Mary Ann Alston Hound Group: Michael Dougherty Working Group: Joyce Vanek Terrier Group: Lydia Hutchinson Toy Group: Elizabeth Sweigart Non-Sporting Group: Randy Garren Herding Group: Jimmy Moses [...]

October 8th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation Celebrates Matched Canine Cancer Research Donations

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With tremendous support from donors concerned about canine cancer, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) celebrates their 2019 Canine Cancer Research Initiative matched by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and announces a new match challenge for canine hemangiosarcoma research. This year the AKC offered a matched grant of $250,000 to CHF for canine cancer research. [...]

October 7th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation Earns Consecutive Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs and their owners by funding humane scientific research and sharing information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease, has once again earned a highest possible four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator. This year, CHF [...]

October 2nd, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Remembering Darrell Hayes


We received the sad news that Darrell Hayes passed away last week following a heart attack. Mr Hayes was closely associated with the sport of purebred dogs. His duties during his years at the American Kennel Club included being the Vice President of Dog Show Judges and an Executive Field Representative. In 1996, he began [...]

October 1st, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Letter from the Westminster Show Chairman


Letter from the Westminster Show Chairman As our 2020 show draws closer, I want to update you on some important show highlights in advance of our Premium List, to be released to the public on October 14, 2019. With the consolidation of our venue into Pier 94 only, please note these changes for 2010: • [...]

October 1st, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

World Rabies Day 2019: Vaccinate to Eliminate


It’s tragic that a disease as preventable as rabies continues to do so much damage around the world. Perhaps the oldest recognized infectious disease, and quite possibly the first known disease transmissible from animals to people, rabies in humans can be eliminated but still kills around 59,000 people each year worldwide. That’s why veterinarians and [...]

September 28th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »


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