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Do You Know a Canine Hero? Nominate A Dog For An AKC Humane Fund Award For Canine Excellence

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New York, NY – To celebrate the dogs who do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane FundSM is seeking YOUR nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE).  Nominations are now open and winners will be announced in the fall of 2019. Each year, the AKC Humane Fund [...]

June 12th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

The American Kennel Club Announces Recipients of 2019 Veterinary Scholarships

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The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and advocate for all dogs, continues its commitment to students pursuing their education in veterinary studies with the announcement of the 2019 AKC Veterinary Outreach Scholarship recipients. This scholarship is designed to support individuals with a background of participation in AKC events and programs, [...]

June 10th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Great Dane Club of America Natural Disaster Assistance

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The Great Dane Club of America Charitable Trust offers financial assistance to ANY great dane owner who has been affected by a natural disaster.  Membership is not required.  If you or any great dane owner you know has suffered a loss due to a natural disaster please send an email to:  gdcact@yahoo.com  and we will [...]

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

Remembering Robby Hughes

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We received the very sad news that Robby Hughes passed away on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 53 years old. Robby was a breeder, owner, and professional handler of Australian Cattle Dogs based in the Southern region. Robby was known for his kindness, wonderful sense of humor and welcoming demeanor.  He was a steadfast friend [...]

June 5th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Troublesome Massachusetts Bills Scheduled for June 4th Hearing – Action Needed!

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Multiple bills seeking to impose regulatory oversight over personal and commercial kennels, mandate annual inspections of all kennels, and create consumer protections laws is scheduled for consideration by the Joint Municipalities and Regional Government Committee on Tuesday, June 4th.  These bills would onerously impact all responsible dog breeders in Massachusetts, including owners of personal kennels.  [...]

June 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation Provides Grant to Ohio State Univeresity Veterinary Research Team To Investigate Infectious Disease Risks

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The Ohio State University research team was recently awarded a grant from the AKC Canine Health Foundation to investigate infectious disease risks (e.g., dog flu) for dogs at group settings, such as conformation shows. Currently, there is little information available about infectious disease risks at group dog events. This study will be a critical step toward better [...]

June 3rd, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

The American Kennel Club to Help Potential Puppy Owners With New Service “AKC Puppyvisor”

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Customers can receive one-on-one help to find their new dog. The American Kennel Club has launched AKC PuppyVisor™, a personalized dog concierge service to help potential dog owners find their new best friend. Whether looking for a puppy or to give an older dog a good home, the service is designed to walk customers through [...]

May 29th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

American Humane Rescue Team and Giant 50-foot Emergency Vehicle Helping Animals Caught in Deadly Oklahoma Floods

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The American Humane Rescue team, first to serve in saving and sheltering animals for more than 100 years, has deployed with a veterinarian, trained swift and floodwater responders, rescue boats, critical medical and sheltering supplies, and one of its giant 50-foot animal rescue vehicles to save animals caught in the deadly Oklahoma floods. The American Humane Rescue [...]

May 28th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

Remembering Dr. Robert D Smith

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We received the sad news that Dr. Robert D Smith of St Stephens Church, VA passed away on Saturday, May 25th 2019 following an automobile accident. Dr. Smith was a well-known and revered judge of all AKC Breeds. Dr. Smith devoted much of his life to the sport of purebred dogs. He had been intimately [...]

May 27th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

AKC Board Ad Hoc Committee Regarding Canine Genetic Testing

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Chairman William Feeney has announced the appointment of an ad hoc committee comprised of AKC Delegates, AKC staff, scientists, and veterinarians, each with specific related knowledge and experience, to research and analyze both the current state and the future of canine genetic testing. The committee’s primary work product will be a comprehensive white paper describing [...]

May 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

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