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The American Kennel Club Announces First Set of 2017 AKC Paw of Courage Awards


New York, NY – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is honored to announce the first set of 2017 AKC Paw of Courage awards to recognize the working canines that put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe. This award specifically [...]

March 6th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

The Dog World Mourns the Loss of Joe Sanchez

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The dog world was stunned by the sudden passing of longtime Mastiff breeder/exhibitor and purebred dog fancier Joe Sanchez last night. Nearly everyone in the sport knows the Sanchez family, and Joe was beloved by everyone who met him. Joe and his wife, Carla, started breeding Mastiffs under the Southport prefix in 1982. The produced numerous #1 Mastiffs, Best in Show, and National Specialty winners including many of the top winning Mastiffs in the history of the breed.

March 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Pet-Related Organizations Received more than $31 Million in Support from Purina in 2016


Purina today announced that in 2016 the company donated $31.2 million worth of pet food, pet supplies and monetary contributions to pet-related charities and other community organizations across the country, including its hometown of St. Louis. The donations reached more than 650 organizations throughout 2016. During the past three years, Purina has donated nearly $90 million to pet-related charities and [...]

March 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

Rhode Island Legislation Seeks to Require Licensing of “Breeders”

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AKC Legislative Alert Rhode Island Senate Bill 349, which is scheduled to be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, February 28, seeks to require the licensure of all “breeders”. CURRENT LAW CARVES OUT AN EXCEPTION FOR “HOBBY BREEDERS” Current Rhode Island law defines “breeder” as a person engaged in the propagation of purebred or [...]

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Chicken Dinner Recall

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Blue Buffalo recalled a limited number of cans of the wet dog food, Blue Buffalo Homestyle Reciple Healthy Weight, Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables due to the possible presence of aluminum. Blue Buffalo released the following information regarding the recall. For more information, visit Dear Pet Parents, I am writing to inform you of a [...]

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

Westminster KC Dedicates Trophy To Winner of AKC Pointing Bred Gun Dog Championship


The American Kennel Club and The Westminster Kennel Club are pleased to announce the dedication of the Westminster Kennel Club Cup, a perpetual trophy to be offered to the winner of the AKC Pointing Breed Gun Dog Championship.  Westminster is well known for its prestigious dog show, the longest continuously-running dog event in the country, [...]

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Lot of Grreat Choice Canned Dog Food Due to Possible Health Risk


PetSmart has issued a voluntary recall of one production lot of its Grreat Choice® Adult Dog Food sold on,, and in nationwide PetSmart retail stores. This product is being voluntarily recalled as a precautionary measure due to metal contamination that could potentially be a choking hazard to pets. This recall was initiated [...]

February 21st, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

Pinellas Co. (FL): Proposed Ordinance Regulates Sellers of One Litter as “Pet Dealers”

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AKC Legislative Alert The Pinellas County Board of Commissioners is scheduled vote on problematic changes to the county animal ordinance at its February 21, 2017 meeting. Among other provisions of concern, the proposed ordinance would define a person who sells one litter of cats or dogs per year as “pet dealer” and require compliance with [...]

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News | Read More »

FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed Certain Evanger’s or Against the Grain Canned Pet Foods Due to Adulteration with Pentobarbital


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners and caretakers not to feed their pets certain lots of Evanger’s canned Hunk of Beef or Against the Grain Grain Free Pulled Beef with Gravy canned dog food after unopened cans from both brands were found to contain pentobarbital, a barbiturate. Pentobarbital is a drug that is used in [...]

February 20th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Cunard Presents 2017 Westminster Kennel Club “Best in Show” Winner with Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2

Rumor, Kent Boyles, Daniel Oster, Maria Oster, Liz Oster

Cunard, the only line to carry pets across the Atlantic, presented Rumor, the Westminster Kennel Club’s Best in Show winner, with an invitation to sail on a Transatlantic Crossing on Queen Mary 2 today in New York’s Times Square. Rumor will have an opportunity to take her place in history among celebrity dogs who have sailed with Cunard [...]

February 16th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »


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