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Bronco: The Mountain Climbing Maltese

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Possibly, it undermines the extravagant fantasies of a legion of aspirants. But the truth is—as every bona fide dog expert will freely admit…yes, sometimes even they find them- selves out of their depth in this unpredictable doggy universe.

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Taking Doggy Daycare to Another Level

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By Amy Fernandez Once the domain of upscale, uptight, urban owners, the doggy daycare business has exploded into lucrative franchises from coast to coast. With big business comes blockbuster profits, AND king size problems. The first of which, although obvious to anyone possessing the slightest familiarity with canine behavior, apparently came as a cold shock [...]

November 13th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Lessons from a Professor and his Bloodhound

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Sterling Nicholson, the late Dr. Jim Edwards’ step-son, and Sterling’s wife, Erica, are among the kindest, most talented, and caring people on the planet.

November 12th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Competition vs. Sportsmanship – Are They Opposites?

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When was the last time you saw a wonderful example of good sportsmanship? When was the last time you saw a glaring example of poor sportsmanship? Which do you see more often? And which are you a part of most often? If I told you that being a good sport could be very beneficial to you, would that get your attention?

November 9th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Handsome Dan – A Bulldog Becomes a Yale Tradition

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These days, when sports news overshadows world events, it’s easy to forget how recently this phenomenon began. There was a time when none of it, not even football, was a national obsession. Obviously, that was before 1967. Nothing close to Super Bowl magnitude was on anybody’s radar back in 1890 when Ivy League football and Bulldogs converged to create a brand image with almost cultish endurance.

November 2nd, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Breed Priorities – The American Eskimo Dog

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THE American Eskimo Dog is one of the Spitz breeds found for centuries in northern and central Europe. They are characterized by a long, thick coat, pointed erect ears, a pointed muzzle, and a tail that typically curls over the back. A descendant of the German Spitz, the Eskie was used as a general-purpose farm dog and watch dog.

November 1st, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The First Show Dog – The Schipperke

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There is a current drive, here in the UK, that is very much against all pedigree breeding. Such practices, the experts tell us, always lead to health problems, disease, reduced fertility and shortened lifespan. Vets are calling for outcrossing as a solution to address these problems.

October 31st, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

IMHO – Couples Who Judge Together

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I have often wondered if couples who judge together go back to the quiet of the hotel rooms, vehicles, or wait until they get home to compare and contrast their judg- ing after they finish an assignment. Oh, to be a fly on the wall if they do. What better way to gain some insight into that than to ask some great judges who are devoted to their lives in dogs and equally devoted to their lives together? Here are some sincere and humorous replies to the ques- tions asked of them this month.

October 30th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Tattletales – The Tail Tells All!

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Mainly, as an appendage, the tail aids in the maintenance and recovery of equilibrium, it supports locomotion and also helps round off physical balance. Moreover, concerning dog body language, besides posture, the tail is a communication device ensuing in the maxim, “A dog thinks with his tail.”

October 29th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Next 100 Years? – What Ever Happened to The Mopsie?

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In these days of sick entries and nonexistent majors there’s lots of offhand speculation about the demise of various breeds. Although we joke about it, we never actually entertain such catastrophic possibilities within the rarified universe of the sport. Of course, the fact that AKC stopped publishing actual stats definitely helps to reinforce that sense of security (wink).

October 28th, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

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