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Survival of the Friendliest? – Dog/Human Relationship


Cooperative communication skills may link you to your dog in a way that exceeds the ape/chimp evolutionary tie. In the bowels of Emory University’s psychology lab, Brian Hare’s frustration was mounting. It was the mid-1990s. For what seemed the thousandth time, the then 19-year-old anthropology student covered a morsel of food on the linoleum floor with an inverted Solo-type cup. Three feet away, he inverted a second cup without food; it would be the “dummy” cup.

July 26th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Breed Priorities – The Saluki


The Saluki is considered one of the oldest breeds. Sighthound-type dogs have been pictured in tombs, including carvings in the ancient Sumerian empire that strongly resemble Salukis.

July 25th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Biewer Terrier – Journey to Full Recognition


The Biewer Terrier is an elegant, longhaired, uniquely colored toy terrier, with a breed signature ponytail neatly tied on top of its head. The coat parts down the middle, hanging straight and evenly on both sides of the body, as though a comb has been used to part it.

July 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

IMHO – AKC Reps Turned Judges


Click here to read the complete article 138 – July 2019 By Elaine Lessig We asked experienced AKC judges two questions about current issues affecting our sport. Here’s what they had to say… Have the tables turned? Does the grass look greener on the other side of the ring gates? Here is a chance to [...]

July 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Rules Are Made to Be Broken? – Judging Guidelines


Showing dogs is a subjective sport. This isn’t a news flash to you, right? Dozens – maybe hundreds – of judgement calls are made by breeders, owners, handlers, kennel help and veterinarians long before a dog ever steps foot in the show ring, and once in the ring, those judgement calls continue to be made by the judge as well as the handler and/or owner.

July 19th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Looking Around with Lee – Live Streaming or Screaming?


Who still has fond memories of getting a breed club meeting notice with a program that included films of a recent specialty? It was a big deal if someone ventured out to a specialty, and they always had a Kodak Super 8 Camera with them to record the event.

July 18th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Creators of Living Art – The Art of Breeding Dogs


Have you been to an art museum recently? Think back to what you saw – works of art in varying sizes, styles, shapes, and media. A close perusal of the program revealed information about some of the artists, while other artists in the program weren’t recognized at all. Walking around, a patron with a discerning eye could see the work of true artists, whether they were listed in the program or not.

July 17th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Same Discriminating Tastes as a Starving Hyena


We all know dogs that are happy to eat a lot of things that would never pass our lips–grass, pig ears, cow leg bones, rawhide, to name just a few. There are also dogs, like Bo, my current Chesapeake, who is so picky that only kibble that costs half the national debt per bag topped with homemade chicken loaf – that’s nearly as costly to prepare – is satisfactory.

July 16th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Our Ever-Changing World – Advances in Canine Science


Chances are, you and I share one very important gene. A team of European scientists studied 35,035 human twin pairs to understand if human genetics influence the desire to own a dog.

July 15th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Sandyland Kennels – The Labrador at Its Finest


This sport has always existed in a paradoxical universe. Although it’s never been immune to the frenetic influences of social expectations, that proximity has never dictated its evolution. Nothing illustrates this better than the bizarrely indefinable role of women in the sport.

July 12th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »


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