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Inaugural Westminster Gives Back Dog Rescue Awards Announced

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AKC Clubs Representing Bearded Collies, English Cocker Spaniels, and Great Pyrenees to Each Receive $5,000 in 2018 New York, NY – The Westminster Kennel Club announces its inaugural Westminster Gives Back Dog Rescue Awards of $5,000 each to American Kennel Club (AKC)-recognized national breed clubs engaged in dog rescue activities. The first three winners are [...]

November 17th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation to Recognize Leaders in Canine Health at Canines & Cocktails Gala

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), the nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent, treat and cure diseases in all dogs, will hold the 7th annual Canines & Cocktails Gala on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL. The Gala honors the dedication and support of [...]

November 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

Revised Judging Approval Process Now Available on AKC Website

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The following letter was sent out to each AKC Judge from Tim Thomas regarding the AKC Judging Approval Process. Dear AKC Conformation Judges, The Judging Operations Department is writing you to inform you that revised Judging Approval Process approved by the Board of Directors at its November 2017 meeting has now been posted on the [...]

November 17th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Paradigm Shift – Evolution of Breeding Methods

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Throughout history there have been many patterns of change which Webster defines as a paradigm shift. Many such events have occurred in the breeding and development of dogs and breeds.

November 17th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Westminster Kennel Club & American Kennel Club Set To Take Over NYC With Meet & Compete

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New York, NY – The Westminster Kennel Club and American Kennel Club (AKC®) present Meet & Compete, featuring the 5th Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and AKC Meet the Breeds®, brought to you by Purina® Pro Plan®.  The joint event returns to New York City on Saturday, February 10th at Piers 92 and 94.  [...]

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

IMHO – Questions Answered by Those Who Know

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On my own path to judge breeds with knowledge and passion, I took advantage of the opportunity to be an apprentice judge several times. My learning pattern is to layer and weave as many opportunities as I can until I feel prepared to judge a breed.

November 16th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

#ThrowbackThursday – Guess Who?

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We have another fun #ThrowbackThursday photo to share with our readers on this Thursday. Can you guess the AKC judge that is pictured showing an Italian Greyhound many moons ago? Guess Who? Don’t forget! Do you have a fun photo that you would like to share for #ThrowbackThursday? Email Cheslie at cheslie@caninechronicle.com with your photos.  [...]

November 16th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

Looking Around with Lee – The Ibizan Hound

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The next breed we tackle in my ongoing series of inter- views with breed experts is the Ibizan Hound. Anyone who has interacted with an Ibizan Hound knows they are described as “a bit aloof, but a sweet-natured, family-oriented housemate… These dogs are very active; World-class sprinters and leapers, Beezers need ample, secure space to air out their engines”.

November 15th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk

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I have been hearing more and more complaints from judges who are put up in hotels with no restaurant and no transportation, or are expected to navigate difficult travel from the airport to the hotel. While I recognize that clubs are trying to save money, I don’t think judges’ hospitality is the place to conserve funds.

November 15th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Notice on Board Action on the Judging Approval Process

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The following letter from Mr. Ron Menaker was sent to each AKC Conformation Judge Regarding the Judging Approval Process:Dear AKC Conformation Judges and Delegates, At the Board’s July 2017 meeting, as Chairman, I appointed a committee to review the current Judging Approval Process to determine where modifications were warranted. This action was necessary after hearing [...]

November 14th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

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