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Onofrio Announcement: November 13th Closings Extended 24 Hours

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Onofrio announced via their website that due to weather all November 13th closings have been extended by 24 hours. This includes the AKC National Championship, AKC Puppy & Junior Stakes and the AKC NOHS Finals. These events in Orlando, FL will now close November 14, 2019 at 3:00 PM CST.

November 13th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

New UK Licensing Laws – Ball Of Confusion

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I know that many of my American friends are following the great Brexit debacle with interest; a disgraceful episode still rumbling on over here three years after the result of the vote was announced, and many of you are scratching your heads in sheer disbelief at what is happening. So many have asked me, ‘What on earth has happened to your country?’
I cannot give a sensible reply; like a lot of my countrymen (well, those who live outside of London) I am equally baffled and ashamed by the pantomime unfolding all around me.

November 13th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk · November 13, 2019

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This week we celebrate all of the men and women who have served, as well as those who are currently serving our country. It warms my heart to see all of the notes of thanks on social media. I want to extend a very special thank you to all who have sacrificed for our great [...]

November 13th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

The Labradoodle Bites the Dust

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It’s been a long time comin’ but if last week is any indication, those long bleak years of anti-purebred propaganda are over. Mind you, none of it was fair–or true, nonetheless, it grabbed media attention and the dog-loving public bought into it for decades. But it’s a new day dawning judging by the incredible reaction to a recent New York Times interview with Wally Conron who, you may or may not know, invented the infamous Labradoodle back in 1988.

November 11th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The AKC Canine Health Foundation Infectious Disease Topics

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I admit to feeling a source of great pride when I attend the AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference. When the AKC first announced 24 years ago it was forming the Canine Health Foundation, I recall thinking it was just going to be window dressing. I didn’t even go to the first Parent Club Conference. I could not have been more wrong. And I’m proud to say I’ve attended every one since.

November 9th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

#ThrowbackThursday – Guess Who? – Check Your Answer!

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We have another great #ThrowbackThursday photo to share with our readers on this Thursday. Can you name the judge, handler, and trophy presenter in this week’s Throwback? Guess Who? Check back on Monday for the correct answer! The correct answer to this week’s Throwback is Judge Bob Forsyth, Handler Robert Sutter, and Trophy Presenter Lisa [...]

November 7th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

DOG Show, or dog SHOW?

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When trying to understand the ever increasing shift in what it takes to win at American dog shows, I keep coming back to the same bunch of questions. If dog shows are about evaluating breeding stock, why must a dog “nail the free stack” from 10 feet away, regardless of the breed? Why must a dog lead it’s handler by 10 feet going around the ring, regardless of the breed? In breeds where markings do not matter, why do they?

November 7th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

AKC National Championship – One Week Left to Enter! – Entries Close November 13th

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Reminder! Entries close November 13th 2019 for the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin and the AKC Royal Canin National All Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes! These events will be held on Friday, December 13th – Sunday, December 15th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk · November 6, 2019

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It was great to be “back home” at the dog shows in Ft. Wayne this past weekend! I was thrilled to see so many friends that I don’t see much anymore. With an entry of almost 1100 on the largest day–which also happened to be the largest entry in the country for the weekend–the Old [...]

November 6th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Chow Chow History

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Although dogs have been our companions for millennia, we have to guess at what prehistoric dogs looked like exactly. One thing we do know for sure, though, is the work they did. They followed the prey, drove the flocks and herds, guarded livestock and defended their owners’ property.

November 5th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

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