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Effective Immediately: Importation of Dogs from Egypt to the U.S. Suspended

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has temporarily suspended the importation of dogs from Egypt, effective May 10, 2019. This suspension also applies to dogs originating in Egypt that are imported from or routed through third-party countries if the dogs lived in those countries for less than six months.

May 14th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

The Big E – Easier to Be Kind

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Sometimes we need multiple life lessons to teach us a valuable skill. In Dogdom, this is particularly true. I do not mean the best way to trim a Pomeranian, to use a Dremel for toenails, or to keep self-rinse in your grooming box. Nor, am I referencing which lead to use in the ring, where to make entries, or how to find a professional handler. What I am addressing is the etiquette that will take each of us so much further in our world than you could ever imagine. I have learned that it is easier to be kind.

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

Remembering Sari Brewster Tietjen

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We received the sad news that Mrs. Sari Brewster Tietjen of Rhinebeck, New York passed away on Saturday, May 11th. Mrs. Tietjen was a highly revered AKC Judge of all Sporting, Hound, Toy and Non-Sporting breeds. She judged at most premier shows in the United States, including Best in Show at the 2009 Westminster Kennel [...]

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

Veterans Rule!

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AKC has reigned at the top tier of dog breeding excellence for over a century. I’m pretty sure nobody reading this will disagree. It therefore stands to reason that our dogs are build to last. They come with an ironclad warranty and we are rightfully proud of that. Also needless to point out, the level of skilled craftsmanship backing up that assurance doesn’t come easy.

May 10th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

#ThrowbackThursday – Guess Who? – Check Your Answer!

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We have another fun #ThrowbackThursday photo to share with our readers on this Thursday. Can you name the folks that are pictured in this week’s Throwback? Guess Who? Check back on Monday for the correct answer! The correct answer this week is Denny Mounce and Mildred Bryant. Thanks to all for your participation! Don’t forget! [...]

May 9th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

Bronze Sculpture of ‘America’s First War Dog’ To Be Housed at the AKC Museum of The Dog

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New York, NY- The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog is pleased to announce that the official bronze statue of Sgt. Stubby, a distinguished World War I war dog will be housed permanently at the AKC Museum of the Dog. The sculpture will be unveiled on May 23, 2019. The statue, “Stubby Salutes,” created [...]

May 8th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

Table Talk – May 8, 2019

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Flu season is once again upon us, so remember that it’s not only affecting humans but also our canines. Accordingly, we should do everything that we can to keep ourselves, and our dogs, healthy. Also, in the unfortunate event that we get ill, or our dog catches a bug, we should be considerate and not [...]

May 8th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Best in Show – 2019 World Dog Show – CH Realline Finale Boss

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The Pembroke Welsh Corgi, CH Realline Final Boss, was Best in Show at the 2019 World Dog Show in Shanghai, China.

May 7th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,World News | Read More »

Remembering Louis Auslander

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By Deb Cooper The sport of purebred dogs has lost another icon.  Louis Auslander died today just shy of his 95th birthday. Lou was past AKC President and Chairman of the Board and was known as the man who was responsible for the rebirth of the International Kennel Club of Chicago–a benched show that was a [...]

May 7th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Are You Ready for a System Change?

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The American Kennel Club offers 35 different kinds of competition through a network of more than 5,000 clubs, 130,000 breeders and 23,000 events. Some venues garner more attention, interest and support than others and, historically, the most popular of these competitions has been the conformation dog show which unfortunately is now is in its 15th year of declining entries. The declines occurring can be understood by a number of factors.

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

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