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Dog Show Superintendents Association Holds Annual Meeting


The Dog Show Superintendent’s Association (DSSA) annual meeting was held December 6, 2017 at the AKC Raleigh, NC offices. The following members were present: President Bob Christiansen, (MB-F Dog Shows); Secretary-Treasurer, Becky Sumner, Sheila Raymond (BaRay Event Services); Dale Neukom (Roy Jones Dog Shows); Tim James, (Onofrio Dog Shows), Ed Smizer (Rau Dog Shows), and [...]

January 8th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

#ThrowbackThursday – Guess Who? – Check Your Answer!


We have another fun #ThrowbackThursday photo to share with our readers on this Thursday. Can you guess the AKC judge that is pictured? Guess Who? The correct answer this week is Bob Stein! Thanks to all for your guesses and participation. Don’t forget! Do you have a fun photo that you would like to share [...]

January 4th, 2018 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

Table Talk – January 3, 2018


I was disappointed (as I am sure the competitors were) that they did not televise all four group placements.

January 3rd, 2018 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

Making Resolutions for 2018? Don’t Forget Your Pet!


Making resolutions for a healthier year in 2018? The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is recommending that you include your pets in your New Year’s resolutions as well. To help lead a healthier and happier year together in 2018, Dr. Mike Topper, president of the AVMA, recommends pet owners commit to helping their pets stick [...]

December 29th, 2017 | Posted in The Buzz | Read More »

Can Canines Sniff Out Smuggled Artifacts?


PennVet Press Release by Ricardo St. Hilaire Red Arch Cultural Heritage Law & Policy Research and the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Vet Working Dog Center, in collaboration with the Penn Museum (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology), have launched the K-9 Artifact Finders research program. The project aims to fight cultural heritage crime with the help [...]

December 28th, 2017 | Posted in The Buzz | Read More »

Santa’s Veterinarian Visits North Pole For Annual Reindeer Exam


In addition to his naughty-and-nice list, Santa Claus has procured another important piece of paperwork for the holiday: A clean bill of health for his reindeer. Dr. Mike Topper, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and official veterinarian of the North Pole, examined the reindeer earlier this month to perform antler-to-tail evaluations of [...]

December 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

Weimaraner “Gali” Wins Inaugural AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy And Junior Stakes

GCH CH Unity’s Maid an Entrance CGC

GCH CH Unity’s Maid an Entrance CGC, a Weimaraner known as “Gali” triumphed over more than 1,200 puppies and junior dogs to earn the title of AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Junior of the Year, held today in Orlando, Fla. “Gali,” owned by Michelle Hunter and Gregory McLogan and Amy L. Tourond of Springfield, Missouri [...]

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

Eukanuba Returns To The AKC National Championship Dog Show As Companion Events Sponsor


Eukanuba™, a dog food brand specializing in high-performance nutrition for active dogs, returns as a sponsor of the companion events at one of North America’s largest and most prestigious dog sporting events: the AKC National Championship Dog Show presented by Royal Canin. The show, taking place in Orlando, FL on Dec. 16-17, 2017, will air on Animal Planet this New Year’s Day [...]

December 12th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

AKC National Championship #ThrowbackThursday – Guess Who?


In honor of the quickly approaching AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin, this week’s #ThrowbackThursday features one of the National Championship judges. Can you guess the National Championship judge that is pictured showing a Cocker Spaniel? The correct answer to this week’s Throwback is Jamie Hubbard. Thanks for all your participation! If you are [...]

December 7th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

The Regalia – A Royal Celebration For Breeders – Saturday, December 16th 2017


You are cordially invited to The Regalia, a royal celebration for breeders on Saturday, December 16th 2017. The celebration will be held immediately following the Night 1 National Championship Group Judging in the National Championship arena. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails, beverages, desserts and live music. We look forward to seeing you there!

December 7th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »


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