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AKC Canine Health – Current State of Genetic Testing

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A Resource for Dog Owners, Breeders, and Veterinary Professionals. Sponsored by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals.

October 17th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Looking Around With Lee – The Saluki – A Discussion


This month I’m starting a new project for my readers! I looked around and this is what I found! So much breed knowledge is available to all if we look for it.

October 16th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

How Is the Fancy Doing Regarding Public Education?

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I want to share this true story that happens every day. This is from “The Dog Merchants” Facebook Feed, as reported by CBS news, Chicago. This happens because people can’t find us. Unfortunately, when this happens, people think they’ve been scammed by…breeders (see below).

October 16th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Autumn Days – Fall Hunting with Dogs


The peak of fall colors was a tad late this year in many of the northern tier states and was often accompanied by clouds and drizzling rain with the kind of subdued light that shows off the hardwoods brilliance in autumn to its best advantage. The burst of color is nature’s last gift before the stark winter reality of a world of barren trees black against the white snow, an Ansel Adams winter landscape pho- tograph writ large. The sugar maples are bright yellow with just a hint of lime green in the center of most leaves and here and there some have reached the bright red stage with the red ones usually scattered among the leafy carpet as the dog and I amble toward the duck blind. Well, I amble, the dog bounces and bounds.

October 15th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Getting Tough On Temperaments


When I first started writing for (the now sadly defunct) Dog World UK I made a promise to the readers that I would do everything I could to defend the pedigree dog and the show scene. This was something that I felt just wasn’t being done effectively enough.

October 15th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Looking Back With Lee – Will The Real Professional Handler Please Stand Up?

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One would have to be far out of the loop if they weren’t catching some of the controversy that has been escalating of late when it comes to the topic of the Owner vs. the Professional Handler. I think my recent articles may have precipitated others to pen their thoughts on this hot button. Oh well…I might have been one of the first…but I won’t be the last to try and figure out what the disconnect on this might be.

October 14th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

A Warning from England & A Lesson in Hypocrisy


Several years ago, an idea was mooted in the canine press about “compulsory microchipping” of dogs in the UK. The word ‘compulsory’ always makes me immediately suspicious.

October 13th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Big E – Emotions Up and Down

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Let’s do a reality check. If we can be really honest with ourselves, we have been on an emotional rollercoaster for more than six months now. Just like the rollercoaster ride at a favorite amusement park, our daily lives share those same ups and downs. Excitement or anticipation best describes how we feel at the beginning of the ride. That first surge as the cars climb the metal structure heading for the peak brings a burst of pleasure or concern. Heading straight down into the depths of the steel valley below either feels screamingly fun or scary beyond words. By the end of the fifteen minutes of terror or delight, off we go. Some of us are eager to go on the same ride again. Others swear, never again. Our reactions are personal–reflections of who we are.

October 13th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Royal Dog Of Madagascar – The History of the Coton de Tulear

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AKC exhibitors have become accustomed to new breeds popping up in the group lineups. In many respects, their presence represents a refreshing turnaround from AKC’s traditional begrudging reluctance to admit new breeds. They didn’t do it very often, and when they did, the process was generally a chaotic affair. Over the years, breeds have been admitted to the studbook sans viable gene pools, written standards, or organized clubs.

October 13th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Editorial,Featured | Read More »

The Christmas Dog – The Scottish Terrier


Animals play a very important role in the yuletide celebrations and a number have developed strong associations with it, for example, the Robin, the Donkey and of course, the Reindeer but what breed of dog does one automatically think of when one thinks of Christmas?

October 12th, 2020 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »


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