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Remembering Dr. Robert D Smith

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We received the sad news that Dr. Robert D Smith of St Stephens Church, VA passed away on Saturday, May 25th 2019 following an automobile accident. Dr. Smith was a well-known and revered judge of all AKC Breeds. Dr. Smith devoted much of his life to the sport of purebred dogs. He had been intimately [...]

May 26th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

AKC Board Ad Hoc Committee Regarding Canine Genetic Testing

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Chairman William Feeney has announced the appointment of an ad hoc committee comprised of AKC Delegates, AKC staff, scientists, and veterinarians, each with specific related knowledge and experience, to research and analyze both the current state and the future of canine genetic testing. The committee’s primary work product will be a comprehensive white paper describing [...]

May 23rd, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk – May 21, 2019

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When I was in South Jordan, Utah at the Beehive cluster a couple weeks back, a little girl showing her Australian Shepherd in the Owner/Handled group caught my eye. This little girl was so polished and confident, and was smiling from ear to ear as she showed her Aussie. Fast-forward to the following day when [...]

May 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Xylitol – A Killer Ingredient

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This topic usually gets top airplay around Christmastime when cats are industriously gobbling up tinsel and dogs; well they’re having a total food orgy with everything else. The thing is we all know better, even without those detailed, annoying holiday lists of unsafe food items.

May 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation’s Canine Cancer Research Initiative Receives Champion Sponsorship from Kennel Club of Philadelphia

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs, announces the Kennel Club of Philadelphia (KCP) will direct their Champion Sponsor level gift to the AKC Canine Health Foundation’s 2019 Canine Cancer Research Initiative. This major gift will help support a new clinical trial to fight canine [...]

May 21st, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

Remembering Ms. Linda More

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We received the sad news that Ms. Linda More of Cary, North Carolina passed away today following a long battle with cancer. Ms. More was a highly respected AKC Judge of all Sporting, Hound, Terrier, and Herding breeds. Before embarking on her successful judging career, Ms. More was a breeder of Shetland Sheepdogs and AKC [...]

May 20th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

A Second Career – Choosing a Sport for Your Show Dog

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So, you are sitting at ringside with your special watching the class dogs compete. As they trot around the ring, you are thinking about the rapidly approaching retirement from life in the conformation ring for the great show dog sitting beside you or snoozing at your feet. You hate the thought of consigning him/her to the boredom of being a couch potato whose days are only occasionally enlivened by some lady dog seeking a tryst, or by motherhood. But, there are so many different dog sports to choose from that it’s difficult to make a decision for a possible “second career.”

May 16th, 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 from 30 years ago. Can you name the judge and handler pictured in this week’s throwback? Guess Who? Check back on Monday for the correct answer! This week’s throwback pictured Bob Urban and Dee Hutchinson. Don’t forget! Do you have a [...]

May 16th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

IMHO – Does Being a Show Chair Make You a Better Judge?

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We asked experienced AKC judges two questions about current issues affecting our sport. Here’s what they had to say…What positive suggestions can you offer to show chairs from your perspective as a judge?

May 15th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Table Talk – May 15, 2019

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Dog product vendors Don and Bobbi Davis, who most West Coast fanciers regard as an institution at their shows, are semi-retiring after nearly 50 years in the business. They still plan to attend some shows and help the new owner of their business with the transition. Don and Bobbi are active in many clubs out [...]

May 15th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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