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Contraband Puppies


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has made the news quite a bit these days. Contrary to recent reports, they don’t spend all their time on the headline stuff. In fact, one of the biggest developments these days is…well, if you’re reading about it here, obviously it’s dog-related JFK, North America’s busiest international travel hub, also ranks as the number one international air freight gateway.

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

Experts Convene at AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference

Partnership Legacy

The 2019 AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health Conference, held August 9-11 in St. Louis, MO, brought together researchers, American Kennel Club (AKC) Parent Club members, breeders, veterinarians, veterinary residents, and veterinary students to discuss the latest findings in canine health research. The biennial event, sponsored by Purina, also hosted break-out sessions for veterinary students [...]

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

The American Kennel Club Celebrates 1 Million Dogs Passing AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Test

American Kennel Club Fiona Millionth AKC Canine Good Citizen

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is celebrating one million dogs passing their AKC Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Test. The millionth dog to pass the test was a Bernese Mountain Dog named Fiona who is owned by Nora Pavone from Brooklyn, NY. Fiona attended instructor Kate Naito’s CGC classes at Brooklyn’s Doggie Academy [...]

August 14th, 2019 | Posted in Featured,The Buzz | Read More »

Table Talk · August 14, 2019


This message goes out to those of you who have not yet signed up to volunteer for a club or show. I urge you to find a show in your area and donate some time: I guarantee that you will not be so quick to judge those doing the hard work after you have done it!

August 14th, 2019 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

FDA Alerts Pet Owners and Veterinarians About Potential for Neurologic Adverse Events Associated with Certain Flea and Tick Products


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinarians to be aware of the potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats when treated with drugs that are in the isoxazoline class.

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

Looking Around With Lee – The Golden Years


Many years ago Long Island, New York was the Gold Coast of top-notch dog kennels, dog clubs and exceptional breeders. Fanciers with momore than sufficient funds housed many, many of their chosen breed together and they had the kennel help to manage such large endeavors. Those major operations are virtually gone now. Michael might have been the last of the “exclusive kennel managers” of this type. I’m not sure who houses 30-50 dogs with a full staff in what is now a highly urban area.

August 12th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

U.S. Department of Transportation Clarifies the Use of Emotional Support Animals on Flights


Yesterday, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) issued guidance to help travelers understand their rights while new regulations are being developed. The DOT is currently developing new rules to govern what types of animals will be allowed to accompany passengers on flights and what documentation will be required to determine a passenger’s legitimate need.  The guidance [...]

August 9th, 2019 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured | Read More »

What’s a Gun Dog Doing in the Show Ring?


My fellow American dogs, I’m speaking to you from the boss’ cluttered office. While it’s not oval, a good many policy decisions have been made within its walls and most of them have affected me. So, I am here to issue a warning about something that could bring a cloud to the future for some of you who are enjoying life in the field. I’m speaking, of course, of dog shows and the show ring.

August 9th, 2019 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | 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 breeder and handler that is pictured in this week’s Throwback? Guess Who? Check back on Monday for the correct answer! The correct answer this week is Lisa Miller. Thanks Lisa and to all those who participated! Don’t [...]

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

Showing Dogs North of the Border


Most American exhibitors know little, if anything, about Canadian dogs shows and the pleasures to be had showing their dogs north of the border. Yet, many Canadian Kennel Club events have a certain charm that one finds lacking at too many of our shows here in the United States. They also have features that the American Kennel Club should consider implementing.

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


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