Friday Funny: This Is How I Roll

August 21, 2015

FF Pug MomPurchase from Ruff ‘n Roll. I’m not sure if they have other breeds or not.

Happy Friday, everybody!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Tuesday Top Ten: Breeds That Love to Work

August 11, 2015

shutterstock_79923091As compiled by the American Kennel Club:

Australian Shepherd
The Australian Shepherd lives for his job, which still involves herding livestock and working as an all-purpose farm and ranch dog. He needs a lot of activity and a sense of purpose to be truly content. Due to the breed’s intelligence and versatility, “Aussies” also excel in AKC events such as agility, obedience and herding.
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Lovely Ladies

July 30, 2015

My Girls 20150727Last week when I was in Jacksonville, one of my workshop participants told me about his beautiful Pekes. He sent me a picture, so I just had to share these lovely ladies. On the left is Kuan Yin and on the right is Li Ling.

I love that he gave them Chinese names to honor their Peking heritage!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Tuesday Top Ten: Things Only a German Shepherd Family Would Understand

June 30, 2015

rp_shutterstock_72500395-350x233.jpgAnother outstanding list from Woofipedia. Click on the link if you want to see the pix that go along with this. Just like with the list for Aussie families, I would argue that all of us who love dogs would get most of these – not sure why they singled out German Shepherds, but it’s a cute list, nonetheless.
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Saturday Survey: New AKC Breeds

June 20, 2015

Which of the newly-recognized AKC breeds is your favorite? If you don’t remember what they looked like, refer back to Tuesday’s post.

Which of the new AKC breeds is your favorite?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

The AKC Pack is Expanding Again!

June 17, 2015

The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announces the full recognition of the Berger Picard, Lagotto Romagnolo and the Miniature American Shepherd. This raises AKC’s total recognized breeds to 187.
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The Luck of the Irish

March 17, 2015

From the AKC, in honor of St. Paddy’s Day: The Irish Breeds

Irish breeds of the American Kennel Club

Irish Wheaten

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier: The breed has a special connection to St. Patrick’s Day, having first appeared in the show ring at the Irish Kennel Club Championship on March 17, 1937. The breed is prized for its soft, silky, wheaten-colored coat which sheds minimally. Wheatens enjoy plenty of exercise and are happy, alert dogs.

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Tuesday Top Ten: Most popular breeds registered in 2014

March 3, 2015

shutterstock_127264724The Labrador Retriever has done it again. The American Kennel Club (AKC®) recently announced that the intelligent, family friendly breed holds tight to the number one spot on the most popular list for the 24th consecutive year, continuing the longest reign as the nation’s top dog in AKC history.

While the Lab holds strong, the Bulldog has quietly crept up the list, landing this year at number four for the first time – its highest ranking in breed history. This gentle breed makes an excellent family companion with a natural tendency to form strong bonds with kids, an easy-to-care-for coat and minimal exercise needs.
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Wrapping Up Westminster Winners Week: The Answers

March 1, 2015

Warren Remedy

One of the winningest dogs in Westminster history, Ch Warren Remedy, who won the all of the first three years.

I hope you’ve enjoyed playing along all week! As promised, here are the answers for each day, showing the year won, the dog’s registered name, and the owner’s name(s).

1. 1933 Ch Warland Protector of Shelterock, Airedale Terrier, S M Stewart
2. 1947 – Ch Warlord of Mazelaine, Boxer, Mrs. & Mrs. RC Kettles Jr (Also won in 1946)
3. 1955 – Ch Kippax Fearnought, Bulldog, Dr. JA Saylor (Also won in 1954)
4. 1962 – Ch Elfinbrook Simon, West Highland White Terrier, Wishing Well Kennels
5. 1972 – Ch Chinoe’s Adamant James, English Springer Spaniel (Also won in 1971)
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Westminster Winners Week Day Seven

February 27, 2015

Guess the year these dogs were winners, as pictured in these photos from the Westminster archives. Answers posted next weekend.
WKC Archive Fri 1
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