Preview of AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin

November 21, 2017

AKC Natl ChampIt must be “write about dog shows” day. Just after my earlier post, I received this in my in-box from the American Kennel Club.

We are excited to announce that in its 17th year, the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin has again drawn the largest entry in the history of the event! Dogs from 50 States and 44 Countries will compete for Best in Show this December. 4,803 dogs are entered this year with more than 1,200 puppies entered to compete in the all-new inaugural AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes.

I attended this show last year and had a wonderful time. It’s neat to immerse yourself in an all dog all the time kind of world for a weekend.
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DVR Alert: National Dog Show

November 21, 2017

Kennel Club Of Phila

The big National Dog Show will be broadcast, as always, right after the Macy’s Parade on Thanksgiving. If your television will be stubbornly stuck on football all day, check in here. Since my family celebrated early this year, I’ll be able to watch the show beginning to end and will bring you all the highlights live. (Or as live as I can do for a taped television show!)

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Service Dogs from RearFront

November 9, 2017

I found a new page on Facebook, by RearFront. I’m not totally sure what it’s all about, but I loved these two service dog photos they recently featured.
Service 1

service 2

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

October: A Special Month

October 26, 2017

Pit Bull Standing
Time is running out on October, but I wanted to remind you of two designations this month carries: National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month, and National Pit Bull Awareness Month.

Sounds to me like a great time to visit your local shelter and adopt a Pittie.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Friday Funny: Trick ‘r’ Treat

October 13, 2017

Trick Treat
‘Tis the month of ghosts and goblins.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Friday Funny: Ready to Shop!

October 6, 2017

shoppingHave a great weekend, everybody.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

LAX staffs up PUPs program in wake of Las Vegas Shootings

October 4, 2017

Although the LAX PUPs (Pets Unstressing Passengers) program has been in operation for a while, they are adding shifts, knowing that at least some passengers going through their terminals will have been affected by the massacre in Las Vegas.

“Due to senseless shooting in Las Vegas, there are extra #LAXPUPs (Pets Unstressing Passengers) in terminals to comfort & visit w/ passengers,” LAX Tweeted.

Kudos to them for recognizing the healing power of dogs. You can find out more about these certified therapy dogs on the LAX website.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Cattle Drive, Florida Style

September 25, 2017

Florida flooding

Escaping Hurricane Harvey. These dogs are dedicated to their jobs!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Frida, Mexico’s Hero

September 24, 2017

Via @Omarbamm on Twitter

Photo: @Omarbamm on Twitter

Meet Frida, who is a member of the Mexican Navy. This beautiful Labrador Retriever is a Search and Rrescue dog with over 50 finds under her collar. She has rescued 12 living people, and has earned a commendation from the President of Mexico.

According to the LA Times, she was deployed last Tuesday to assist in finding survivors beneath the Enrique Rebsamen school. Although Frida is 7 years old, she was able to participate on a limited basis with the search, confirming information brought back by Evil and Echo, two Belgian Malinois who are just starting their careers in Search and Rescue.

I can’t post the video from the times, but you can see the whole story here.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

DockDogs® World Championship Feature Finals Shows Tickets Now on Sale

September 24, 2017

Dock Dogs Champ

My favorite dog sport!

Witness the fastest, farthest, highest flying dogs during the feature finals competitions of the 2017 season of DockDogs®.

Show Times

Saturday, Oct 28th at 7pm (doors open at 6:30)
Sunday, Oct 29th at 3pm (doors open at 2:30)

Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN

BUY TICKETS in Advance and Save!
Buy online in advance and save, special offer only available as advance purchase, Family Bundle for $20 includes 4 admissions.

Wish I could go! (And I wish I could get my dog to actually jump!)

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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