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May 3, 2017

Jameson

Sorry for the short notice, but I just received this from our friends at Pets for Patriots.

They are asking that we vote for Jameson as an Emerging Hero in the 2017 American Humane Hero Dog Awards. Voting ends today at 3pm Eastern!

Despite the cruelty inflicted upon him as a young pup Jameson has triumphed. Adopted by one of the responding police officers the night he was brutalized, he now teaches children to be kind to animals and collects donated items for various animal welfare organizations.

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Today is National Purebred Dog Day!

May 1, 2017

The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) invites you to join us on May 1st as we celebrate pride, predictability and purpose of purebred dogs and promote the preservation of these breeds. This year, two Congressional resolutions designate May 1st as National Purebred Dog Day® (NPDD). Senate Resolution 144 introduced by Senator Thom Tillis and House Concurrent Resolution 46, introduced by Congressmen Ted Yoho, Kurt Schrader and Ralph Abraham highlight the role that purebred dogs and breeders of purebred dogs have played in the history of the United States as well as the numerous ways purebred dogs have served U.S. citizens as search and rescue dogs, guide and service dogs, military working dogs and more, all while providing one-of-a-kind companionship.

The designation of National Purebred Dog Day was created by Colorado resident and Puli fancier Suzi Szeremy to recognize the heritage and diversity of purebred dogs and to highlight and celebrate all the ways purebred dogs better our lives. In March of 2015, Colorado became the first state in the country to recognize May 1 as National Purebred Dog Day® by joint resolution of the House and the Senate, and with the endorsement of the American Kennel Club®. Since then, both Houses of Congress and numerous states have recognized National Purebred Dog Day. In addition to these new Congressional resolutions, the states of Connecticut and Georgia also recognized National Purebred Dog Day for the first time this year. [Read more]

Interested In a New Sport Where You Can Make Your Dog a Champion?

April 17, 2017

The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce the launch of the AKC Trick Dog program. The program will include four levels allowing dogs with any amount of experience the ability to participate. Teaching their dog tricks is enjoyable for owners, mentally stimulating for their dogs and can take place at any time or place that fits their lifestyle. [Read more]

Duke Wins Ugly Dog Contest for Second Consecutive Year

April 12, 2017

Photo:  Nelvin C Cepeda/San Diego Union-Tribune

Duke ~ Photo: Nelvin C Cepeda/San Diego Union-Tribune

Duke, a Labrador Retriever with a skin condition, has won the Del Mar 22nd Annual Ugly Dog Contest. The event not only celebrates ugly dogs, but also raises money for local charities such as the San Diego Food Bank and Rady Children’s Hospital.

Prizes are given for the ugliest dog, sure, but they also have competitions in other categories like cutest dog, best trick, and dog/owner look-alikes. [Read more]

Saturday Survey: Weird Retrievals

April 1, 2017

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On Friday, I posted a picture of a dog who went to fetch a ball and came back with a potato. Which got me to thinking – what weird things has your dog brought you?




What's the weirdest thing your dog has ever brought you?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS IN AGILITY, OBEDIENCE AND AKC RALLY® CROWNED IN PERRY, GA

March 29, 2017

Shetland Sheepdog (sheltie) At Dog Agility Trial

The top dogs in the nation were crowned from an overall entry of more than 1,900 this weekend at the American Kennel Club® (AKC®) National Agility Championship, AKC National Obedience Championship and AKC Rally National Championship held in Perry, Georgia.

“It is inspiring to see the performances at these three National Championship events. The joy of being there and the comradery among the exhibitors makes this a celebration of the sports,” said Doug Ljungren, AKC Vice President of Sports and Events. “These dogs are truly the best in their sport from across the country. We’re proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of these talented dogs and dedicated handlers.” [Read more]

Mitch Seavey Takes 2017 Iditarod!

March 15, 2017

Seavey win

Congratulations to Mitch Seavey on making it first to Nome and winning the 2017 Iditarod! He started at Anchorage with 16 dogs and finished 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, and 13 seconds later in Nome with 11 dogs remaining. He dropped off three dogs with volunteers in Huslia, one in Unalakleet, and 1 at White Mountain. From his bio on Iditarod.com:
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Saturday Survey: Geese Police

March 11, 2017

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I posted last week about a franchised company called Geese Police, Inc. I’m curious what you think of using dogs in this way.







What do you think of the idea of using Border Collies as geese police?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Geese Police

March 8, 2017

Yes, this is a real company. And what a great idea! You know how Border Collies and other herding breeds always need a job? Someone was really thinking when they found a way to put them to work in a way that also provides revenue. Sound like fun? They have franchise opportunities available across the country.

Geese Police, Inc.® has been providing quality goose/bird control for over 25 years. It is their mission to provide the most effective environmentally safe Canada goose control service possible, using working Border Collies and other special techniques. Geese Police, Inc. is the best when it comes to wildlife control and pest solutions for Canada geese. [Read more]

A Family of Bat Dogs

March 1, 2017

With 27 World Series championships, the New York Yankees have a rich winning tradition. But there’s one tradition in the storied Yankees organization that’s as regal if of somewhat less renown: the “bat dog” family of the Trenton Thunder, the Double-A affiliate.

I have to believe this will be the cutest video you see today.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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