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!

Westminster 2017: And the Winner Is…

February 14, 2017

Winning a lot of hearts on this Valentines Day, and taking Best in Show at the 2017 Westminster Kennel Club’s 141st Annual Show is… [Read more]

The Field for Best in Show, Westminster 2017

February 14, 2017

These seven dogs will go into the ring next, vying for the coveted Best in Show title.

From the Hound Group: Duffy, the Norwegian Elkhound

From the Toy Group: Chuckie, the Pekingese, son of 2012 Best in Show Malachy

From the Non-Sporting Group: Aftin, the Miniature Poodle

From the Herding Group: Rumor, the German Shepherd, in a repeat of last year’s performance

From the Sporting Group: Adrian, the Irish Setter

From the Working Group: Devlin, the Boxer

From the Terrier Group: Tanner, the Norwich

I’m torn between the Irish Setter and the Norwegian Elkhound. Fingers crossed!

Who will the winner be?

Terrier Group Winner, Westminster 2017

February 14, 2017

Photo:  Canine Chronicle

Photo: Canine Chronicle

Terrier Group Winners

Best in Group: Norwich, Tanner

2nd Place: Westhighland White, Rondo

3rd Place: American Staffordshire, Louie

4th Place: Norfolk, Winston

Don’t change that channel. The all-important Best in Show competition is coming up next!

Working Group Winner, Westminster 2017

February 14, 2017

Photo:  Naja Boxers

Photo: Naja Boxers

Working Group Winners

Best in Group: Boxer, Devlin

2nd Place: Akita, Nik

3rd Place: Standard Schnauzer, Hannah

4th Place: Bernese Mountain Dog, Tag

And, last but not least, the terrier group will enter the ring soon.

Sporting Group Winner, Westminster, 2017

February 14, 2017

Photo:  Canine Chronicle

Photo: Canine Chronicle

Sporting Group Winners

Best in Group: Irish Setter, Adrian

2nd Place: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, Brie

3rd Place: Golden Retriever, Elphaba

4th Place: Irish Water Spaniel, Lake

Up next: the working dogs

Terrier Breed Winners, Westminster 2017

February 14, 2017

Airedale Terriers GCH CH Wildside Windancer
American Hairless Terriers GCHB CH Bur-Way Trin 2 Raise Some Kane
American Staffordshire Terriers GCHG CH Roadhouse’s Life Of The Party CA DN CGCA
Australian Terriers GCHS CH Blue Moon Boston Pops
Bedlington Terriers GCHB CH Willow Wind Money’s Still Talkin’ At First Class
Border Terriers GCH CH Meadowlake Poppet
Bull Terriers (Colored) GCH CH Formula For A Power Filled Ginger
Bull Terriers (White) CH Action Cosmic Cowboy CGC
Cairn Terriers CH Hjohoo’s Love Looking At Hjo
Cesky Terriers GCHB CH Bluefire Heart Of A Warrior
Dandie Dinmont Terriers GCH CH Aranisle Star Of San Jacinto
Fox Terriers (Smooth) GCH CH Absolutely Signature
Fox Terriers (Wire) GCH CH Hampton Court’s Monte Cristo
Glen of Imaal Terriers CH Finnabair Double D Friend Of A Friend
Irish Terriers GCH CH Lakeridge Cahal
Kerry Blue Terriers GCHS CH Krisma’s Xman First Class
Lakeland Terriers GCH CH Thor-Kourt Traviata Keegtosca
Manchester Terriers (Standard) GCH CH Medley’s Just Reward
Miniature Bull Terriers GCH CH Sunrise Minotaur Something To Talk About
Miniature Schnauzers GCHG CH Repitition’s Simply Spectacular Of Hardinhaus
Norfolk Terriers GCH CH Yarrow Venerie Winning Ticket
Norwich Terriers GCHS CH Taliesin Twice As Nice
Parson Russell Terriers GCH CH Brywood Heluva Ride
Rat Terriers GCH CH Felixvilles Traveling Pooch
Russell Terriers GCH CH Lyrical’s Preachin’ To The Choir
Scottish Terriers GCH CH Round Town Queen Of Hearts Of Maryscot
Sealyham Terriers GCH CH Efbe’s Goodspice Ariadne Auf Naxos
Skye Terriers GCH CH Cragsmoor Good Fellow
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers GCH CH Keepsake Timtara Im A Rockstar
Staffordshire Bull Terriers GCH CH Bullseye Back In Black
Welsh Terriers GCH CH Seebest Supergirl
West Highland White Terriers GCH CH Lotrando Sunshine Celebration

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