Category Archives: Breed Specific

Westminster 2019: How It All Works

The Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, new to the Hound Group this year.
The Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, joining the Hound Group this year.
For those of you who might be new to the dog show world, here’s an overview of the big 2019 Westminster Kennel Club Show.

Although the main event is Monday and Tuesday nights, there were some preliminaries on Saturday. The AKC convenes Meet the Breeds to allow people to get up close and personal with examples of each breed. Each breed group sets up a booth, and their members take turns showing off their dogs and answering questions from the public. The Masters Agility competition also takes place on Saturday. The Masters Obedience Championship takes place on Monday, concurrently with the breed judging. Continue reading Westminster 2019: How It All Works

Pit Bulls: From Feared to Revered

From NBC4i in Columbus: His name is Leonard, and he is Ohio’s first pit bull police officer about to embark on a career as a narcotics K-9. He is also the first K-9 for Clay Township on the western edge of Lake Erie, near the community of Genoa. Many departments across the country are rescuing Pitties from shelters and finding out they make excellent K9s. Continue reading Pit Bulls: From Feared to Revered