Should Detection Dogs Used by the Government Come from Domestic or Foreign Breeders?

October 11, 2018

Customs Drugs Detection DogFrom the American Kennel Club:

The U.S. imports 80-90% of its bomb- sniffing dogs from overseas breeders. Increasing demand and a shortage of dogs places U.S. national security in unnecessary jeopardy. HR 4577 creates a path forward to improve standards and capacity for explosives detection dogs and encourages domestic breeding programs. Please contact your Senators now and ask them to urge Senate leadership to advance HR 4577. See below for more information. [Read more]

How Many Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

September 19, 2018

Changing a light bulb

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I wish this had come with a reference to where it originally appeared. If it’s yours, let me know so I can properly credit it.

Does the description fit your breed? Make sure you read all the way to the end!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Chihuahuas Take Over DC

May 8, 2018

Chihuahua race raises money to save dogs from high kill shelters

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Bonus Friday Funny: Cross Breeds

April 20, 2018

Cross Breeds

And I have to add my friends’ dog to the list: A Shitzu Poodle, also known as a Shitz Poo!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Dogs Blacklisted by Insurance Companies

March 30, 2018

From an article in Psychology Today: Because dog bites account for up to one-third of the claims paid out by home insurers, they may be sensitive to the type of dog you have in your homeThey can refuse to provide you with a policy, exclude dog bite coverage, or charge higher rates if you own dogs they deem too likely to bite. [Read more]

Most Registered Purebred List for 2017

March 29, 2018

Black And White French BulldogHot off the presses, The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced at a press conference today that the loveable Lab once again is the number one most popular breed in the United States.

While the Labrador Retriever remains a constant at the top of the charts, the big mover and shaker in 2017 was the French Bulldog. The easygoing, playful, adaptable Frenchie not only jumped two spots to number four, it knocked the Beagle out of the top five for the first time since 1998.

“The Labrador Retriever has its paws firmly planted in Americans’ hearts,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “It’s such a versatile and family friendly breed. Don’t underestimate the power of the Frenchie, though! Its adaptability and loveable temperament make it very appealing to a wide variety of people. The French Bulldog is poised for a takeover.”

In addition to the country’s most popular, rare breeds were on the rise in 2017. The Norwegian Buhund rose four spots (174th to 170th), Skye Terriers rose six spots (178th to 172nd), Canaan Dogs jumped six spots (181st to 175th), and Harriers rose three spots (186th to 183rd).

The current top ten list:
1. Labrador Retriever
2. German Shepherd
3. Golden Retriever
4. French Bulldog
5. Bulldog
6. Beagle
7. Poodle
8. Rottweiler
9. Yorkie
10. German Shorthaired Pointer

Kinda mad my favorite, the Beagle, is out of the top five, but my second favorite, the Golden is hanging in!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Roland Doolittle

March 23, 2018

Roland DoolittleSending out a special happy birthday wish to my cousin’s dog, Roland Doolittle, who turns two today. Such a good boy!

Roland, make sure you spend your day ripping apart Martha’s house, looking for your cake!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Schnauzers

March 14, 2018

From the facebook page of Schnauzer Lovers

From the facebook page of Schnauzer Lovers

A baby carriage full of Schnauzers. Just because it’s hump day.

Race Route

March 5, 2018

race routeGood thing none of these dogs are running the Iditarod!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Tuesday Top Ten: Best German Shepherd Memes

February 27, 2018

GSM 1 [Read more]

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