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

National Dog Show 2018 Results

Sorry for the lateness of this post. I usually try to post the dog show winners as soon as they happen, but this year I was the hostess for Thanksgiving, so I had to DVR the show. Without further ado, here are the Group Winners:

Terrier: Wire Fox Terrier
Hound: Whippet
Toy: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Working: Doberman Pinscher
Sporting: Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Non-Sporting: Lhasa Apso
Herding: Pembroke Welsh Corgi

And the best in show is… Continue reading National Dog Show 2018 Results

Adoptable Greyhounds

ShugFrom the Facebook page of Ladye Jane Vickers. Thanks, Ms. Vickers, for including the resource list!

Florida voted to ban greyhound racing, so in about a year there will be around 8,000 greys coming off the tracks and 7,000 racers-in-training that all need to find new homes. Ugh.

If you’re thinking about getting a dog, please consider adopting one of these sweet & goofy creatures. The adoption agencies aren’t going to be able to handle the massive influx, so now is the time to get one 💔 Continue reading Adoptable Greyhounds

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

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