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Today is National Purebred Dog Day!

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. Continue reading Today is National Purebred Dog Day!

Guest Post: Keeping Your Dog Safe on Halloween

Halloween Pumpkin Dog Isolated On BlackToday’s Guest Post is written by Paige Hawin, a lifelong pet keeper, animal shelter volunteer and German Shepherd lover. She currently works in the UK with pet transport specialists PBS.

For many of us, Halloween is one of the biggest holidays of the year. In 2015 Americans spent an astonishing $7.9 billion on Halloween, which works out to $93.42 per household. With 64% of us reputedly celebrating Halloween each year. It’s all too easy to get caught up in all the fun – and to forget about our beloved dogs.
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Saturday Survey: Puppies for Christmas

As I’ve stated a time or three, I have strong feelings against giving puppies for Christmas because they often end up in shelters when the giftee isn’t prepared to commit to a destructive puppy or a full-grown adult dog. But, I know it is a practice that continues to be popular. I’m curious as to how many of you have given or received puppies under the tree.

Have you ever been involved in a puppy Christmas gift?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!