I wasn’t a huge fan of Boxers until I spent some time with Miss Abby, who lives with a friend of mine. Such a sweetheart! Now I think I need one, but with four cats and two dogs (one of whom is still a puppy), I think I’ll wait a while.
From the Facebook page of the Pasco (Florida) PD: GET WELL SOON, K9 LEMON! We had a medical emergency [last week] involving #K9Lemon. He suffered a stomach-flip, which can strangulate intestines and result in death if not operated on immediately. Fortunately, Officer Josh Madsen (K9 Lemon’s driver) recognized the problem and got him to the vet for emergency surgery. Continue reading Prayers for K-9 Lemon→
From 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→
The results are in from the weekend’s big show in Orlando! I love this event because they put such an emphasis on Junior Handlers and because they combine so many sporting events with the conformation show. So now, without further ado, the winners!
GCHP CH Silverhall Strike Force, an ASCOB Cocker Spaniel known as “Striker” triumphed over nearly 5,000 dogs to earn a $50,000 cash prize, a paw print pendant arrayed in sparking round diamonds from KAY® Jewelers’ “LOVE is a four legged word collection” and the title of Best in Show at the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. “Striker,” owned by Regina Beinhauer & Carolee Douglas of Venetia, Pennsylvania and bred by Wilson S. Pike and Bonnie S. Pike was crowned “National Champion” by Best in Show judge Mr. Roger R. Hartinger after a weekend of intense canine competition. Continue reading AKC Royal Canin National Championship Dog Show Round-Up→
From the AKC Royal Canin National Dog Show in Orlando this weekend:
GCH CH Unity’s Maid an Entrance CGC, a Weimaraner known as “Gali” triumphed over more than 1,200 puppies and junior dogs to earn the title of AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Junior of the Year, held today in Orlando, Fla. “Gali,” owned by Michelle Hunter and Gregory McLogan and Amy L. Tourond of Springfield, Missouri and bred by Gregory McLogan, Vicki Ruiz and Amy L. Tourand was crowned “Junior of the Year” by an esteemed panel of judges, consisting of Mrs. Paula Hartinger, Mr. Roger R. Hartinger and Dr. Steve Keating, after intense canine competition. Continue reading WEIMARANER “GALI” WINS INAUGURAL AKC ROYAL CANIN NATIONAL ALL-BREED PUPPY AND JUNIOR STAKES→
It must be “write about dog shows” day. Just after my earlier post, I received this in my in-box from the American Kennel Club.
We are excited to announce that in its 17th year, the AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin has again drawn the largest entry in the history of the event! Dogs from 50 States and 44 Countries will compete for Best in Show this December. 4,803 dogs are entered this year with more than 1,200 puppies entered to compete in the all-new inaugural AKC/Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes.
“Well it’s 0500 and it’s been coming down pretty hard since about 0330. Had a few tornadoes touch down and the flooding is getting bad. We are all hunkered down in our shelters and I roll over on my make shift cot to see my K9 buddy “hand in paw” with his partner. And Irma rages on.”