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Breed Specific Discrimination

FB_IMG_1460509388221Most of the time when we talk about breed specific prejudices, we focus on Pit Bulls, but its important to remember we’ve been here before. Many breeds have been the subject of laws and even just plain hatred because they’ve been seen as too aggressive. Typically, what we end up seeing is that if you breed and train them right, they are no different than any other dog.

In my recent trips through our local dog pounds and shelter, I’ve seen an abundance of Pit Bulls waiting to be adopted. They are very hard to place because people don’t realize how sweet they can be. Please don’t discriminate!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Meet the AKC ACE Honoree for Search and Rescue

ACE Ty SAR German ShepherdHandled by Melissa Frye of Southport, Florida, Ty, officially known as K-9 Ty Ty Road RN CGC, is an eight-year-old German Shepherd Dog trained in human remains detection. Over the span of his six year career, Ty has become the go-to K-9 in his department for recovery searches, helping to bring closure to families that have lost loved ones. Continue reading Meet the AKC ACE Honoree for Search and Rescue

Alaskan Hero Dog: A German Shepherd Named Buddy

Photo:  Mark Thiessen / AP
Photo: Mark Thiessen / AP
Last week, the American Humane Association broadcast their annual awards show honoring canine heroes. Although all of the dogs on the show were awesome, they were just basically doing the jobs they had been trained to do. Buddy, a 5-year old German Shepherd from Alaska, is a hero because he did something he had never been trained for, and saved his family’s home from a fire.
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