Standing up against puppy mills is exactly what Cook County has done, becoming the first county in America to do so. Also at least 50 cities have done the same, ranging from Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego and Los Angeles to a mounting list of mid-sized and smaller towns. And like a runaway train, more cities... Read more »
A Tibetan mastiff puppy was sold in China for almost $2 million, according to the Qianjiang Evening News. This likely is the most expensive dog sale ever. A property developer paid 12 million yuan ($1.9 million) for the one-year-old Golden-Haired mastiff at a luxury pet fair Tuesday (March 18, 2014) in the eastern province of Zhejiang.... Read more »
Dr. Ian Dunbar – if there is a dog whisperer, this is the real deal….the guy who helped to begin puppy classes, and founded the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (demonstrating professionalism among dog trainers), and so much more. Listen HERE to my conversation with the legendary Dr. Dunbar from Steve Dale’s Pet World on... Read more »
One highlight of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 150th Convention, held July 19-23 in Chicago, was the anniversary date itself. The Convention attracted more than 9,100 veterinary professionals. In celebration of 150 years, the non-profit American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) named Dr. Carlos Campos, of Spring Hill, FL, as America’s Favorite Veterinarian. Campos was... Read more »
The International Kennel Club of Chicago Dog Show is one of the most prestigious in America, and includes many of the top dogs and most renown judges. Obviously many dogs show up, in fact, representing over 180 breeds and varieties. But this benched dog show is also a great spectator event, and a way to... Read more »
Westminster Dog Show this year had 2,721 entries, the largest number of dogs in 15 years. Over the past few years, numbers entered had declined due to space constraints at Madison Square Garden, which is under construction. This year, the daytime activities associated with the show were moved to the Piers. This is an expansive... Read more »
Here are the most popular dogs in America, at least according to American Kennel Club Registration numbers. Could this be a bit misleading? Sure, these days many people with pedigreed dogs don’t bother to register, but still this is some gauge. No surprise, for 21 years now the Labrador Retriever continues to be America’s most... Read more »
Here are eight good luck charms, all dogs from Ireland. For most people with allergies, by the way, the Irish Water Spaniel is a good choice; and the Kerry Blue, Soft Coated Wheaten and perhaps Irish Terrier may also not cause as much sneezing for runny eyes as some other breeds.
Listen Here to my most recent Steve Dale’s Pet World interview with Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog.” We caught up with one another at the Westminster Dog Show, and chatted about pure bred dogs – the good, the bad and the ugly. And why no fish ‘n chips at Westminster... Read more »
Here are some images from the Annual Dog Writer’s Association of America Awards Banquet. Here are details of the DWAA Hall of Fame.