Posts in category "dog breeding"

Pet Store Limits Are a Start, And Clearly the Public Supports Closing of Puppy Mills

Pet Store Limits Are a Start, And Clearly the Public Supports Closing of Puppy Mills
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 »

Puppy Is Priciest Dog Ever

Puppy Is Priciest Dog Ever
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 »

Ian Dunbar Joins Steve Dale on WGN Radio

Ian Dunbar Joins Steve Dale on WGN Radio
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 »
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AVMA Convention News: Favorite Veterinarian; Cats Not Seeing Vets to Early Spay/Neuter

AVMA Convention News: Favorite Veterinarian; Cats Not Seeing Vets to Early Spay/Neuter
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 »

Chicago Dog Show Highlights

Borzoi's (once known as the Russian Wolfhound) being judged
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 What Happens During the Day

During the day the Westminster Dog Show is no longer held at Madison Square Garden but instead at the Piers on the West side of Manhattan. The Piers offers over 200,000 square feet of column-free exhibition space and 20-foot high ceilings, and views of the Hudson River and New York City skyline.
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 »
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Labrador Retriever Most Popular Dog in America; Ten Most Popular Breeds, Trends

Labrador Retriever Most Popular Dog in America; Ten Most Popular Breeds, Trends
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 »

Irish Dog Breeds

This dog's heritage is hunting badger and fox - no wonder they can have an attitude and may be independent. Longer than it is tall, the Glen of Imaal, from a valley in the Wicklow mountains. The breed is mostly a pet today in Ireland and elsewhere.
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.

Catching Up with Victoria Stilwell at Westminster Dog Show

Catching Up with Victoria Stilwell at Westminster Dog Show
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 »
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Barking at Dog Writer's Association Dinner

For about 20 years the Dog Writer's Association of America Banquet has been held the night before the Westminster Dog Show at the Affinia Hotel, across from the Madison Square Garden. This is an awards banquet to celebrate achievements of those who write and broadcast about dogs. There are several 'special' awards, as dozens of Maxwell Medallions presented. Colleagues judge other colleagues. I've been honored about a few dozen of these Maxwell's - but this night far more was to come.
Here are some images from the Annual Dog Writer’s Association of America Awards Banquet. Here are details of the DWAA Hall of Fame.
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