Posts in category "dog breeding"

Golden Retriever Lifetime Health Study

Golden Retriever Lifetime Health Study
Morris Animal Foundation Canine Lifetime Health Project is arguably the first study of it’s kind in animal health. Sadly, Golden Retrievers – an All-American wonderfully endearing dog breed – has more than their share of health issues, which we need to better understand, including certain types of cancer which seems to be killing Golden’s at... Read more »

Maine May Limit Pet Store Sales, Veterinary Professionals Support Abolishing Puppy Mills

Maine May Limit Pet Store Sales, Veterinary Professionals Support Abolishing Puppy Mills
Bans on pet stores selling animals from commercial breeders and puppy mills are sweeping the country. Over 70 communities in the U.S. and Canada are on board, but now an entire state may join the act. Maine Rep. Kimberly Monaghan,( D-Cape Elizabeth) says her bill – “An Act To Prohibit the Sale of Dogs and Cats... Read more »

Dancing with Dogs at Chicago Dog Show

Dancing with Dogs at Chicago Dog Show
You haven’t lived until you’ve seen people dance with their dogs. You  haven’t gotten into the cooking sherry, you read this right. In fact, it’s a canine sport called Freestyle. At 1 p.m. on January 31, I will be announcing Dancing event at the International Kennel Club of Chicago Dog Show  dog show. At 6:30 AM... Read more »
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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 »