Posts tagged "AKC"

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 »

Pet Population Falls, According to AVMA Pet Census

Pet Population Falls, According to AVMA Pet Census
The American Veterinary Medical Association U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook is the closest thing there is to a census of pet ownership, and is conducted every five years. According to the recently released 2012 Sourcebook, between 2006 and 2011, pet ownership decreased by 2.4 percent in the U.S., to 56 percent of all households.... Read more »

Renting Social, A Trend Not To Be So Dog Friendly

Renting Social, A Trend Not To Be So Dog Friendly
Dogs are a great reason for starting a conversation — even in a big city like Chicago. My wife and I were walking our two dogs when and we happened upon a Soft Coated Wheaten terrier. At the other end of the leash, the dog’s owners explained that they had just relocated from St. Louis,... Read more »

The Value of a Dog's Life, Not What You Think

I very much like the sentiment of Chis Dignan’s blog The Value of a Dog’s Life on the Dog Saving Network. I know Chris. A good guy, a talented trainer – wants to do the right thing, and typically I enthusiastically agree with him. I hope this turns some of you on to his blog.... Read more »

Great American Dog Writer Exits Stage Left

Mordecai Siegal passed away April 1. He was the most influential and prolific pet writer, authoring many top selling pet books. Here’s the tribute piece I just wrote about Mordecai Siegal’s career for my Tribune Media Services column. Morty authored 38 columns for Good News for Pets, and Lea-Ann Germinder has made those available. I... Read more »

AKC Calls for the Eagles to Reconsider Sportsmanship Award for Michael Vick

The American Kennel Club, including their 5,000 member dog clubs nationwide are calling for the Philadelphia Eagles to withdraw Vick as the recipient of Ed Block Courage Award. The AKC request to withdraw Vick as the Block Courage Award winner was signed Friday (but first came to media attention this afternoon, January 25) by president... Read more »

American Kennel Club Now Registers Mixed Breeds

Mixed breeds can now be registered with the American Kennel Club. This is a new deal, traditionally the AKC accepted only pedigreed dogs. Like so many organizations, no doubt, this an effort by the AKC to raise revenue. Another effort to raise dollars has been increasing the breeds accepted into the AKC, welcoming some pretty... Read more »
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