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American Kennel Club

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  • A tearful farewell to Mia, my best friend and greatest teammate

    I was a lost soul for most of my life. I didn't own a dog. Much of it was circumstantial. My dad hated pets, and nobody in the household was going to overrule him. When I got older and moved out, I had some ups and downs in my personal life and mostly...
  • Dog mauls woman at Waverly farmers' market

    Baltimore City police released the incident report Monday morning about the woman who was attacked by a Rottweiler outside the farmers' market in Waverly Saturday. The attack took place when the dog broke the leash with which it had been tied to a parking...
  • Q&A: The Hartford's President Of Auto, Home Talks About Customer Service

     Q&A: The Hartford's President Of Auto, Home Talks About Customer Service
    Andy Napoli, The Hartford's president of consumer markets, which includes homeowner's and auto insurance, sat down to answer questions about the company's approach to customer service. The Hartford ranked No. 1 in the J.D. Power and Associates 2012...
  • Council will vote on puppy sales ban

    Puppy mill prisons came into existence soon after World War I when farmers had lost most of their crops to drought. The farmers simply used their chicken coops and rabbit hutches for the dogs. Today, puppy mills are overseen by the United States...
  • Hundreds of dogs in Salem hoping to claim the "Best in Show" title

    Hundreds of dogs in Salem hoping to claim the "Best in Show" title
    Hundreds of determined dog owners showed off their prized pooches in Salem this weekend. Sunday was the fifth and final day of the American Kennel Club's Mountain Valley Cluster Dog show. It takes place at the Salem Civic Center each year. This summer,...
  • How smart is your dog?

    How smart is your dog?
    Even if you could define “smartest” I am not sure you would get a consensus on which is the smartest breed of dog.  Does smartest mean problem solving, learning, obeying commands, or dog IQ testing?  (Yes there is an IQ test for dogs).  Some...
  • Cosmetic surgery for the canine set

    Cosmetic surgery for the canine set
    Ace, a youthful Labrador, bounds across his lawn, fielding tennis balls and hurrying them back to his owner. His tail wags. His coat is thick and shiny. He barks with enthusiasm. To the naked eye, Ace is a strapping example of dogdom. Who would guess...
  • Davidsonville dog is Westminster-bound

    Davidsonville dog is Westminster-bound
    This weekend, he'll be brushed in his Davidsonville home to remove loose strands. He'll get a special bath with custom-blended shampoo, then a blow-dry in Annapolis. Then he'll down a little motion-sickness medicine for his ride to New York. Come...
  • There's no guarantee from kennel club

    With all of this talk of cities banning the sale of mill-bred puppies at pet stores, it left me wondering what sort of reassurance I have when purchasing a pet. If I buy a dog with American Kennel Club (AKC) registration papers, does this guarantee the...
  • Buy puppies direct from approved breeders

    I have been following the evolving accounts about the Burbank “puppy mill ordinance” and support it without grandfathering in existing pet stores. I'm a 38-year Burbank resident, and over those years purchased purebred puppies from breeders...
  • Over 23 years, Westminster Dog Show announcer has 'seen it all'

    There are dog shows, and then there's Westminster. Established in 1877, the show is second only to the Kentucky Derby as America's longest running sporting event. The founders of Westminster thought that having a little event in New Year City might stir...