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Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2012 Wrap-up

February 26, 2012 by  
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The 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is now in the history books.  In case you missed all of the hullabaloo, here are the winners. In the Hound Group:  Judge:  Ms. Patricia Laurans Best in Group:  Wirehaired Dachshund GCH Raydachs Playing with Fire V Gleishorbach SW, better known as Cinders.  Bred by James I Sakoda, […]

2012 Iditarod Preview

February 26, 2012 by  
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This is a busy time in the dog world.  We’re right smack in the middle between the Westminstershow and the upcoming Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.  Here’s a preview of the race, which starts on the first Saturday in March, the 3rd. History of the Iditarod The Iditarod Trail had been used by Native Alaskans […]

Top Ten Ways to Give Your Dog a Valentine

February 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition, Featured Articles

OK, so you can’t give your favorite canine a box of chocolates and most dogs don’t read, so a card is pretty worthless.  So what’s a family to do to show a little love to the four-legged family members this Valentine’s Day?  Here are our top ten ways to demonstrate your feelings to your dog. […]

My Picks for the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club Show

February 9, 2012 by  
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So exciting!  THE dog show of all shows will be telecast February 13th and 14th from Madison Square Garden in New York City.  As I have in the past, I’ll go out on a limb and choose the dogs I think will end up in the winner’s ring, if for no other reason than to […]

It’s Back to (Obedience) School Time

September 12, 2010 by  
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It’s September!  You’ve picked the last of your vegetables and are now waiting on your pumpkins to ripen.  You’ve started packing up your summer stuff and getting out the fall lawn equipment, clothes, and decorations.  You’ve sent your kids back to school. (Yeah!)  But what about your dog?  Does your four-legged best friend need a […]

Camping With Your Dog

July 30, 2010 by  
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Do you love the idea of camping out under the stars?  Lying on the ground with just your sleeping bag to keep you warm?  Or setting up a tent in one of the wilderness areas near you?  Your trip might include hiking, swimming, backpacking, and yes, even your dog! Preparing for your camping trip The […]

Dog Agility

July 18, 2010 by  
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If both you and your dog have a bit of athletic ability, agility may be just the sport you are looking for to allow you to bond with your dog while getting some exercise.  You must be prepared for the fact that you will get as good of a workout as you are giving your […]

Hot Weather Hazards

July 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

Summer is in full swing, and it’s only going to get hotter from now on.  Are you aware of the dangers that can beset your dog due to the heat? The very first thing you must remember is that dogs cannot sweat.  The human body produces sweat to cool the body.  Just as you are […]

Lure Coursing

July 3, 2010 by  
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There are many sporting activities your dog may enjoy, but if you have a sighthound, perhaps the most fun will be lure coursing.  The combination of running at full speed and chasing a lure uses your dog’s natural prey drive to provide great exercise as well as a mental workout. The history of lure coursing […]

Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 19, 2010 by  
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It’s that time of year again!  For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to bring our dogs to work every day, June 25th is the official Take Your Dog to Work day. According to TakeYourDog.com, the tradition was first started by Pet Sitters International in 1999 as a way to encourage dog adoptions.   Take […]

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