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Which Plants are Toxic to Dogs?

March 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Health and Nutrition

I received my Burpee seed catalog yesterday, so I’m all excited about planning my garden for this summer.  As you start thinking about spring and outdoor plants, make sure you know which plants are safe for your dog and which ones you should avoid.  There is a very exhaustive list on the ASPCA’s site, and […]

Enjoy a St. Paddy’s Day Beer with Your Dog

March 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

Many people give beer to their dogs.  I’m not sure if it makes the dog into a good dancer, but mostly I think people just want their dogs to be able to enjoy a brewski with the family.  But real beer just isn’t all that great for dogs, so how can you allow your dog […]

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2012 Wrap-up

February 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

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  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training

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  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training, Featured Articles

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 […]

Scent Hounds

With the recent announcement of a new Guinness World Record for the “longest ears on a living dog”, it seems like a good time to talk about scent hounds. Harbor, an 8-year old Black-and-Tan Coonhound, lives with Jennifer Wert in Boulder, Colorado.  He was recently recognized as the living dog with the longest ears, in […]

Grooming for Good Health

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

Most of us like the way our dogs look after being groomed, whether it’s done by a professional or at home.  But did you know that regular grooming may actually be good for your dog’s health? Finding hidden problems If your dog has a lot of fur, you may never know what’s hiding beneath it […]

2011 National Dog Show Round Up

November 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training, Featured Articles

This year’s National Dog Show featured nearly 2,000 dogs from 150 breeds.  As it has been since 1933, the national show was hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, an affiliate of the American Kennel Club. Presented by Purina, the show was actually held on November 19th and 20that the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in […]

Six New Breeds Showcased at the National Dog Show

November 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Dog Activities and Training, Featured Articles

The newest breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club made their national television debuts with the Purina National Dog Show hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia.  From this NBC Sports page, you can see videos of each breed’s individual judging, as well as the Best in Group and Best in Show contests. Where breed […]

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