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Help an AKC Club Raise Money for a Police Dog

  The Trap Falls Kennel Club (TFKC) is leading the charge to help the Monroe (Connecticut) Police Department raise money to purchase a new police K-9. “Murphy” is a 15-month old German Shepherd Dog that is currently training in narcotics

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AKC/Eukanuba Flashback: Mick, Stallion on a Lead

AKC Gazette, “Times Past” —We take a fond glance back 12 years, when Kerry Blue Terrier Ch. Torums Scarf Michael went Best in Show under Connie Barton at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. Here’s a thumbnail portrait of the mighty Mick.

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Watch These Playful Norfolk Terrier Pups

Meet dog breeder Barbara Miller and her Norfolk Terrier puppies. Learn what goes into being a good breeder and find out if the Norfolk Terrier is a breed that’s right for you. Learn more about the Norfolk Terrier and visit the

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Posted in Breeders, Purpose-Bred Dogs, responsible breeder, Responsible Dog Ownership, Video

Bridging the Great Divide Between Show and Field

AKC Gazette breed column— Parent clubs, judges, breeders, owners, how about if we let all our sporting dogs go back to being dual-purpose dogs? If that means decreasing excessive coat to a moderate length, maybe that’s what we should do.

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Posted in AKC Gazette, AKC Gazette breed columns, Breeders, Field work, Purpose-Bred Dogs, Uncategorized

Connecticut Clubs Come Together for Meet the Breeds

Photos Submitted by Peggy Wampold The Connecticut Dog Federation (CDF), comprised of the AKC member and licensed clubs in Connecticut, recently took part in Hartford Meet the Breeds in Hartford, Connecticut. Over two days, the public was able to meet,

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Posted in AKC Meet the Breeds, Club Spotlight, dog show, Purpose-Bred Dogs, responsible breeder, Responsible Dog Ownership

Meet the Spanish Water Dog

Spanish Water Dog (SWD) breeder and SWD Club of America President Sheryl Gaines introduces us to the wonderful Spanish Water Dog. The breed, currently in AKC’s Miscellaneous Class, will become a fully recognized member of AKC’s Herding Group on January 1,

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“Pup” Culture: Women and the Sport of Dogs

By Bud Boccone Victoria Victorious: Women and the Sport of Dogs  During her 63-year reign, Queen Victoria was closely associated with at least 15 breeds. She helped define the look of some and popularized several others. Victoria also single-handedly made

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