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Westminster Flashback: When Sealys Owned the Garden

AKC Gazette, “Times Past”—The Sealyham Terrier joined the AKC in 1911. Within just a few years—thanks to shrewd imports, judicious breeding, and a small but enthusiastic U.S. fancy—the sturdy little Welshman was a force in the American show ring. Here

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New Year’s Wishes for Dog People

Pup Culture By Bud Boccone With just one tick of the clock, the old year’s cares are history and a fresh 12 months stretch out before us. Here are a few things worth hoping for in 2015. May Great Dane

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American Kennel Club Presents Legislator of the Year Award to Assemblyman Russo

The American Kennel Club and the New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs (NJFDC) were honored to have presented New Jersey State Assemblyman David Russo with the “AKC Legislator of the Year” award at the State House in Trenton, NJ last

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A New National Champion!

Congratulations to new National Champion dog “Charlie” and all the winners at the 2014 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship! The Skye Terrier topped a record entry of more than 4,100 dogs competing at the show December 13–14 in Orlando, Florida. The weekend

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Pantroversy! Should Women Wear Pants in the Ring?

AKC Gazette “Times Past”— In the January 14, 1973, New York Times, dog columnist Walter Fletcher asked fanciers a contentious question: Should women wear pants in the ring? Here are some responses. Jeanette Cross I’ve made a practice of wearing

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AKC/Eukanuba Flashback: Knotty’s Triumph and Tragedy

AKC Gazette, “Times Past”—“He floats around a show ring with his feet lightly skimming the ground. His tail arches slightly over his back and sways like a homecoming queen’s well practiced wave. His coat glistens and his skin jiggles. He

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Small Comfort: Toy Dogs Are a Girl’s Best Friend

“Times Past,” AKC Gazette: In our April 1998 issue, Gerald and Loretta Hausman explored canine lore and legend. In this excerpt they discuss the healing power of toy dogs, and a couple of royal lap warmers who loved their ladies

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