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A Dog Is Not Like Your Sister

AKC Gazette, “Times Past”: In our June 2003 issue, we asked fanciers, Pulitzer Prize–winners, and the world’s leading authorities—kids—to describe the dog-and-child bond. Here are a few responses. “I have heard people say that it’s more difficult now for a

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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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Not-So-Great Danes: The Dogs Who Stole Christmas

Pup Culture  By Bud Boccone Yes, of course, we all love dogs. I wouldn’t be writing this, and you wouldn’t be reading this, if we didn’t all love dogs. But you’ve got to draw the line somewhere. And for me,

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AKC/Eukanuba Flashback: The Incomparable Miss Dorothy Nickles

AKC Gazette, “Times Past”—In December 2001 at the first AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, a self-described “little gal from Texas,” Miss Dorothy Nickles, put up the happy-go-lucky Bichon Frise named JR in her Best in Show ring. Miss Nickles was among the

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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

I Am Not a Camera! A Great Dog Artist Shares His Secrets

AKC Gazette, “Times Past”—We go way back to 1926 for this excerpt from “A Dog Artist at Work,” an interview with Edwin Megargee. Among the leading canine portraitists of his time, Megargee was an AKC delegate, board member, and judge.

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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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