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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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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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Posted in Pup Culture

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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Posted in AKC, AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, American Kennel Club, dog show, dog showing, dog shows, Dog Sports, Rare breeds

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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Posted in AKC Gazette, AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, Times Past

Infographic: What Pet Owners Need to Know About Ebola

The story of Ebola survivor Nina Pham and her beloved dog, Bentley, has gotten national awareness of the risk of pets catching the deadly virus. In Spain, officials opted to euthanize a dog, Excalibur, as a precaution when his owner contracted

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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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AKC Humane Fund Featured on the Groupon Coupons Blog

We’re thrilled that the AKC Humane Fund is currently a featured charity on the Groupon Coupons blog for its work helping domestic violence shelters across the country accept pets. Read more about the work the AKC Humane Fund is doing and

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