Showing content tagged with: conformation

Expert Advice: News Trap Falls Kennel Club Helping Stratford (CT) Police Department Raise Money for a New K-9
Police K-9s have long been an invaluable part of the Stratford (CT) Police Department’s force.  The K-9s perform important tasks that human officers often cannot: pursuing and apprehending fugitives, detecting drugs and explosives, and searching for lost and missing children and senior citizens. Each time a K-9 is retired or leaves the force, the Stratford Police Department must […] | June 6, 2016
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Looking for a Pup? Here’s How To Find the Perfect One
Labrador Retriever puppy. Courtesy Barra Labradors Bringing a dog into your life is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. It is a serious commitment to care for an individual who will rely on you completely—for food, shelter, health, and happiness—for a decade or more. In exchange, this puppy or adult dog […] | April 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? The Samoyed’s Coat Can Handle a Range of Temperatures
How many times have we heard comments during the heat of summer such as “Boy, your dog must really get hot”? Fortunately Samoyeds, and Arctic breeds in general, have a number of ways of adapting to variations in temperature. The nature of a double coat, and the sheer abundance of coat, make for a very […] | April 25, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping Italian Greyhound Breeder Shares Tips on Socializing Puppies
Much has been written about the need for socializing puppies at an early age, but sometimes even an experienced breeder might forget about this necessity, especially if it's been a while since they raised a litter. One of the things I’ve learned during my almost 50-year involvement with Italian Greyhounds is that this breed is […] | April 25, 2016
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Expert Advice: Government Relations AKC Clarifies Position Statements Related to Spaying and Neutering
  The American Kennel Club recognizes the benefits of spaying and neutering dogs that are not part of a responsible breeding program or are not being shown. However, the decision of when and whether to spay or neuter a dog is not one to be taken lightly. Though commonplace, these elective procedures are major surgeries […] | April 20, 2016
Expert Advice: News After A Life-Changing Accident, A Former Competitor Finds Solace In His Dog Show Family
For weeks the excitement built up for 70-year-old Randy Schepper returning to his natural turf – the dog-show arena – before attending the Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show in mid-March. One of the Pacific Northwest’s most-loved – and premier – dog handlers, Schepper has been hospitalized and recovering from a devastating auto accident in early […] | March 23, 2016
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices 20 Facts You Should Know About Timing Of Ovulation In The Bitch
As a breeder, you already know that when it comes to reproduction, the canine species is really unique. I have invested many hours over a number of years to help breeders develop a better understanding of how to be successful in the ultimate pursuit of producing healthy litters. Here is a short recap: Progesterone is secreted […] | March 21, 2016
Expert Advice: Government Relations Why We Need Purebred Dog Breeders
With the Westminster Kennel Club dog show recently on TV, it inevitably stirs debate about purebred dogs. These days, a vocal segment of the population detests purebred dogs and their breeders. Whether this is a class issue, a generational issue, politics, or something else, it's hard to say, but it goes far beyond the facts […] | March 11, 2016
Expert Advice: Events Sit, Stay, Jump: Masters Agility And Obedience Results
In addition to the renowned conformation show, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show presented by Purina® Pro Plan® hosted the third annual Masters Agility Championship and the inaugural year of the Masters Obedience Championship.   Masters Agility Championship Agility is an athletic event designed to demonstrate a dog's willingness to work in a variety of […] | February 16, 2016
Expert Advice: Events Gail Miller Bisher Takes Communications Reins From David Frei
As David Frei, the long-time voice of Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, leaves after this year, Gail Miller Bisher steps into the spotlight as the director of communications for the Westminster Kennel Club. Bisher has been a media professional for many years and has had life-long involvement in canine sport, getting her start in the sport […] | February 16, 2016

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