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  • How smart is your dog?

    How smart is your dog?
    Even if you could define “smartest” I am not sure you would get a consensus on which is the smartest breed of dog.  Does smartest mean problem solving, learning, obeying commands, or dog IQ testing?  (Yes there is an IQ test for dogs).  Some...
  • There's no guarantee from kennel club

    With all of this talk of cities banning the sale of mill-bred puppies at pet stores, it left me wondering what sort of reassurance I have when purchasing a pet. If I buy a dog with American Kennel Club (AKC) registration papers, does this guarantee the...
  • Buy puppies direct from approved breeders

    I have been following the evolving accounts about the Burbank “puppy mill ordinance” and support it without grandfathering in existing pet stores. I'm a 38-year Burbank resident, and over those years purchased purebred puppies from breeders...
  • Over 23 years, Westminster Dog Show announcer has 'seen it all'

    There are dog shows, and then there's Westminster. Established in 1877, the show is second only to the Kentucky Derby as America's longest running sporting event. The founders of Westminster thought that having a little event in New Year City might stir...
  • AKC salutes dogs most often used in military service

     
    An announcement from the American Kennel Club: In honor of Veterans Day and in celebration of the New York City return of AKC Meet the Breeds at the Javits Center on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20, the American Kennel Club celebrates the breeds most...
  • A tearful goodbye to my greatest teammate

     
    We won a title the following year, before Doc Rivers left to chase more significant victories as coach of the Boston Celtics....
  • February is good for dog-watching with Puppy Bowl and Westminster Dog Show

     
    Technically, the “dog days” refer to a period in late summer, usually July and August. But in terms of TV viewing, a case could be made for referring to a few days in February as such. Once again this February, two annual favorites for dog...
  • Best in show: How the Pekingese breed earned 'Lion Dog' nickname

     
    Best in show: Best in show honors went to a teeny tiny Pekingese with the heart -- and bearing -- of a lion. And that's not by coincidence. Here's how the Pekingese earned its 'Lion Dog' nickname....
  • Dogs to Mitt: We are not luggage!

     
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has critics in all corners, and his furry ones came out -- accompanied by their people -- to protest Tuesday. About a dozen humans and a few dogs turned out at a demonstration, organized by......
  • Lyons Township Dog Training at The Odeum

     
    The Lyons Township Dog Training Club holds all levels of AKC accredited canine Obedience, Rally Obedience and Agility as well as puppy obedience classes at …...
  • Remembering Tex, the Lab with the big bark

     
    Mary Thrasher of Cocoa wrote an “I remember when …” feature on her yellow Labrador retriever, Tex, about whom she also wrote a poem to ease the pain of parting: When my 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, Tex, died suddenly during...
  • Pet thefts rising — some protection advice

     
    From the PRNewswire comes a report on a rise in pet thefts and American Kennel Club recommendations for protecting your pets: According to the AKC Companion Animal Recovery National Pet Theft Database, approximately 224 pets have been reported stolen so...