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  • Traveling with your pet

    Traveling with your pet
    Traveling with your pet is as American as owning one. According to a 2009-10 National Pet Owners Survey, 71.4 million U.S. households own a pet, mostly cats and dogs. Compared to a parrot or piranha, it's relatively easy to take a cat or dog for a car...
  • Bloodhound goes fishing

    Bloodhound goes fishing
    Daisy is an 11-month-old bloodhound who is smart, fit  and fun-loving. The American Kennel Club describes the bloodhound as a "unique looking dog in a baggy suit" but the 75-pound Daisy hasn’t quite grown into her baggy suit yet.   Daisy recently...
  • Advice dog owners can dig

     
    From the American Kennel Club: If you have trouble with your dog digging in your yard, or in newly planted gardens, take note of a few tips from Mary Burch, an animal behavorist and AKC Canine Good Citizen director. “Dogs dig for a number of...
  • Legislature passes bill to halt automatic ‘dangerous dog’ label

     
    From the Best Friends Animal Society: The Florida Legislature passed a bill Wednesday, May 4, that would end the automatic designation of “dangerous” for dogs removed in busts of dogfighting operations. The bill awaits Gov. Rick Scott's...
  • Dogs of Mexico: Chihuahua and Xoloitzcuintli

     
    Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, the American Kennel Club tips its collective hat to two dog breeds of Mexican descent. THE CHIHUAHUA is the 13th most popular breed in the U.S., according to 2010 AKC registration statistics. The breed's name comes from the...
  • Keep dogs safe in summertime

     
    We have a few reminders from American Kennel Club Canine Partners about summertime hazards for dogs and how to avoid them. Keep cool.  When heat and humidity are making you uncomfortable, chances are that your dog is suffering too and is becoming...
  • AKC adds 3 breeds: Registry total at 173

     
    From the American Kennel Club: The AKC has added three breeds to its registry. The American English Coonhound joins the hound group, the Finnish Lapphund joins  the herding group, and the Cesky Terrier joins the terrier group. The AKC now recognizes 173...
  • Doggy odors? Try these tips

     
    From the American Kennel Club: Do you keep your dog and your home nice and clean but are noticing some bad pet odors recently? There are some places around your house where these odors are hiding that you might not even realize: Your pet’s bed. To...
  • The dog days of summer can be too hot for dogs

     
    Yesterday evening, on my drive home from work, I spotted a man running along the side of the road with a large dog at his side. The dog’s tongue was hanging out. No wonder! Although it was early evening, the temperature was still above 90 degrees...
  • 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...
  • Working dogs deserve salute on Labor Day

     
    The American Kennel Club points out that humans aren’t the only workers who deserve a Labor Day break. Dogs do a variety of detection jobs, both in the military and civilian working worlds. The club lists its top 5 detection jobs done by canines....