Articles: dog breeding

St. Patrick’s Day Dogs

For a nation that’s just under 33,000 square miles, Ireland has more than their wee bit of dog St. Patrick’s Day dogs, Just to compare, Ireland is slightly smaller than the state of Maine. We could be green with envy. Here’s a rundown of the dog breeds that originated in Ireland. Glenn of Imaal Terrier…

Malamute May Miss Her Friend

Q: “We had two dogs one 13 and the other 11 years. They never played together. Their only interaction was aggressive. Due to illness, needed to euthanize the 13-year-old dog. Since that day, our other dog, Nadzia, a Malamute, has developed separation anxiety. Whenever we leave, Nadzia howls. It occurred to us that this is…

Does the AKC Really Support Responsible Breeders

Hundreds of cities, several counties and two states, Maryland and California, have banned sales of dogs and cats from pet stores. NO responsible breeder ever, ever sells to a pet store. Since that is the case, then where are these animals from? Can you say ‘puppy mills’ and commercial large-scale facilities? When describing where and…
National Dog Show presented by Purina

Sniffing Around the National Dog Show Presented by Purina

Some of the greatest show dogs in the world at the National Dog Show presented by Purina, seen Thanksgiving Day at noon (all time zones) following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC. Sniffing around behind-the-scenes, I had the chance to ask exhibitors and handlers all sorts of questions at the National Dog Show….including why…
Steve Dale on National Dog Show Presented by Purina

Dog Thanking from Purina and Decoding Fearful Dogs on WGN Radio

On Steve Dale’s Pet World, I begin HERE by chatting about how I just returned from the taping of the National Dog Show presented by Purina, the Kennel Club of Philadelphia. I had the opportunity to chat on two different facebook live broadcasts and discuss #dogthanking. *National Dog Show announcers David Frei and John O’Hurley.…

Chicago Offers Explanation for Animal Control Director’s Firing: Do You Buy It?

Pound director fired for ‘warehousing’ dogs is the sad and shocking headline in the Chicago Sun-Times. Sad because it’s not true. and sad because the City of Chicago Animal Care & Control (CACC) facility is not a “pound” but an animal shelter, a place to save lives of healthy and treatable animals. Most animals are…

AKC Top Breeds: Labrador Top Dog, Yet Again

According to 2017 American Kennel Club (AKC) registration numbers, the top-three dog breeds in America haven’t’ changed a bit over the past year. In fact, the Labrador Retriever holds the all-time record for longest title as America’s top-dog at 27 consecutive years with the 2017 numbers. The German Shepherd dog has been runner up as…

Two Collie Varieties, Who Knew? Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina

Surprise: What you didn’t know about Collies. It turns out they’re not all Lassie, at least not what you think looks like Lassie. Collies will be among the 170 or so breeds and varieties at the Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented Purina, airing Easter Sunday (April 1) on the USA Network at 5 p.m. CDT.…

Beverly Hills Dog Show, Beagle

It’s the Beagle, one of America’s dogs. After all, this is who famed cartoonist Charles Shultz patterned Snoopy after. Nose to the ground, tail to the air – Beagles are only unhappy when their people go away. Beagles are loving and lovable, happy, and companionable—all qualities that make them excellent family dogs. Beagles are among…

Pugs, Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina

Pugs can be great dogs for seniors. They require some activity and like to play, but they most certainly don’t run marathons. And, if they snore you may not be able to hear them. The American Kennel Club calls them “charming, mischievous, and loving.” And that’s about the perfect description. The Pug’s motto is the…

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