Articles: dog breeding

Dancing with Dogs at Chicago Dog Show

You haven’t lived until you’ve seen people dance with their dogs. You  haven’t gotten into the cooking sherry, you read this right. In fact, it’s a canine sport called Freestyle. At 1 p.m. on January 31, I will be announcing Dancing event at the International Kennel Club of Chicago Dog Show  dog show. At 6:30 AM…

Pet Store Limits Are a Start, And Clearly the Public Supports Closing of Puppy Mills

Standing up against puppy mills is exactly what Cook County has done, becoming the first county in America to do so. Also at least 50 cities have done the same, ranging from Chicago, Phoenix, San Diego and Los Angeles to a mounting list of mid-sized and smaller towns.  And like a runaway train, more cities…

Ian Dunbar Joins Steve Dale on WGN Radio

Dr. Ian Dunbar – if there is a dog whisperer, this is the real deal….the guy who helped to begin puppy classes, and founded the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (demonstrating professionalism among dog trainers), and so much more. Listen HERE to my conversation with the legendary Dr. Dunbar from Steve Dale’s Pet World on…

AVMA Convention News: Favorite Veterinarian; Cats Not Seeing Vets to Early Spay/Neuter

One highlight of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) 150th Convention, held July 19-23 in Chicago, was the anniversary date itself. The Convention attracted more than 9,100 veterinary professionals. In celebration of 150 years, the non-profit American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) named Dr. Carlos Campos, of Spring Hill, FL, as America’s Favorite Veterinarian. Campos was…

Chicago Dog Show Highlights

The International Kennel Club of Chicago Dog Show is one of the most prestigious in America, and includes many of the top dogs and most renown judges. Obviously many dogs show up, in fact, representing over 180 breeds and varieties. But this benched dog show is also a great spectator event, and a way to…

Westminster Dog Show What Happens During the Day

Westminster Dog Show this year had 2,721 entries, the largest number of dogs in 15 years. Over the past few years, numbers entered had declined due to space constraints at Madison Square Garden, which is under construction. This year, the daytime activities associated with the show were moved to the Piers. This is an expansive…

Labrador Retriever Most Popular Dog in America; Ten Most Popular Breeds, Trends

Here are the most popular dogs in America, at least according to American Kennel Club Registration numbers. Could this be a bit misleading? Sure, these days many people with pedigreed dogs don’t bother to register, but still this is some gauge. No surprise, for 21 years now the Labrador Retriever continues to be America’s most…

Irish Dog Breeds

Here are eight good luck charms, all dogs from Ireland. For most people with allergies, by the way, the Irish Water Spaniel is a good choice; and the Kerry Blue, Soft Coated Wheaten and perhaps Irish Terrier may also not cause as much sneezing for runny eyes as some other breeds.

Catching Up with Victoria Stilwell at Westminster Dog Show

Listen Here to my most recent Steve Dale’s Pet World interview with Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet’s “It’s Me or the Dog.” We caught up with one another at the Westminster Dog Show, and chatted about pure bred dogs – the good, the bad and the ugly. And why no fish ‘n chips at Westminster…

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