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GERMANY BAND BREEDS, REACTIONS EVOKE HOLOCAUST MEMORIES

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

In the wake of two deadly attacks by dogs in the last three months, German state governments have banned or restricted more than three dozens breeds of dogs.



Orion Pet Products Pty Ltd v Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

ORION PET PRODUCTS PTY LTD (ACN 010 638 721) and INNOTEK AUSTRALIA PTY LTD (ACN 010 408 983) v ROYAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS (VICTORIA) INC and HUGH WIRTH



NBC’s Dateline Features Puppy Mills

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

The long-awaited NBC Dateline feature on puppy mills filled the entire hour of the television show on April 26, and the villains of the piece were substandard commercial kennels, pet stores, and the US Department of Agriculture.



DDAL Sues Government over AWA Enforcement

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

Following national exposure of puppy mills on Dateline NBC in April and May, the Doris Day Animal League has once again filed a lawsuit to force the US Department of Agriculture to change the way it enforces the federal Animal Welfare…



Breeds Targeted By Media When Dog Bite Report Released

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

In mid-September, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association published a report on dog bite fatalities1 that placed the Rottweiler at the top of the list for deaths in 1997-98, a position the breed and its mixes…



Masters of Foxhounds Cancel Meets and Lead Attempt to Prevent Disease Spread

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

Leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease generally limited to tropical and subtropical areas, has been found in several Foxhound kennels in the US.



Joy and Enthusiasm Mark Sporting Dog Trials

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/8/2012

The day was more late summer than mid-fall. Dark clouds scudded the skies, dumped brief showers, and scrammed, leaving patchy blue sky behind. The temperature hovered in the 60s; a mild breeze cropped up now and again to cool sweaty…



Greyhounds will Continue to Race in Massachusetts

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

Voters in Massachusetts narrowly defeated a proposed ban on Greyhound racing in the state in spite of an over-the-top effort by anti-racing activists. Final vote tally was 52 percent against the ban, 48 percent in favor.



Initiation: Fighting Revere’s Pit Bull Ordinance

By Dina Fraumeni | Published: 01/8/2012

On July 10, 2000, I received a letter from the animal control officer in Revere, Massachusetts, stating that the city was going to begin strict enforcement of its pit bull ordinance. This ordinance states that if you own a “pit…



New Book Highlights Working Partnerships Between Dogs and Man

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/8/2012

Dogs with Jobs: Working Dogs Around the World by Merrily Weisbord and Kim Kachanofe DVM; Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, New York; hardcover, 250 pages, $24.95.



Earth Dogs are Having Too Much Fun!

By Patti Webb | Published: 01/8/2012

Dogs having fun with their human buddies? It’s an automatic red flag to animal rights groups that means there must be something to complain about. This time it is the American Kennel Club earth dog trials, sometimes called…



If the Radicals Can’t Get Us One Way, They’ll Try Another

By Kenneth Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

By now, most of the field trial community is aware of the disastrous actions taken by the US Fish and Wildlife Service utilizing the provisions of the Pittman-Robertson Act. For those who may not be familiar with what has happened…



BUILDING THE FOUNDATION

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/8/2012

Dog breeders know that a good dog comes from a good foundation and that a good dog-and-owner relationship begins with compatibility between the dog and the humans involved.



DOG FANCIERS CAN JOIN FORCES TO TURN THE TABLES ON ANTI-BREED, ANTI-BREEDER, AND ANTI-PET GROUPS

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/8/2012

The dog fancy is the primary source of all good things flowing to and from the bond between humans and canines.



AKC AGILITY TEAMS SHINE IN INTERNATIONAL MEET

By Sharon Anderson | Published: 01/8/2012

Just as the Olympics wound down in Sydney, Australia, the international dog agility championship began on the other side of the globe.



A GOOD OFFENSE REQUIRES ALLIES

By Jim Beers | Published: 01/8/2012

Recently it was my pleasure to participate in a meeting of dog owners in northern Ohio. That evening, as I dined with my hosts and a couple of local owner/trainers, the conversation revolved around current efforts by animal rights…



LIFE’S UNPLEASANT JOBS

By Patti Webb | Published: 01/8/2012

In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird Gem Finch asked why his defense attorney father must take on a controversial court case. Gem was told, “There are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs.”



AIRLINE TRAVEL FOR ANIMALS IS IN JEOPARDY

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/8/2012

Last summer, Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced a bill that jeopardized the shipping of animals by air. The bill was reported to committee but went nowhere.



USDA BOWS TO PRESSURE, WITHDRAWS PROPOSAL TO VACCINATE WOLFDOGS FOR RABIES

By Norma Bennett Woolf | Published: 01/8/2012

Citing opposition to wolfdog ownership and the paucity of scientific information about the efficacy of canine rabies vaccination in wolves and wolfdogs, the US Department of Agriculture has withdrawn a proposal to define dogs as…



NAIA’S “DOG EVENT OF THE CENTURY!” CELEBRATES THE JOY AND WONDER OF THE HUMAN-ANIMAL BOND

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/8/2012

From April 20-22, Portland, Oregon, was the place to be for dog owners, trainers, breeders, rescuers, and other dog lovers. Here, for the first time, the whole dog fancy came together to salute the human animal bond, share information,…



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