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ANCIENT SPORT MEETS MODERN FOE: ANIMAL RIGHTS EXTREMISM

By Gary Guccione | Published: 01/9/2012

Greyhound racing is an exciting, highly regulated sport conducted in just less than a third of the United States, as well as in England, Australia, Ireland and a dozen or so other countries.



CANINE HEALTH FOUNDATION REPORTS ON BLOAT STUDY

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

Stomach bloat is a major disease for deep-chested dogs, especially those with a family history of the disease or behaviors such as gulping food, drinking lots of water after eating, or over-exercising after eating. Bloat can trigger…



DOGS NEEDED FOR TWO HEALTH STUDIES AT UNIVERSITIES

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

Two institutions funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation are in need of samples to continue their research. If you have two or more dogs in a family in which a clinical diagnosis has been made for the following diseases, you…



AKC CANINE HEALTH FOUNDATION HAS BEST YEAR EVER

By Patti Strand | Published: 01/9/2012

“Generous donors concerned about canine health led the way to the most successful year ever for the AKC Canine Health Foundation” according to foundation president Dr. Robert Hritzo.



A CHANGING PUBLIC

By Diane Vasey | Published: 01/9/2012

Dog fanciers today are living during a time of many changes in public policy regarding animals. As society moves further and further from its agricultural roots, so do people’s perspectives of animals. Although there are many…



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.



HOW DOGS LEARN

By Mary R. Burch, PhD | Published: 01/8/2012

Odd as it may seem to many pet owners, there is heated controversy in the US over methods of dog training. The battle is framed as a conflict between traditional methods that punish the dog for misbehaving (often referred to in…



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.



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