2 New Dog Breeds Recognized by the AKC

The American Kennel Club (AKC) has recently accepted two dog breeds into their club. The American Hairless Terrier and the Arabian Greyhound. This brings the total number of dogs accepted into the club up to 189. The American Hairless Terrier is similar to a rat terrier in looks and tends to be about 12 inches […]

5 Dog Breeds That Are Losing Popularity

It seems to be that dog breeds come and go. A movie with a dog as a main character may spark a surge in people adopting that breed. Sometimes an internet streaming camera of a breed of puppies or a favorite musician or movie star who owns a particular breed may influence the adoption rates […]

Don’t Blame the Breed

A new study from the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences confirmed what many of us know: Dog breed is not a reliable predictor of aggression. In a survey conducted among dog owners, it was found aggression can be categorized into three realms, family members, strangers, and in or out of the house. The […]

Lennox, the lab-pitbull mix, euthanized after 2 year fight

This morning my twitter feed was loaded with tweets regarding Lennox, a dog who had become the focus of animal welfare advocates around the world in the last several months. He was euthanized due to his genetic makeup this morning. I found out shortly before 10am PST. Lennox was part black lab and part pitbull. […]

The Australian Cattle Dog: The Drover’s Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog is a breed of dog developed in Australia in the 1800s by cross-breeding Dingos with Blue Merle collies, Dalmatians, and Kelpies. The result was a dog that has an identical build to a dingo but with a thicker body and speckled coat. By 1893, the Australian Cattle Dog was created and […]

3 New AKC Breeds for 2011

The American Kennel Club has once again expanded its list of registered breeds. The new dogs are the Entlebucher Mountain Dog, Norwegian Lundehund, and the Xoloitzcuintli. Entlebucher Mountain Dogs The Entlebucher (pronounced Ent-lay-boo-cur) Mountain dog, a member of the Herding Group of the AKC, is named after a small town in Switzerland, Entlebuch. It is […]

Three Dog Breeds Officially Recognized by the AKC

Back in June, three new dog breeds were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club. This means these breeds can now compete in dog shows such as the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in February 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. To become a recognized breed there must be an official organization […]

Meet the Chesapeake Bay Retriever: State Dog of Maryland

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is easy to recognize due to its coat. They have a waterproof double-coat that is wavy but not curly, slightly oily to the touch but not greasy, and musky smelling but not dirty. “Chessies,” as they are often called, also have very clear, bright eyes that are the color of amber […]

Doberman Pinscher Clubs in the United States

Doberman Pinschers are popular domsetic dogs who are known to be intelligent and alert. There is a centralized American club that is dedicated to this breed, along with many different charter clubs around the country. Doberman Pinscher Club of America The Doberman Pinscher Club of America is a national club under the American Kennel Club […]

Shih Tzu Clubs of America

Shih Tzus are cute little dogs that originated in China hundreds of years ago. Since then, this breed has spread throughout the world, and there are a handful of clubs dedicated to this type of dog throughout the United States. American Shih Tzu Club The American Shih Tzu Club was established in 1963, and is […]

Upcoming Pet Events in Chicago

If you are going to be in Chicago during the next few weeks, there are a variety of huge pet shows, indoor dog play sessions and even a pet loss support group. 2010 IKC Cluster of Dog Shows McCormick Place Lakeside Chicago, Illinois February 26-28 The Friday show is held by the Blackhawk Kennel Club […]