Pet owners are not real happy with the findings in a research paper that will be released in the February 2011 issue of The Journal of the Centers for Disease Control Emerging Infectious Diseases. According to the article titled “Zoonoses in the Bedroom”, written by Bruno B. Chomel, DVM, PhD; and Ben Sun, DVM, MPVM, it is possible that sleeping with pets may carry some serious health risks.
In January, the American Kennel Club announced the most popular dog breeds of 2009. The Labrador Retriever is still making the top of the list as America’s most popular dog, but the German Shepherd isn’t far behind. Read the AKC’s official press release, see the Today Show’s slide show, and learn more about the HSUS petition to help stop puppy mills.
Last month we mentioned a pretty neat contest, twice. See AKC/Eukanuba Nat’l Championship Will Be A Family Fun Event and $5,000 To Be Awarded For Best Amateur TV Commercial.
There’s now an official contest website with links to facebook and twitter – and a link to upload your commercial video on YouTube!
Get out your cell phones, video camera, film gear or DVD equipment and prepare to produce your first television commercial in a “dog-eat-dog” competition. A $5,000 first prize will be presented to the individual with the best/most popular TV ad promoting the 2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to be held in Long Beach, Calif. December 12 & 13. The top five finalists (four $1,000 runners up prizes also will be awarded) will be honored and their commercials shown during the two-day event, which is expected to draw more than 25,000 attendees.
They come from all over the world. They possess flawless beauty and are graced with superior athleticism and agility. Their talents are unparalleled and their obedience to their masters is unflinching. With cameras from television’s Animal Planet glaring, the 2009 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, to be held at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, Calif. Dec 12 & 13, will feature 3,000 of the finest pure bred dogs from all over the world competing for $225,000 in prizes.
by Adam Katz
Will wrote to me about his dog, Lexi, and said:
“Hello Adam. I have purchased your book and DVD set, and my 14 month-old shepherd Lexi and I have made great strides. We started agility training at six months and thanks to the long line training, she no longer takes 1 or 2 obstacles and takes off running. We also are involved in training
This Valentine’s Day, forget boxes of chocolates and roses; take a lesson from Fido.
Photo by Nieve44
According to a survey conducted by the American Kennel Club (AKC), nearly 90% of women surveyed find at least one quality in their dog that they would like to see in their partner, while 34% agreed with a statement saying, “If my dog was a man
The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Michigan Association for Purebred Dogs (MAPD) have reported that the Detroit City Council unanimously rejected a proposed breed ban this week.
Local fanciers and responsible dog owners banded together to successfully convince the council members that breed-specific legislation would be unenforceable, penalize responsible dog owners and would not do anything to improve public