Tag Archives: AKC

The seven groups: Favorite breeds

Emily over on DreamEyce posted this a couple days ago, so I’m pulling a copycat because it’s a fun idea. All answers subject to change based on the day of the week or the phase of the moon. I have … Continue reading

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AKC to take mutt-owners’ money, register dogs as second-class citizens.

It’s long been in the works, but the AKC announced today that they will allow mixed breed dogs to participate in their companion sports. But read the fine print. It’s not that pretty. Mixed breed dogs will compete only in … Continue reading

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Mushroom is officially an Amstaff.

Despite my distaste for the AKC and my distaste for what the AmStaff has become (the fat show ring version of what is supposed to be an athletic working dog), they are still the most accessible game in town, so … Continue reading

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The AKC, Puppy Breeders, and Quality Control

I drive about 15 miles to and from work every day, and right now, just from the signs by the sides of the road, I could buy myself an AKC Chihuahua, an AKC Golden Retriever, and AKC Chocolate Lab, an … Continue reading

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Fun With PetsMart Trainers. And Westminster Picks.

On Sunday, a friend and I took her dog and her mom’s dog Rosie (that darling face in the picture) to PetsMart. I got to be in charge of Miss Rose, and she is an absolute riot. She’s 30 pounds … Continue reading

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Bulldog? Muscles? Seriously?

Today the AKC announced its top ten breeds for 2007 and the big news is that the English Bulldog is on the list for the first time in nearly 75 years. And they announce this with the headline “Bulldog Muscles … Continue reading

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