Dog breed

Now in the Rearview Mirror: Eukanuba 2015

December 16, 2015
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Don’t it always seem to go/ That you don’t know what you’ve got/ ‘Til it’s gone From “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell The 2015 Eukanuba National Championship is now in the rearview mirror, and Joni Mitchell’s epic “Big Yellow Taxi”  (in which we don’t always appreciate what we’ve got until it’s gone)  reminds me […]

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National Purebred Dog Day 2015: A Review

May 11, 2015

Now that National Purebred Dog Day 2015 is in the rearview mirror and there’s been a chance to assess and reflect, can the day be considered a success, and if so, by what measure? Did it have an impact, what can be learned from it, and where do we go from here? To answer one […]

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National Purebred Dog Day’s Toolbox

March 16, 2015
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Of all the things running through my head during last week’s vote to recognize May 1 as National Purebred Dog Day, unbridled joy was not one of them. Sitting as I was in the inner sanctum of the Colorado State Capitol, I could have been expected to be giddy, if not nervous, as I watched legislators […]

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What Dog Fanciers Can Learn from Bollywood

September 3, 2013
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If you’re like me, and I know I am, your personal history includes one or two songs that so grabbed you when you first heard them as a kid that you immediately bought the record or CD and proceeded to play the tune over and over again until everyone in the house was driven certifiably […]

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The Kudzu of the Dog Fancy

August 20, 2013
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It seemed like a good idea at the time. Arrowroot, more commonly known as Kudzu, was introduced to the United States at the New Orleans Exposition in 1883.  The new “wonder plant” was heralded as a way to control slope erosion, provide high-protein fodder to cattle, and give homeowners a quick way to shade their […]

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How Do YOU Order Pizza?

April 16, 2010
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I’ve been promising the third part in a series on “dog bites and dog fights” (and it IS coming), but I’m overtaken by the need to vent about something that happened this afternoon at Costco. It’s long been a pet peeve that has puzzled me, and it comes close to home as I’ve tried mightily […]

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