Author Archive | Sharyn Hutchens

VFDCB Cosponsoring Breeder Excellence Seminar at VA Tech 10/14

Breeder Excellence Seminar October 14. 2017          8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The VFDCB is proud to cosponsor this outstanding seminar with the VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine and hope to see many of our member clubs’ breeders there! If the previous Breeder Excellence seminar at the vet school was any indication, […]

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Dog Community Comes Together to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

The situation in Texas is beyond grim for people, and needless to say, thousands of pets are suffering as well. If you would like to donate to help, we suggest the AKC Reunite Pet Disaster Relief Fund. AKC already has a couple of its disaster trailers with kennel supplies in the Houston area. AKC Reunite […]

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It’s National Purebred Dog Day!

We hope you’re celebrating it with your dogs and maybe even doing a little public education about the joys of owning purebreds! One important thing to remember about NPDD is that celebrating it does not denigrate mixed breeds, rescues, strays, street dogs, mutts, mongrels, crossbreeds or any other kind of dog. But in today’s environment of “adopt, don’t […]

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Guess what tomorrow is?

It’s National Purebred Dog Day! Our assignment is to go somewhere with your dogs, to get them out where people can see them. The National Purebred Dog Day Facebook page is having several photo contests with fantastic prizes. Here are some suggestions for dealing with naysayers tomorrow, from Susi Szeremy, founder of National Purebred Dog Day. […]

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“What Kind of Jerks…” or Why the Federation Opposes Anti-Tethering Laws

A couple of days ago the Richmond Times-Dispatch published an opinion piece and online video by Bart Hinkle entitled “What Kind of Jerks Think It’s Okay to Leave a Dog Staked out in the Cold?” Mr. Hinkle’s answer was “Virginia legislators,” but his drive-by target was the VFDCB. He’s talking about tethering dogs. Last week […]

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