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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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Put the Federation in Your Show Catalog!

The VFDCB sincerely appreciates our member clubs who donate a catalog page to us every year. Have you seen the ads available? Click “continue reading” below to see them. They’re great! You can download them from here: Dog Show Catalog Ads  Dog show superintendents also have camera-ready copies of them.

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What is the AKC PAC? (and why should I give money to it?)

In her excellent post on legislation last week, Gloria Jones mentioned donating to the AKC PAC. What is it and why should you give it your hard-earned money? Okay, first watch this video. It is short and powerful. Don’t Lose What You Love PAC stands for Political Action Committee and there are tens of thousands […]

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Gloria Jones Reports on AKC Legislative Conference and Legislation in General

Guest blogger this week! Gloria Jones AKC Legislative Liason Pekingese Club of America I was fortunate to attend AKC’s Legislative Conference in Raleigh, NC, this year as the Pekingese Club of America’s legislative liaison to AKC. I attended the last one two years ago and was pleasantly surprised to see how proactive AKC has become in […]

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Millwood Show Cancellations This Weekend

The following shows in Millwood, Virginia have been cancelled due to flooding and the conditions of the grounds: Warrenton Kennel Club on Saturday, October 1st 2016, The Old Dominion Kennel Club of Northern Virginia on Sunday, October 2nd 2016, and the Middleburg Kennel Club on October 3rd 2016. These cancellations are in addition to the […]

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Legislative Session Winding Down

It was a fairly quiet legislative session for the Federation this year. Most of the action was on shelter bills and ranged from which organizations can call themselves private animal shelters to whether shelters should make their intake policies public. The argument beneath all this is the no-kill community versus the shelters who have to euthanize some […]

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USDA is not kidding, folks!

Please  read the previous post from KODA and donate what you can. We are at a critical point with the lawsuit. On July 22 AKC released the following: USDA Continues to Implement & Enforce New Pet Breeder Requirements It’s been more than six months since the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) began […]

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