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A Christmas Wish

He was a show poodle-therapy dog and when we visited my dying friend, I realized some dogs can cross the rainbow bridge both ways - especially at Christmas.

 

Bring Good Fortune with this rare Blue Foo w/revolving ball in mouth and foot on culturally correct hollow ball. Belief is to spin the mouth ball exactly three times to bring good fortune. Most Chinese Fu or Foo Dogs do not have the mouth ball, only a foot ball to signify union of heaven and earth. Blue Foo weighs 2 lbs., 6 1/2" tall, over 22 years old, unblemished, from the editor's personal Foo Dog collection. Foos come in twos but his partner is missing so he’s half price at only $68 including insured shipping. Purchase now or call 828-286-9946 from 10-4 EST weekdays.

 

Shelter Scams

Be generous this season but fast-forward past heart-wrenching commercials begging you to donate to "national" organizations. This dog man says instead, GO LOCAL!

 

Animal Shelter Fraud

Before you donate, see these SPCA and Humane Society income-expense financial charts which reveal a gold mine of donation scams, then GO LOCAL!

 

Best Breeds For Kids

A "dog for the kids" is a non-critical confidant to share a child's dreams and teach responsibility but we explain WHY certain breeds are better suited for kids.

 

AKC Board Minutes, Reports, Archives

Once upon a time, there was the printed American Kennel Club Gazette.  Today you have to go to the AKC website.  Today this is the ONLY online source for over a decade of searchable records and information from 2002 forward.AKC & UKC SUSPENSIONS, CHARGES, PENALTIES

 

AKC Suspensions!

Search by name, state, charges, penalty.  It pays to know if someone has ever been suspended and if so, why.  Before you do business with a breeder, handler, or trust them with your dog, take a few minutes to look them up in the first LETTERS TO THE EDITOR FROM DOG SHOW JUDGES, BREEDERS, EXHIBITORS & HANDLERSand ONLY compiled, searchable historical record.  You might even want to look up a judge!

 

Letters To The Editor

DoodleDog nibbled on some great info about AKC Name Changes, Lyme Disease, Bad Medicine, Judging, Subscribers and Angry Mixed Breed Owner spitting mad at editor.

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Previous "Top Dog" Columns

No Margins. No Limits. No Kidding.

 

Diagnosis of thyroid disease is more reliable today. If you, as a savvy breeder, "sense" something is off, insist your dog or cat be tested.

Ringer: Handler Substitutes Pomeranian

Showring substitutions are not uncommon, in this case charges were filed, affidavits and photographic evidence provided so you can be the judge of AKC's response.

 

Low Thyroid Wrecks Carnivores

How to fix this cause of hypothyroidism which can destroy your breeding and show plans, your animal's weight, coat, and immune system, AND your veterinary budget.

 

Mixed Breed Dogs, Life And Death

Do you know WHY research and labs use purebred dogs for testing so that you can own a healthy mixed breed dog? What AKC calls an All American Dog?

 

Dog Food Information

Learn label lingo and choose nutrition like raw meat instead of doggy junk food or puppy foods that impede proper growth.

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