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143rd Westminster Dog Show – Feb. 11

*The Westminster Dog Show returns to New York City for the 143rd time on Monday (Feb. 11), when 2,800 canines will compete for the coveted Best in Show title. This year’s show runs from 8am ET to 11pm ET on Feb. 11 and 12 and is available to stream online.

Two new dog breeds, the Nederlandse kooikerhondje (which is cool because for the longest time I though Graidy might have been a kooikerjondje) and the grand basset griffon Vendéen, are making their Westminster debuts this year. Last year’s winner, Flynn the Bichon Frise, was male, and this year’s winner will probably be male too. In fact, male dogs have won […]

By |2019-02-09T13:45:40-05:00February 9th, 2019|Dogs in General|0 Comments

Your Dog is Talking. Are You Listening?

I have often talked about how our dogs are continually communicating with us, and how, often, we miss what they are actually saying. To their detriment.

I found this to be a helpful video on how to read the body language of our dogs so that we can anticipate and alleviate their anxiety.

By |2019-12-27T12:40:55-05:00January 8th, 2019|Dogs in General|0 Comments

Finding a Dog Sitter

Black dog with leash over noseI don’t know about you, but I’ve never felt comfortable leaving my dogs with anyone else. I tried a couple of dog boarding places over the years with mixed experiences.

One (a veterinarian boarding facility) was the worst experience of all. Another, a woman who had a great setup on her farm, was great for several years, but she closed up shop a few years ago.

And there’s one woman who has come to our house to sit–who is fabulous–but you have to book her months in advance. We never know what we’re doing next week, nevermind months in advance.  All of this has meant that Andrew and I […]

By |2018-11-12T10:14:34-05:00November 30th, 2018|.My Dogs and Me, Dogs in General|0 Comments

2018 Top 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds

Having just talked to a shaken friend who recently got bitten by a Dachshund, it made me wonder who the bad boys are in the bite world now. As I came across this info, it doesn’t look like much has changed in the last 20 years.

In the mid-1990s The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted its first study into the dog breeds involved in deadly U.S. attacks between 1979 and 1996. During that time, the Pit Bull was involved in 60 fatal attacks, the Rottweiler was recorded in 29 and the German Shepherd was in 19.

According to the most recent research, the breeds responsible for most fatal attacks have remained the same. DogsBite.org compiled a 

By |2018-09-14T17:00:47-04:00September 28th, 2018|Dogs in General|0 Comments