Kennel Blindness: A Closer Look

By Claudia Waller Orlandi, Ph.D. A dog breeder’s knowledgeable use of genetic principles is of paramount importance to the success of a breeding program. But an all-too-common phenomenon known as kennel blindness can stop some breeding programs dead in their...

AKC Statement Regarding the Movie “Show Dogs”

While the American Kennel is pleased that attention is being paid to dog shows, we are deeply concerned about the message the movie “Show Dogs,” released May 18th by Global Road Entertainment, is sending to the public. The movie is not an accurate depiction of our...

Clumber Spaniel Josey Trades Search and Rescue for Junior Showmanship

By Ranny Green When facing a job or career change, some struggle with the transition and others thrive. For Josey, a six-year-old Clumber Spaniel, it was the latter when she switched from search-and-rescue work to the Junior Showmanship ring. “She has an incredible...

Westminster Kennel Club Names New President and Officers

Mr. Charlton Reynders, III, will take the lead of the historic club from Mr. Seán W. McCarthy, after his seven years of service as president. Mr. Reynders previously held a Vice President position for the club for two years. A third – generation dog fancier, Mr....