Articles: dog breeding

Chicago Offers Explanation for Animal Control Director’s Firing: Do You Buy It?

Pound director fired for ‘warehousing’ dogs is the sad and shocking headline in the Chicago Sun-Times. Sad because it’s not true. and sad because the City of Chicago Animal Care & Control (CACC) facility is not a “pound” but an animal shelter, a place to save lives of healthy and treatable animals. Most animals are…

AKC Top Breeds: Labrador Top Dog, Yet Again

According to 2017 American Kennel Club (AKC) registration numbers, the top-three dog breeds in America haven’t’ changed a bit over the past year. In fact, the Labrador Retriever holds the all-time record for longest title as America’s top-dog at 27 consecutive years with the 2017 numbers. The German Shepherd dog has been runner up as…

Two Collie Varieties, Who Knew? Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina

Surprise: What you didn’t know about Collies. It turns out they’re not all Lassie, at least not what you think looks like Lassie. Collies will be among the 170 or so breeds and varieties at the Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented Purina, airing Easter Sunday (April 1) on the USA Network at 5 p.m. CDT.…

Beverly Hills Dog Show, Beagle

It’s the Beagle, one of America’s dogs. After all, this is who famed cartoonist Charles Shultz patterned Snoopy after. Nose to the ground, tail to the air – Beagles are only unhappy when their people go away. Beagles are loving and lovable, happy, and companionable—all qualities that make them excellent family dogs. Beagles are among…

Pugs, Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina

Pugs can be great dogs for seniors. They require some activity and like to play, but they most certainly don’t run marathons. And, if they snore you may not be able to hear them. The American Kennel Club calls them “charming, mischievous, and loving.” And that’s about the perfect description. The Pug’s motto is the…

Beverly Hills Dog Show, Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is the first breed featured among many that will be highlighted over the next week. I recently enjoyed a sneak preview of the Beverly Hills Dog Show presented by Purina, and I’ll feature lots of breeds over the next few days leading up to the Easter Sunday show. I wanted to…

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish Dog Breeds

For a nation that’s just under 33,000 square miles, Ireland has more than their wee bit of dog breeds, Just to compare, Ireland is slightly smaller than the state of Maine. Here’s a rundown of the dog breeds that originated in Ireland. Glenn of Imaal Terrier Hailing from the County Wicklow in Ireland, the Glenn of…

Breed to Breathe

Around 10 years ago, primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall asked me to help discourage people from buying Valentine’s Day or birthday cards will silly looking chimpanzees. Similarly, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has now asked greeting card manufacturers to stop showing images of flat-faced pets with appealing large eyes due to concerns about their welfare. There’s…

Dogs Rescued from Hoarder and Puppy Miller in One on WGN Radio

“Mr. Newsman” Dave Schwaney and I begin my show, Steve Dale’s Pet World with his Schwaney song, as always. From there, listen HERE, as I talk to him about why I was recently in New York City, including introducing a movie at the famed Lincoln Center in New York City. The movie is a short…

Michael Vick on Fox Sports

Dogfighting is a felony, and most Americans agree that’s the way it should be. Michael Vick, however, did not feel that way, and repeatedly denied his involvement in his own dog fighting ring, until he had no choice. The former National Football League star, who served 18 months in prison, was recently hired by Fox…

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