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Orlando, FL (Dec. 13, 2019) – Fleet St Forged At Hampton Court, a Wire Fox Terrier known as “Pierce” triumphed over more than 1,300 dogs ages six months to 18 months to become the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Junior of the Year, held today in Orlando, Fla in conjunction with the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin. “Pierce,” owned and bred by Robert Carusi & Hailey Griffit of Oxford, MA, was crowned “Junior of the Year” by an esteemed panel of judges, consisting of Mrs. Dorothy Collier, Dr. Thomas Davies and Patricia M. Cruz, after intense canine competition.

Coverage of the AKC Royal Canin National All-Breed Puppy and Junior Stakes is available for replay at AKC.tv.

The winners:

Group Winners

After winning Best of Breed competitions, the following top dogs went on to win in their respective groups and compete for Puppy/Junior of the Year:

Sporting: CH Silhouette Cuttingedge Never Go Back, a Parti-Color Cocker Spaniel known as “Shelby,” owned and bred by Linda Pitts & Brandon Edge of Knoxville, TN.

Hound: Stackem Up Lutra Redneck Barbie, a Treeing Walker Coonhound known as “Barbie,” owned by Tracy Szaras and Tricia Snedegar of Starr, SC and bred by Tiffany Schmersal and Scott Kieffer.

Working: CH Pouch Cove Live Wire, a Portuguese Water Dog known as “Livi,” owned and bred by Peggy Helming & Milan Lint of Brooklyn, NY.

Terrier: Fleet St Forged At Hampton Court, a Wire Fox Terrier known as “Pierce,” owned and bred by Robert Carusi & Hailey Griffit of Oxford, MA.

Toy: Cottage Lake's Oedipal Love, a Toy Manchester Terrier known as “Buddah,” owned by Marcelo Chagas, Dr. Roger Travis Chagas and Lydia Frey of South Boston, VA and bred by Marcelo Chagas and Dr. Roger Travis-Chagas.

Non-Sporting: Bouffant Hightide For Cotian, a Standard Poodle known as “Maven,” owned by Missy Ann Galloway of Ponte Vedra, FL and bred by Gary Russell and Melanie Van Hoe.

Herding: Kenlyn Marquis' Little Miss Dynamite V Seven Hills, a German Shepherd Dog known as “Mighty,” owned and bred by Kent Boyles Naomi Swanson & Liz Oster of Edgerton, WI.

 

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ABOUT THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB

Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.

AKC, American Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club seal and design, and all associated marks and logos are trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks of The American Kennel Club, Inc.

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HOW TO TEACH PHILOSOPHY TO YOUR DOG

Anthony McGowan

Monty was just like any other dog. A scruffy and irascible Maltese terrier, he enjoyed barking at pugs and sniffing at trees. But after yet another dramatic confrontation with the local Rottweiler, Anthony McGowan realizes it’s high time he and Monty had a chat about what makes him a good or a bad dog. 

Taking his lead from Monty’s canine antics, McGowan takes us on a hilarious and enlightening jaunt through the major debates of philosophy. Will Kant convince Monty to stop stealing cheesecake? How long will they put up with Socrates poking holes in every argument?  

How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog (Pegasus Books; 2/4/2020) is an introduction to the big questions in philosophy. In this uniquely entertaining take on morality and ethics, the dutiful duo set out to uncover who―if anyone―has the right end of the ethical stick and can tell us how best to live one’s life.

About the Author:Anthony McGowan has a BA, MPhil, and PhD in philosophy, and has lectured widely on philosophy and creative writing. He is one of the funniest writers around. As an author for children and young adults he’s won many awards, while The Art of Failing, a hilarious account of his life as a writer, was named an Observer Book of the Year. He lives in North London with his wife and two children.

 

Advance Praise

“A charming, informative, unique introduction to Western philosophy.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Essential reading on both the meaning of dogs and the meaning of life.”

The Guardian

“McGowan playfully explores philosophy in this amusing collection of imaginary dialogues conducted with his Maltese terrier, Monty. Readers who have never roamed the paths of philosophy before, or who could use a return trip, will appreciate this enjoyable tour from a friendly guide and his loyal companion.”

Publishers Weekly

“Filled with sparkling insights, a joy from start to finish. In turns witty, brilliant and irreverent, McGowan explains nothing less than the meaning of life – to his dog. If only we were all as lucky as Monty to go for long walks with the author.”

Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads

Lise Hansen author of "The Complete Book of Cat & Dog Health" will join Jon & Talkin' Pets 11/30/19 at 5pm ET to discuss and give away her book

A complete and comprehensive guide to health care for cats and dogs, providing invaluable advice on essential aspects of care, such as diet and vaccinations, as well as a guide to holistic treatments. The first part of the book describes the main lifestyle choices every dog and cat owner makes, whether or not they are aware of them: settling in a new puppy or kitten, vaccination, neutering, diet, finding the right veterinarian, and caring for the aging animal. The second part describes the main holistic modalities and their relevance when animals become sick. What they are, how they work, when they are useful, and how to find a practitioner. Also includes chapters on osteopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, Bach's flower remedies, and herbal medicine. The third part of the book discusses a range of common health problems in dogs and cats, both from a conventional veterinary point of view and from an holistic perspective, and aims to help the owner understand the condition they are facing, as well as providing tips on how to supplement their veterinarian's advice and treatment.

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November Update
Many of us are coming of a hard summer with fires and storms and now facing terrible, arctic early winter storms with dipping temperatures!
 
Please keep you and your family safe. If you know of or see an animals in trouble PLEASE DO SOMETHING! We are the only voice they have and many folks don't realize their pets, cant take these freezing temps and need to brought indoors. The pets will get sick or die in these freezing temperatures!
 
We are hard at work continue to rescue and make space in the shelters. We wanted to bring to you our newest video about just one rescue dog that is in our overcrowded shelters!
 
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Make sure to update microchip information and have your veterinarian info on hand in case of emergencies. You never know when you may need the help!
 
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CANCER AND OBESITY IN AMERICA’S PETS
WHAT FOODS ARE SAFE?
 
Many of you are hearing the same scary information concerning your pets food, it IS SCARY and confusing everyone.
 
I shop in stores and see people with big POPULAR bags of dog food in their carts and I cringe. I know the food is making their dogs sick, obese and potentially life threatening through illnesses such as Cancer!
 
After feeding over 3,000 dogs over my rescue lifetime, I know exactly what has been fed and where obesity and Cancer come from.
 
I have learned that WHITE POTATO is an absolute; never feed, as it will most likely, cause the cancer cells in their bodies to feed and grow!  Sweet potato, on the other hand, is safe and fine to feed.
 
The questions about legumes, peas and lentils causing heart disease is a big topic of conversation, but in small doses, there is no proof that it leads to heart disease in dogs. The test studies have NOT BEEN DONE!
 
Simple rule of thumb: Dogs and cats, used to hunt for their food, which was a single protein. No additives. They ate grass for the enzymes to digest their dinner.
 
So keep it simple and basic!
 
Read your food bags and cans! The more ingredients listed usually indicates they are not actually putting in enough good meat in the product.
 
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From the New York Times bestselling author of
Soldier Dogs, Top Dog, & Secret Service Dogs…
DOCTOR DOGS
How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine

DOCTOR DOGS by Maria Goodavage; On-Sale: October 1, 2019
978-1524743048 | Dutton | $28.00 | hardcover | 368 pages
Praise for Doctor Dogs and Maria Goodavage
“This is a fascinating book about the amazing ways dogs can, and do, help people with physical and emotional problems.” —Dave Barry
“If you take an amazing subject and put it in the hands of a wonderful writer, you get…SPOILER ALERT…a truly fantastic book. Every single page of Maria Goodavage’s Doctor Dogs is made up of remarkable research and storytelling.”
—David Rosenfelt, bestselling author of Dogtripping
“Goodavage has done it again, with her fascinating investigation into the world of doctor dogs. A testament to the extraordinary connection between dogs and ourselves, and one more piece of evidence that their love for us truly knows no bounds.”
—Brian Hare, co-author of The Genius of Dogs
Three-time New York Times bestselling author Maria Goodavage is known for her powerful books about military and Secret Service dogs who keep everyone from troops to presidents out of harm’s way. In DOCTOR DOGS: How Our Best Friends Are Becoming Our Best Medicine (Dutton; publication date: October 1, 2019; hardcover, $28.00), the former USA Today journalist reveals the fascinating new ways dogs are saving lives every day in their emerging roles as “doctor dogs.”

DOCTOR DOGS by Maria Goodavage; On-Sale: October 1, 2019
978-1524743048 | Dutton | $28.00 | hardcover | 368 pages
This groundbreaking book is an in-depth and engaging investigation of the cutting-edge science behind how dogs are able to detect disease and aid people who suffer from a wide range of physical and mental health conditions, including cancer, Parkinson’s, diabetes, sleep disorders, autism, and schizophrenia. DOCTOR DOGS is Goodavage’s most personal book to date, as she has a difficult-to-diagnose cancer threat in her own family. Dogs have been shown to be able to detect this cancer in laboratory samples in its earliest stages.
The dogs’ primary tool for their medical feats? Their astonishingly sensitive noses, which can sniff in parts per trillion, as well as in 3-D.
Goodavage traveled around the world to see firsthand the advancing technologies involving dogs and their super noses. In Japan, where the world’s first scientific cancer screening by canines was taking place, she spent days with researchers in a remote region that has the highest mortality rate for stomach cancer in the country. She also witnessed the awesome power and sensitivity of the canine nose as dogs sniffed out cancer, malaria, and deadly bacteria at a research center in England, colorectal cancer in the Netherlands, ovarian cancer in Philadelphia, and the superbug C. difficile at a hospital in Vancouver. She interviewed a team that trains diabetic alert dogs in Rome and spent time with a Croatian family and their daughter’s autism assistance dog, Bob. During her extensive U.S. travels, she uncovered riveting stories of the lifesaving power of highly skilled doctor dogs—from canines who can sniff out seizures in advance to dogs who help their people cope with mental illness, including terrifying hallucinations.
The author balances a deep dive into science and medicine with warm storytelling about the people who have doctor dogs in their lives. Her meticulous first-hand research is made easy to understand by her highly readable style. One doesn’t have to be a dog lover to be engrossed in and inspired by the narrative, as well as be charmed by the humor inherent in some of the stories of the dogs, who are performing life-saving tasks for the simple rewards of a treat, a toy, or a pat on the head.

DOCTOR DOGS by Maria Goodavage; On-Sale: October 1, 2019
978-1524743048 | Dutton | $28.00 | hardcover | 368 pages

Crazy for kitties? Or do dogs make your tail wag? Are you ready for a best canine friend forever, or a meow-ing, purring friend? Thanks to veterinarian, Dr. Gary Weitzman, President and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and National Geographic Kids books, there are (2) incredible guides; Cat Breed Guide and Dog Breed Guide to help you decide. Each book provides a complete reference to your purrrrrr-fect feline companion or canine fur-ever friend and are perfect for cat and dog-loving kids, as well as excellent resources for families who are bringing home their first four-legged family member.

Some questions to be asked to Dr. Gary Weitzman during interview on Talkin' Pets

Book #1:  National Geographic Kids: Dog Breed Guide: A Complete Reference to Your Best Friend Fur-Ever

* Did you know that the Great Dane can weigh up to 190 pounds? It's one of the biggest dogs in the world. What's one of the smallest? The Alaskan klee kai. Growing up to only nine pounds, this is one petite pint-size pooch! Big or small, active or couch potato, fluffy or wirehaired, a designer breed or mixed breed -- there is pooch to fit every lifestyle.

* From dachshunds to Dalmatians and poodles to pugs, this comprehensive guide gives an overview of more than 400 different dog breeds. 

* Which dogs make great family dogs, which are the most exotic and what breeds are the laziest?  Each profile includes the breed's "dog stats": country of origin, size, coat color and pattern, grooming difficulty, exercise needs, and "K-9 qualities." 

* From Wolf to Woof – how a breathtaking evolutionary leap resulted in the creation of the adorable, domesticated pups of today.

* Factors to consider to ensure sure you are choosing the right dog for your family

 * You’ve picked the pooch!  Now what? Tips for selecting a vet, puppy proofing and tips for the best gear to buy

 * How to speak dog –understanding behavior by looking at the eyes, ears, mouth, tail and overall body posture of your favorite pup

 * Plus - dogs in popular culture, dog ancestry, dogs with jobs, and so much more.

Book #2:  National Geographic Kids: Cat Breed GuideA Complete Reference to your Purr-Fect Best Friend 

Did you know that historians think American shorthairs are the descendants of cats that came to America on the Mayflower? Or that one of the newer cat breeds is called the toyger? It looks just like a toy-size--you guessed it--tiger!

* From Russian Blues and Munchkins to Maine Coons and Persians, this comprehensive guide gives an overview of 71 different cat breeds and Gary can talk about important "cat stats” like each breeds country of origin, size, coat color and pattern, grooming difficulty, and cat-titude. 

* Love heroic tales?  Not all cats wear capes fearless felines  abound – including the cat who blasted off into space in 1963, the seeing-eye kitty and Monty the alarm cat.

Preparing for a feline friend – breeder vs rescue, tips for making the first few days with your new friend a success, Including meeting the family, cat care and the low don on litter boxes and what should be on YOUR cat sitter’s checklist.

MORE ABOUT DR. GARY WEITZMAN:

Prior to joining San Diego Humane Society,  Dr. Weitzman served as Medical Director, and then President of the Washington Animal Rescue League. He led that urban shelter through a period of growth and established its national reputation as a resource for disaster and puppy mill rescues.

Dr. Weitzman served in the U.S. Air Force and owned an animal hospital in Burlingame, California. He earned a double BA in Biology and English from Colby College, a master’s degree in international Public Health from Boston University and his DVM from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. He is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator and is currently serving as Immediate Past Chair of the Board of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators. He also serves on the board of Mama’s Kitchen, a San Diego nonprofit committed to providing food for people with chronic illnesses. For more information about Dr. Weitzman and San Diego Humane Society, please visit sdhumane.org.

Any dog owner can tell you that dogs are capable of that defining human emotion, love. Science, however, will disagree. Clive Wynne is a noted scientist who offers proof that dogs feel love, generate love, are love.
 
In DOG IS LOVE: Why and How Your Dog Loves You, pioneering canine behaviorist Clive Wynne reveals that dogs’ capacity for love, not their intelligence or submissiveness, lies at the heart of human-canine relationships.
 
Drawing on cutting-edge studies from labs around the world, Wynne shows that affection is the very essence of dogs, from the genes that code for loving behavior, through brain states that register and direct dogs’ affection for people, to the hormones that exactly match those in humans that show love.
 
Among the topics that DOG IS LOVE illuminates:
* How dogs are capable of building bridges of affection between species
* What conditions are needed in a dog’s early life to ensure that bonds of affection are forged
* How dogs developed the ability to love in a short - by evolutionary standards - period of time
* How we can use this knowledge to help dogs lead richer, more satisfying lives
 
Clive Wynne, Ph.D. is the founding director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University. He is widely published and has appeared on National Geographic Explorer, PBS, and the BBC. 
 

Talkin' Pets News

September 21, 2019

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jasmine Johnson - Jasmine the dog trainer

Producr - Lexi Lapp

Network Producer - Quin McCarthy

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Jamie Gwen of Food & Wine with Chef Jamie Gwen will join Jon and Talkin' Pets at 630pm ET to discuss eating Carp for dinner

ABOUT THE BOOK
Communicating with and understanding dogs builds trusting relationships, relieves frustration, and improves lives at both ends of the leash. Apart from simply reading canine body language, this book explores the juncture between hearts and minds, where true understanding begins.
Taking a light-hearted yet earnest approach to exploring how to connect with dogs, each chapter features amusing, thought-provoking anecdotes and much useful information, showing us how, by connecting with our dogs, we learn how to connect with ourselves.
Finding the intersection between the academic and the spiritual for better communication with dogs leads to effective two-way conversation: how to talk with our dogs instead of talking at them.
The intuitive side of communicating with canines in conjunction with the intellectual side is also investigated: in this space, we build trust, respect, and better relationships, and human and canine lives are enriched.
Come walk with us on our journey ...
 
Letting in the dog by Patricia Blocker
 
ISBN: 9781787113053
UPC: 6-36847-01305-9
 
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£10.99(UK), $13.99(US), 18.99(CAN)
 
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Pat Blocker, CPDT-KA, owner of Peaceful Paws Dog Training is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer with over 20 years’ experience. Peaceful Paws specialises in resolving canine behaviour issues.
Pat’s passion is to help improve dogs’ lives by enhancing the human/canine relationship. She does so through education and force-free training, with emphasis on opening the lines of communication between humans and dogs.
Pat offers lectures and is a contributing feature writer for local dog magazines and community newsletters. She is the author of “Taking the Lead without Jerking the Leash, and The Art of Mindful Dog Training.”
 
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HH5305 • Paperback • 22.5x15.2cm • £10.99 • 96 pages • 15 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787113-05-3 • UPC: 6-36847-01305-9
 
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