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Talkin' Pets News

April 25, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Dr. Katy Meyer

Producer - Zach Budin

Producer in Training - Kayla Cavanaugh

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests - Hour 1 - Michele Paterson Animal Wellness Action - Pennsylvania Pet Stores continue selling Dogs from Puppy Mills Despite Covid-19 Crisis

Dallas Van Kempen President of EQyss Grooming Products, Inc. will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 4/25/20 at 630pm ET to discuss and give away his shampoo

Pet retail facilities taking advantage of “essential services” designation and using it to peddle unhealthy dogs to unsuspecting consumers
 
LANCASTER, PA – Animal Wellness Action, a national animal protection group promoting legal standards against cruelty, conducted a survey, conducted between April 13-20th, of nearly 40 stores in Pennsylvania that sell dogs obtained from puppy mills and found that 30 percent of stores have been selling dogs during the COVID-19 crisis. Animal Wellness sent a letter to Governor Tom Wolf, urging him to clarify that the sale of puppies from puppy mills is not an essential service, halt the transport of puppies for retail sale in the state, strengthen laws and regulations to protect dogs and consumers, and increase enforcement of the current law. Rather than buy puppies from a pet store, the public should be encouraged to adopt an animal from a shelter or rescue instead.
 
Nearly all puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills -- large, commercial dog breeding operations that sell dogs at stores and over the internet. Hundreds of puppy mills operate within Pennsylvania, and thousands of puppies are transported into the state each year from puppy mills located in the Midwest, despite a pullback on business activities to encourage social distancing during the crisis. While pet supply stores have been deemed essential, that designation was almost certainly driven by the need to provide food and other goods for proper pet care and not as a means to continue a live-animal sales activity that undermines animal welfare.
 
“We agree pet supply stores are essential, but only for the sale of food and other necessities for our pets, not for the purpose of continuing the trade in inhumanely produced, often sick animals,” said Michele Patterson, national puppy mill committee chair for Animal Wellness Action and a resident of Lancaster County.  “Given that Pennsylvania has often referred to as the ‘Puppy Mill Capital’ of the east coast, we must be especially vigilant and prevent the industry from doing more harm to dogs and consumers.”
 
Current federal and state standards for the care of mother dogs kept in mills are barely adequate for survival, loopholes allow violators to continue renewing their licenses, and fail to adequately address the fraud and deception of puppy mills. Puppies often become sick due to the poor breeding, unsanitary conditions of mills, and long-distance transport to pet stores. Families are devastated after their new puppy dies of illness, and according to a 2019 CDC investigation, the ill puppies have passed dangerous diseases onto people, such as campylobacter, a bacterial infection.
 
While Pennsylvania has made some progress in regulating puppy mills, major gaps in the law still exist.  AWA and other groups support Victoria’s Law, introduced by State Senators Tom Killion (R-9) and Andrew Dinniman (D-19), to ban the sale of puppy mill dogs in pet stores. Over 300 localities across the nation have adopted legislation restricting the sale of puppies in pet stores, and numerous state legislatures are taking up the issue.
 
In Congress, the PetFax Act (H.R. 5715), recently introduced by U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) – and modeled after CarFax reports -- would mandate honesty and transparency in the sales of dogs and cats. It would require that sellers of dogs and cats disclose certain information to a customer about the animals, including information identifying the dealer who bred the animals, the number of dogs and cats bred and sold by that dealer over the past two years, a listing of any violations the dealer has had in the past two years, and health information about the animals.
 
The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.
Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.
 

Talkin' Pets News

April 18, 2020

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jillyn Sidlo - Celestial Custom Dog Services

Producer - Zach Budin

Producer in Training - Kayla Cavanaugh

Network Producer - Darian Sims

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guests -  Paolo Bray Founder & Director of Friend of the Sea / Friend of the Earth & Director of International Programs for Dolphin-Safe project / Earth Island Institute will Join Jon & Talkin' Pets 4/18/20 at 5pm ET to discuss an upcoming Webinar / Pangolin

Adam Bacho, COO of Tickless Ultrasonic Tick and Flea Repeller will join Jon and Talkin' Pets 4/18/20 at 630pm ET to discuss and give away his product

This week we are diving into all of our videos with Boxers. Learn what makes a Boxer a Boxer, see 2020 judging and more.
Best of Breed Minute
 
Get to know the Boxer with Gail Miller Bisher in our Westminster Kennel Club Best of Breed Minute.
Boxers at the 2020 WKC Dog Show
 
Watch over 40 Boxers compete for Best of Breed at the 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
From the Road to WKC
 
Professional Handler and long time Boxer breeder, Wendy Bettis won Best Junior Handler at the WKC Dog Show in 1986. She has some valuable advice for any up and coming Junior Handler looking to be involved in Dog Shows. 
From The WKC Archives
 
Meet Biff, a Boxer, and the winner of the 1994 Working Group at the WKC Dog Show. In "Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker," Biff was described as "...very, very personable. He has a je ne sais quoi that's really special."
That Group One Feeling
 
 Professional Handler Diego Garcia and his Boxer, Devlin, won the Working Group at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Find out why winning the group at the WKC Dog Show was so special to Diego. 
Want more videos?
Check out the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Youtube Channel.
WESTMINSTER. There's Only One. ®
To see and learn more go to: westminsterkennelclub.org

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  • Due to post production delays, the 2020 “Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina,” which was taped Feb. 29 and scheduled to air Sunday, April 5 on NBC, will now air at a later date to be announced. 
  • In its original April 5 timeslot, (12:30-2:30 p.m. ET / 9:30-11:30 a.m. PT), NBC will broadcast the 2019 Beverly Hills Dog Show, featuring Best in Show winner Bono.
  • Last year, a 3-year-old Havanese named Bono was crowned Best in Show. The little canine from the Toy group is the most-winning Havanese in the breed’s history with over 90 Best in Show titles. Previous Beverly Hills Dog Show winners include 2018’s King, a Wire Fox Terrier, and 2017’s Ripcord, a Doberman Pinscher.
  • In celebration of man’s best friend and with the glamour only Beverly Hills can provide, the star-studded competition is co-hosted by award-winning TV personality, author and Broadway actor John O’Hurley and American Kennel Club-licensed judge and expert analyst David Frei.
  • Hosted by the Kennel Club of Beverly Hills and produced by NBC Sports, “The Beverly Hills Dog Show Presented by Purina” is a new breed of dog show and must-see viewing for the whole family. Before more than 1,500 dogs representing 200 eligible breeds and varieties face off for the coveted Best in Show title, the canine competitors will mingle with celebrity guests and strut their stuff on the red carpet. For the main event, each group winner will walk the show’s unique runway for the Best in Show judge to determine which dog has what it takes to be champion.
This week we are diving into all of our videos with Golden Retrievers. Learn what makes a Golden Retriever a Golden Retriever, see 2020 judging and more.
Best of Breed Minute
 
Get to know the Golden Retriever with Gail Miller Bisher in our Westminster Kennel Club Best of Breed Minute.
Golden Retrievers at the 2020 WKC Dog Show
 
Watch over 40 Golden Retrievers compete for Best of Breed at the 144th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Daniel Makes a Special Visit
 
After his Sporting Group victory at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Daniel made a special visit to Betty at the nursing home.
From The WKC Archives
 
It was a Golden moment when Andy (Ch. Chuckanut Party Favour O Novel) was chosen to be the WKC Sporting Group Winner in 2006.
A Golden Win at the Masters Obedience Championship
 
Meet the Runner-Up at the Masters Obedience Championship in 2017. Peggy McConnell traveled from Dallas, Texas all the way to New York City to compete in the 2017 Masters Obedience Championship.
WESTMINSTER. There's Only One. ®
To see and learn more go to: westminsterkennelclub.org

 

RALEIGH, NC (February 27, 2020) – The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the health of all dogs and their owners, has recently awarded over $2.1 million in 36 new canine health research grants.

Celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2020, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) awards grants for research projects that meet the highest scientific standards and have the greatest potential to advance the health of all dogs. In this latest round of grants, promising studies in many areas of canine health research, including canine oncology and neurology, are now possible. These new grants address important cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention, including for canine lymphoma, osteosarcoma, bladder cancer, soft tissue sarcoma, and hemangiosarcoma. CHF is responsive to donors, dog owners, breeders, and the veterinary community in focusing on areas of greatest need for canine health, including studies with One Health implications to benefit both dogs and humans.

Highlights from the new canine health research grants include:

Grant 02772: Identifying Early Stage Ultra-rare Mutations as Predictive Biomarkers of Lymphoma in High-risk versus Low-risk Breeds Within the Dog Aging Project
Principal Investigator: Daniel Promislow, PhD; University of Washington
Canine lymphoma risk associated with variation in the frequency and type of rare precancerous mutations will be evaluated in this large cohort study. This work is part of the Dog Aging Project, a groundbreaking study seeking to understand how genes, lifestyle, and environment influence aging.

Grant 02773: Histotripsy for Treatment of Canine Appendicular Osteosarcoma
Principal Investigator: Joanne Tuohy, DVM; Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
A precision non-thermal focused ultrasound method that mechanically breaks down tissues and can potentially activate the immune system against osteosarcoma will be studied as an alternative treatment for primary and metastatic osteosarcoma in dogs.

Grant 02732-A:  Tumor-educated Platelets: A Minimally Invasive Liquid Biopsy for Early Cancer Diagnosis
Principal Investigator: Unity Jeffery, VetMB, PhD; Texas A&M AgriLife Research
A study of platelet RNA profiles as a first step in developing a blood-based screening test or liquid biopsy for canine cancer.

Grant 02802: Clinical Trial of Prevotella histicola Supplementation to Ameliorate Meningoencephalomyelitis of Unknown Origin (MUO)
Principal Investigator: Nick Jeffery, BVSc, PhD; Texas A&M University
A study of the important relationship between the canine gut, its microbiome, and the brain to test a new treatment for this devastating immune-mediated disease of the central nervous system of dogs which resembles multiple sclerosis in humans.

02800:  Defining the Effect of Genotype, Breed and Age on the Risk of Developing Canine Degenerative Myelopathy and Investigating the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying That Risk
Principal Investigators: Gary Johnson, DVM, PhD and Joan Coates, DVM, MS; University of Missouri
Defining the risk of developing degenerative myelopathy in genetically at-risk dogs will inform breeding decisions while exploring the molecular mechanisms responsible for disease onset will aid in disease management.

“These recent cancer and neurological disease grants for research demonstrate innovative approaches to understanding the genetic, environmental, and hormonal factors that influence disease,” states CHF Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Diane Brown. “Along with our recently awarded grants to study gastrointestinal disease, toxicology, immunology, and more, CHF leads the way to new and compelling canine health research that will make possible diagnostic and treatment breakthroughs benefitting all dogs and their owners.”

With these research grants, CHF has now surpassed a milestone of 1,000 research and educational grants awarded since they were founded by the American Kennel Club in 1995. CHF independently manages $11.1 million in 153 active canine health research grants, available to view in their Research Grants Portfolio at akcchf.org/researchportfolio. Requests for proposals on reproductive conditions, dental disease, tick-borne disease, and more are scheduled throughout 2020. View CHF’s latest canine health research grants awarded in 2020 at www.akcchf.org/research/research-portfolio/program-area/2020_Awarded_Grants.html.

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About CHF

Since 1995, the AKC Canine Health Foundation has leveraged the power of science to address the health needs of all dogs. With more than $56 million in funding to date, the Foundation provides grants for the highest quality canine health research and shares information on the discoveries that help prevent, treat and cure canine diseases. The Foundation meets and exceeds industry standards for fiscal responsibility, as demonstrated by their highest four-star Charity Navigator rating and GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Learn more at www.akcchf.org.

Movie review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

The Call of the Wild

Twentieth Century Fox, Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and 3 Arts Entertainment presents a PG, 100 minute, Adventure, Drama, Family film directed by Michael Green and based on the novel by Jack London with a theater release date of February 21, 2020.

THE AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB MUSEUM IS OPEN NOW

 

NYC’s only Museum dedicated to man’s best friend opens its doors to dog lovers everywhere

New York, NY- The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog officially open its doors in New York City at its new location, 101 Park Ave, just steps away from Grand Central Station. The Museum houses one of the world’s largest repositories of canine fine art.

The Museum contains art from famous dog artists such as Sir Edwin Landseer, Maud Earl, Arthur Wardle and many more. The Museum’s first exhibition will be entitled “For the Love of All Things Dog” and combines select works from the AKC’s own collection and that of the Museum.

Throughout the Museum, visitors will experience exhibits that bridge the digital and physical elements of the artwork and bring new life to the collection. Spanning two floors with a double height atrium space at the stair, the gallery includes interactive exhibits such as:

  • “Find Your Match” kiosks that take your photo, aligning its likeness with a dog breed.
  • Visitors can also try to train a digital service dog named “Molly” at the “Train A Dog” exhibit.
  • “Meet the Breeds®” touchscreen tables that allows visitors to explore breeds' features, traits, history and representations in the collection.
  • “Story of A Breeder” which highlights responsible breeders and how to find one.

The Museum has an app that serves as a helpful guide for visitors, providing general information about the Museum and important highlights such as current shows, upcoming events, and “Best in Show”. The app is also equipped with augmented reality experiences, including a scavenger hunt and a museum tour led by a virtual dog named “Arty”. It creates a new user for kids and kids at heart.

The AKC Museum of the Dog, founded in 1982, was originally housed in The New York Life Building located at 51 Madison Avenue as part of the AKC Headquarters. In 1987, the Museum was moved to West St. Louis County, MO. The AKC was instrumental in founding the Museum and believes in its mission to protect and to share the amazing works of art donated by participants in the dog sport over the last 35 years.

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About the AKC Museum of the Dog

Founded in 1982, The AKC Museum of the Dog is dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of the art, artifacts and literature of the dog for the purposes of education, historical perspective, aesthetic enjoyment and to enhance the appreciation for and knowledge of the significance of the dog and the human/canine relationship. Located in New York City, the Museum is home to several hundred paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, sculptures, bronzes, and porcelain figurines, a variety of decorative arts objects and interactive displays depicting man's best friend throughout the ages. The AKC Museum of the Dog is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization funded mainly by private and corporate gift donations.

For more information on the AKC Museum of the Dog visit www.Museumofthedog.org

Become a fan of the AKC Museum of the Dog on Facebook at akcmuseumofthedog

 AKC MUSEUM OF THE DOG ANNOUNCES THE ADDITION OF
DR. THOMAS F. SCHUTTE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
New York, NY- The AKC Museum of the Dog is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Thomas F. Schutte to their Board of Directors.
Schutte is President Emeritus at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. Since 1993, he has been credited with increasing Pratt’s enrollment, developing global programs, increasing degree offerings and number of faculty. His efforts have strengthened Pratt financially, while enhancing its standing as a leading college for art and design across multiple disciplines. Prior to Pratt, Schutte was the President of the Rhode Island School of Design from 1983-1992.
Additionally, Schutte was instrumental in the founding of the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP) that has enabled and led the resurgence of the Myrtle Avenue corridor in Brooklyn. He also chaired the project for many years.
He is a member of several prestigious art and community organizations and was a founder and member of the Board of Trustees for Delaware College of Art and Design.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Schutte to the Museum’s Board,” said Jeffrey Ansell, Chairman of the AKC Museum of the Dog Board of Directors. “His love and dedication for art, culture, and
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the world of dogs, coupled with his proven success as President of Pratt Institute and the Rhode Island School of Design, make him an excellent addition to the AKC Museum of the Dog Board.”
Dr. Schutte’s appointment is effective January 2020 for a two-year term.
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About the AKC Museum of the Dog
Founded in 1982, The AKC Museum of the Dog is dedicated to the collection, preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of the art, artifacts and literature of the dog for the purposes of education, historical perspective, aesthetic enjoyment and to enhance the appreciation for and knowledge of the significance of the dog and the human/canine relationship. The museum is home to over 700 original paintings, drawings, watercolors, prints, sculptures, bronzes, and porcelain figurines, a variety of decorative arts objects and interactive displays depicting man's best friend throughout the ages. The AKC Museum of the Dog is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization funded mainly by private and corporate gift donations.
For more information come visit us as 101 Park Ave., New York, NY or visit www.Museumofthedog.org
Get social! Follow the AKC Museum of the Dog on Facebook at @akcmuseumofthedog, Twitter at @akcMOD and Instagram at @museumofthedog.

 

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