AKC Gazette Breed Columns

AKC Achiever Dog Program

The American Kennel Club is excited to announce the launch of its new Achiever Dog certificate program. The AKC Achiever Dog certificate program is designed to recognize those exhibitors and dogs who participate in multiple sports. A dog will receive an AKC Achiever Dog certificate when they have been awarded a placement or earned a […]

Supported Entry and Specialty Results

Congratulations to all the owners, breeders  and dogs~ Northern California Terrier Association-USLTC Supported Entry Thursday April 13th JUDGE: Mrs. Rhonda M. Davis Best of Breed/Best of Winners/Winners Bitch/Best Puppy KOKOPELLI’S NORMA JEAN Owner/Breeder  Susan L Pallos Best of Opposite Sex/Winners Dog and Best Owner Handler in Breed: ANGELITO DE KOKOPELLI.  Owner/Breeder  Susan L Pallos Reserve […]

New Import Guidelines for Dogs Inadequatley Immunized Against Rabies

This alert may also be viewed at http://www.akc.org/government-relations/legislative-alerts/cdc-application-process-change-inadequately-immunized-against-rabies-06-20-17/. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced changes to the application process to import a dog inadequately immunized against rabies. Effective August 18, 2017, an importer must apply online for a Permit to Import a Dog Inadequately Immunized Against Rabies at least […]

Illustrated Discussion of the Standard for The Lakeland Terrier

The USLTC has a booklet- Illustrated Discussion of the  Standard for the Lakeland Terrier To access the illustrated standard, please see the link below.  It will open in a PDF document USLTC Illustrated Standard t

Give Earthdog Tests a Try!

If you haven’t attended an AKC Earthdog Test with your Lakeland, you may be missing an excellent opportunity to foster a partnership relationship with your dog and have a lot of fun in the process. Earthdog is a sport that pits a terrier against a set of objectives; earning qualifying scores does not require your […]

Health Issues and the Environment

Recently I read a column by a noted dog breeder whose opinion I respect but with whom I must disagree. Assuming every shortcoming in our dogs is due to genetic defect might work for this person as a working hypothesis while trying to improve stock, but the truth is a resounding “maybe.” The more scientists delve into the expression of the genetic code, the more facts come to light about influences on gene expression, or epigenetics.

A Day in the Life of a Circuit Judge

The following is with tongue firmly in cheek, and thanks to the U.K. Whippet and English Setter versions … Today is my big day. I am awarding Challenge Certificates for the first time, and only six years since I bought my first Lakeland. What a stroke of luck that I chose a Phyxmekwik bitch as […]