AKC Gazette Breed Columns

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 click on the following link.   USLTC Illustrated Standard   It will download into a PDF document

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 […]

Epigenetics

Breeding animals is both art and science; if one ignores the art dimension, one robs oneself of much of the enjoyment of creativity. Ignoring the science is a ticket to a Fool’s Paradise. Remember the ad slogan “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature”? If you want to be a dog breeder for the long […]