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January 19, 1986 | By Deborah Lawson, Special to The Inquirer
An important new book for all canine fanciers is The American Kennel Club, 1884-1984, edited by Charles A. T. O'Neill. At last we have a record book of the century-old body that supervises the world of purebred dogs in America. The absence of such an account until now is difficult to understand. The Kennel Club in Britain, for example, has had a complete history since 1905, though it isn't too much older than the American Kennel Club. Since its founding in Philadelphia, the American club (AKC)
NEWS
September 21, 2003 | By Susan Weidener INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Border collie raced through the obstacle course at lightning speed, flying over jumps, charging through tunnels, and scrambling across the seesaw with ease. Revel, a champion agility dog, took to the course like the superstar she is. The 5-year-old Border collie with perky black ears, white paws, and a lithe frame has been featured on Animal Planet and ESPN. Ever since Revel was a puppy, her owner, Barbara DeMascio of Gilbertsville, has been training her with positive reinforcement . . . and winning.
NEWS
January 27, 1993 | By Rose Simmons, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John A. Lafore Jr., 87, a former congressman and American Kennel Club president, died Sunday at Lankenau Hospital. Mr. Lafore, of Villanova, bred and trained championship dogs nearly all his adult life. He was president of the American Kennel Club from 1971 to 1978. He had been active as a club delegate and was on the board of directors from 1963 until 1987. A native of Penn Valley, Mr. Lafore and his wife, Margaret Read Lafore, were prominent in area dog competitions, especially in the showing of collies and keeshonden.
NEWS
February 5, 2004 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Samuel Evans Ewing 3d, 74, of Chester Springs, a retired lawyer and internationally renowned breeder of award-winning Irish wolfhounds, died of pneumonia Sunday at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia. Mr. Ewing's first pets were cairn terriers and a Gordon setter when he was a boy, but he later made the switch to what he called "the big fellows. " The Irish wolfhounds bred by Mr. Ewing's Eagle Farms Kennels in Chester Springs were award-winning show dogs that amassed hundreds of championship titles.
NEWS
October 18, 1993 | by Scott Heimer, Daily News Staff Writer
Dog-day afternoons were the spice of H. Kenneth Stine's life. For 52 years, he served as a judge for the American Kennel Club. Stine, of Clifton Heights, Delaware County, died last Thursday at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital in Darby. He was 84. "He had to give that (involvement with dog shows) up when he went into the hospital this year," said his widow, Marie Rockwell Stine. "Every Saturday after that, he said, 'We should be going here' . . . to the dog shows. " Mrs. Stine said her husband had a few dogs of his own - chows and "those big, ugly English bulldogs were his favorites" - but none in recent years.
NEWS
January 12, 1994 | By Andy Wallace, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Charles A.T. O'Neill, 74, of Chestnut Hill, a retired warehouse executive and owner of champion show dogs, died Sunday at Bishop White Lodge at Cathedral Village. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. O'Neill graduated from West Philadelphia High School and attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. O'Neill was president of Pennsylvania Refrigerated Terminals Inc. and of Portside Refrigerated Terminals. He was a former board chairman of Industrial Cold Storage Co. and a vice president and director of National Refrigerated Terminals Inc. Mr. O'Neill became interested in dogs in 1956 when he and his wife, Marie D. O'Neill, became the owners of a Doberman pinscher.
NEWS
April 10, 1988 | By Laura Fortunato, Special to The Inquirer
Marion Aubrey Cooney, 84, of Penn Valley, died April 2 at Lankenau Hospital in Lower Merion Township. She was a homemaker for most of her life. She was born in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia in 1904. She graduated from John W. Hallahan Catholic High School in 1920 and later that year married Francis E. Cooney, who also was from Torresdale. A resident of the Main Line since 1950, Mrs. Cooney was a member of the American Kennel Club and was known for her expertise in obedience training for dogs.
LIVING
November 23, 1995 | By Lini S. Kadaba, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At least one corner of cyberspace is going to the dogs. On Saturday, Maxie the miniature schnauzer from Malvern and 783 other pooches from around the world, from Singapore to South Africa, will compete in the Idyll Mountain Virtual Dog Show. In the dog-eat-dog world of online offerings, this one has a bit more bite - or is that byte? - than most. Organized by Liz and Kynn Bartlett of Covina, Calif., the show on the Internet's World Wide Web features pictures of all sorts of dogs, from froufrou French poodles to mundane mutts.
NEWS
May 5, 1991 | By Deborah Lawson, Special to The Inquirer
In a move to frustrate unethical mass breeders, who often use illegally acquired registration papers as false credentials for pups of questionable backgrounds, the American Kennel Club (AKC) has announced that, as of July 1, there will be strict limits on how long owners can wait before registering litters or individual purebred dogs. If you own a dog from an AKC litter, you should have been given an application (known as a "blue slip") to send to the AKC in order to register the dog in your name.
NEWS
October 21, 1990 | By Deborah Lawson, Special to The Inquirer
There are many fascinating legends about the St. Bernard, the giant canine that has experienced wild swings in popularity since its arrival in America in the 19th century. Once in the top 10 among breeds in the United States, Saints now are the 44th-most-popular purebred dog, with 4,099 registered by the American Kennel Club last year. Dogs kept by monks at the Swiss hospice founded by St. Bernard of Menthon in the 10th century are credited with saving the lives of more than 2,500 Alpine travelers.
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NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
Is it a bird? A plane? A flying carpet? Nope. That wet blur of fur hurtling these days over Lake Aetna in Medford Lakes is Nemo, a leaping wonder dog who just might be bound for glory. Next week, this frisky, golden-eyed Boykin spaniel will fly (by plane) to Dubuque, Iowa, where he'll compete in the world championship of specialized leaping canines known as "dock dogs. " "It's like the doggy Olympics," owner Craig Fry explained Monday as he opened the large metal cage in the kitchen of the grand lakefront log cabin he shares with his wife, Cindy, and a stuffed moose head above the hearth.
NEWS
November 4, 2013 | By Francesca Serritella, For The Inquirer
I never thought I would be a stage mom, but as I envisioned my baby posing for a photographer, I couldn't help but feel a surge of vicarious excitement. My dog was slated to star in an advertisement for the American Kennel Club's Meet the Breeds event at the Javits Center. It started with an e-mail from my dog's breeder and official secretary of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Delaware Valley, or CKCSCDV. The acronym could use an abbreviation. The breeder wrote me saying that the AKC's Meet the Breeds event was having a promotional photo shoot in a week's time and that the advertisement would feature only a Cavalier and a Bulldog, "so I thought immediately of Pip, since he is so charismatic and photogenic.
NEWS
May 8, 2013 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
The series so far: The 12 inmates of Mod 3 and their six dogs, who were rescued from area shelters, have been living together since late October. The first few weeks were difficult. One of the dogs, Heath, quickly grew aggressive and had to leave. He was replaced by Peanut Chew, a white pit bull who had been confined to a basement for a year. And Mike and Ike got into a fight when their inmates disobeyed the rules to keep them apart. Third of six parts. Plastic chairs clattered into place around the long table in the small prison library.
NEWS
November 19, 2012 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
There were 2,000 purebred dogs at the National Dog Show on Saturday, but one winner had to be honored in absentia. Instead of padding into the spotlight of the best-in-show ring at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks to claim the "Rally to the Rescue" honor for most compelling tale involving a rescue animal, Pudding sent his owner to collect the award because, well, Pudding is a cat. Representatives from Purina, which sponsors the...
NEWS
December 23, 2009 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
Dognappers have struck again in Delaware County, this time swiping a high-priced Chihuahua from a Springfield pet shop. Police reported that a man in his 20s stole the light-gray dog Saturday morning from We Love Pets, on Baltimore Pike, then climbed into his getaway driver's silver Ford pickup truck. The purloined pup - valued at $1,400 - is the third dog stolen from that store this year. In January, a pair of brazen dog-snatchers grabbed a black pug and a maltipom and escaped in a Cadillac Escalade waiting out back.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2009 | By Paul Jablow FOR THE INQUIRER
Their conversations are one-way, but Debra Evalds knows Scarlett is looking forward to her big weekend. "If she didn't enjoy it, I wouldn't show her," Evalds says, confident she knows Scarlett's feelings as she prepares the 4-year-old vizsla for this year's Kennel Club of Philadelphia dog shows. On Saturday and Sunday, Scarlett and about 1,400 other canine contestants will compete for top-dog honors at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Montgomery County. Bill Burland, the shows' director, hopes that the venue, with its plentiful parking and spacious layout, will become a permanent home for the event, which has been staged at various locations in the area in recent years.
NEWS
January 15, 2009 | By WILLIAM BENDER, benderw@phillynews.com 215-854-5255
DELAWARE COUNTY can be a dangerous place for a defenseless dog. A Ridley Township man is to be sentenced today for killing his wife's bulldog with a samurai-style sword, and a Southwest Philly man is facing charges in Upper Darby of drowning his ex-boyfriend's Pomeranian in a bathtub. Now, Springfield Township police are on the hunt for the puppy-bandits who hit a Baltimore Pike pet shop Tuesday night. Two unidentified men walked into We Love Pets shortly before 7 p.m., grabbed a black pug and a maltipom out of their pens, then hopped into a white Cadillac Escalade that was waiting out back, according to police Lt. William Clark.
NEWS
November 14, 2008 | By LISE FUNDERBURG
IN THE WAKE of President-elect Obama's calls for sacrifice and personal responsibility, I'm inspired to offer myself up to public service. For that reason, I hereby declare, openly and publicly and without a moment's hesitation, that I'm willing - no, determined - to serve as White House Puppy Adviser (WHPA). I have a lifetime of experience on this front, and in the interest of transparency, allow me to catalog it for you. First there was Rosie the Doberman, who by all accounts was a sweet dog, but she ate my pacifier and choked to death.
NEWS
November 18, 2007 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A lot of well-behaved, well-groomed folks were being led around by dogs here yesterday, dogs that seemed to have no doubt who was in charge. There were 1,216 of them. Dogs. From Canada and 35 states, Maine to Hawaii. The Kennel Club of Philadelphia Dog Shows wind up today at the Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets. Daisy Okas, spokeswoman for the American Kennel Club, said that last year 3,744 such shows "were held by our licensed and member clubs," this one among them.
NEWS
May 24, 2007 | By Nancy E. Gardner
It's no secret that Pennsylvania's moniker is "puppy mill capital of the East. " I want to change this, and revisions to the state's dog law are absolutely necessary if we are to protect dogs being bred in terrible conditions. Five months into the two-year project of dog-law reform, wildly divergent - and mostly false - accounts of the progress are rocketing around the state. Despite the anti-regulatory propaganda, the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement is intent on following its plan to alleviate the suffering of breeder dogs in high-volume breeding kennels.
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