May 5, 2018

 Digging at the AKC Library: The Art and Science of Dog Loving 

 Michael Brandow / Dogs Today, May 2018

 Read full text with endnotes below.

Click image below for article as it appeared in Dogs Today's post-Crufts issue May 2018:

Writing a history of pedigree dogs, I spent many months buried with dusty old books, paintings and assorted artifacts in the American Kennel Club’s op...

May 13, 2016

It was a storybook tale guaranteed to go viral.

A nice young couple from a small town in Michigan wants a second child, but as many heartbroken couples can identify, they’re having trouble. They feel their only daughter, who came after years of attempts at in vitro fertilization, needs a sibling to learn the value of companionship, caring, and responsibility. Unable to give her what a...

May 9, 2016

Samantha asked for hugs from morning till night.

Yesterday I woke up to a local news channel telling me it was no longer fashionable to hug our dogs. This was news to me.

I’ve spent the last twenty-some years caring for literally hundreds of my clients’ dogs in their homes, and my own dog in mine, from puppyhood until that final moment when they slip away in our arms. Based on my lar...

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