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The American Kennel Club Announces The Winners of the 2019 Breeder of Year By Sport Awards

The American Kennel Club wishes to acknowledge those individuals that have excelled at breeding dogs that have proven to be outstanding in AKC sports.  The commitment to preserve, protect and improve a breed represents the very essence of the AKC. The 2019 AKC Breeder of the Year by Sport Award is given to those who …

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I want to commend The American Kennel Club for acknowledging we Breeders, who strive to breed dogs, who are able to demonstrate their genetic abilities throughAKC sports. The following statement from AKC is powerful, and it’s followed by a paragraph from my website of my mission statement as a breeder of working border collies: “The …

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It’s Not “All In How You Raise Them”: The Role Of Genetics In Behavior

Conventional wisdom says that young puppies come to us as blank slates. Full of promise and limitless potential, ready to be molded into your ideal companion as long as you do your part – provide lots of love, the right amount of discipline, and appropriate training along the way. If you’re a caring, responsible pet owner, there’s no reason that your puppy should not grow up to be a model canine citizen.

A True Story

By Malcolm Forbes ‘People will forget what you said, People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel’. May each of us heed the message of the following, and strive whenever possible to help change today’s too often outburst of violence:

The Gingham Dress

A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston, and walked timidly without an appointment in to the Harvard University President’s outer office. The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard and probably …

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Simple Words of Wisdom

ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, t heir conversational skills will be as important as any other. THREE. Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you hav e or sleep all you want. FOUR. When you say, …

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A Dog’s Prayer

By Beth Norman Harris Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me. Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should lick your hand between the blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me …

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Just a dog

From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog.” Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog.” Many hours have …

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Two Days

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept from fear and apprehension. One of these days is yesterday, with it’s mistakes and cares, it’s faults and blunders, it’s aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world …

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Serenity Prayer



GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. AS FAR as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. SPEAK your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. AVOID loud and aggressive persons; they …

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The Value of a Moment

To realize The value of a sister/brother Ask someone Who doesn’t have one. To realize The value of ten years: Ask a newly Divorced couple. To realize The value of four years: Ask a graduate. To realize The value of one year: Ask a student who Has failed a final exam. To realize The value …

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It Is What You Seek

Imprisoned is the mind that searches not, encompassing preconceived prejudices and opinions. Above and beyond it is intangibly sought never to be totally reached but ever a continuation. The door it is locked, I seek the key there is fear, despair and anger yes! It ah it evades and ever eludes me life’s answer to …

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