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October 19, 1992
RYAN DIXON, 12, son of Donna and Robert Dixon of High Street, New Windsor.School: Sixth-grader at New Windsor Middle School.Honored for: Having his poster selected from among 600 entries nationwide as the December illustration in the 1993 American Kennel Club calendar, with the theme "Every Dog Deserves . . ." His drawing will also appear in the December issue of the club's monthly magazine, AKC Gazette.Goals: To be an artist, probably.Comments: "I like drawing and painting because it's interesting.
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Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Anyone who has spent a few hours glued to the televised broadcast of the Westminster Dog Show, watching highly skilled dogs jump and hop their way to national recognition, can imagine just how much training and practice are required to get to the national stage. At 4 Paws Spa and Training Center in Forest Hill, local dogs can learn some of those impressive skills in agility training classes that are fun and great exercise - for both the pups and their owners. “Agility is like an obstacle course for dogs,” explains 4 Paws instructor Laura Winstead.
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By Deborah Lawson and Deborah Lawson,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | June 30, 1993
After a highly successful nine-state test of its Best Friends educational program, the American Kennel Club (AKC) will make it available to primary schools across the nation. The program, which shows students how to be responsible dog owners,includes lesson plans, worksheets, exercises and an engrossing videotape depicting canines as companions and workers for mankind.Encouraging responsible dog ownership has become a priority with AKC, the nation's largest canine registry.AKC leaders believe that the current wave of anti-pet laws has been triggered in part by people who let their pets run loose to foul the neighborhood and act in other annoying or even dangerous ways.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
People are passionate about pet breeds. While an increasing number of animal lovers list "rescue" as their favorite breed (and go, you!), many stick with the breed they grew up with or carefully researched before adding a furry friend to the family. Pets Best Insurance Service, LLC, recently released its list of the most popular breeds for 2013. While there aren't any big surprises on this year's list as compared to last year, Pets Best did identify several new trends: - The French bulldog, buoyed by more appearances in commercials and on television, rocketed up the list, from position 55 in 2006 to ranking 19 this year.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
People are passionate about pet breeds. While an increasing number of animal lovers list "rescue" as their favorite breed (and go, you!), many stick with the breed they grew up with or carefully researched before adding a furry friend to the family. Pets Best Insurance Service, LLC, recently released its list of the most popular breeds for 2013. While there aren't any big surprises on this year's list as compared to last year, Pets Best did identify several new trends: - The French bulldog, buoyed by more appearances in commercials and on television, rocketed up the list, from position 55 in 2006 to ranking 19 this year.
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October 12, 1992
Students to visit newspaper, factoryThe Northwest Middle School sixth-grade class will take a field trip to the Hanover Evening Sun and Snyder's potato chip and pretzel factory Thursday.The trip is an extension of the study of the newspaper and industrialization factory. Last week, Ed McDonough from the Carroll County bureau of The Sun spoke to the sixth-grade classes about newspaper-related jobs.Student gets award for dog posterRyan Dixon, a sixth-grader at New Windsor Middle School, recently received recognition from the American Kennel Club for his poster, "What Every Dog Deserves."
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By Laura Mandaro and Laura Mandaro,McClatchy-Tribune | June 3, 2007
Gone are the days of throwing old Fido into the back of the pickup truck, a bandanna around his neck and miles of unfettered highway travel ahead. He may still travel far, but these days he's likely to hit the roads with a bit more style and protection. In an era of organic dog treats and canine acupuncture, pet owners are increasingly mulling what's best for their pooches when they shop for cars. Safety, as well as concerns about fabric and the height of the threshold, rank high. Some manufacturers have tuned into these desires to sell vehicles with dog-friendly features.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2011
Yipe -- here's a disturbing story. Dog-nappings are up in a big way in 2011... more than 30 percent! According to this report in the Chicago Sun-Times, the American Kennel Club, which tracks dog kidnappings, is saying the crime has surged 32 percent this year. The organization says 224 animals have been nabbed already in 2011, compared with just 150 last year, the paper reports. Money -- not surprisingly -- seems to be the motivation. (No kidnappers apparently did it out of a deep-rooted desire to scoop poop in the park, pick up drool-soaked balls or to get help polishing off a box of Milk Bones.
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By Ellen Hawks and Ellen Hawks,Evening Sun Staff | July 10, 1991
GAKNER BRITTANYS are a family affair.Josie Molesworth and her parents Velma and Bob Gakenheimer have been breeding and showing Brittanys for more than 20 years. Their kennel name is Gakner.The two families own and operate the Reisterstown Boarding Kennels on the Old Hanover Road, where Velma and Bob live. Josie and her husband, veterinarian Eddie Molesworth, and their son Jason, 9, live nearby.The Gakner Kennels are actually in both homes.''We have at least four Brittanys in our house at all times,'' says Josie.
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By Gina Spadafori and Gina Spadafori,McClatchy News Service | June 19, 1993
Many of the problems dog owners have could have been prevented if someone had taken the time to think before bringing a puppy home.With all dogs, it is important to consider the extra responsibility. Where will the puppy sleep? What will it do while you're gone? Who will train it? Feed it? Clean up after it? What about vet bills? These are questions that ought to be answered long before, "What shall we name it?"With purebreds, there are even more questions. While there is a person perfect for every one of the American Kennel Club's 136 recognized breeds, many breeds are far from perfect for most people.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
As she struggled to unload groceries from the back of her car, Sherrie Schenning got an uncharacteristically queasy feeling. Her family's Essex neighborhood had always felt safe, but on this recent Saturday, she noticed two unfamiliar young men in a nearby schoolyard eyeing their home . "They looked like they wanted to steal something, but there was nothing valuable in the yard," she says - just her shopping bags and the family's beloved 12-year-old...
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2011
Yipe -- here's a disturbing story. Dog-nappings are up in a big way in 2011... more than 30 percent! According to this report in the Chicago Sun-Times, the American Kennel Club, which tracks dog kidnappings, is saying the crime has surged 32 percent this year. The organization says 224 animals have been nabbed already in 2011, compared with just 150 last year, the paper reports. Money -- not surprisingly -- seems to be the motivation. (No kidnappers apparently did it out of a deep-rooted desire to scoop poop in the park, pick up drool-soaked balls or to get help polishing off a box of Milk Bones.
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By Laura Mandaro and Laura Mandaro,McClatchy-Tribune | June 3, 2007
Gone are the days of throwing old Fido into the back of the pickup truck, a bandanna around his neck and miles of unfettered highway travel ahead. He may still travel far, but these days he's likely to hit the roads with a bit more style and protection. In an era of organic dog treats and canine acupuncture, pet owners are increasingly mulling what's best for their pooches when they shop for cars. Safety, as well as concerns about fabric and the height of the threshold, rank high. Some manufacturers have tuned into these desires to sell vehicles with dog-friendly features.
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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2004
Scientists have completed the most sweeping genetic analysis of purebred dogs ever and, while it could lead to new DNA tests and disease cures, what's likely to set tails wagging is this: Some pooches, it seems, have a few unexpected skeletons in the family doghouse. German shepherd owners, for example, might admire the breed's lupine good looks. But it turns out the weirdly wrinkled Chinese shar-pei is actually more wolfish, at least when it comes to its DNA. Then there are Ibizan and pharaoh hounds, whose likenesses adorn the walls of Egyptian tombs.
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By Deborah Lawson and Deborah Lawson,Knight-Ridder Newspapers | June 30, 1993
After a highly successful nine-state test of its Best Friends educational program, the American Kennel Club (AKC) will make it available to primary schools across the nation. The program, which shows students how to be responsible dog owners,includes lesson plans, worksheets, exercises and an engrossing videotape depicting canines as companions and workers for mankind.Encouraging responsible dog ownership has become a priority with AKC, the nation's largest canine registry.AKC leaders believe that the current wave of anti-pet laws has been triggered in part by people who let their pets run loose to foul the neighborhood and act in other annoying or even dangerous ways.
FEATURES
By Gina Spadafori and Gina Spadafori,McClatchy News Service | June 19, 1993
Many of the problems dog owners have could have been prevented if someone had taken the time to think before bringing a puppy home.With all dogs, it is important to consider the extra responsibility. Where will the puppy sleep? What will it do while you're gone? Who will train it? Feed it? Clean up after it? What about vet bills? These are questions that ought to be answered long before, "What shall we name it?"With purebreds, there are even more questions. While there is a person perfect for every one of the American Kennel Club's 136 recognized breeds, many breeds are far from perfect for most people.
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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2004
Scientists have completed the most sweeping genetic analysis of purebred dogs ever and, while it could lead to new DNA tests and disease cures, what's likely to set tails wagging is this: Some pooches, it seems, have a few unexpected skeletons in the family doghouse. German shepherd owners, for example, might admire the breed's lupine good looks. But it turns out the weirdly wrinkled Chinese shar-pei is actually more wolfish, at least when it comes to its DNA. Then there are Ibizan and pharaoh hounds, whose likenesses adorn the walls of Egyptian tombs.
NEWS
Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Anyone who has spent a few hours glued to the televised broadcast of the Westminster Dog Show, watching highly skilled dogs jump and hop their way to national recognition, can imagine just how much training and practice are required to get to the national stage. At 4 Paws Spa and Training Center in Forest Hill, local dogs can learn some of those impressive skills in agility training classes that are fun and great exercise - for both the pups and their owners. “Agility is like an obstacle course for dogs,” explains 4 Paws instructor Laura Winstead.
NEWS
October 19, 1992
RYAN DIXON, 12, son of Donna and Robert Dixon of High Street, New Windsor.School: Sixth-grader at New Windsor Middle School.Honored for: Having his poster selected from among 600 entries nationwide as the December illustration in the 1993 American Kennel Club calendar, with the theme "Every Dog Deserves . . ." His drawing will also appear in the December issue of the club's monthly magazine, AKC Gazette.Goals: To be an artist, probably.Comments: "I like drawing and painting because it's interesting.
NEWS
October 12, 1992
Students to visit newspaper, factoryThe Northwest Middle School sixth-grade class will take a field trip to the Hanover Evening Sun and Snyder's potato chip and pretzel factory Thursday.The trip is an extension of the study of the newspaper and industrialization factory. Last week, Ed McDonough from the Carroll County bureau of The Sun spoke to the sixth-grade classes about newspaper-related jobs.Student gets award for dog posterRyan Dixon, a sixth-grader at New Windsor Middle School, recently received recognition from the American Kennel Club for his poster, "What Every Dog Deserves."
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