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The Team at The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation would love to wish our Founder and President, Linda Blair, a very happy, wonderful birthday! Linda's lifelong commitment to animal advocacy and friendship, dating back to her early childhood, has been an inspiring journey. She chose a path to give a voice to the voiceless, support those facing challenges, and ensure every creature experiences love, full bellies, and full hearts. Over the last 17 years, Linda has been the heartbeat of the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation, marching forward with a vision for a better tomorrow for our companion animals.

 

Currently, California is in a crisis state, with record numbers of animals being abandoned and turned into overcrowded shelters. Linda, receiving triple the daily pleas for help, tirelessly works to provide assistance, fueled by a promise she made to these animals- a promise she will never break. Despite the challenges and the stress visible in Linda's eyes, she fights through it, continuing her dedicated work in rescuing animals.

 

This year, we're embarking on an extraordinary mission to make Linda's 65th birthday extra special with a crucial fundraiser. Our goal is to raise $10,000 and we need your help to turn this vision into reality! Linda's journey hasn't been easy, but her unwavering commitment to creating a brighter tomorrow for our companion animals has remained steadfast.

 

Linda's birthday wish remains unchanged- to continue doing the work she loves most. You can play a vital role in this mission by volunteering, adopting, donating, spreading awareness among your friends and family, and actively participating in your community's efforts to end pet homelessness.

 

Let's come together to make Linda's birthday wish come true and create a lasting impact on the lives of countless animals in crisis. Your support is the key to unlocking a better future for them. Join us on this incredible journey.

 

 

Together we CAN make a difference!

 

We wish Linda a very happy, wonderful birthday!

Sincerely,

The Dedicated LBWF Team

 

We Love You Linda!

Fifty years ago, in a world that was vastly different from the one we know today, a movie emerged that would leave an everlasting imprint on the hearts of millions. It was "The Exorcist," a film that not only challenged the norms of its time but also altered the course of one remarkable woman's life-Linda Blair.

 

As we celebrate Linda's 65th birthday and the 50th anniversary of "The Exorcist," we invite you to join us in honoring a woman whose journey has been nothing short of extraordinary.

 

Flashback 50 years, and picture a young Linda, whose dream was to heal and care for animals as a veterinarian. Little did she know, her path was about to take an unexpected turn, guided by the mesmerizing tale of a theological thriller.

 

The world was captivated by Linda's performance, but many failed to understand the journey that awaited her beyond the silver screen.

 

Behind the scenes, Linda's true passion for animals yearned to shine. Despite the controversies and misunderstandings surrounding her and "The Exorcist," she transformed her celebrity into a force for good. She was still determined to help animals. She worked with a variety of organizations from animal welfare to environmental preservation and in 2003, she founded the Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation- a haven for the voiceless and a testament to Linda's unwavering commitment to making the world a better place.

 

The 50th anniversary of "The Exorcist is not just a milestone; it's a story of resilience, transformation, and the birth of a legacy.

 

Linda has dedicated her life not only to captivating audiences but also to making a profound difference in the lives of both people and animals. As we mark her 65th birthday and the 50th anniversary of "The Exorcist," we ask for your support in honoring a woman whose journey is a testament to compassion and selflessness.

 

Your contribution is an opportunity to be part of the heartwarming story that Linda continues to write- one of resilience, transformation, and unwavering commitment to creating positive change. Every donation, no matter the amount, contributes to the greater narrative of saving lives and giving hope to the voiceless. It's a story of compassion, of a woman who turned a movie milestone into a lifelong mission.

 

Together, let's make Linda's 65th birthday truly special by writing the next chapter of Linda Blair's legacy —a story where every donation is a plot twist, and the ending is a world transformed by compassion and change. 

 

 

 

"Sometimes the strongest women are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles that nobody knows about."
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Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation | 4400 W. Riverside Dr., #110-1003, Burbank, CA 91505

Your Support is Greatly Needed!

 

Dear Friends,

As you may be aware, donations and support are critically needed as a result of a variety of economic issues affecting us all today. From inflation impacting rescues with the rapidly climbing cost of goods to monetary support decreasing as a result of these concerns, it appears to be a vicious spiral affecting us all. Nonprofits are straining to keep their heads up and bridge the gap.

 

 At this time, our main needs are support towards our skyrocketing food and mounting vet bills.  We are so very grateful for your assistance, and any amount you can provide is greatly appreciated; the simple cost of a cup of coffee can provide food and care for an animal in need. We are deeply grateful for your support and doing your part to contribute to the ending of this unprecedented tragedy of homeless and abandoned companion animals.

 

In other news, we are sad to report that the Senate Appropriations Committee held the AB 332 bill, the Animal Shelter Data Collection Act, because the Department of Public Health (CDPH) did not want it to proceed ahead. In other words, the bill was destroyed by CDPH. This means that crucial data that was used by the municipal shelters for adoptions and euthanasia numbers to enact better policies to serve the animals doesn’t have to be compiled. Many philanthropy nonprofits who support rescues use this information to locate the most need to direct their much needed grants to. This is just one more factor contributing to the massive euthanasia that is happening. As you may remember, Linda has been pushing on government on this issue as well as trying to get the animals added to any state of emergency declaration to open up funding possibilities for rescue partners who are asked to save animals from the municipal shelters. The rescue community is very upset by these developments and we will keep fighting on behalf of the animals.

 

As you see, we need your support now more than ever! These are truly unprecedented and crucial times for the companion pets in need.

 

Yours for the Animals,

 

Your LBWF Team

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Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 2 out of 4 Paws

Strays

Universal Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions, Lord Miller, Picturestart and Rabbit Hole Productions present an R rated, 93-minute, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, directed by Josh Greenbaum and written by Dan Perrault with a theater release of August 18, 2023.

GenSol Diagnostics Launches the Next Generation of Canine Genetic Testing for

Breeders, Veterinarians and Companion Pet Owners

 

First-of-its-Kind “Breed-Specific Customizable Panels”

are Fast, Accurate and Affordable

Clayton, Georgia – 27 June 2023 –GenSol Diagnostics, a leader in canine genetic testing, today announced the launch of the first “Breed-Specific Customizable Panels” that are completely personalized, allowing breeders, veterinarians and companion pet owners to easily test one, or multiple, genetic disorders all in one panel.

Individuals can now customize their own breed-specific panel based on GenSol’s recommendation of health tests and add color tests or additional tests of their choice. And if individuals know the tests they need, they can easily create their very own panel from scratch – all in minutes. This means only getting the test results one needs without the confusion created by test results not relevant to a particular breed.

The launch of GenSol’s “Breed-Specific Customizable Panels” are part of Gensol’s mission to contribute to pet health by making DNA testing broadly accessible to breeders, veterinarians and pet parents who make breeding or health decisions through fast, accurate and affordable tests. Currently, GenSol serves more than 190 breeds.

GenSol's new "Breed-Specific Customizable Panels" mean individuals only need a single swab per dog to test for as many health or coat color tests they want. There is no longer a need to take multiple swab samples from the same dog for different tests, which makes the process even easier.

GenSol’s genetic testing panels are an effective tool used to determine and cultivate genetically healthy breeding practices and as a diagnostic tool for preventative wellness planning.

“To further GenSol’s mission of promoting pet health, we’ve created the next generation of genetic testing to continue making it even more accessible and affordable than ever before,” said Dr. Micah Halpern, GenSol’s owner and principal scientist. “There’s nothing like our new ‘Breed-Specific Customizable Panels’ on the market, and those concerned about canine genetic testing will be thrilled with its ease of use and how fast and affordable it is.”

GenSol’s new “Breed-Specific Customizable Panels” were developed with three goals in mind:

  • Fast - While many testing facilities take one-to-six weeks for customers to receive results, Gensol continues its commitment to rapid turnaround delivering test results in just 24-to-48 hours from the time the samples are received.

 

  • Accurate - Gensol continues its commitment to providing accurate results through innovation and state-of-the-art technology. Its custom Laboratory Information Management System tracks samples at every stage from order to result. Combined with a highly automated laboratory process, human error is almost eliminated.
  • Affordable – GenSol continues its commitment to making genetic testing affordable by offering everyday low pricing. GenSol’s first test is only $29.90 and all subsequent tests in the same panel are less expensive, making it a very affordable option.

To order GenSol’s new “Breed-Specific Customizable Panels” or to learn more about them, please visit www.gensoldx.com. For questions and to speak with a GenSol representative, please call 844-369-3686.

About Gensol Diagnostics

Since 2014, GenSol Diagnostics has been bringing fast, accurate and affordable canine genetic testing to the market. Gensol was founded to address the growing need for canine genetic screening using innovation and state-of-the-art technology that reduces the cost and time to determine the results for better breeding and healthcare decisions. GenSol was founded and is owned by Dr. Micah Halpern, who has spent more than 25 years applying the tools of molecular diagnostics for a wide array of applications in several fields. GenSol’s tests are fast, accurate and affordable. For more information, visit www.gensoldx.com.

Hammy & Olivia are social media’s favorite “talking dogs” //www.tiktok.com/@hammyandolivia?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener noreferrer" shape="rect">@hammyandolivia (5.7M followers). Their family-centric, everyday-relatable shenanigans are sure to make you laugh or do an eye roll. Within one year, Hammy opened his own takeout cafe, and Olivia never misses an opportunity to voice her displeasure in any given situation. 

 The Talking Corgis Authored a Book

Barkcuterie is a special take on the classic charcuterie board that is for every human’s best friend.

Curated by social media’s favorite corgis, Hammy and Olivia (@hammyandolivia), each artfully designed Barkcuterie board is chock-full of delicious homemade and store-bought dog treats. You’ll have fun making the quick and easy boards and even more fun sharing all the goodies with your dog. For cat owners, don’t worry! Hammy and Olivia have included a cat board for their feline friends. So, dress up your pup, get the camera ready, and celebrate:

  • National Dog Day
  • Halloween
  • Christmas
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Birthdays
  • Gotcha Day
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • and more

Barkcuterie

25 Pawsome Snack Boards Your Dog Will Love

Give your dog the love they deserve with these beautiful and fun food boards. 

Now you don’t have to exclude your fur babies from the festive food with over 25 themed snack boards for holidays, special occasions, milestones, and just because. This special take on the classic charcuterie board is for every human’s best friend. Curated by social media’s favorite corgis, Hammy and Olivia (@hammyandolivia), each artfully designed barkcuterie board is chock-full of delicious homemade and store-bought dog treats. You’ll have fun making the quick and easy boards and even more fun sharing all the goodies with your dog. For cat owners, don’t worry! Hammy and Olivia have included a cat board for their feline friends. So, dress up your pup, get the camera ready, and celebrate.

Including over 35 easy-to-make recipes for pupcakes, biscuits, donuts, and pupsicles and adorable photos of Hammy and Olivia, Barkcuterie is the ultimate way to let your dog know how much you love them.

 

Barkcuterie
DONATE TO HELP FIGHT THIS CRISIS!

Many shelters such as Riverside are claiming no resources for extra medical and spay neuter. Such proves its case when they released Miss Hope, assuming without medical, she had previously had a litter. LBWF immediately scheduled a spay and neuter appointment and Miss Hope surprised us all when she showed signs she was coming to full-term! We did not expect or have her resources in place for her unknown pregnancy. She gave birth to seven healthy puppies on Palm Sunday. We are keeping her safe and comfortable and asking for a loving foster!

Linda’s hard work in canine nutrition has paid off with our seniors living long lives! It’s all in the food we feed them! They’d love volunteers, sponsors and even foster homes! Help the seniors today!

Visit LBWF!

We have such an assortment of beautiful, amazing, adoptable dogs from small to large from pitties to shepherds, huskies, and lab mixes… All waiting for their forever loving homes and not to be thrown away twice!

Available Dogs!

Volunteers and workers positions available at all rescues and shelters including LBWF! We are asking for folks to help us during this time of crisis! Email us and let us know you can help!

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Faith ~Hope ~ Love

But the greatest of these is love

Send your love to a rescued dog this Valentine’s Day!

 

Your gift today will help us to continue saving lives. We rely on donations from friends like you to rescue, shelter, and find homes for amazing dogs, that through no fault of their own, ended up in an over-crowded shelter with their life in jeopardy. Your donations truly are a gift of love, and it helps us save many animals who would otherwise be overlooked or forgotten. Your donations bring them a second chance and a new life filled with love and happiness. 

 

We are truly grateful to all of you for your continued support and all of our rescued dogs, and everyone on the LBWF team wishes you a wonderful Valentine's Day!

 

We hope you enjoy our rescued dogs' Valentine's Day photos!

 

With Love,

Linda Blair

President & Founder

Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation

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Senior Dogs

Maven

Princess

 

Smokey

You Can't Buy Love

But

You Can Adopt It!

Oliver Twist

Robin Williams

Nick

Beauty

Puppy Love

Chantel

Natalie

We at LBWF are heartbroken to announce the passing of our dear, Roxy. Since it is Valentine's Day and a day centered around love, we wanted to do a very special tribute to our dear Roxy because Roxy was all about love. She loved everyone and everyone loved her.

 

Roxy was also the inspiration behind our Rescued Dogs Rock T-shirt. She was well known for taking silly pictures and one of those pictures developed into the Rescued Dogs Rock Design.

 

Rescued Dogs Rock ShirtAvailable Here

Roxy And Rocky

We all know there are angels that touch our lives forever. This is the story of Roxy & Rocky. There were always those who wanted Roxy leaving Rocky behind. Their little girlfriend Chihuahua Sabrina got a forever home right away. But Rocky and Roxy were bonded and I kept them together for life. Sadly at 15 years old, it was Roxy’s time and she crossed over the rainbow bridge yesterday. Please watch the video it was one of my deepest, heartfelt endeavors making a video.

Rocky is safe, a senior, and we are taking good care of him. In his time of loss after losing his mate of at least 15 years, I am one of the few that believes in keeping dogs together if they are pairs. They truly feel the loss love and friendship just as we do in our relationships and I wish more people would keep dogs together, but times are so tough and I know rescues and people are doing the best we can. Your donations truly help us save lives and do the right thing for these special human companions. Linda

 

Rocky & Roxy's Story

We Love You Roxy!

And think of her as living

In the hearts of those she touched

For nothing loved is ever lost –

And she was loved so much

 

Donate In Memory of Roxy

Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation | 10061 Riverside Dr. Suite 1003, Toluca Lake, CA 91506

HOW DO THE MOST POPULAR BREEDS FARE 

WHEN DOG SHOW JUDGES DO THEIR THING? 

Breed Popularity not a Factor in Who Gets the Ribbons 

PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 18, 2022) This year, the National Dog Show will be hosting will host over 1,800 dogs representing 194 different breeds and varieties of dogs and while the public likes their Goldens and their Labs, dog show judges rarely agree. 

The big weekend is is upon us, Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. The Saturday show is The National Dog Show Presented by Purina, taped by NBC for air onThanksgiving Day from noon-2 p.m.in all time zones to an anticipated total audience of over 20 million. 

Every year the American Kennel Club publishes a list ranking the breeds in popularity based on registration statistics. The American Kennel Club registered 800,000 dogs last year. The top 10 breeds for 2022 are, in order, Labrador Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Poodles, Bulldogs, Beagles, Rottweilers, German Shorthaired Pointers and Dachsunds.  

However, a breed’s popularity does not necessarily translate in the show ring.  The Labrador Retriever has been the number one-ranked dog breed in the United States for the last 31 years, but has only won the sporting group at the National Dog Show once (2009). The Labrador Retriever has yet to win Best in Show in the 20-year history of dogdom’s most prominent showcase. 

There’s a reason for that.  Dog show judging is an intricate art.  Each breed is judged on its individual merit according to the written blueprint for the breed, called a “breed standard.”  Does the Coton de Tulear have a coat like a cotton ball?  Does the Pembroke Welsh Corgi have a stubby tail?  Does the Pekingese have a rolling gait? Once a dog wins against other competitors in their breed, they progress to one of the seven groups they are assigned to: Sporting, Herding, Working, Hound, Terrier, Non-Sporting, and Toy.  In the group, those unique breed characteristics are what the judge is looking for, and that enables the judges to select one breed over another when it comes down to Best in Group and Best In Show.  

Thus, a dog ranked 158th in popularity, such as the Scottish Deerhound, has a chance at winning Best in Show.  In 2020 and in 2021 a Scottish Deerhound named“Claire” (GCHS Foxcliffe Claire Randall Fraser) did just that!  

The most popular breeds have a mixed history of wins, with some winning their group several times and some never at all. The Bulldog, Thor, won the National Dog Show in 2019 and became an instant celebrity, bringing joy to lovers of the sixth most popular breed.  None of the other top-ranked breeds have won in Philadelphia since 2002, but the prominent Beagle, Uno, won the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2008 and became a media phenomenon, including a visit to the White House. 

Most Popular AKC 2021 

Rank  

Group  

NDS Group Wins over 20 years 

Retrievers (Labrador)   

Sporting 

2009,  

French Bulldogs 

Non-Sporting  

2017, 2015, 2014  

Retrievers (Golden)  

Sporting 

2019 

German Shepherd Dogs 

Working 

 

Poodles (All Varieties)  

Non-Sporting/Toy 

2006 (toy), 2004 (toy& standard) 2003 (toy&standard)2002(standard)  

Bulldogs 

Non-Sporting 

2009, 2019 – Thor won Best in Show 

Beagles 

Hound 

2007 

Rottweilers 

Working 

 

Pointers (German Shorthaired) 

Sporting 

2021 

Dachshunds 

10 

Hound  

2001 

Those viewing at home will most likely be cheering for the representative from the breed that they have sitting by their feet or on the sofa with them.  Co-host and expert analyst for The National Dog Show on NBC David Frei calls this “The alma mater factor.” The wonderful thing about a dog showis that there can be as many as 212 breeds and varieties in competition and each one has the chance to take the big prize! Regardless, “the best dog,” as host John O’Hurley is fond of saying, “is the one next to you.”

If you will be traveling to The Expo Center this weekend, you can see a variety of representatives from each of the top ten breeds as well as many others. Tickets are now on sale for the annual canine extravaganza atwww.nds.nationaldogshow.com.Dog show weekend is Nov. 19-20 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaksand ticket prices are$16 for adults, $7 for children 4-11 with free admission for kids three-and-under. Parking is also free. 

 

147TH ANNUAL WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW NAMES 2023 BEST IN SHOW JUDGE

Geir Flyckt-Pedersen, world-renowned judge and breeder, has been chosen

to award America’s Dog

                                                                                                                                                                  New York, NY — The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, America’s second-longest continuously held sporting event after the Kentucky Derby, announced that Geir Flyckt-Pedersen, one of the most prominent judges in the U.S., will select Best in Show at the 147th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on May 9, 2023.

Flyckt-Pedersen ascended to the highest echelon of breeders and handlers following a lifetime of involvement in the sport. Originally hailing from Norway, Flyckt-Pedersen now resides in Pepper Pike, Ohio. Throughout his career in dogs he has been awarded a slew of coveted honors which include becoming the first person to win both the Swedish and Norwegian Dog of the Year titles in the same year.

Geir Flyckt-Pedersen’s success in the show ring is extensive. Beyond piloting his Welsh Terrier to Top Dog in Norway and Sweden, he and his late wife Gerd teamed up to achieve several notable wins. The following are included among the pair’s accolades: 

●    The team received the Tom Horner/Dog World’s Award of Excellence for contributing to the British dog world;

●    The team also won Best in Show at the prestigious all-terrier competition at Skansen, Sweden three times, and the Pup of the Year twice in England;

●    Flyckt-Pedersen won Best in Show over 4,000 dogs with his Wire Fox Terrier in Helsinki, Finland, while Gerd won Reserve Best in Show with an English Cocker Spaniel at the same show; and

●    They bred more than 100 Wire Fox Terrier champions and had Best in Show winners in five countries on the same day, making Louline, his Wire Fox Terrier kennel, world-famous.

While handling dogs in the show ring, Geir owned several breeds, including English Cocker Spaniels, Greyhounds, Whippets, Airedales, Norfolk Terriers, Lakeland Terriers, Smooth Fox Terriers, Standard and Giant Schnauzers.

As a judge, Flyckt-Pedersen has officiated around the world, including Crufts in England. This will be his fifth Westminster assignment, and he has officiated at the AKC National Championship and The Kennel Club of Philadelphia events.

His professional life included farming and serving as an executive with Skandia Transport. He is now retired and living with his two Norfolk Terriers.

2023 JUDGING PANEL

Seven Group Judges will select their picks for the Best in Show competition over two nights at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

On Monday, May 8, the following judges will select four group winners to advance to the Best in Show competition: Edmund Dziuk of Columbia, Missouri for the Hound Group; Cindy Vogels of Greenwood Village, Colorado for the Toy Group; George Milutinovich of Fresno, California for the Non-Sporting Group; and Thomas W. Coen of Great Barrington, Massachusetts for the Herding Group.

On Tuesday, May 9, the following judges will select the remaining three group winners to advance to Best in Show: Frank Kane of Cleveland, England for the Sporting Group; Paula Nykiel, of Washington, Missouri for the Working Group; and Connie H. Clark of Rio Del Mar, California, for the Terrier Group.

The Best Junior Handler award will be decided on Tuesday, May 9 at Arthur Ashe Stadium by Junior Showmanship Finals Judge, Vicki Seiler-Cushman of Xenia, Ohio. The eight junior showmanship finalists will be determined in preliminary rounds by judges Lydia Armstrong Frey of Wellington, Florida, and Rachel Robertson of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The 10th Anniversary of the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster on Saturday, May 6, will be judged by Andrew Dicker of Reading, Berkshire, England, and Lori Sage of Oregon City, Oregon. Alice A. Peterson of Boise, Idaho, will officiate the 8th Annual Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

Pending American Kennel Club approval, the judging panel for the Best of Breed or Variety competitions includes:

SPORTING BREEDS AND VARIETIES

●    Jean-Louis Blais of St. Gilles, Quebec, Canada: Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers.

●    Wayne R. Cavanaugh of Kalamazoo, Michigan: German Shorthaired Pointers, German Wirehaired Pointers, English Setters, Gordon Setters, Irish Setters, Irish Red and White Setters, Pointers.

●    Britt E. Jung of Houston, Texas: Brittanys, Lagotti Romagnoli, Spinoni Italiani, Vizslas, Weimaraners, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons.

●    Meghen Riese-Bassel of Social Circle, Georgia: American Water Spaniels, Boykin Spaniels, Clumber Spaniels, Cocker Spaniels (all Varieties), English Cocker Spaniels, English Springer Spaniels, Field Spaniels, Irish Water Spaniels, Sussex Spaniels, Welsh Springer Spaniels.

●    Dr. Michael J. Woods of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada: Barbets, Bracco Italiano, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, Curly-Coated Retrievers, Flat-Coated Retrievers, Nederlandse Kooikerhondjes, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers, Wirehaired Vizslas.

HOUND BREEDS AND VARIETIES

●    Mark Cocozza of London, England: Afghan Hounds, Borzois, Grand Basset Griffon Vendéens, Petit Basset Griffon Vendéens, Portuguese Podengo Pequenos, Rhodesian Ridgebacks.

●    Denise Flaim of Sea Cliff, New York: Azawakhs, Basenjis, Cirnechi dell'Etna, Harriers, Ibizan Hounds, Norwegian Elkhounds, Pharaoh Hounds, Sloughis.

●    Valerie Hamilton of Brush Prairie, Washington: Greyhounds, Irish Wolfhounds, Salukis, Scottish Deerhounds, Whippets.

●    Jason Hoke of Madison, Wisconsin: Basset Hounds, Beagles (both Varieties), Dachshunds (all Varieties).

●    Polly Smith of St. Stephens Church, Virginia: American English Coonhounds, American Foxhounds, Black and Tan Coonhounds, Bloodhounds, Bluetick Coonhounds, English Foxhounds, Otterhounds, Plotts, Redbone Coonhounds, Treeing Walker Coonhounds.

WORKING BREEDS

●    Sandra Pretari Hickson of San Bruno, California: Akitas, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards, Tibetan Mastiffs.

●    Joan Luna Liebes of Peyton, Colorado: Alaskan Malamutes, Bullmastiffs, Komondorok, Kuvaszok, Leonbergers, Siberian Huskies.

●    Denise Flaim of Sea Cliff, New York: Anatolian Shepherd Dogs, Boerboels, Cane Corsos, Dogo Argentinos, Dogues de Bordeaux, Great Pyrenees, Neapolitan Mastiff.

●    Robert L. Vandiver of Simpsonville, South Carolina: Black Russian Terriers, Chinooks, Doberman Pinschers, German Pinschers, Mastiffs, Newfoundlands, Portuguese Water Dogs, Samoyeds.

●    Ann Ingram of Rochestown, Cork, Ireland: Boxers, Giant Schnauzers, Great Danes, Rottweilers, Standard Schnauzers.

TERRIER BREEDS AND VARIETIES

●    Kathleen J. Ferris of Holland, Pennsylvania: Bedlington Terriers, Border Terriers, Cesky Terriers, Glen of Imaal Terriers, Irish Terriers, Miniature Schnauzers.

●    David J. Kirkland of Sanford, North Carolina: American Hairless Terriers, Dandie Dinmont Terriers, Parson Russell Terriers, Rat Terriers, Russell Terriers, Scottish Terriers, Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers, Standard Manchester Terriers.

●    Dr. Jerry Klein of Chicago, Illinois: Airedale Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Bull Terriers (both Varieties), Kerry Blue Terriers, Lakeland Terriers, Miniature Bull Terriers, Smooth Fox Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Welsh Terriers, Wire Fox Terriers.

●    Louise Leone of Franktown, Colorado: Australian Terriers, Cairn Terriers, Norfolk Terriers, Norwich Terriers, Sealyham Terriers, Skye Terriers, West Highland White Terriers.

TOY BREEDS AND VARIETIES

●    Ted W. Eubank of Dallas, Texas: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, English Toy Spaniels (both Varieties), Havanese, Miniature Pinschers, Pekingese, Pomeranians, Pugs.

●    Ann Ingram of Rochestown, Cork, Ireland: Toy Poodles.

●    Douglas A. Johnson of Bloomington, Indiana: Chihuahuas (both Varieties), Chinese Cresteds, Italian Greyhounds, Papillons, Russian Toys, Shih Tzu, Toy Fox Terriers.

●    Sandra M. Lex of Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Affenpinschers, Biewer Terriers, Brussels Griffons, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Silky Terriers, Toy Manchester Terriers, Yorkshire Terriers.

NON-SPORTING BREEDS

●    Dr. Joyce Dandridge of Washington D.C.: American Eskimo Dogs, Chinese Shar-Pei, Chow Chows, Finnish Spitz, Keeshonden, Schipperkes, Shiba Inu, Xoloitzcuintlis.

 

●    Ann Ingram of Rochestown, Cork, Ireland: Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Miniature Poodles, Standard Poodles.

●    Patricia A. Sosa of Madisonville, Louisiana: Bichon Frises, Cotons de Tulear, Dalmatians, Lhasa Apsos, Lowchen, Norwegian Lundehunds, Tibetan Spaniels, Tibetan Terriers.

HERDING BREEDS AND VARIETIES

●    Peggy Beisel-McIlwaine of Ann Arbor, Michigan: Australian Shepherds, Bearded Collies, Beaucerons, Bergamasco Sheepdogs, Berger Picards, Briards, Collies (both Varieties).

●    Carrie A. Chase of Martinsburg, West Virginia: Border Collies, Bouvier des Flanders, Canaan Dogs, Cardigan Welsh Corgis, Norwegian Buhunds, Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Shetland Sheepdogs, Swedish Vallhunds.

●    Stephanie S. Hedgepath of Lexington, South Carolina: Australian Cattle Dogs, Belgian Laekenois, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdogs, Belgian Tervuren, German Shepherd Dogs, Pyrenean Shepherds.

●    Barbara A. Pessina of Putnam Valley, New York: Entlebucher Mountain Dogs, Finnish Lapphunds, Icelandic Sheepdogs, Miniature American Shepherds, Mudik, Old English Sheepdogs, Polish Lowland Sheepdogs, Pulik, Pumik, Spanish Water Dogs.

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About the Westminster Kennel Club

The Westminster Kennel Club, established in 1877, is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of dogs. It hosts the iconic, all-breed Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the second-longest, continuously held sporting event in the U.S. after the Kentucky Derby, and since 1948, the longest nationally televised live dog show. The Club’s mission, which enhances the lives of all dogs, celebrates the companionship of dogs and promotes responsible dog ownership and breed preservation. The Club advocates for purpose-bred dogs, with an understanding that each breed has a legacy and history that deserves to be taught, honored, and preserved. The Club uses education to raise awareness and encourage owners to conscientiously select dogs that are the right match for their families. The annual dog show—a conformation competition for purpose-bred dogs—and the Masters Agility Championship and Masters Obedience Championship—where dogs from all backgrounds are eligible to compete—make Westminster Week with over 3,000 dogs from the U.S. and around the world, a pinnacle experience for any dog lover. America’s Dog Show has captivated canine enthusiasts for more than a century. WESTMINSTER. There's only one.® Visit us on, westminsterkennelclub.org, on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

Talkin' Pets News

September 3, 2022

Host - Jon Patch

Co-Host - Jasmine the Dog Trainer, Tampa Bay, FL

Producer - Philip Staub

Network Producer - Ben Boquist

Social Media - Bob Page

Special Guest - Dr. Louis DelGuidice, The National Emergency Specialty Director at AmeriVet Veterinary Partners will join Talkin' Pets to discuss the transmission of MonkeyPox

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