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A Closer Look at Service Dogs – Guide Dogs for the Blind

Since 1942, Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) has bred and trained thousands of guide dogs for legally blind people. These hardworking service dogs start out like any other Labrador or Golden Retriever: adorable, full of energy, and ready to chew everything in the room. So when GDB says Kuranda beds are rugged, they know what they’re talking about.

Guide Dogs for the Blind

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Your Dog Is Missing – Now What? Tips for Dog Recovery

It can happen in an instant: One second your dog is safe on his leash or in the house, and the next second he’s gone, loose in a world full of danger. If your dog hasn’t mastered recall yet, this scenario is nothing short of terrifying. You panic. You scream your dog’s name until you lose your voice. You show up on your neighbors’ doorsteps in tears. You put up flyers and Facebook posts. Finally, you’re left staring out the window, nerves shot from bracing in terror at every loud noise, beating yourself up about what you could have done differently.

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5 Benefits of an Elevated Dog Bed

When you first hear about the benefits of elevated dog beds, you might think these beds are only for elderly, sick, or injured dogs. In fact, the elevated design is ideal for all kinds of dogs! Here are five of the best reasons to choose an elevated bed for your canine friend.

Elevated Dog Beds provide firm, even support

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November 2015

Foster Comforts We've had the pictured Kuranda bed for over 10 years. During that time, hundreds of foster dogs and puppies have found comfort on this bed. When we look at this bed, it's a happy reminder of all our sweet fosters.

As the winner with 1777 votes, 5 beds will be donated to Humane Society of the South Platte Valley in Littleton, CO on behalf of the winner.

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Austin Dog Alliance Teams Up Dogs Who Need Homes With People Who Need Help

Austin Dog Alliance Sign

Austin Dog Alliance was founded by Debi Krakar in 2006 with the dream of using dogs to help special-needs children, special-needs adults and others experiencing difficulty in day-to-day life.

One of several Alliance programs, K9 Club - Autism is a social-skill development program for children on the high end of the autism spectrum. The program is taught by Board Certified Behavior Analysts and therapy dogs who are handled by volunteers who have completed rigorous therapy-dog and other training.

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AKC's Dog Groups

Herding Dog

In addition to the Miscellaneous and Foundation Stock Service (FSS) groups, the AKC classifies dogs in the following groups:

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Newly Recognized AKC Breeds

If it seems as though you see a new type of dog in every dog show, it’s not your imagination: Over the past decade, the AKC has added numerous breeds to its ranks, bringing the total up to 187 breeds as of July 2015. Newly added breeds have come up the ranks of the AKC, starting as an FSS breed and then moving into the Miscellaneous Class before attaining full recognition.

Unless you’re a coonhound aficionado, you may be surprised to learn that three coonhound breeds were added quite recently: the Redbone Coonhound was added in 2009, the American English Coonhound in 2011, and the Treeing Walker Coonhound in 2012. The Chinook has only been recognized since 2013. The Coton de Tulear, a small, fluffy dog originally owned by noblemen in Madagascar, was recognized in 2014, along with the Wirehaired Vizsla, a hunting dog from Hungary.

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American Kennel Club (AKC) Breed Registration

American Kennel Club Logo The American Kennel Club, the largest and most famous registry of pedigreed dogs in the United States, is actually a club made up of smaller clubs. Before the AKC will recognize a new breed, that breed must have a National Breed Club supporting it, along with a certain number of dogs in the United States that meet the breed standards. As of July 2015, the AKC recognized 187 breeds.

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October 2015

Lazy hounds Betty, Stretch, and Chloe love their Kuranda beds!

As the winner with 2983 votes, 5 beds will be donated to Animal Helper in New Orleans Louisiana. on behalf of the winner.

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Famous Dogs

What’s your favorite dog movie? Maybe it’s Marley and Me, if you like tearjerkers, or a feel-good 90’s comedy like Beethoven or Air Bud. While the dogs in these films were certainly popular, they would hardly be considered stars next to Terry and Pal, better known as Toto and Lassie. Here are the all-time biggest canine stars of the big screen:

Photo by Everett Collection / Rex Features

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