Pets

Pitbull Awareness Event to Improve Perception of the Breed

Photography by Beverly Stapleton

Dogs for Heroes

When you examine the breeds that are currently in the Hernando County animal shelter, many are pitbulls. According to Emily Weiss, Vice President of Research and Development for the ASPCA, the American Pit Bull is number 1 on the list of the top ten most common breeds in shelters throughout the US:

Hernando County Kennel Club Annual Fall AKC Dog Show

Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Hernando County Kennel Club Annual Fall AKC Dog Show

Hernando County Kennel Club held their 21st and 22nd, All-Breed Dog Shows, Obedience & Rally Trials last weekend Nov. 7th and 8th at the Florida Classic Park in Brooksville.

“We have been showing for eighteen years, we do obedience classes, handling classes,” Cathy Choffey said. Choffey is one of the five members on the Board with Hernando County Kennel Club. “It’s a great place to come and meet the breeders.”

The park filled with a variety of breeds from Affenpinschers to Xoloizcuintli.

For the Dog Lovers: UpDog Challenge Event

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALICE MARY HERDEN

Kat and Jack Fahle have been involved in disc challenge for over eleven years. However they felt the need to expand this sport so that it provides something for everyone. “We wanted to make an organization that was more accessible to pet people, to the person that plays disc in the backyard.” Kat Fahle said. Along with three of their friends; Andre and Jason Riglers, and Babz they put a new approach in disc dog challenges and formed the UpDog Challenge.