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November 30, 2008
The Humane Society of Washington County in partnership with Lynda Bailey from Therapy Dog International will hold American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Testing and therapy dog testing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at HSWC's off-site adoption space at Longmeadow Shopping Center in Hagerstown. Testing will be done by Therapy Dogs International Associate Lynda Bailey. Testing is limited to 20 dogs and advance registration is suggested. Call or e-mail Bailey at 301-573-4267 or baileyl@myactv.
NEWS
By TAMELA BAKER | August 26, 2007
BEAVER CREEK - They scampered and barked, nuzzled and played, totally unaware that they were making canine history. But the 45 or so Icelandic sheepdogs gathered Saturday on Elisabet Stacy-Hurley's Beaver Creek property represented the largest gathering of the breed in U.S. history, organizers said. The gathering was part of a series of events scheduled throughout the country to mark the Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America's 10-year anniversary. The United States has only 600 to 700 Icelandic sheepdogs, said ISAA President Knox Rhine, who traveled from his home in Newton, Kan., for the event.
NEWS
By TAMELA BAKER | August 25, 2007
BEAVER CREEK ? They scampered and barked, nuzzled and played, totally unaware that they were making canine history. But the 45 or so Icelandic sheepdogs gathered Saturday on Elisabet Stacy-Hurley's Beaver Creek property represented the largest gathering of the breed in U.S. history, organizers said. The gathering was part of a series of events scheduled throughout the country to mark the Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America's 10-year anniversary. The United States has only 600 to 700 Icelandic sheepdogs, said ISAA President Knox Rhine, who traveled from his home in Newton, Kan., for the event.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | March 3, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com The show dog's name was Karal Color Me Perfect - and owner Judy Porter did. Porter pulled a black magic marker from her grooming kit to darken her 2-year-old collie's brown facial markings before the dog entered the ring to compete in the Collie Club of Maryland's 67th Specialty Show on Saturday. The show was at the Millholland National Guard Armory on Roxbury Road south of Hagerstown. "The brown sometimes detracts from her expression so I darken it a little bit," said Porter, of Catonsville, Md. Other dog owners used spray starch to make white fur whiter and stiffer.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | June 25, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - For Donna Beadle, Sunday's competition was like rooting for a room full of underdogs. "And I love the underdog," the Minnesota native said. Beadle was one of about 15 handlers competing in the final day of a two-day white German shepherd event. It was the 35th annual National Specialty Show and Convention hosted by the White German Shepherd Dog Club International Inc., said Barbara Hively of Mercersburg, Pa. Hively organized the three-day event at Sleep Inn & Suites in Hagerstown.
NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | October 27, 2011
“Sit. Think. Over. Around. Yeah!” That's a conversation Renee Nappier had with her Standard Poodle Zoe during a recent training session at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. Nappier, who grew up in Montgomery County, Md., has a soft spot for dogs, whether pure-bred or mixed breeds, enough so that she gave up her career as a girls' gymnastics coach to become a full-time dog trainer. “Dogs don't have a hidden agenda,” Nappier said. As a teen, she considered a career as a veterinarian, but a high school guidance counselor told her she would have limited college options in the 1970s, so Nappier abandoned the idea and headed to American University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education.
NEWS
By TIM ROWLAND | January 15, 2009
So the Obama family is trying to decide on a dog. At last, something I am highly qualified to comment on, and my comment is "Don't. " But it might be too late for that, since a puppy was promised to the president-elect's daughters, and while it may be permissible for a politician to break promises to the American people, it is not permissible to break promises to young girls. So with that in mind, my comment would be to be very, very careful. In fact, this decision will, when all is said and done, be far more consequential than, say, where to distribute TARP funding.
NEWS
November 23, 1999
By RICHARD F. BELISLE / Staff Writer, Waynesboro photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer NEW FRANKLIN, Pa. - How much is that doggie in the snow globe, or the one on the clock, or the one sitting on the music box? Ask Michael Park. He carved them all. cont. from news page Park, 41, has been a woodcarver since 1978, a craft he learned during a 10-year apprenticeship with his father, Don Park, a master carver in Chambersburg, Pa. Park opened his own shop in 1987 to carve his best-loved subject - dogs.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | June 18, 2007
MERCERSBURG, PA. - As he recovered from surgery, a Mercersburg, Pa., man said he recruited an unusual nursemaid: his dog. Besides carrying dirty clothes to a laundry basket and disposing of discarded tissues, his white German shepherd can retrieve the TV remote or keys, Lance Lessler said. On Sunday, the dog even found a set of keys hidden in a bedroom. Ten-year-old Britt is among about a dozen white German shepherds who share the Mercersburg home where Lessler and his wife moved less than a year ago. The dogs will compete next week during a White German Shepherd Dog Club International Inc. show at Sleep Inn and Suites in Hagerstown.
NEWS
July 7, 2007
A good law for bad dogs To the editor: I would like to commend the Hagerstown City Council for using common sense when they created the vicious dog ordinance. It is one of the best I have seen. By their not making it breed-specific, but basing it instead on the actions of individual animals, they have created an ordinance of accountability rather than a witch hunt to limit ownership. I do agree, though, that the ordinance should not be retroactive to dogs that were in violation before the ordinance was passed.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | December 23, 2012
Police dogs face unavoidable, life-threatening situations every day. But, many K-9s die needlessly from heat stroke after being left unattended in a patrol car. Greencastle Police Department officer Keith Russell wants to ensure his canine partner, Rony, is not one of them. When it's only 80 degrees outside, the inside of a car can heat up to more than 120 degrees in just minutes, according to the American Kennel Club website. The PA K9 Assistance Foundation website adds that over the last five years, as many K9s have died in heat- related incidents as have been shot.
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NEWS
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | October 27, 2011
“Sit. Think. Over. Around. Yeah!” That's a conversation Renee Nappier had with her Standard Poodle Zoe during a recent training session at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. Nappier, who grew up in Montgomery County, Md., has a soft spot for dogs, whether pure-bred or mixed breeds, enough so that she gave up her career as a girls' gymnastics coach to become a full-time dog trainer. “Dogs don't have a hidden agenda,” Nappier said. As a teen, she considered a career as a veterinarian, but a high school guidance counselor told her she would have limited college options in the 1970s, so Nappier abandoned the idea and headed to American University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education.
NEWS
By TIM ROWLAND | January 15, 2009
So the Obama family is trying to decide on a dog. At last, something I am highly qualified to comment on, and my comment is "Don't. " But it might be too late for that, since a puppy was promised to the president-elect's daughters, and while it may be permissible for a politician to break promises to the American people, it is not permissible to break promises to young girls. So with that in mind, my comment would be to be very, very careful. In fact, this decision will, when all is said and done, be far more consequential than, say, where to distribute TARP funding.
NEWS
November 30, 2008
The Humane Society of Washington County in partnership with Lynda Bailey from Therapy Dog International will hold American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen Testing and therapy dog testing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at HSWC's off-site adoption space at Longmeadow Shopping Center in Hagerstown. Testing will be done by Therapy Dogs International Associate Lynda Bailey. Testing is limited to 20 dogs and advance registration is suggested. Call or e-mail Bailey at 301-573-4267 or baileyl@myactv.
NEWS
By TAMELA BAKER | August 26, 2007
BEAVER CREEK - They scampered and barked, nuzzled and played, totally unaware that they were making canine history. But the 45 or so Icelandic sheepdogs gathered Saturday on Elisabet Stacy-Hurley's Beaver Creek property represented the largest gathering of the breed in U.S. history, organizers said. The gathering was part of a series of events scheduled throughout the country to mark the Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America's 10-year anniversary. The United States has only 600 to 700 Icelandic sheepdogs, said ISAA President Knox Rhine, who traveled from his home in Newton, Kan., for the event.
NEWS
By TAMELA BAKER | August 25, 2007
BEAVER CREEK ? They scampered and barked, nuzzled and played, totally unaware that they were making canine history. But the 45 or so Icelandic sheepdogs gathered Saturday on Elisabet Stacy-Hurley's Beaver Creek property represented the largest gathering of the breed in U.S. history, organizers said. The gathering was part of a series of events scheduled throughout the country to mark the Icelandic Sheepdog Association of America's 10-year anniversary. The United States has only 600 to 700 Icelandic sheepdogs, said ISAA President Knox Rhine, who traveled from his home in Newton, Kan., for the event.
NEWS
July 7, 2007
A good law for bad dogs To the editor: I would like to commend the Hagerstown City Council for using common sense when they created the vicious dog ordinance. It is one of the best I have seen. By their not making it breed-specific, but basing it instead on the actions of individual animals, they have created an ordinance of accountability rather than a witch hunt to limit ownership. I do agree, though, that the ordinance should not be retroactive to dogs that were in violation before the ordinance was passed.
NEWS
By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | June 25, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - For Donna Beadle, Sunday's competition was like rooting for a room full of underdogs. "And I love the underdog," the Minnesota native said. Beadle was one of about 15 handlers competing in the final day of a two-day white German shepherd event. It was the 35th annual National Specialty Show and Convention hosted by the White German Shepherd Dog Club International Inc., said Barbara Hively of Mercersburg, Pa. Hively organized the three-day event at Sleep Inn & Suites in Hagerstown.
NEWS
by KAREN HANNA | June 18, 2007
MERCERSBURG, PA. - As he recovered from surgery, a Mercersburg, Pa., man said he recruited an unusual nursemaid: his dog. Besides carrying dirty clothes to a laundry basket and disposing of discarded tissues, his white German shepherd can retrieve the TV remote or keys, Lance Lessler said. On Sunday, the dog even found a set of keys hidden in a bedroom. Ten-year-old Britt is among about a dozen white German shepherds who share the Mercersburg home where Lessler and his wife moved less than a year ago. The dogs will compete next week during a White German Shepherd Dog Club International Inc. show at Sleep Inn and Suites in Hagerstown.
NEWS
by ANDREA ROWLAND | March 3, 2003
andrear@herald-mail.com The show dog's name was Karal Color Me Perfect - and owner Judy Porter did. Porter pulled a black magic marker from her grooming kit to darken her 2-year-old collie's brown facial markings before the dog entered the ring to compete in the Collie Club of Maryland's 67th Specialty Show on Saturday. The show was at the Millholland National Guard Armory on Roxbury Road south of Hagerstown. "The brown sometimes detracts from her expression so I darken it a little bit," said Porter, of Catonsville, Md. Other dog owners used spray starch to make white fur whiter and stiffer.
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