Our Loyal Companions 
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by Steve Griffith
1M ago
Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve had a dog or two in the household at a time. I’ve been very fortunate to have experienced the immense joys of bringing a puppy home for the first time, watching them grow through their devious troublemaker phases and into slightly more well-behaved dogs. As a dog owner, you experience the highs of young puppy love, and on the flip side, the agonizing pain that... Source ..read more
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Mini and Daisy: The Family’s Stars of The National Dog Show 
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by Steve Griffith
1M ago
Each November, dog lovers from around the world tune into The National Dog Show Presented by Purina on Thanksgiving Day. The spectacular event takes place in Philadelphia, showcasing many of the best in the dog world, with over 190 breeds competing for the coveted title “Best in Show.” This year, I have a front-row seat. My summer internship with Vizion Group PR involves promoting the show and TV... Source ..read more
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From Fear to Furry Friends
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by Steve Griffith
1M ago
Much to the dismay of my friends and family, I grew up with a paralyzing fear of dogs. This was strange because I didn’t know many. My few interactions with them were characterized by nothing but canine affection, so there was no explanation for my phobia. When I was in elementary school, my next-door neighbor had a Golden Retriever named Mable and a Labrador named Duke. They were well-behaved and... Source ..read more
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Archie: The Gift that Keeps on Giving
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by Steve Griffith
2M ago
For my 15th birthday, all I wanted was a puppy. We already had a dog at home, but I never got to experience having a puppy since I was so young when we adopted Maya, our then 10- year-old Beagle (RIP). One random day after high school field hockey practice, my dream came true. As my mom picked me up, she asked “Do you want to go see some puppies right now?” With a shocked face, I nodded... Source ..read more
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I Can Always Feel Your Presence 
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by Steve Griffith
5M ago
Growing up as the oldest of three children was a tough task because the expectations of being the senior sibling was a difficult thing to process. Honestly, I couldn’t have done it without my first dog, Gavin. You’re probably asking, how does a dog teach you how to become an older sibling? Well, Gavin was a Chocolate Lab/German Shepard, and he taught me many life lessons that stick with me to this... Source ..read more
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A Great (Dane) Intro to Dogdom
The National Dog Show Blog
by Steve Griffith
6M ago
I remember as a toddler waddling into my cousin’s house, toy in hand, and the largest creature I’ve ever seen was looming over me. It was a male Great Dane, peering down at me sniffing my yellow raincoat. I slowly backed up to the door, but there was no escape. The dog was big enough to surround me with its entire body. After what felt a full day at pre-school, the 100-pound male backed off... Source ..read more
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The Surprise That Changed My Life
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by Steve Griffith
6M ago
It was a sad day in the Brklycica household when we had to say goodbye to Ben. My Yellow Labrador Retriever, Ben, became an angel on February 21, 2021. I did not know a life without Ben, as he grew up alongside me. He was a chunky, go-with-the-flow type of dog that loved to sleep and beg for food. After Ben’s passing, we noticed the house was always quiet, which was extremely rare for us. Source ..read more
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Turning Us into Believers
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by Steve Griffith
9M ago
Dogs are interesting, energetic companions that have done so much for many different people around the world. Dogs can be man’s and woman’s best friend with their ability to cheer them up and be there for them when they are feeling low. Dogs are a crucial part of many families, and they can reciprocate that love and make someone feel as if they’re of the same blood as well. However... Source ..read more
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Schatze, My Life Long Hangout Buddy
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by Steve Griffith
9M ago
Being an only child, I always had a desire to know what it was like to have a sibling. That changed at eight years old when my family purchased our Brittany, Schatze. She instantly became my best friend as we grew up together. Schatze was, and still is, an energetic, happy pooch. She loves to run around our yard, go on walks and she can never not be around someone. Any time we are in the house... Source ..read more
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A Match Made in Doggy Heaven
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by Steve Griffith
1y ago
January 7, 2023, was the day our 13-year-old dog S’mores became an angel. I remember it like it was yesterday. My neighbors’ dogs were set to have puppies in the late summer of 2009 and they encouraged the whole street to come visit once the newborns had arrived. My siblings and I had been asking our mom for a dog for what seemed like forever, and we finally caught our break. The four of us walked... Source ..read more
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