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Kennel Club Gets Real
In the face of criticism, the old guard adopts new standards for breeders
The United Kingdom's Kennel Club has announced a series of health reforms to breed standards. New standards "will not include anything that could in any way be interpreted as encouraging features that might prevent a dog from breathing, walking and seeing freely." Despite the proactive tone of the announcement, the Kennel Club was essentially forced into making these concessions after last year's...
Blog: Guest Posts
Eighty-four To Go
A Dalmation gives birth to 18 pups
It's like something out of the National Enquirer. But it's the BBC reporting: A Dalmation with Hollywood pedigree has whelped 18 puppies. The delivery, by cesarian, was only the beginning. Keeping Button and her brood weel-fed will be the next physical challenge.
Blog: Guest Posts
Dogfighting Makes A Comeback in Afghanistan
“Even if people are starving, they’ll still keep dogfighting.”
The headline says it all. Violence loves a vacuum. It's interesting that the participants are too poor and the dogs are too expensive to allow fighting to the death--but it doesn't make it less terrible.
Magazine: 2009
Cover Dog: Lola
Jan/Feb 2009
Cover Dog Lola: Nature Lover, Little Sister, Crosscountry runner, Funny Girl and Bark’s newest co-pilot. I discovered our new dog Lola via petfinder.org. When I saw her photo, I was instantly besotted. I had only a few criteria in mind for a new dog: She should not look like our dog who had recently passed away (our dearest Nellie), be good with cats, have no “issues” with old dog Lenny (...
Blog: Guest Posts
The Wrestler Goes Soft On Dogs
Mickey Rourke's Chihuahuas feel the love
If you stayed up for the full Golden Globes celeb-u-thon last night, you were treated to a salty, sentimental canine thank you the likes of which we've never seen. Formerly down-and-outer Mickey Rourke put it out there for his pups, saying "sometimes when a man's alone, that's all you've got, is your dogs, and they mean the world to me." Watch the authentic, profanity-rich delivery here. Below,...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
January 12th 2009
24 New Smiling Dogs every week!! E-mail your photo to us, be sure to include your dog's name in both the subject line & as the title of the photo. Your smiler might find a place in the magazine or even in our new smiling dog book. It is important to include your name/address in the message. If you don't have a photo of your dog smiling, we have other contests for you to consider. Click here...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
January 5th 2009
24 New Smiling Dogs every week!! E-mail your photo to us, be sure to include your dog's name in both the subject line & as the title of the photo. Your smiler might find a place in the magazine or even in our new smiling dog book. It is important to include your name/address in the message. If you don't have a photo of your dog smiling, we have other contests for you to consider. Click here...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Great gifts under $20
Delightful, Delectable, Delovely! Gift ideas, $20 and under. From small specialty companies to those crafty folks at Etsy.com, we searched far and wide for whimsy, quality, creativity and affordability. Here are some of our favorites, just in time for holiday gift-giving.   Rescue Cards available at Earthdog for $15.00 Positive messages: Each card set features rescued dogs who are now in happy...
Dog's Life: Lifestyle
Notable Reads
Books multiply like bunnies around the Bark editorial office, distracting us from our duties with their beautiful covers, interesting themes and flat-out wonderful writing. Here are some that made it onto our reading list in 2008, as well as a few we’re keeping an eye out for later this year.   FICTION & MEMOIRThe Daily Coyote: A Story of Love, Survival, and Trust in the Wilds of Wyoming, by...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
December 29th 2008
24 New Smiling Dogs every week!! E-mail your photo to us, be sure to include your dog's name in both the subject line & as the title of the photo. Your smiler might find a place in the magazine or even in our new smiling dog book. It is important to include your name/address in the message. If you don't have a photo of your dog smiling, we have other contests for you to consider. Click here...

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