Aussieca vs. Corgiland

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An Original Fairy Tale By Theo Bernstein, age 8, New York City Once upon a time there was a place, Wales. Underneath that very country was Corgiland, where the Corgi Gods and Goddesses found land and claimed it. The citizens were Corgis. They worshipped their kind king, who loved to meditate and read, and liked to play Corgiball in their … Read More

Turning Devotion for Dogs Into Jobs

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Careers For Dog Lovers Abound By Kendle Frank, age 16, Parker, Colorado Every person has unique dreams, obsessions, and hobbies, some of which can be turned into professions. With a growing demand for all things dog, we are in an era where dog lovers can easily turn their passion for pooches into a well-paying job. Here are just a few … Read More

DWAA Award Banquet Keynote Speakers Announced: Jill Rappaport and Steve Dale!

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The Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) is delighted to announce the keynote speakers for the 2019 DWAA Awards Banquet: Jill Rappaport and Steve Dale. “We’re thrilled that these two luminaries in the dog writing community will be giving keynote addresses at our annual awards banquet in New York City,” said DWAA President Jen Reeder. “They both have a wealth … Read More

Thank you to the 2018 Writing Competition Judges!

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DWAA is grateful to the volunteer judges for the annual writing competition. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise with us! Mary Abram Cara Sue Achterberg Tracy Ahrens Terry Albert Skye Anderson Teoti Anderson Joanne Anderson Dee Dee Andersson Dawn Antoniak-Mitchell Emelise Baughman Lisa Begin-Kruysman Skye Blaine Sue Bobeck Sheila Boneham Mara Bovsun Connie Brittain Carol Bryant Shelley Bueche … Read More

Why I’m Excited for the DWAA Writing Competition – And Why You Should Be Too!

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Each year, I get excited about the annual writing competition hosted by the Dog Writers Association of America. At its core, the DWAA Writing Competition is all about celebrating outstanding media that involves dogs. It’s a big umbrella – there are categories for work in newspapers, blogs, books, magazines, radio and television broadcasts, illustrations, photography, calendars, and genres like nonfiction … Read More

Cunning Corgis

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The Most Magical Dogs in the Universe By Theo Bernstein, age 8, New York City Introduction: What is a Corgi? Presenting the most magical kind of dog to step paw in this universe: The Corgi! If you want to learn more about this amazing creature, dive into this encyclopedia on the world’s most valuable dog. Taking Care: Beds, Bowls, and … Read More

Dunkin’ Dogs

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Barker Days in Parker, Colorado Story and photos by Kendle Frank, age 16 Ending the summer off with a bang isn’t just for the humans in Parker, Colorado, it’s also for all our four-legged friends! At the end of the swimming season the town’s community pool closes for the people and opens up for all the canines for an annual … Read More

Guest post by Ranny Green: Should You Vaccinate Your Dog?

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Should You Vaccinate Your Dog? By Ranny Green Reprinted with permission from GoodNewsForPets.com Vaccinate or titer? You’ll want to read this when it’s time for your dog to have a booster shot. It can be complicated, or not! Should you vaccinate your dog? Whether to vaccinate or titer is the option facing dog and cat owners annually. A few decades … Read More

Call for Entries for Fall Ruff Drafts: Working Dogs

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As you are winding down your summer (egads! School is starting for some folks in under two weeks) we are preparing to ramp up for the fall issue of RUFF Drafts. The theme for this issue will be “Working Dogs,” in a tip of the tail to both our publication date (on or before Labor Day) and to the general … Read More

DWAA Writing Competition Is Open!

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The Dog Writers Association of America’s annual writing contest is open for entries! Journalists, authors, bloggers, photographers, illustrators and editors can compete in a variety of categories for the coveted Maxwell Medallion, named for dog writing legend Maxwell Riddle. The DWAA Annual Writing Contest opened July 9 and closes Sept. 7, 2018. Finalists will be announced in early December on … Read More