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How To Get More Involved With Cocker Spaniels

Cocker Spaniels are about to take over Missouri, and you are invited to be a part of the fun, festivities, and all things Wigglebutt!Fidose of Reality invites you to Gray Summit, Missouri, this July for the 43rd American Spaniel Club National Specialty. Here’s everything you need to know about attending the ASC National as a spectator, what to do, where to stay, if … [Read more...]

Meet The Stars Of The Beverly Hills Dog Show 2019

It's dog show time and an old saying goes, “Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.” W.R. Purche is spot on with this quote. Fidose of Reality invites you to curl up with your dogs on Easter Sunday, 2019, to witness some of those dogs as they compete for the top spot of Best In Show. You can impress your family and friends with the exclusive buzz in … [Read more...]

2019 Pet Blogger Challenge: Get To Know Us

We celebrate the pet blogger. 2019 is the 9th year for Fidose of Reality, and we celebrate our fans, our followers, and our loyal readers who have helped up us become a relied-upon destination for Cocker Spaniels and their canine friends. Dog health and wellness are our specialties and main areas of interest. As a pet blogger, I thought it would be fun to partake in the yearly … [Read more...]

New President of Dog Writers Association Of America Announced

It’s me, it’s me, it’s me! My heart beats dog®, and now in the next step of my dog-loving, dog-living, dog-writing career, I am proud to announce I have accepted a two-year term as President of the Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) effective February 10, 2019.If this sounds like a really big deal, it is. And I want as many of you as possible to get involved. Here's … [Read more...]

How To Find A Reputable Dog Rescue

How to find a reputable dog rescue is something we are asked on a regular basis. When good dogs (and aren’t they all) end up with bad people (so many out there), guess who often pays the ultimate price? Dogs do, with their lives. The response to our blog post about why it is okay to get a dog from a breeder has been so popular that we feel rescued dogs should have their … [Read more...]

Is a Cocker Spaniel The Right Dog For Me

My heart beats dog®, and truth be told, it thumps with extra beats in a canine rhythm for American Cocker Spaniels. As a 25-year veteran to the Cocker Spaniel world, I am often asked in my travels and online, “Is a Cocker Spaniel the right dog for me?” Here’s the scoop.The American Cocker Spaniel Background If you understand the history of a particular breed and what the … [Read more...]

Fidose of Reality 2016 Pawer Women

The pawer women are here! The ending of one year and the beginning of another brings with it great joy and reflection: In 365 days, a lot can…and does…happen. As is our year-end tradition, Fidose of Reality announces a list of women in the pet industry who go above and beyond. In some way, shape, or form, these ladies did something to impact the lives of dogs in 2016 (and no … [Read more...]

Comprehensive List of Resources to Find Lost Dogs

A lost dog is a dog parent's worst nightmare. Well, that and a health crisis. Over the past 10 years or so, my spouse and I have helped reunited at least a dozen lost dogs with their frantic families. What we find in each reunion is that there was a grave mistake made in the blink of an eye. That mistake might have been:The dog was left outside alone; The dog was … [Read more...]

New Drug Might Increase Dog Life Span

If your dog could live as long as you do, is this something you’d want to happen? Dog moms and dog dads, if you are like me, the answer is a resounding “YES!” What if a new drug hit the market that might increase the dog life span as we know it?Why dogs can’t live as long as we do remains a question that dog parents, at some point, ask themselves. I know the devastating … [Read more...]

Cocker Spaniel to Appear in The Dog Wedding Movie

Our Cocker Spaniel and ins-paw-ration is set to grace the big screen, with a New York City premiere of The Dog Wedding movie, this Saturday, November 21st. The Dog Wedding" is a  bark-out-loud romantic comedy about a German businesswoman (Rosalie Thomass) who falls for an American wrestler (Matthew Bloom) while planning their English Bulldogs’ wedding, premieres November 21, … [Read more...]