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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

The Barking Lot (01/26/13)

The Barking Lot

The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of this just in
Written by my lovely wife, Jennifer and me.  It opens with the weekend dog walking forecast followed by the main blog from dog lover, Jennifer. Then it
s DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!

THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors. 

TODAY:  Sunny. High of 24. "D"

SUNDAY:  Snow showers begin around 11 am followed by a wintry mix between 2:00 and 5:00. High of 32. "F"

Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:


I’m not that particular when it comes to recognizing cat breeds.  If it’s not a Persian, Siamese or this creepy creature I don’t know what it is.  And honestly I don’t really care.


On the other paw, there’s nothing I love more than recognizing dog breeds.  It’s a continuing challenge to me to learn more and more.  When I watch the annual dog shows, I’m so proud when I know names of less-common breeds.  Everyone knows a Golden Retriever, Beagle or Standard Poodle.  But when I can call out “Petits Bassets Griffons Vendeen!” before the announcers do, I feel a sense of accomplishment.


A crazy, lofty goal I have for myself is to someday be able to name every single breed in the Westminster Kennel Club and American Kennel Club.  (This, coming from a girl who had difficulty in grade school memorizing the capitols to all 50 states!)  I don’t know why I have this ambition, I just do.


Now at least with the capitols for the states, there will always be a finite number of them.  One capitol per state.  Not so with the Westminster Kennel Club.  Oh no, they have to make things far more difficult by continuing to add breeds to their already-too-long list.  And once again, they’ve done a “plus two.” 

Of course you can go right to the source to learn more about this year’s show. So are you with me?  Will you commit to memorizing no less than 187 breeds this year?  Yeah, didn’t think so…
---Jennifer Fischer

Thanks, Jennifer.

Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.

Packer running back cited in dog attack.

Military cemetery denies burial of soldier's dog.

Golden retrievers are key to important dog cancer study.

Sled dog thrives despite being blind.

ost your dog? Dierks Bentley's story a reminder of what to do.

You can help prevent hip dysplasia in your dog.

A key moment in dog evolution.

Cory Brooker strikes again.

An amazing thrill for Claren and Claren's owner.

Hail to the pooch!



Huskies training in the forests near Feshiebridge, Scotland, for the 30th Siberian Husky Club Aviemore Sled Dog Rally at Loch Morlich near Aviemore, Scotland, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2013. Every year since 1984, mushers from across the UK have gathered in the forests around Aviemore for the biggest event in the British sled dog racing calendar. (AP Photo / Andrew Milligan, PA)

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