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In show-dog circles, breeders in big cities are a small pack

In the dog world, Angela Reilly is a rare breed.

Like many show-dog owners, Reilly has bred her own puppies. But she did it in a Manhattan apartment.

She's among the relatively few big-city dwellers who aim to breed dogs like those at next week's Westminster Kennel Club show, where one of Reilly's Cardigan Welsh corgis has won awards.

With shared walls and city sidewalks instead of a country spread or suburban property, Reilly camped out at a veterinarian friend's New Jersey home to await her first litter's birth last fall. She covered her two-bedroom apartment in plastic wrap for the pups' weekend visits.

Now, with two adult dogs and a puppy she's keeping, she...

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