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  • National Dog Show remains popular Thanksgiving treat

    National Dog Show remains popular Thanksgiving treat
    The Thanksgiving Day "National Dog Show Presented by Purina" has been a hit with TV viewers since the first contestant walked into the ring in Philadelphia in 2002. Viewership that first year hit nearly 19 million. Last year, hosts David Frei and John O'Hurley entertained an all-time high 22 million viewers -- more than watched each of the first six games of this year's World Series, and about equal the number who tuned in for game No. 7.
  • Protecting your pets

    Protecting your pets
    Do you have a dog or a cat? Are you keeping them safe from pet theft? According to Ines de Pablo, founder of the pet safety company Wag'N Enterprises, the theft of our furry friends has been on the rise in 2011. And the American Kennel Club agrees --...

    Bulldog Beauty Contest judges susceptible to affection bribes

    I'm sure that judging bulldogs at an actual dog show is a rather scientific process of checking the breed standards against the animals that are competing. Here's the standard for "General Appearance," according to the American Kennel Club: "The...

    Labrador Retriever retains the crown as most-popular dog breed

    If dogs are man's best friends, the Labrador Retriever is specifically man's favorite breed, at least in America. According to the newly-released American Kennel Club (AKC) breed registration data for 2013, for the 23rd consecutive year Labs are the...

    Insurer cancels pit bull owner's policy

    Insurer cancels pit bull owner's policy
    Maria Zarate was angry and insulted when an insurer told her parents their homeowners coverage was being canceled in part because a pit bull lives in the house. She thought there was a state law prohibiting that. There was no way Zarate, who lives...