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  • Legislature passes bill to halt automatic ‘dangerous dog’ label

     
    From the Best Friends Animal Society: The Florida Legislature passed a bill Wednesday, May 4, that would end the automatic designation of “dangerous” for dogs removed in busts of dogfighting operations. The bill awaits Gov. Rick Scott's...
  • Dogs of Mexico: Chihuahua and Xoloitzcuintli

     
    Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, the American Kennel Club tips its collective hat to two dog breeds of Mexican descent. THE CHIHUAHUA is the 13th most popular breed in the U.S., according to 2010 AKC registration statistics. The breed's name comes from the...
  • Keep dogs safe in summertime

     
    We have a few reminders from American Kennel Club Canine Partners about summertime hazards for dogs and how to avoid them. Keep cool.  When heat and humidity are making you uncomfortable, chances are that your dog is suffering too and is becoming...
  • AKC adds 3 breeds: Registry total at 173

     
    From the American Kennel Club: The AKC has added three breeds to its registry. The American English Coonhound joins the hound group, the Finnish Lapphund joins  the herding group, and the Cesky Terrier joins the terrier group. The AKC now recognizes 173...
  • Doggy odors? Try these tips

     
    From the American Kennel Club: Do you keep your dog and your home nice and clean but are noticing some bad pet odors recently? There are some places around your house where these odors are hiding that you might not even realize: Your pet’s bed. To...
  • Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: Day 2 in photos

     
    The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the invite-only affair that is the most prestigious dog show in the U.S., ended Tuesday night with the crowning of an odds-on favorite, Sadie the Scottish terrier, as Best in Show. But Westminster is......
  • Your morning adorable: A Maltese puppy's first bark

     
    We almost feel guilty -- almost -- using a tiny puppy here in Your Morning Adorable. Is it too easy? Puppies are, after all, a cute slam-dunk -- but we couldn't resist this month-old Maltese puppy's first foray into the......
  • Your morning adorable: West Highland white terriers form a posse, chase a ball

     
    We're big fans of YouTube user bluefan's tribe of energetic West Highland white terriers, shown here forming a posse of sorts to hunt down vermin a ball. You can take the terrier away from his rodent-hunting past, we suppose, but......
  • The week in animal photos: May 16-22

     
    The past week has been full of sometimes fascinating, sometimes funny, sometimes beautiful and quite often animal-filled photography. Because we suspect you love looking at animal photos as much as we do, we've compiled a photo essay of the week......
  • Great Dane fans fear popularity boost -- and abandoned pets -- as a result of new 'Marmaduke' film

     
    Fearing a "101 Dalmatians"-style upswing in Great Dane purchases in the wake of the upcoming release of the film "Marmaduke," the American Kennel Club and the Great Dane Club of America are urging potential pet owners to do their research......
  • Brand X Files: 'Lost' finale explained? Kendra's porn tape payday. Rand Paul is the new Sarah Palin

     
    'Lost': Ruined by its own fans? The finale of a once-great series tells us everything we didn't really want to know. (Salon)Kendra Wilkinson's first paycheck for sex tape: $680,000! Ex-boyfriend is said to have 20 more tapes of pin-up. (Radar) Why you...