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American Kennel Club

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  • There's no such thing as 'responsible' dog breeding

    To the editor: Meghan Daum misses the reason People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, speaks out against the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and the cruel breeding industry. ("The Westminster Dog Show's bark doesn't deserve PETA's bite at...
  • Lehigh Valley dogs debut at Westminster dog show

    Lehigh Valley dogs debut at Westminster dog show
    A week after Beck took home Album of the Year honors at the Grammy Awards and two weeks after the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl, a pack of pre-eminent pooches will look for prestige in another event. The 139th...
  • Q&A: The Westminster Dog Show explained

    Q&A: The Westminster Dog Show explained
    The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is the most famous event of its kind in the country, held in New York City since 1877. How does a dog get its day there? Here are answers to some commonly asked questions. Q: What are the judges looking for? A:...
  • Jeff Jacobs: In Westminster Ring, Woman, Dog Shed Cancer

    Jeff Jacobs: In Westminster Ring, Woman, Dog Shed Cancer
    Allison Thomson-Vicuna jokes that oral chemo and kisses from her boxer Molly keeps her ovarian cancer at bay. And maybe she is right. Certainly, as the two prepare for 7-year-old Molly to compete Saturday in the Westminster Dog Show Masters Agility...
  • Louise, once troubled dog, wins big in Chicago dog show

    Louise, once troubled dog, wins big in Chicago dog show
    It was before sunrise during the Feb. 1 blizzard. Stu Unger, a Deerfield resident of 60 years who was raised in Highland Park, is used to Chicago snowstorms. But that 180-degree slide on the Edens Expressway that nearly landed his car in a ditch had him...
  • Westminster Dog Show contestants are the best of the best

    Westminster Dog Show contestants are the best of the best
    Every dog may have its day, but only one can win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, coming up Monday-Tuesday, Feb.16-17, at New York's Madison Square Garden. All dogs competing in the prestigious show have earned the title of Champion...
  • Orlando dog show plays on Lifetime

    Orlando dog show plays on Lifetime
    Did you miss the American Kennel Club's big December event in Orlando? You can catch the two-hour "Celebrates Dogs!" at 9 a.m. Saturday on Lifetime. The "Celebrate Dogs!" show was held Dec. 13 and 14 at the Orange County Convention Center. The...
  • At Westminster show, 2 new breeds, bigger agility contest

    At Westminster show, 2 new breeds, bigger agility contest
    Eleven-year-old Emma Rogers is only six years older than her great Dane and half the size, but she's set to squire her dog in the ring at this year's Westminster Kennel Club show. At 80, Marge Yonda is looking forward to leading her standard poodle...
  • Editorial: Starbucks meets its match in gentle Labrador mix

    Coffee behemoth Starbucks has learned that it should stay on the porch if it doesn’t want to play with the big dogs. In this case, the biggest dog is a gentle Labrador-poodle mix named Gander. When Vietnam War veteran Lon Hodge sued the...
  • At Westminster Show, 2 New Breeds, Bigger Agility Contest

    NEW YORK — Eleven-year-old Emma Rogers is only six years older than her great Dane and half the size, but she's set to squire her dog in the ring at this year's Westminster Kennel Club show. At 80, Marge Yonda is looking forward to leading her...
  • Guaranteed to be a doggone good time

    Guaranteed to be a doggone good time
    Get ready for some unleashed fun this weekend at the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds. The 38th Annual Canine Learning Experience, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Kennel Club runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday,...