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  • Pictures in the News | February 26, 2015

     
    Thursday's Pictures in the News begins in New York, where Eleven-week-old French Bulldog, Winter, was on shown at the American Kennel Club announcement of the top 10 favored breeds in America....
  • AKC releases most popular breeds of 2014

    AKC releases most popular breeds of 2014
    It's like election season for dogs, when the American Kennel Club tallies its registrations to gauge the most popular breeds for the year. Topping 2014's list is the breed that has been America's favorite for 24 years: The family friendly, smart-as-a-...
  • Labrador Retriever keeps crown as America's most popular dog

    Labrador Retriever keeps crown as America's most popular dog
    The Labrador Retriever continues to hold the title of America's favorite dog breed, (since 1991), according to just released 2014 American Kennel Club (AKC) registration numbers. The AKC began tabulating and comparing breed registration numbers back in...
  • How little tiny dogs won America's heart and took over the country

    How little tiny dogs won America's heart and took over the country
    America is in love with little dogs. The American Kennel Club is out with its latest rankings of the most popular dog breeds in the United States, which, among other things, shows the ascent of the French bulldog, a small scrunch-faced hound which...
  • Who's more popular? Labrador retriever stays No. 1; L.A. loves bulldogs

    Who's more popular? Labrador retriever stays No. 1; L.A. loves bulldogs
    If it is true that dogs are a reflection of their owners, then Angelenos are short, squat couch potatoes with wrinkled faces, who snore loudly and would rather watch TV than jog on the beach.  How could it be that the stout little bulldog, who cannot...
  • Labrador retriever ranked most popular, but bulldog gaining favor

    Labrador retriever ranked most popular, but bulldog gaining favor
    America's fondness for Labrador retrievers is still setting records, but bulldogs are breaking new ground. Labs reigned as the nation's top dog last year for the 24th year after breaking poodles' decades-old record in 2013, according to American...
  • The Valley Line: LA Chamber Orchestra celebrates Lunar New Year

    The Valley Line: LA Chamber Orchestra celebrates Lunar New Year
    As I write this column it is a foggy morning with a hint of chill in the air. Thank goodness, at last it feels like February should. Since last chatting with you, Valentine’s Day has gone by, as has the Westminster Kennel Dog Show in New York City....
  • 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...