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  • CT Mixed Breeds To Compete In Westminster's New Agility Event

    CT Mixed Breeds To Compete In Westminster's New Agility Event
    When the American Kennel Club first began allowing mixed breeds into agility events, Lisa Tibbals welcomed the chance to compete with Sadie, a scruffy female terrier mix rescued from dire straits in Kentucky. But she was miffed by the reaction from some...
  • Pet ownership has dipped slightly in the U.S.

    The American Veterinary Medical Association U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook is the closest thing there is to a census of pet ownership, and is conducted every five years. According to the recently released 2012 Sourcebook, between 2006...
  • Wire fox terrier Sky wins Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    NEW YORK – Sky, a wire fox terrier with scores of best-in-show titles under her furry white belt, added another one to the collection Tuesday night by winning the top prize at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The ginger-and-white dog defeated...
  • Maryland bloodhound is a top dog at Westminster Kennel Club

    Maryland bloodhound is a top dog at Westminster Kennel Club
    Nathan, the floppy-jowled, big-eared, giant Bloodhound from Maryland who arguably drew the loudest cheers at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club show, almost never made it out to compete. “I thought about not even showing Nathan,” says...
  • 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...
  • Labs still America's most popular pooches

    Labrador Retrievers continue their hold as America's most popular dog, according to 2012 registration data from the American Kennel Club (AKC). The Labrador Retriever dynasty began back in 1990, then overtaking the American Cocker Spaniel (today ranked...
  • Pet news briefs: Dog attack stats ranked by city

    The U.S. Postal Service has released dog attack rankings for 2012 by city. Last year, nearly 5,900 letter carriers were attacked by dogs. Overall, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were thought to be about 4.7 million...
  • What makes a perfect dog? How judges chose past Best in Shows

    NEW YORK -- Yes, we know your dog is perfect, and no, we don't need you to show us another picture to prove it. But there is your idea of perfection, and then there is the judges' idea at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, where the lopsided ears,...
  • New pet books make ideal gifts

    Reading about their best friends is something pet lovers crave. Here are seven new pet books, covering everything from pet portraits to a controversial approach to pet care. "Puppyhood: Life-Size Portraits of Puppies at 6 Weeks Old," (by J. Nichole...
  • Westminster dog show always a crowd and TV hit

    Westminster is the most well-known dog show in America, standing behind only the Kentucky Derby as the nation's most long-standing sporting event. This year, the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 11-12, at...
  • Microchipping best defense against new 'dog-flipping' menace

    Q: What is this 'dog flipping' thing in the news all about? -- S.J., Henderson, NV Q: I've seen TV reports about people stealing dogs and putting them on Craig's List. It's scary. What can I do to prevent this? -- H.W., Chicago, IL A: Dog-flipping is...