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American Kennel Club

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  • It's a dog's life at Celebrate Dogs! show in Orlando

    It's a dog's life at Celebrate Dogs! show in Orlando
    For Gabriel Rangel, "puppy love" means more than a fleeting infatuation. The professional dog handler is a rock star at events such as this weekend's Celebrate Dogs! show at the Orange County Convention Center. The annual event is billed as "the nation'...
  • Cape Coral dog sets new dock diving world record

    Cape Coral dog sets new dock diving world record
    Bo knows how to jump. And how to set world records. Trainer Crystal McClaren and her dog Bo set a new world record in Air Retrieve of 26 feet in the inaugural North America AKC Diving Dog championship at the second AKC/Eukanuba National Championship...
  • Four new dog breeds added to American Kennel Club

    Four new dog breeds added to American Kennel Club
    The American Kennel Club has recognized four more dog breeds, including a Spanish fishing dog and a South African guard dog, in a move allowing them to compete in prestigious canine competitions nationwide. The Spanish Water Dog, the Cirneco dell'Etna,...
  • Top breeds at Celebrate Dogs!

    Think it's tough keeping track of the players at a football game? Try breed-spotting at this weekend's AKC / Eukanuba National Championship in Orlando. The American Kennel Club recognizes 180 different dog breeds for competition. Here's just a few winning...
  • 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'...
  • Bear shooter becomes instant celebrity

    Bear shooter becomes instant celebrity
    Victor Peters was just a quiet guy in the neighborhood until he killed a bear. Now he's a media star. Since he shot a Florida black bear that had twice broken into his Lady Lake home, Peters, 64, has been featured on CNN, fielded interview requests from...
  • Dog agility training offers a workout with man's best friend

    Anyone who has spent a few hours glued to the televised broadcast of the Westminster Dog Show, watching highly skilled dogs jump and hop their way to national recognition, can imagine just how much training and practice are required to get to the national...
  • Dog, Cat Pet Show Also Features Police Dog, Wildlife Demos

    Dog, Cat Pet Show Also Features Police Dog, Wildlife Demos
    We are all familar with the old saying "Home is where the heart is." For many of us, the "heart" in our homes comes from our four-legged friends. This weekend, pet lovers of all ages will flock to the Connecticut Convention Center for the 23rd annual two-...
  • Alternative ways to stay active

    Alternative ways to stay active
    Everyone knows the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle, but it can be hard to find a routine to stick with. The good news: you don’t have to limit yourself to the same trek around the track or visit to the gym; varying your exercise can...
  • DogFest is this Saturday

    DogFest is this Saturday
    Grab a leash and some comfy shoes: DogFest is scheduled for Sept. 27 and promises fun for all the people and pets in your family. This day-long festival will include games, contests, demonstrations, and kids’ activities -- and everything there...
  • Comedy night helps pet therapy group

    The residents of ManorCare in Plantation light up when the therapy dogs from Canine Assisted Therapy come for a visit at least twice a week. "The pet therapy program has made all the difference in the world," said Doris Kame, activities director for...