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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Thanksgiving TV specials 2012

     
    Updated Nov. 20, 2012, 4:23pm CT We've broken down the list of Thanksgiving TV marathons, as well as some upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes of your favorite TV shows. Now, here is a look at some of the top standalone Thanksgiving TV specials...
  • Westminster Dog Show coverage returns to CNBC and USA Network in 2013

     
    CNBC and USA Network will once again have live coverage of the famed Westminster Dog Show, now in its 137th year in 2013. In the past, the two networks have split coverage on opening night of the show, with CNBC picking up the last two hours so USA...
  • Pennsylvania dogs do well at Westminster

     
    Dogs with pennsylvania connections made a good showing this year at 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Monday and Tuesday. Banana Joe, a 5-year-old affenpinscher handled by a Lancaster County man was named best of show Tuesday at the prestigious......
  • Most popular dog breeds announced by American Kennel Club

     
    The American Kennel Club has released their annual list of the most popular dog breeds. Place your bets! Did your dog take the top spot? Or has your pup fallen from grace?...
  • There's no guarantee from kennel club

    With all of this talk of cities banning the sale of mill-bred puppies at pet stores, it left me wondering what sort of reassurance I have when purchasing a pet. If I buy a dog with American Kennel Club (AKC) registration papers, does this guarantee the...