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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 4 dog breeds join the AKC family — but which should join yours?

    4 dog breeds join the AKC family — but which should join yours?
    At least two of the four new breeds that were recognized by the American Kennel Club last week seem family-friendly. And the other two might work in a pinch. The four breeds are the Spanish Water Dog, Cirneco dell'Etna, Bergamasco and Boerboel. They...
  • 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,...