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  • Westminster dog show 2011: Where we stand going into Day 2

     
    The Westminster dog show is a two-day spectacle that saves its nail-biting best-in-show finale for the end of the second day. Where do we stand so far? The winners of four out of seven groups (categories of dog breeds arranged......
  • Tibetan mastiff is sold for record price in China

     
    Tibetan mastiffs, a breed of dog whose original purpose was guarding livestock in the Himalayan mountains, have a new and seemingly unlikely occupation: status symbol. Owning one of the large working dogs has become a way for the wealthiest residents........
  • Video goodness: Dog rides a scooter

     
    We were mesmerized the moment we first glimpsed Norman, a dog with a remarkable scooter-riding ability, in a post on Urlesque. At the time, we were unaware of his growing stardom -- he's appeared on "Good Morning America" and "Late......
  • Advice dog owners can dig

     
    From the American Kennel Club: If you have trouble with your dog digging in your yard, or in newly planted gardens, take note of a few tips from Mary Burch, an animal behavorist and AKC Canine Good Citizen director. “Dogs dig for a number of...
  • Genetics project knows Bo

    Genetics project knows Bo
    Nobody knows Bo like geneticists know Bo. The Obamas may have accepted Bo the Portuguese water dog as "first puppy" because of the breed's hypoallergenic coat, but the dogs are also the most genetically studied breed in the world. Thanks to their...
  • My Pet World: Finding certain breeds in shelters

    Q: I know you have a shelter puppy, Steve. Here's our problem: We've always had Newfoundlands. I want to adopt a shelter dog, but how do we find a Newfie? — V.D., Boston A: You don't. Open your mind to getting something that's Newfie-like: just a...
  • Teaching new dogs old tricks

    GLENDALE — Officials say they will take a wait-and-see approach before accepting two new pups from South Korea into Glendale's K-9 program. The Jindo pups would represent a major change from the German shepherds that have been staples of police K-...
  • Dogs Can Boost Your Health

    Dogs Can Boost Your Health
    Many studies have shown that there are a great deal of therapeutic benefits to owning a pet. Your pet pooch can lower your blood pressure, and therapy dogs are used in hospitals and nursing homes nationwide to help patients heal and cheer people up. We...
  • Junior dog handlers prep for Hampton dog show

    If 11-year-old Mckenzie Dunford looks like a natural when it comes to handling show dogs, that's because she is. Not only did she grow up in a family where champion Akitas are an integral part of life, but she also made her first appearance in the ring...
  • Sounding Off: Animals need help from us

    Huntington Beach contracts with OC Animal Care in the city of Orange, serving 17 cities and unincorporated areas (more than 2.1 million people). I believe it is more than a $600,000 yearly fee. Every coastal city from Seal Beach down through San Clemente...
  • All the dogs are teacher's pets in this class

    All the dogs are teacher's pets in this class
    You can always teach an old dog new tricks, insists Emily Boeshaar. "You just have to find the method." As a professional dog trainer based in Gloucester, Boeshaar teaches puppies and older dogs, little ones and big ones, in obedience. "My students...