| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:28 AM
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...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:10 AM
In the den of Cynthia Hornor's spacious Ellicott City home sits a tall trophy honoring her border collie, Spice, as the U.S. Dog Agility Association's 2013 national grand prix champion. Down in the basement, most of a long wall is covered with hundreds of...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:34 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:02 AM
When the Greenwood family of Bel Air purchased their first family pet more than two decades ago, they never imagined that man's best friend would lead them to competitions across the country and, eventually, to a coveted title at one of the most...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Q: My recently widowed grandmother is interested in getting a pet to keep her company. What pet might be a good fit for a senior?
A: Numerous studies have shown that companion animals help seniors stay more healthy and active, so this is an idea worth...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
About two months ago, I was driving home from Frederick at about 2 a.m., and I passed a specter on the side of the road. At least I thought so, because it was hard for me to believe that I had seen what I thought I saw. I pulled over to the side of the...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:18 AM
In today's world, pets aren't just animal companions, they're often the favorite family members with their own personalized dinner ware, special sleeping places, custom diet, fitness plans and more. Some pets are simply pampered, others perform for...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:15 PM
As she struggled to unload groceries from the back of her car, Sherrie Schenning got an uncharacteristically queasy feeling.
Her family's Essex neighborhood had always felt safe, but on this recent Saturday, she noticed two unfamiliar young men in a...
| Mar 10, 2013
Ace, a youthful Labrador, bounds across his lawn, fielding tennis balls and hurrying them back to his owner.
His tail wags. His coat is thick and shiny. He barks with enthusiasm. To the naked eye, Ace is a strapping example of dogdom. Who would guess...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:05 AM
This weekend, he'll be brushed in his Davidsonville home to remove loose strands. He'll get a special bath with custom-blended shampoo, then a blow-dry in Annapolis. Then he'll down a little motion-sickness medicine for his ride to New York.
| Nov 28, 2011
| 12:54 PM
When Fulton Republican Greg Fox was campaigning to be re-elected to his District 5 County Council seat last year, he found more than politics to talk about at one person's home.
While knocking door-to-door, Fox came across a Tibetan Terrier and became...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 8:37 PM
It's all politics
Los Angeles Times
How has the Glen of Imaal terrier not yet won the Westminster Kennel Club dog show you ask? You ask, don't you? Politics! Darn politics. The hardy breed comes from the Glen of Imaal in County Wicklow,...