| Jun 29, 2014
It had always been easy for Sharon Keila's family of five to locate their 8-year-old Dalmatian, Holly, when she got out of the yard. Usually they would find her sniffing around shrubs or relaxing on a neighbor's porch near their Berwyn home.
| Jun 10, 2014
On Saturday, June 14, the third Carroll County Pet Expo will take place at the Shipley Arena in Westminster from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This family-friendly event offers visitors opportunities to interact with pet professionals such as veterinarians, animal...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:15 AM
More than 20 years ago retractable leashes became available to dog owners through pet supply stores and catalogs. This seemingly convenient dog-walking device has become immensely popular and has allowed dogs with more freedom to move when they are out...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:59 AM
I'm sure that judging bulldogs at an actual dog show is a rather scientific process of checking the breed standards against the animals that are competing.
Here's the standard for "General Appearance," according to the American Kennel Club:
| Mar 18, 2014
| 9:02 AM
When it comes to finding the perfect companion for her clients, matchmaker Barb Murray of Wilmette has learned that a request for only young, fair-haired and attractive candidates can bring more heartbreak than harmony.
"There's a lot of innuendo...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 12:29 PM
A low-cost pet health clinic will help take the bite out of expensive, but necessary, pet blood tests and vaccinations.
The Interlocking Shetland Sheepdog Club of Monee is hosting the all-breed health clinic for the third year in conjunction with a...
| Feb 23, 2014
It's odd how one thing can lead you to a train of thought that widens to include a lot of other things all of which are (more or less) relevant if you simply allow your subconscious free rein to wander along the paths that it chooses.
For me it was the...
| 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...
| 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 11, 2014
| 8:37 PM
NEW YORK – Sky, a wire fox terrier with scores of best-in-show titles under her furry white belt, added another one to the collection Tuesday night by winning the top prize at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
The ginger-and-white dog defeated...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:54 PM
NEW YORK -- Yes, we know your dog is perfect, and no, we don't need you to show us another picture to prove it.
But there is your idea of perfection, and then there is the judges' idea at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, where the lopsided ears,...
| Feb 11, 2014
Trouble has made its way to Westminster - the 138th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden that is.
Trouble, 6, is a yellow Labrador retriever who will compete this morning in the hopes of winning Best in Show at the largest dog show...