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  • The dangers of using retractable leashes

    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...
  • Bulldog Beauty Contest judges susceptible to affection bribes

    Bulldog Beauty Contest judges susceptible to affection bribes
    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: "The...
  • Matchmaker pairs rescue dogs with families

    Matchmaker pairs rescue dogs with families
    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...
  • Pet clinic offers savings on shots, tests Saturday

    Pet clinic offers savings on shots, tests Saturday
    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...
  • Horsin' Around: What's In A Dog Show?

    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...
  • Bel Air dog wins big at Westminster show

    Bel Air dog wins big at Westminster show
    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...
  • Maryland bloodhound is a top dog at Westminster Kennel Club

    Maryland bloodhound is a top dog at Westminster Kennel Club
    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...
  • Wire fox terrier Sky wins Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

    Wire fox terrier Sky wins Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show
    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...
  • What makes a perfect dog? How judges chose past Best in Shows

    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,...
  • Mount Airy dog to compete in Westminster Dog Show

    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...
  • CT Mixed Breeds To Compete In Westminster's New Agility Event

    CT Mixed Breeds To Compete In Westminster's New Agility Event
    When the American Kennel Club first began allowing mixed breeds into agility events, Lisa Tibbals welcomed the chance to compete with Sadie, a scruffy female terrier mix rescued from dire straits in Kentucky. But she was miffed by the reaction from some...
  • Labrador Retriever retains the crown as most-popular dog breed

    If dogs are man's best friends, the Labrador Retriever is specifically man's favorite breed, at least in America. According to the newly-released American Kennel Club (AKC) breed registration data for 2013, for the 23rd consecutive year Labs are the...