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  • 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...
  • Pair of Howard canines to compete in Westminster Dog Show

    Pair of Howard canines to compete in Westminster Dog Show
    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...
  • Howard County pets: What pets are best for seniors?

    Howard County pets: What pets are best for seniors?
    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...
  • Puppy sellers alleged of continuing unscrupulous activity settle case

    Puppy sellers alleged of continuing unscrupulous activity settle case
    Shari LePage has accepted that the "mini boxer" she purchased for $1,300 eight years ago from a local puppy store that specializes in teacup and toy puppies now weighs 61 pounds — not the 12 to 15 pounds she was told it would. The Davie resident...
  • Anti-pit bull hysteria must end [Letter]

    Anti-pit bull hysteria must end [Letter]
    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...
  • Is the 'cava-poo-chon' the perfect dog?

    Is the 'cava-poo-chon' the perfect dog?
    When it comes to dog lovers, hearts are melted by the cute face of a puppy. A new dog breed is said to keep the adorable face of a puppy for its entire lifespan. Labeled the 'cava-poo-chon,' the breed is a 'tribrid' or triple cross of a King Charles...
  • Labs still America's most popular pooches

    Labrador Retrievers continue their hold as America's most popular dog, according to 2012 registration data from the American Kennel Club (AKC). The Labrador Retriever dynasty began back in 1990, then overtaking the American Cocker Spaniel (today ranked...
  • Pet news briefs: Dog attack stats ranked by city

    The U.S. Postal Service has released dog attack rankings for 2012 by city. Last year, nearly 5,900 letter carriers were attacked by dogs. Overall, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were thought to be about 4.7 million...
  • New pet books make ideal gifts

    Reading about their best friends is something pet lovers crave. Here are seven new pet books, covering everything from pet portraits to a controversial approach to pet care. "Puppyhood: Life-Size Portraits of Puppies at 6 Weeks Old," (by J. Nichole...
  • Pet ownership has dipped slightly in the U.S.

    The American Veterinary Medical Association U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook is the closest thing there is to a census of pet ownership, and is conducted every five years. According to the recently released 2012 Sourcebook, between 2006...
  • Westminster dog show always a crowd and TV hit

    Westminster is the most well-known dog show in America, standing behind only the Kentucky Derby as the nation's most long-standing sporting event. This year, the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 11-12, at...
  • Microchipping best defense against new 'dog-flipping' menace

    Q: What is this 'dog flipping' thing in the news all about? -- S.J., Henderson, NV Q: I've seen TV reports about people stealing dogs and putting them on Craig's List. It's scary. What can I do to prevent this? -- H.W., Chicago, IL A: Dog-flipping is...