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American Kennel Club

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  • Why is your breed of dog the best breed?

    It's all politics Diane Pucin 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,...
  • Ways to celebrate National Puppy Day in Baltimore

    Ways to celebrate National Puppy Day in Baltimore
    Happy National Puppy Day to all my two-legged and four-legged friends. My name is Krishana Davis and I'm an intern at the The Baltimore Sun. Although I have a knack for fashion and politics, I never turn down a chance to pay homage to my four-legged...
  • Fox family dog gets national attention on Thanksgiving Day

    Fox family dog gets national attention on Thanksgiving Day
    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...
  • Child, teen handlers place in 4-H dog show; head to state fair

    Child, teen handlers place in 4-H dog show; head to state fair
    Tyler Thompson patted his German shepherd, Ally, on the top of her head. Dressed in his Sunday best — a blue cotton button-down shirt, pressed dark slacks and black shoes — Tyler and his family waited patiently for him and his dog to be...
  • Animals, children, therapy top priorities for 4-H Dog Club organizer

    Robin Korotki has three passions — therapy, children and animals — and has found ways to interweave them throughout her life. She has spent more than three decades as a physical therapist. Working with neurologically-challenged adults at a...
  • Fireworks aren't cause for celebration for canines

    Fireworks aren't cause for celebration for canines
    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. That...
  • Come celebrate pets at the expo

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...