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  • Hold onto your pups: Dog kidnappings on the rise

    Hold onto your pups: Dog kidnappings on the rise
    Yipe -- here's a disturbing story. Dog-nappings are up in a big way in 2011... more than 30 percent! According to this report in the Chicago Sun-Times, the American Kennel Club, which tracks dog kidnappings, is saying the crime has surged 32 percent this...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Pit pendulum swings: Attitudes, laws soften on much-maligned breed

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. In the 11 years that Donna Velez has operated Hearts of Gold Pit Rescue, she's never had a problem. With hundreds of pit bulldogs in and out of her home over the years, not once, she said, have her neighbors reported her to Memphis...
  • Think outside the cage when traveling away from pets

    Many pet owners know that traveling out of town often means a bite out of their wallet because Fido or Fluffy has to be boarded at a kennel, which can get pricey for extended stays. Of the $55.7 billion Americans spent on their pets in 2013, boarding and...
  • 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...
  • No Apologies From This Dog Lover (And Dog Buyer)

    No Apologies From This Dog Lover (And Dog Buyer)
    His name is Rocket. His father's name is Deuce. His mother is Chloe. And although we are convinced that Rocket doesn't believe he is better than any other dog or cat, we have papers going back five generations to prove he's a purebred Labrador retriever....
  • 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,...
  • 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...