| Aug 1, 2014
Sharon Swinyer didn't even reach the main entrance to Day Kimball Hospital before she was besieged by staff members. That's what always happens on Tuesdays when she and her therapy dog Indy visit patients. People will stop her so they can pet the dog....
| Jul 20, 2014
| 8:06 PM
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...
| 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:
| 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...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:46 AM
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...
| 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 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:22 AM
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...
| 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
| 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...