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  • Best in show: How the Pekingese breed earned 'Lion Dog' nickname

     
    Best in show: Best in show honors went to a teeny tiny Pekingese with the heart -- and bearing -- of a lion. And that's not by coincidence. Here's how the Pekingese earned its 'Lion Dog' nickname....
  • Dogs to Mitt: We are not luggage!

     
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has critics in all corners, and his furry ones came out -- accompanied by their people -- to protest Tuesday. About a dozen humans and a few dogs turned out at a demonstration, organized by......
  • American Kennel Club, Pfizer Inc. announce partnership for dog disease research

     
    TRENTON, N.J. — Pfizer Inc. said Wednesday its animal health unit and the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation entered an exclusive partnership on new areas of research on dog diseases and treatments. Pfizer said the goal is to strengthen......
  • Katrina rescue dog wins obedience title

     
    Debra Wood, a member of the Orlando Dog Training Club and an instructor for the club, shares this story about the Hurricane Katrina rescue dog she adopted. Debra writes:  Five years to the day after Hurricane Katrina ravished the Gulf Coast, leaving...
  • Tips for responsible dog owners

     
    From the Orlando Dog Training Club: The club will celebrate AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day with a presentation at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, on the first floor of the Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd. The initiative, supported by the...
  • Meet the Breeds

     
    Think this picture has a certain je ne sais quoi? There's more where it came from. Meet the Breeds, a gathering of more than 200 breeds of dogs and cats, is in full swing at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York this weekend, Oct. 16-17. ...
  • Missouri voters have their say on the state's controversial puppy-mill proposition

     
    As voters across the country go to the polls, many animal lovers are watching one state in particular: Missouri, where debate has been raging for months over a proposition that would impose new regulations on large-scale dog breeding operations....
  • Study shows fewer veterinary students are planning to work with large animals

     
    FRESNO, Calif. — The number of veterinarians who work with cows, pigs, chickens and other farm animals is on the decline as many prepare to retire and fewer students opt for large animal practice, results from a recent study showed.......
  • Caption this: A whippet's mad dash

     
    If there's one big asset a whippet has going for it, it's got to be speed. No wonder, then, that this whippet is named Dash. He's pictured here running on a Hong Kong beach last month -- we only wish......
  • 4 competitive show dogs are stolen in Bellflower

     
    A champion Akita headed for one of the country’s biggest invitational dog shows and three other competition dogs vanished Tuesday when the van they spent the night in was stolen from a Bellflower parking lot. Trace, a 3-year-old male Akita......
  • Dogs show off at AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach

     
    The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show, held over the weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center, attracted conformation show dogs and highly trained obedience and agility dogs from around the country. Winning the conformation competition --...
  • Norwegian lundehund, Xoloitzcuintli and Entlebucher mountain dog are newest AKC-recognized breeds

     
    New dog breeds were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in a recent announcement. The AKC also offered a list of its most popular breeds, based on registration statistics....