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  • Video goodness: Dog rides a scooter

     
    We were mesmerized the moment we first glimpsed Norman, a dog with a remarkable scooter-riding ability, in a post on Urlesque. At the time, we were unaware of his growing stardom -- he's appeared on "Good Morning America" and "Late......
  • Advice dog owners can dig

     
    From the American Kennel Club: If you have trouble with your dog digging in your yard, or in newly planted gardens, take note of a few tips from Mary Burch, an animal behavorist and AKC Canine Good Citizen director. “Dogs dig for a number of...
  • Legislature passes bill to halt automatic ‘dangerous dog’ label

     
    From the Best Friends Animal Society: The Florida Legislature passed a bill Wednesday, May 4, that would end the automatic designation of “dangerous” for dogs removed in busts of dogfighting operations. The bill awaits Gov. Rick Scott's...
  • Dogs of Mexico: Chihuahua and Xoloitzcuintli

     
    Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, the American Kennel Club tips its collective hat to two dog breeds of Mexican descent. THE CHIHUAHUA is the 13th most popular breed in the U.S., according to 2010 AKC registration statistics. The breed's name comes from the...
  • Keep dogs safe in summertime

     
    We have a few reminders from American Kennel Club Canine Partners about summertime hazards for dogs and how to avoid them. Keep cool. When heat and humidity are making you uncomfortable, chances are that your dog is suffering too and is becoming...
  • Labrador retriever tops AKC's list of popular breeds; bulldog comes in No. 1 in Los Angeles

     
    For the 20th year in a row, the Labrador retriever is America's most popular dog breed, according to registration statistics released last week by the American Kennel Club. The Lab was followed by the German shepherd, Yorkshire terrier, beagle, golden.......
  • 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....
  • 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 --...
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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.......
  • 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....