American Kennel Club

Title-winning Dalmatian, Taco, supports Laurel Police Department

Title-winning Dalmatian, Taco, supports Laurel Police Department

Before a run, Taco the Dalmatian is six feet in the air, bouncing with excitement to sprint the 600-yard course in under two minutes for an American Kennel Club ability test.

Taco’s owner, Laurel resident Linda Davis, said the five-year-old bundle of energy completed five successful runs last weekend in Littlestown, Pa., bringing his title-winning career to 350 runs. According to Dean Wright, the AKC’s former lure coursing director, Taco is the first dog of any breed in the nonprofit organization’s history to achieve this record.

The celebration continued as Davis collected donations from Taco’s supporters and presented $714 to the Laurel Police Department’s breast cancer...