Noted dog breeder owns kennels where dogs found in squalor

U.S. 06/14/19, 15:26

The co-owner of a once-renowned New Jersey dog kennel where authorities say nearly 200 terriers and dachshunds were living in squalor says the kennel fell on hard times and found itself with more animals than it could even give away.Martin Strozeski told The New York Times that Rocky Ridge Russells ...

PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

U.S. 02/16/19, 03:30

photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.This week's gallery includes a costumed canine contestant in the run-up to the Westminster Dog Show in New York; visitors walking across dunes at White ...

Wire fox takes early winning steps toward Westminster title

Sports 02/12/19, 16:49

Packed with personality, Burns the longhaired dachshund has all the qualities of a Westminster Kennel Club champion.He has a great coat. He has a wonderful gait. He has a playful spirit.But does Burns have the right combination to become the big winner at America's most prestigious dog show?His body of ...

Update: WKC’s new dog hard to pronounce, harder to meet

Sports 02/12/19, 15:36

The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local):3:30 p.m.One of Westminster's new breeds is also perhaps its shyest.Inquiring dog show visitors kept walking past the staging area for the Nederlandse kooikerhandjes, hoping to say hello to the first-time competitors. They might have had an easier time ...

A breed apart: Rare Westminster dogs have ring to themselves

Sports 02/12/19, 03:06

Every dog breed has its day at the Westminster Kennel show. That day can start by facing off against dozens of dogs — or no others at all.Outside the ring where as many as 48 French bulldogs vied Monday to be best of their breed, Peter and Tracy Rousseau kept ...

Update: Biggie is back, pug starts well at Westminster

New York 02/11/19, 13:46

The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local):1:25 p.m.Biggie is back.The popular pug who had fans at Madison Square Garden chanting his name last year in the final ring is off to another good start.The 3-year-old won a best of breed ribbon in the morning, and ...

Thousands of dogs begin vying for Westminster show title

U.S. 02/11/19, 11:08

Dogs from affenpinschers to Yorkshire terriers are rounding the rings at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.Breed judging began Monday at the illustrious show in New York. More than 2,800 dogs in 203 breeds and varieties are signed up to compete over two days, leading up to the televised Best ...

Dog DNA testing takes off, and generates debate

Sports 02/11/19, 02:10

As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man's best friend is under the microscope, too.Genetic testing for dogs has surged in recent years, fueled by companies that echo popular at-home tests for humans, offering a deep dive into a pet's genes with the swab of a ...

What to watch at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show

New York 02/10/19, 16:39

The 143rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show begins judging Monday morning, with Pyrenean shepherds, Pembroke Welsh corgis and pugs among the early arrivals.More than 2,800 dogs are coming in 203 breeds and varieties. Judge Peter J. Green is expected to make his pick for best in show Tuesday night at ...

Win it for Vivi! Whiskey the whippet revs up for Westminster

New York 02/09/19, 12:34

Sleek and aerodynamic, Whiskey the whippet is dashing through the dog show world.He's among the fastest breed of pooches on the planet, and his rise has been rapid: Coming off big wins televised on Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day, he'll now try for dogdom's Triple Crown starting Monday at ...

Kooiker-huh? An intro to Westminster dog show’s new breeds

Entertainment 01/23/19, 15:11

Two new breeds. Sixteen new syllables.The grand basset griffon Vendeen and the Nederlandse kooikerhondje make their debuts at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show next month, each getting a nationally televised turn among the more than 190 breeds on the purple carpet at the nation's premier canine contest.But Buzz Lightyear, ...

American Kennel Club adds a breed: the speedy, sleek Azawakh

World 01/02/19, 17:51

A fleet-footed hound that hails from West Africa is the latest dog in the American Kennel Club's pack of recognized breeds.The club announced Wednesday that the Azawakh (AHZ'-ah-wahk) became the 193rd breed in its roster. That means Azawakhs can now compete in many dog shows, though they're not eligible for ...

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