Dog drama at Westminster: Schipperke ruled out for top prize

New York 02/12/19, 20:58

Dog drama at Westminster: The schipperke got skipped.A day after earning a coveted spot in the final ring of seven at the Westminster Kennel Club, Colton the schipperke was ruled ineligible for best in show Tuesday night.There was a conflict of interest — top judge Peter Green's longtime partner has ...

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 ...

Trump says having a dog would feel ‘a little phony’ to him

Texas 02/12/19, 09:59

President Donald Trump isn't hiding the fact that he isn't a dog person. He appeared impressed Monday night while describing the drug-detecting abilities of German shepherds that work for the U.S. Secret Service, but he also made it abundantly clear that he can get by in his daily life without the ...

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 ...

Parole denied to attorney serving life in fatal dog mauling

California 02/07/19, 20:47

California commissioners denied parole Thursday for a former San Francisco attorney serving a life sentence in a bizarre dog-mauling case that tested the limits of the state's murder laws.Marjorie Knoller is serving a sentence of 15 years to life in prison for second-degree murder after her dogs attacked and killed ...

Vet sentenced for implanting heroin in puppies as drug mules

U.S. 02/07/19, 16:11

A veterinarian who surgically implanted liquid heroin in puppies on behalf of Colombian drug traffickers was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday. One of the puppies went on to become a drug-detection dog named Heroina. The sentence for Andres Lopez Elorez was announced in Brooklyn by U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue ...

New app lets dog lovers swipe right for perfect pet match

Europe 02/05/19, 04:38

If the pooch melts your heart, swipe right.Animal lovers in Lithuania have created a mobile application inspired by the popular dating app Tinder to match up dogs in local shelters with new owners.Called GetPet, the app was launched last month and is getting hundreds of new users daily and already ...

Indiana veteran adopts dog he served with in Afghanistan

U.S. 02/04/19, 12:39

An Indiana veteran who recently adopted the bomb-sniffing dog he served with in Afghanistan says the retired canine is settling in to a pampered life.Army veteran Joseph Steenbeke hadn't seen the now 11-year-old Belgian Malinois since during his return home from Afghanistan in February 2013.Steenbeke spent years trying to adopt ...

Oklahoma: Milo the puppy with wrong-way paws improving

Science 02/02/19, 14:03

A puppy named Milo born with his front paws facing up instead of down has had another procedure as veterinarians in Oklahoma try to help the dog learn to walk.A statement from the Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences in Stillwater says Milo was released Friday but still ...

Veterinarians fix puppy paws pointing up instead of down

U.S. 01/25/19, 16:15

A puppy born with his front paws facing up instead of down and unable to walk is recovering after surgery at Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.Dr. Erik Clary said Friday that he's pleased with the progress of the 10-week-old dog named Milo. The 8-pound (3.63-kilogram) puppy had ...

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, ...

St. Bernard survives 17 days in Minnesota cold

U.S. 01/23/19, 14:03

A St. Bernard dog that ran away from a foster home in Minnesota has been found alive after surviving 17 days in freezing temperatures.Ruff Start Rescue director Azure Davis says she wasn't sure the 10-year-old dog named Old Lady was alive after so much time had passed. Old Lady bolted ...

Gunman killed after shooting 2 people in California

California 01/16/19, 18:59

A gunman who shot and killed a 93-year-old woman, wounded another man and then injured a police dog during a rampage was killed by deputies on a California highway, authorities said Wednesday.Deputies responded to calls Tuesday night involving a man shooting randomly at people from inside a pickup truck in ...

Inmates battling addiction get an unlikely ally: a puppy

U.S. 01/11/19, 01:11

Caitlin Hyland's New Hampshire jail cell looks like those of many of her fellow inmates, featuring family photos, a few books and a cot. But one thing sets it apart: the cage on the floor for a 4-week-old puppy. Hyland, a 28-year-old from Concord, New Hampshire, who is serving time for ...

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