Animals

Siba, the standard poodle, competes for Best in Show during the 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
February 12, 2020 - 10:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Primped and poised, Siba the standard poodle owned the ring. Even with the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for a popular golden retriever, the statuesque Siba strutted off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night. Adorned with black puffs and pompoms...
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Siba, the standard poodle, competes for Best in Show during the 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
February 12, 2020 - 12:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Primped and poised, Siba the standard poodle owned the ring. Even with the crowd at Madison Square Garden chanting for a popular golden retriever, the statuesque Siba strutted off with best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night. Adorned with black puffs and pompoms...
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Daniel, the Golden Retriever, competes in the sporting group during 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
February 11, 2020 - 8:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Could Daniel be the golden retriever to make history at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show? To huge cheers from the crowd at Madison Square Garden, Daniel qualified for the finals Tuesday night as the...
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Siba the standard poodle won the nonsporting group at the Westminster Kennel Club on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. She advanced to the best in show final ring Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Ben Walker)
February 11, 2020 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Primped to perfection, and adorned with puffs and pompoms, Siba is the absoulute picture of what many see as the ultimate show dog at the Westminster Kennel Club. Like it or not. Because in the world of dogdom, among all the beagles, retrievers and terriers, there's nothing that...
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In this undated photo provided by Cassandra Carpenter, handler Cassandra Carpenter poses with Titus, a bullmastiff. Cassandra says Titus was bitten by a snake on his back left leg in March 2019 in North Carolina. Titus went through extensive treatment and recovery and still has a scar from the episode. He is entered in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. (Amber Jade via AP)
February 11, 2020 - 4:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 5 p.m. When Sabrina Giardina was asked a few years ago to raise and show a great Dane puppy, the experienced Dane owner didn’t equivocate. “No. I will not do that. I don’t know how to do that,” she said. But about...
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Siba the standard poodle won the nonsporting group at the Westminster Kennel Club on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. She advanced to the best in show final ring Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Ben Walker)
February 11, 2020 - 4:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Puffed and primped to perfection, Siba is the picture of what many see as the ultimate show dog at the Westminster Kennel Club. Like it or not. Because in the world of dogdom, among all the beagles, retrievers and terriers, there's nothing that polarizes people like a poodle...
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In this undated photo provided by Cassandra Carpenter, handler Cassandra Carpenter poses with Titus, a bullmastiff. Cassandra says Titus was bitten by a snake on his back left leg in March 2019 in North Carolina. Titus went through extensive treatment and recovery and still has a scar from the episode. He is entered in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York. (Amber Jade via AP)
February 11, 2020 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Snakebit no more! Titus the bullmastiff has won best of breed at the Westminster dog show, and will advance to the working group stage at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night. That capped a remarkable...
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February 11, 2020 - 2:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show: 2 p.m. While purebred dogs round the rings at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, animal-rights activists are also trying to make an impression. A small group protested Tuesday outside the building where dogs from great Danes to...
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Vinny, a colored bull terrier, poses after winning his breed at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
February 11, 2020 - 11:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a love story that all starts with Spuds MacKenzie. And this tale of puppy love — and human romance — gets a new chapter under the TV lights at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday night. It's the first time there for a bull terrier named Vinny with owner Grace Thomas...
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Omega Protein's Menhaden processing plant on Cockrell's Creek in Reedville, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. The last east coast fishery now produces fish oil for health supplements and faces a possible moratorium over concerns about overfishing in the Chesapeake Bay. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
February 11, 2020 - 11:32 am
REEDVILLE, Va. (AP) — For a guy who left school after 11th grade, George Ball figures he has the best-paying job available on this rural stretch of Chesapeake Bay shoreline. He catches a fish called Atlantic menhaden, used to make fish oil pills and farm-raised salmon feed, and earns about $50,000...
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