Dogs

FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2017, file photo, Rumor, a German shepherd, poses for photos after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. Named best in show at Westminster in 2017, Rumor counts among her puppies two PTSD service dogs that live with veterans. Two more pups are training toward that goal. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
February 10, 2020 - 2:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — From the silky strut of Afghan hounds to poodles with coats sculpted like confections, the Westminster Kennel Club's green carpet spotlights manicured, pedigreed canines vying to be deemed top dog. But they aren’t just for show. Ghost, a Norwegian buhund that competed Sunday a t the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2017, file photo, Rumor, a German shepherd, poses for photos after winning Best in Show at the 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. Named best in show at Westminster in 2017, Rumor counts among her puppies two PTSD service dogs that live with veterans. Two more pups are training toward that goal. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
February 10, 2020 - 2:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — From the silky strut of Afghan hounds to poodles with coats sculpted like confections, the Westminster Kennel Club's green carpet spotlights manicured, pedigreed canines vying to be deemed top dog. But they aren’t just for show. Ghost, a Norwegian buhund that competed Sunday a t the...
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Retired Philadelphia police officer Aliya Taylor waits to watch the Azawakh breed compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
February 09, 2020 - 8:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dressed in hot pink and a colorful hijab, crouched down close to Ring 1 to cheer on the hounds, Aliya Taylor clearly stood out. "Like a sore thumb," she laughed. It's true, no one else at the Westminster Kennel Club breed judging Sunday came in similar attire. But the longtime...
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Pink the border collie leaps through a course obstacle en route to winning the Westminster Kennel Club's agility title Saturday Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. Pink's win extends an all-but sweep for border collies in agility's seven years at Westminster, save for an Australian shepherd's 2016 win. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
February 08, 2020 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — She might have looked like a black-and- white blur, but this dog is pretty in Pink. Pink the border collie streaked to the Westminster Kennel Club’s agility title Saturday night with determination, dazzle and a stream of barks. No wonder the vocals: She's named after the singer of...
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Pink the border collie leaps through a course obstacle en route to winning the Westminster Kennel Club's agility title Saturday Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. Pink's win extends an all-but sweep for border collies in agility's seven years at Westminster, save for an Australian shepherd's 2016 win. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
February 08, 2020 - 10:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — She might have looked like a black-and-blur, but this dog is pretty in Pink. Pink the border collie streaked to the Westminster Kennel Club’s agility title Saturday night with determination, dazzle and a steady stream of barks. No wonder the vocals: She's named after the singer of...
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Liberty, a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, and owner Marcia Lyons of Seattle get ready to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club's agility championship in New York, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The retrievers, known as "tollers," aren't too common in the sport, but "I like to be a little different," Lyons said. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
February 08, 2020 - 9:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — She might have looked like a black-and-blur, but this dog is pretty Pink. Pink the border collie streaked to the Westminster Kennel Club’s agility title Saturday night with determination, dazzle and a steady stream of barks. Named after the pop singer of “Get the Party Started” and...
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Liberty, a Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, and owner Marcia Lyons of Seattle get ready to compete at the Westminster Kennel Club's agility championship in New York, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The retrievers, known as "tollers," aren't too common in the sport, but "I like to be a little different," Lyons said. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
February 08, 2020 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Over 300 dogs from dachshunds to Doberman pinschers are scrambling for the Westminster Kennel Club’s agility trophy. But will any breed – or even a mixed-breed – get past the border collie? The swift sheepherding dogs are widely seen as the breed to beat in Saturday’s competition,...
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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 07, 2020 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Whatever got a piece of gentle Titus in the North Carolina brush, it was trouble. Co-owner Cassandra Carpenter reckons it was a pygmy rattlesnake. Veterinarian Jess Hunter figures it could've been a copperhead. No matter, when Titus' back left leg turned red, purple and black and...
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February 07, 2020 - 8:50 am
FLEMINGTON, N.J. (AP) — A woman whose dog died during a grooming at a PetSmart store in New Jersey is now apologizing for blaming the store for the death. Danielle DiNapoli dropped off her 8-year-old bulldog, Scruffles for grooming at the Flemington store on Dec. 29, 2017. Within an hour, the store...
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February 06, 2020 - 10:30 am
ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A man was shot and killed in his apartment by a crossbow bolt that a neighbor had fired at dogs who were attacking the man, authorities in Massachusetts said. The death Wednesday afternoon in Adams appears to be accidental, according to a statement from Andrew McKeever, a...
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