Dogs

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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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 - 12:35 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chic and strong-headed, Siba the black standard poodle will only eat chicken — no meat, no veggies, not even turkey. That became a problem when handler Crystal Murray-Clas couldn't find any at the Westminster Kennel Club show Monday. So this prim and proper poodle chowed down on the...
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Thor the bulldog naps before competition at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in New York. Thor most recently won the Kennel Club of Philadelphia's National Dog Show in November, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 10, 2020 - 11:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chic and strong-headed, Siba the black standard poodle will only eat chicken — no meat, no veggies, not even turkey. That became a problem when handler Crystal Murray-Clas couldn't find any at the Westminster Kennel Club show Monday. So this prim and proper poodle chowed down on the...
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Thor the bulldog naps before competition at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in New York. Thor most recently won the Kennel Club of Philadelphia's National Dog Show in November, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 10, 2020 - 5:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Thor the bulldog got a superhero's welcome at the Westminster Kennel Club show Monday. More of the same was expected at Madison Square Garden in the group competition later that night. Fittingly, he'll share that stage with a rock star in his own right — and Bono the Havanese still...
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Thor the bulldog poses with handler Eduardo Paris after winning best of breed at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in New York. Thor has drawn quite a following after winning the National Dog Show televised on Thanksgiving Day. Person at left is unidentified.(AP Photo/Ginger Tidwell-Walker)
February 10, 2020 - 4:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A rock star as usual, Bono is heading back Madison Square Garden. The Havanese named after U2's frontman won best in breed at the Westminster Kennel Club show Monday. Immediately after, he was swarmed by...
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Thor the bulldog naps before competition at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in New York. Thor most recently won the Kennel Club of Philadelphia's National Dog Show in November, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 10, 2020 - 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Thor the star bulldog has taken his first winning steps at the Westminster Kennel Club show. Thor has quite a following after more than 25 million viewers saw him win the National Dog Show televised on...
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Valkyrie, a Bedlington terrier, and owner JoAnn Burtness of Louisburg, N.C., relax after competing in the Westminster Kennel Club's agility championship in New York on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Burtness says she enjoys competing at big events so people can get to meet a Bedlington terrier, a fairly rare breed in the U.S. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
February 10, 2020 - 1:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Tiny dogs are having their day at the Westminster Kennel Club show. Pomeranians, papillons and other toy dogs are in the rings Monday, as are terriers and the diverse category of dogs known as “non-...
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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 - 2:14 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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