Dogs

Stan Moll throws bales of hay onto a makeshift table in Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, so other Iditarod volunteers could place the bales into plastic bags. About 1,500 bales will be flown to checkpoints along the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which begins March 7, and will be put down on the snow and ice so the canine participants in the race have a warm place to sleep. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
February 13, 2020 - 6:36 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Volunteers slung bales of hay onto a table Thursday, where they were swiftly stuffed inside blue plastic bags, twirled and shut with twist ties before being dragged off to waiting pallets. The 60 or so people in safety vests weren’t participating in some type of...
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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 - 10:36 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)
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February 10, 2020 - 11:35 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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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 - 11:12 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 - 7:10 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 - 10:28 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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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 - 1:38 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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In this undated photo provided by the Westminster Kennel Club is a dogo Argentino. The powerful Argentinian big-game hunter has made the American Kennel Club's list of recognized breeds. The club announced that the dog can compete starting Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 in traditional, breed-judging shows. (American Kennel Club via AP)
December 31, 2019 - 1:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A powerful Argentine big-game hunter and a sociable French water dog have made the American Kennel Club's list of recognized breeds. The club announced Tuesday that the barbet and the dogo Argentino are now part of the 195-breed pack. That means they can compete starting Wednesday...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2019, file photo, defending champion Joar Lefseth Ulsom runs his team down Fourth Ave during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has joined a new global circuit of long-distance sled dog racing. Officials of the 1,000-mile race have teamed up with Norway pet food supplement company and series creator, Aker BioMarine, and other races in Minnesota, Norway and Russia for the inaugural QRILL Pet Arctic World Series, or QPAWS, next year. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, File)
October 24, 2019 - 3:52 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has joined a new global partnership billed as the World Series of long-distance sled dog racing and aimed at bringing more fans to the cold-weather sport. The Iditarod has teamed up with Norway pet food supplement company and...
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Johnny Lopez
October 24, 2019 - 7:54 am
Even professional football players need a little comforting to soothe their nerves. The San Francisco 49ers have enlisted the services of their most adorable teammate, an emotional support dog named Zoë, according to People . With the addition of the one-year-old French Bulldog, the 49ers have...
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