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Does a Celebrity Dog Realize It's a Star?

Francis Levy | Posted 04.07.2016 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Does a celebrity dog recognize his or her own fame? And is he or she able to handle the notoriety? Clearly one of the best ways to study this would be...

TOP DOG!

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 02.17.2016 | Good News

NEW YORK, Feb 16 (Reuters) - A German shorthaired pointer named CJ won "Best in Show" at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York on Tue...

The 'Best' We Can Do for Homeless Animals

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Created and hosted by journalist and animal advocate Jill Rappaport, Best in Shelter With Jill Rappaport documents her year-long search for remarkable shelter dog contestants, focusing on hard-to-adopt animals such as pit pulls, older animals, and animals with disabilities. While the program ultimately declares "winners," all the selected animals find loving homes.

Mix Breeds Get Their Day (or at Least a Few Hours)

Ken White | Posted 05.10.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

Among the many great Groucho Marx quotes: "I don't want to belong to any club that would accept me as a member." It may be a stretch, but that quote c...

Dogs Just Had Their Own Fashion Week, And It Was Way Cuter Than The Human Version

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 02.12.2014 | Style

This season's New York Fashion Week finds itself coinciding with another very major event: The Westminster Dog Show. The dog show is now in its 138th ...

Who Has 'The Best Dog In The World?'

Marlo Thomas | Posted 04.12.2014 | Home
Marlo Thomas

I've often said that I love good friends and I love sweet dogs -- which makes it doubly fun for me to present this piece to you, written by the legendary TV writer Bill Persky. Billy and I have been the best of pals since we worked together on "That Girl," and when he sent me this piece (which is perfectly timed for the annual Westmintser Kennel Club dog show), I remembered all over again why I adore him so.

Westminster Winners: The Right Breed for You?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment
Sarah Hodgson

Coiffed to perfection, it is easy to select a favorite breed based on their appearance. But no one should get a dog to match his or her couch cushions or new Prada bag. Each breed has a personality and temperament that makes it unique and beautiful.

Why I Couldn't Stop Watching The Westminster Dog Show

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

It's been more than a week since Banana Joe, a coiffed and plucked Affenpinscher, won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City. I am not usually a dog show follower, but I had a wet cold last week and spent evenings on the couch with a box of tissues and the remote control.

Breed Wins For First Time At 'Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'

Posted 02.13.2013 | TV

A little dog was the top banana at the "Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show." It was the first time the breed took "Best in Show" when Banana Joe took th...

Words That Shaped This Week: "Blizzard," "The Postal Service," and "The Karlie"

Vanity Fair | Posted 04.13.2013 | Media
Vanity Fair

By Juli Weiner, Vanity Fair For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the ...

The Wonderful Faces of Westminster

Posted 04.10.2013 | Home

Every year, a spectacular array of events take place in Madison Square Garden in New York City. But in February, there is one event that simply stands...

What the AKC Won't Tell You About Its Top 10 Breeds

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

As with so many slick marketing campaigns, the American Kennel Club has glossed over the downside of purebred dogs, including the fact that they often suffer miserably from congenital defects and inherited diseases. Here is the info that you won't hear from the AKC about those top 10 breeds.

Westminster Coming...Palin Goes to the Dogs

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Sarah Hodgson

In my quarter of a century helping dogs and people live together, I've seen nearly all the breeds, and I'll be the first to tell you that bad behavior is rarely a sign of a bad dog.

Could The Westminster Dog Show Be Chicago-Bound?

Posted 07.13.2012 | Chicago

There's no question that Chicago is a city that's happy to roll out the red carpet for our dogs. But is it worthy of hosting the world's top pooches o...

Detroit Dog Show Draws Exotic Breeds, Thousands Of Human Fans To Cobo

The Huffington Post | Simone Landon | Posted 03.04.2012 | Detroit

Move over, Fido! Pure-bred dogs with names like "Casablanca's Thrilling Seduction" and "Grandcru Clos Erasmus" will be trotting, sniffing and having t...

Dog Rescued On Craigslist Competes In Westminster

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.16.2012 | Green

When the world tuned in to watch the primped and pampered elite pooches of the Westminster Dog Show, they might not have guessed one of the dogs had n...

The Best Photos From The Westminster Dog Show

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2012 | Green

(Updates with announcement of winner, details) By Chris Michaud NEW YORK, Feb 14 (Reuters) - A placid Pekingese slowly ...

Not Everyone Loves The Westminster Dog Show

Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

As thousands of show dogs swarmed New York for the yearly Westminster Dog Show this February 13 and 14, millions more in the U.S. will be euthanized t...

Thousands Of Dogs Heading To New York To Vie For Best In Show

Posted 02.14.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: This week, thousands of show dogs, their trainers and their owners are descending upon New York City, wher...

Westminster 2011: White Working Men in Suits Group

Merrill Markoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Merrill Markoe

As always, the show was spectacular. But no group stood out as more magnificent than this year's crop of White Middle Aged Working Men in Suits.

Karen Lefrak And Her Champion Poodles

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

Karen's newest children's book, "Best in Show," teaches children what it takes to raise a champion show dog. It's a great book for any child who loves pets.

Great Scott! A New Breed Is on Top Thanks to Westminster!

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Wendy Diamond

Introducing Hickory, the 135th Best in Show winner at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and arguably the most famous Scottish Deerhound in the world.

No Respect for Golden Retrievers at the Westminster Dog Show

Ann Liguori | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ann Liguori

The Westminster Dog Show is grand enough, old enough and popular enough to show some respect for one of the top breeds in the country -- Golden Retrievers!

A Month of Best in Show: Grammy, Oscar and Westminster

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Rosalyn Hoffman

With each passing year the pageantry and politics around award show spectacles seem to escalate. While I have no issue with the entertainment value, small talk value, or breed value, I want to remind you to take it all with a grain of salt.

WATCH: Westminster Dog Show Rejects

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Elegance, beauty, grace; these are the hallmarks of a champion dog according to the Westminster Kennel Club. But if you ask us, those qualities pale ...