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

Ken White | Posted 03.10.2014 | 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...

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.

ASPCA Pummels Puppy Mills With Pressure From Consumers, Politicians

Ed Sayres | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

Hurting puppies is unfathomable to most of us. Americans love puppies, and many of us agree with the late Charles M. Schulz's sentiments: "Happiness is a warm puppy." But despite all the adoration, puppies (and their mothers) continue to suffer in puppy mills.

And America's Favorite Dog Is...

AP | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Kennel Club says the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in America for the 21st straight year. A...

Westminster Can't Handle the Truth

Kathy Guillermo | Posted 04.16.2012 | Green
Kathy Guillermo

The big story out of the Westminster Dog Show this year isn't what's going on in Madison Square Garden -- it's what's NOT going on during the commercial breaks.

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.

It's Time to Catch Up With Britain: Crufts, the AKC, the BBC, and USA Network

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Friedrich

It's time that the U.S. catches up with Britain's animal welfare standards. If breeders want something to manipulate and deform within an inch of their lives, they should take up bonsai.

Stump, the Geezer -- A Shaggy Dog Tale

Tom Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Alderman

Geezers of America, rejoice. There's a new icon for you and his name is Stump -- Stump, the Dog, and he has validated your remarkable status.