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Westminster Dog Show

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...

We Have A Winner!

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — Sky the wire fox terrier has become America's top dog. Sky won best in show at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night. ...

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 | MarloThomas
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.

Woman Believes Pup Was Poisoned At Westminster Dog Show

AP | Posted 04.30.2013 | Green

NEW YORK -- A dog owner says she thinks there's a chance her prized pet was deliberately poisoned while competing at the Westminster Kennel Club show,...

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...

Meet America's Top Dog

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 04.14.2013 | Good News

NEW YORK -- Banana Joe is very appealing, in any language. The little affenpinscher with a monkey face added to his world of success Tuesday night, w...

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 | MarloThomas

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...

NYC Puts An End To Sardi's Westminster Tradition

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- The winning dog at New York City's Westminster Dog Show will have his day - or his steak - after all. The city Health Department s...

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 ...

Best In Show Winner Declared

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 04.15.2012 | Green

NEW YORK — A bobbing little pompom put on a peak performance at the Westminster Kennel Club. Malachy the Pekingese wobbled off with best in sho...

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...

Giorgio Armani Named Best Of His Breed At Westminster Dog Show

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 04.14.2012 | Green

By BEN WALKER, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) -- Wobbling the whole way, a people-pleasing Pekingese made quite a walk down the green carpet at...

WATCH: Move Over Chihuahuas, The Xoloitzcuintli Is Ready For Its Close Up

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 04.13.2012 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK — Jose Barrera enjoys pretty things. A jewelry designer to the stars, his gold-plated breastplate is what Beyonce wore for her "I Am .....

PHOTOS: Dogs Prepare For Prestigious Pooch Parade

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 04.12.2012 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — Standing at attention, or "stacked," as they say in the dog show world, Eira is the picture of wire fox terrier perfection. ...

Westminster Dog Show's 'New Direction' Axes Pet Adoption Ads

AP | By BEN WALKER | Posted 02.10.2012 | Green

NEW YORK -- Pet lovers won't have to look away anymore when those heart-wrenching TV ads appear during the Westminster dog show – the ones with...

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...