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Tails were wagging over the announcement that the Hallmark Channel was airing the first American Rescue Dog Show, a Westminster style dog show that celebrates what makes shelter canines special, and now we have a winner. Jackie the 11-year-old Labrador retriever mix took the top prize at the 2018 competition, which aired on Feb. 19, with
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Golden retrievers — you know them as the sweet, friendly dogs that are always looking for a pat. But did you know they are also incredibly gentle? We’re talking baby cloud gentle. Golden retriever owners are proving this by participating in the egg challenge. The task is simple: give your golden retriever an egg and have
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The 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, America’s second-longest continuously held sporting event, just wrapped up, crowning Flynn the Bichon Frise as winner. Though some may not know it, mixed breed dogs are allowed at the Westminster Dog Show, as long as they’re competing in the agility competition, the one portion of the show event that is not reserved
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As if dog flu and pet food recalls aren’t worrisome enough for pet owners, there’s a new pet health hazard gaining media attention out of Wisconsin. On Feb. 14, the Wisconsin Humane Society confirmed that two dogs, an 11-year-old Pomeranian and a 1-year-old shepard mix, tested positive for Streptococcus equi subsp. Zooepidemicus, a.ka. “Strep Zoo.” The canines
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The perfectly-coiffed pooches of the Westminster Dog Show are hair goals, caninified. Just look at Best in Show winner Flynn the Bichon Frise: His towering white ‘do is truly awe-inspiring. Dogs like Flynn don’t just roll out of bed with this kind of fur, though. It takes hours of primping to achieve some of these
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The world can always use more adorable canine content, and Netflix is here to fetch it for you. On March 16 the world will reunite with dog darling Benji thanks to the beloved streaming service. First debuting on the big screen in 1974, Benji, a small, scruffy dog with a big heart, instantly won over
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Terrier Height: 11–16 inches Weight: 11–15.5 pounds Life Expectancy: 15 years Border terriers, a.k.a. borders, are small, scruffy dogs once used to clear foxes out of their holes and hunt vermin and pests. They have small, dark-colored, V-shaped ears and eyes that are a dark hazel and medium in size. The
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A recent study caused waves in the pet world when it suggested that dogs might have an intelligence edge over cats, but don’t jump to conclusions so quickly. Quite a few other studies have shown that dogs don’t have great mathematical abilities, especially in comparison to wolves. Meanwhile, other less traditionally “smart” animals like fish
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