Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Sky, a wire fox terrier, is held as his handler Gabriel Rangel kisses the hand of judge Betty Regina Leininger after winning best of show during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Wire fox terrier wins best in show at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) — From wire to wire, Sky was America’s top dog. The 5-year-old wire fox terrier won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, finishing off a year in […]

02/12/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2013 file photo, Swagger, an Old English Sheep Dog, is posed for photographs after winning the herding group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Swagger is a contender for the best in show during the 138th Westminster Kennel Club dog show. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Old English sheepdog Swagger stars at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) — Other dogs came to play, Swagger came to win. Kept in peak form by running up 15 flights of stairs at his hotel, the old English sheepdog that nearly won at […]

02/10/2014

Spring, a Shetland Sheepdog, exits the tunnel obstacle during the Masters Agility Championship the Westminster Kennel Club staged at Pier 94, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in New York.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Dogs take on Westminster show’s 1st agility trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-knotted Tommy the toy poodle might look like he’s more interested in laps than leaps. But the 5 ½-pound silver poodle took a maze of obstacles in stride Saturday as he […]

02/08/2014

Alfie, a mixed breed, demonstrates his mastery of an agility test during a news conference in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Westminster dog show adding mongrels to the mix

NEW YORK (AP) — Long the province of the purebred, the Westminster Kennel Club dog show is opening a doggie door this year to mixed-breed competitors. While Labradoodles, puggles and who-knows-whats won’t be able to […]

01/15/2014

A Samoyed dog. (AP Photo)

Owner: Dog may have been poisoned at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) — A dog owner says she thinks there’s a chance her prized pet was deliberately poisoned while competing at the Westminter Kennel Club show, causing it to die several days later.

02/28/2013

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