Show dogs stolen at AKC Championship

elaine | November 30, 2010

UPDATE!!!! 
Good news! All four dogs were found safe and sound in the Los Angeles area. 
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are looking for four valuable show dogs in a white cargo van stolen from a Motel 6 parking lot in Bellflower California.
The dogs were in town for the big AKC/Eukanuba National Championship dog show.
The van was [...]

Now down to serious business… picking the perfect puppy!

elaine | November 3, 2010

Well it looks as though Michael Bennet will remain as our Senator. It was definitely a nail biter with the race going back and forth with Bennet who finally came out on top, unofficially anyway.
Now the real campaigning begins, at least for the Bennet girls. You see the family has been looking for a family [...]

Bernese Mountain Dogs chew up new car

elaine | October 21, 2010

NEWARK, NJ-When Jennifer Hardbarger’s two young daughters urgently summoned her into the driveway Sunday afternoon, saying the family’s two dogs had scratched their van, Hardbarger was expecting to see a few scratches.
That is until she actually looked at the van, at which point she began to think a bear might have attacked the 2006 Honda [...]

Dock Dogs a must see at the State Fair!

elaine | August 31, 2010

The Colorado State Fair in going on all week in Pueblo and this year there is a special treat for dog lovers.   Dock Dogs is holding a competition at the fair.   This is an event where water loving dogs sail into a pool.  The competition features dogs of all shapes and sizes.   I went this [...]

Air Force dog recovering from PTSD

elaine | August 3, 2010

An Air Force master sergeant says a military working dog is recovering from a case of PTSD after a tour of duty in Iraq.
Eric Haynes of Peterson Air Force Base says a German shepherd named Gina was a playful 2-year-old when she went to Iraq as a bomb-sniffing dog, but months of door-to-door searches and [...]

3 new breeds join the AKC

elaine | June 30, 2010

The American Kennel Club is adding the Cane Corso, Icelandic Sheepdog and Leonberger as the 165th, 166th, and167th AKC recognized breeds.
The Icelandic Sheepdog will join the herding group while both the Cane Corso and Leonberger will join the working Group
The new breeds became eligible for AKC registration on June 1, 2010 and are eligible for [...]

World’s Ugliest Dog goes to, well… One ugly dog.

elaine | June 29, 2010

It is one of the most coveted awards in the dog world, no I am not talking about Westminster’s Best in Show. I am talking about the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, Calif.
Last years winner, a Boxer named “Pabst” that had a face only a mother could love,  came up [...]

Dogs tied to a tree and left for dead in forest

elaine | June 16, 2010

Three dogs left for dead in the Santa Fe National Forest have been given a new chance thanks to the kindness of strangers and quick action among local animal-welfare advocates.
Some campers stumbled upon the dogs while out hiking with their own two dogs late last month, said Natalie Owings of Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary, [...]

Dogs painted like lions, tigers, and panda bears? Oh my!

elaine | June 8, 2010

The latest craze to come out of China involves dog owners painting their pets to look like other animals such as tigers and pandas.
You thought the poodle cut was odd, check these pictures out.
Crowds gathered to witness this odd spectacle at a showcase event which took place in Zhengzhou, eastern China.
Among those on display were [...]

Rich in China are spending exorbitant amounts for certain dogs

elaine | March 24, 2010

BEIJING(AP) — China’s latest must-have luxury for the ultra-rich, to go with mansions and sports cars, is a large dog with massive amounts of hair best known for herding sheep in Tibet.
Once banned by the Communist Party as bourgeois, pet ownership is booming in China, and the Tibetan mastiff is the dog of the moment [...]