Dog shows

King, a wire fox terrier, competes with the terrier group at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 12, 2019 - 10:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 10:52 p.m. A wire fox terrier called King has become America's top dog. King was chosen best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Wire fox terriers have won 15 times at...
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Biggie the pug poses for photos at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Nat Castaneda)
February 11, 2019 - 11:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Could this really be the year that dachshunds get out of the Westminster doghouse? Always a popular pooch, somehow they've never walked off with best in show at America's top dog competition. But that could change after sprightly Burns won the hound group Monday night at Madison...
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Cheslie Pickett Smithey, right, runs with her Whippet Bourbon, winner in the Best of Breed event, while her husband Justin Smithey runs with Whiskey, at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in New York. A top-winning whippet is out of Westminster, knocked off by, of all dogs, his own sister. Whiskey had won the big National Dog Show televised on Thanksgiving Day and the AKC event shown on New Year's Day. But his bid for a Triple Crown of dogdom ended when he was topped by littermate Bourbon in the breed judging this afternoon.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
February 11, 2019 - 8:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 8:22 p.m. Could it be, could a dachshund really win Westminster? This is the 143rd edition of America's top dog competition, and no dachshund has ever walked off with best in show. Sprightly at 7, Burns will get...
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Perry DeWitt stands with her border collie "Verb" after winning the overall competition in the masters agility championship during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
February 09, 2019 - 10:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Verb is "win." A border collie named Verb won the Westminster Kennel Club's agility contest Saturday night, tearing through an obstacle course like it was a walk in the dog park and leaping into owner Perry DeWitt's arms at the end. "He is the epitome of a good partner," said...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Escher, left, and Rhett, center, Nederlandse kooikerhondje, and Juno, right, a grand basset griffon Vendeen, are shown by their handlers during a news conference at the American Kennel Club headquarters in New York. The two breeds are eligible to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show for the first time in 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 23, 2019 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two new breeds. Sixteen new syllables. The grand basset griffon Vendeen and the Nederlandse kooikerhondje make their debuts at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show next month, each getting a nationally televised turn among the more than 190 breeds on the green carpet at the nation's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2008, file photo, Uno, a 15-inch beagle, poses with his trophy after winning Best in Show at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Uno, the beagle who became perhaps the most popular show dog ever, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at the 200-acre ranch where he lived in Austin, Texas, longtime dog expert David Frei said, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. He was 13. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
September 21, 2018 - 7:16 pm
Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this. Cheered on by a roaring, packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, the playful beagle responded like a true champ. "Ah-roo!" Uno bayed that evening, a decade ago. "Ah-roo!" Uno, who became perhaps the most popular pooch to step...
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