Dogs

Rookie Victoria Hardwick's team leads the way through cheering fans during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Saturday, March 2, 2019 in Anchorage, Alaska. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)
March 02, 2019 - 6:13 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Big crowds converged on Alaska's largest city Saturday as hundreds of dogs and their humans kicked off the 47th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race with a ceremonial sprint along snow-heaped streets. The fan-friendly event in Anchorage brought spectators up close to...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, musher Nathan Schroeder drives his dog team down the trail just after the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race near Willow, Alaska. The world's foremost sled dog race kicks off its 47th running this weekend on Saturday, March 2, 2019, as organizers and competitors strive to push past a punishing two years for the image of the sport. Some of the drama has been resolved for Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race. (Bob Hallinen/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)
March 02, 2019 - 3:15 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Cheering crowds lined snow-heaped streets in Alaska's largest city Saturday as hundreds of dogs and their humans kicked off the 47th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race with a short...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2018, file photo, Eagle River, Alaska musher Tom Schonberger's lead dogs trot along Fourth Avenue during the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Anchorage, Alaska. The world's foremost sled dog race kicks off its 47th running this weekend on Saturday, March 2, 2019, as organizers and competitors strive to push past a punishing two years for the image of the sport. Some of the drama has been resolved for Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen, File)
March 01, 2019 - 3:36 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The world's foremost sled dog race kicks off its 47th running this weekend as participants strive to push past a punishing two years for the sport's image. Some of the drama has been resolved for Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. In December, race organizers cleared...
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This Feb. 18, 2019 photo provided by Ben Lepe shows Maleah Ballejos reunited with her dog Kingston in Paradise, Calif. The Akita named Kingston was reunited with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating Northern California wildfire. (Ben Lepe via AP)
February 19, 2019 - 8:44 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — A dog named Kingston is back with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their truck as they fled a devastating Northern California wildfire. The 12-year-old Akita was reunited Monday with the Ballejos family, who fled the town of Paradise late last year, Sacramento...
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King, a wire fox terrier, poses for photographs after winning Best in Show at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in New York.(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 13, 2019 - 4:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wire fox terriers are still King at Westminster. A wire fox from Brazil who's won big in Europe became America's top dog Tuesday night, beating out a crowd-pleasing longhaired dachshund and popular Sussex spaniel. There were some boos — along with modest cheers — at Madison Square...
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Colton the Schipperke poses with his handler Christa Cook backstage at Madison Square Garden during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. A day after winning the nonsporting group and a place in the final ring of seven, Colton was ruled ineligible for best in show. (AP Photo/Nat Castaneda)
February 13, 2019 - 2:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Dog drama at Westminster: The schipperke got skipped. A day after earning a coveted spot in the final ring of seven at the Westminster Kennel Club, Colton the schipperke was ruled ineligible for best in show Tuesday night. There was a conflict of interest — top judge Peter Green's...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
February 12, 2019 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't hiding the fact that he isn't a dog person. He appeared impressed Monday night while describing the drug-detecting abilities of German shepherds that work for the U.S. Secret Service, but also made it abundantly clear that he can get by in his daily...
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Pikku, a Norwegian lundehund breed, competes in the Best of Breed event at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
February 12, 2019 - 3:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Every dog breed has its day at the Westminster Kennel show. That day can start by facing off against dozens of dogs — or no others at all. Outside the ring where as many as 48 French bulldogs vied this week to be best of their breed, Peter and Tracy Rousseau kept a sense of...
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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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In this Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, photo Plop, a rescue dog owned by Lisa Topol is seen New York. Topol recently had the DNA tested on both her mixed-breed dogs. Genetic testing for dogs has grown rapidly in recent years, fueled by companies marketing kits that offer to decode dogs’ heritage and health as simply, or laboriously, as owners can swab a canine cheek. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
February 11, 2019 - 10:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — As people peer into DNA for clues to health and heritage, man's best friend is under the microscope, too. Genetic testing for dogs has surged in recent years, fueled by companies that echo popular at-home tests for humans, offering a deep dive into a pet's genes with the swab of a...
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