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Labrador Retriever Most Popular Dog

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The Labrador Retriever remains King of the Kennel, or at the very least, top dog in America, according to the American Kennel Club (AKC). For the 19th year in a row the loyal Labrador Retriever has maintained the number one position in the hearts of American dog owners says the Club in a press release. The statistics track the registration figures for 2009, and thus don’t take into account the number of unregistered pure bred dogs, or mixed breed dogs in American homes. A surprising change in the population is the increasing popularity of the German Shepherd, which is now ranked number 2, the first time that has happened in some 30 years, said the AKC. It took that spot away from the Yorkshire Terrier. Media influence on dog breed popularity continues with the rise of the Bulldog. According...

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Pedigree Dogs Exposed

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Pedigree Dogs Exposed has aired on BBC America and caused quite a stir among breeders and those concerned with dog welfare. Allegations in the investigative documentary range from breeds being on the verge of genetic destruction due to breeding for cosmetic goals, to the killing or culling of perfectly healthy Rhodesian Ridgeback puppies for simply not having a ridge. Discuss Pedigree Dogs Exposed now. {mosloadposition...

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Dog Picture – Australian Cattle Dog Queensland Blue Heeler Flying Disc

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An Australian Cattle Dog or Queensland Blue Heeler is captured as it leaps into the air in hot pursuit of a Frisbee or flying disc above a lush green grass lawn at Arroyo Verde Dog Park, Ventura, California, November, 2009. This handsome Heeler is a young male called Baco. He has an amazing ability to leap and seems to accelerate like a rocket as he goes vertical making the photography unusually tricky. He is a rescue and very smart following verbal commands beyond obedience with ease. We think this dog picture captures the magic of playing in the natural world with your dog. See more pictures of Arroyo Verde Dog Park pack by clicking his picture. Photo by PupandHorse.com The only thing better than dog pictures and cute photographs of puppies are dogs and puppies themselves. So to celebrate...

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Supreme Court Hears Pit Bull Dog Fighting Video Case

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A man convicted for selling videos depicting pit bull dog fights, along with other scenes, has found his successful appeal in a federal court appealed in turn by the Obama administration to the US Supreme Court. The defendant claims the law used to charge and convict him is unconstitutionally broad. The Human Society of the United States and others say the law is needed to protect animals. Other groups, including the NRA, say the law is so broad that it would make the depiction of hunting quail in a documentary film unlawful and subject the producers to prison time. The defendant in the instant case, who was never charged with actually staging dog fights, only editing existing videos together (largely sourced from Japan where it is legal according to one published source), received a longer prison sentence than football...

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Worlds Oldest Dog Dies

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A sad milestone must be noted as a dog described as the world’s oldest is dead at 21 years. Called Chanel, the dachshund had become a bit of an internet celebrity in recent years with lots of attention from the mass media. Published reports say Chanel died of natural causes at home on Long Island in the community of Port Jefferson Station. A shining example of successful pet adoption, the dachshund was adopted from a shelter in Virginia when only six weeks old. There are also reports of another dog owner claiming to have the world’s oldest dog. Called Max, the owner in Louisiana says the dog just had its 26th birthday in August 2009! That assertion is still waiting official confirmation. {mosloadposition...

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Taco Bell Dog Dies

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Adios Gidget, the Taco Bell Chihuahua known for the line Yo Quiero Taco Bell is dead. The little dog who starred in the Taco Bell ads and commercials has died after suffering a stroke. Published reports quote Karen McElhatton, Gidget’s owner, as saying she died on July 21, 2009, at the age of fifteen. The Taco Bell Chihuahua crossed over the rainbow bridge after a long life of fame and iconic social status. Reports indicate she had been with trainer Sue Chipperton when the stroke occurred. Small dogs like Chihuahuas can live very long lives but fifteen is a good life span. It is thought Gidget enjoyed a comfortable and loving life. {mosloadposition...

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