Wire Fox Terrier Wins Dog Show
King, a wire fox terrier, won best in show at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday. Wire fox terriers have won best in show more than any other breed in the competition’s history.
Tiger Found in Abandoned Houston House
The big cat was found by someone who had tried to sneak into the house to smoke marijuana. It has been taken to an animal sanctuary.
Your Favorite Dog Breed Did Not Win Westminster. Here’s Why.
They get big cheers when they enter the ring, but some of the most popular dog breeds in America never win the Westminster Dog Show.
Time to Put Fluffy and Fido on a Diet?
Veterinarians report that nearly half the dogs they see are overweight or obese, although only 17 percent of owners acknowledge that their pets are too fat.
Petland Discounts, Whose ’90s Jingle You’re Humming Right Now, May Close
Just days after the death of its owner, the New York-based pet store chain filed notices saying it may have to shutter dozens of stores and lay off workers.
More Bark Than Bite in Iran’s Ban on Walking Dogs
Tehranians, accustomed to periodic crackdowns by their Islamic guardians, are not taking the decree all that seriously. Nor, it seems, are the police.
Don’t Kiss Your Pet Hedgehogs, C.D.C. Warns
Eleven people across eight states have been infected with a strain of salmonella linked to pet hedgehogs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
More Pet Insurance Policies Are Being Sold. But Are They Worth the Cost?
Consumer advocates say pet owners should bring a healthy skepticism when shopping for insurance.
California Forces Pet Stores to Sell Only Dogs and Cats From Shelters
A law that took effect on Tuesday makes California the first state to bar the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits that do not come from shelters or rescue organizations.
More Pets, Fewer Allergies
Children who live with cats and dogs when they are infants are less likely to develop allergies later in childhood