Foul Play Suspected in the Mysterious Death of a Show Dog

Like something out of an old Pushing Daisies episode, a promising show dog is dead with the owners are claiming that someone poisoned him on purpose. Cruz, a 3-year-old samoyed (different from the one pictured above), was perfectly healthy upon competing at the Westminster Dog Show earlier this month, but, less than a… » 2/28/13 2:35pm 2/28/13 2:35pm

Banana Joe, an Affenpinscher, Is Westminster Kennel Club's Best in Show

Last night, while the rest of you were tuning into the State of the Union address, Banana Joe, an affenpinscher, was winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The six other finalists (read: losers) were a Portuguese water dog named Matisse, a bichon frisé named Honor, an American foxhound named… » 2/13/13 9:40am 2/13/13 9:40am

Westminster Dog Show Loosens Its Collar, Lets in Two New Breeds

Sure, the Oscars and the Super Bowl are just around the corner, but don't let that overshadow the year's two most adorable competitions — the Puppy Bowl and the more stuffy Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. While the Puppy Bowl has already announced its lineup (and, oh, what a lineup it is), little change has been… » 1/29/13 1:00pm 1/29/13 1:00pm

Elegant Updos and Classy Coats at the Westminster Dog Show

Last night the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show kicked off in New York. The show was first held in 1877, making it the second-longest continuously held sporting event in the U.S., second only to the Kentucky Derby. But like any high-profile event, we're mostly interested in how they looked. Let's take a… » 2/14/12 6:00pm 2/14/12 6:00pm