The American Kennel Club's Breeding Standards Might Be Killing Dogs

Guys, we might be contributing to canine unhealthiness with our love of designer pooches. As different breeds like the Pekingese or bulldog are bred to fit certain standards put forth by the American Kennel Club, including a shortened snout and an enlarged head, the pups might be cute, but they can't breathe. » 5/05/14 5:20pm 5/05/14 5:20pm

Dirty Mudbloods Allowed to Mingle with Purebred Dogs at Westminster

The Westminster Dog Show, a 138-year-old institution dedicated to preserving the once functional deformities produced by humanity's ancient breeding experiments with gray wolves, broke tradition last night and let, for the first time in a century, mixed breed dogs compete next to their purebred counterparts. The… » 2/09/14 12:30pm 2/09/14 12:30pm

Martha Stewart's Dog Has a Higher Standard of Living Than Most Human…

Like many convicted felons, Martha Stewart has a big guard-type dog that she takes everywhere with her. Unlike many felons' dogs, Martha's canine familiar is a Chow Chow named Genghis Khan, and on Monday, he won Best in Breed at Westminster. So what's Genghis Khan-Stewart's life like when he's not winning awards?… » 2/15/12 4:10pm 2/15/12 4:10pm

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

Westminster Dog Show Officials Think Sad, Mongrel Dogs Are a Total…

You're looking at the Westminster Kennel Club ideal — a purebred canine pampered enough to have developed a well-honed sense of class superiority based on its own hopelessly inbred genealogy. At least, that's the metric by which Westminster officials measure canine greatness and if you plan on tuning into tomorrow's… » 2/12/12 12:00pm 2/12/12 12:00pm

Martha Stewart Speaks Best In Show Beagle's Language

Of the many reasons why I love Martha Stewart, her obsessive and fanatic love of animals is surely near the top of the list. Today she had on Uno, the adorable, 3-year old beagle who won Best In Show last night at the Westminster Dog Show. [I was at a bar watching this 'lil guy "collect" his trophy, and let me tell… » 2/13/08 4:20pm 2/13/08 4:20pm

"But Now I've Had Enough. I Don't Want Turkey Anymore. I'm Full."

WHAM BAM. See that? It's today's New York Post. Are we there yet? Are you still reading? Hellooo, SinisterRouge? I bet you'd like to know what story led the paper, since Obama's HUUUUUGE WIN in yesterday's Beltway Belt primary was positioned bottom-right. So I'll tell you: it was a story called "Truth hurts: My secret… » 2/13/08 10:00am 2/13/08 10:00am

Barack Obama May Be "Inevitable", But He Didn't Learn That From His…

  • Puppies! [NYT]
  • Unexplained national BlackBerry shutdown began at 3:30 p.m. I'd take it as a sign from God, but those fuckin' iPhones are still working. [WSJ]
  • Obama officially pulled ahead of Clinton, delegate wise, even counting the "superdelegates," after winning in Maine. [CBS News]
  • Oooooh, and look who's…
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Westminster Dog Show Contestants Battle For Best Bitch

Hot dog! The Westminster Kennel Club's dog show is in town. The kooky canines and their handlers have hit New York City's Madison Square Garden, and the bow-wows have been positively hounded by the paparazzi. But even krazy kat ladies will have to agree that the expertly-groomed, expressive tail-waggers are so full of… » 2/11/08 5:20pm 2/11/08 5:20pm