Dog shows

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 - 3:23 am
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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King, a wire fox terrier, competes with the terrier group at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
February 12, 2019 - 10:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 10:52 p.m. A wire fox terrier called King has become America's top dog. King was chosen best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Wire fox terriers have won 15 times at...
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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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Denise Agre-gill uses a styling spray to groom her toy poodle Andre before they compete 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 11, 2019 - 10:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local): 9:52 p.m. Add a schipperke to the list of dogs who might become the first of their breed to the win the Westminster dog show. Colton the schipperke won the nonsporting group at Madison Square Garden and advanced...
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Perry DeWitt stands with her border collie "Verb" after winning the overall competition in the masters agility championship during the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
February 09, 2019 - 10:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Verb is "win." A border collie named Verb won the Westminster Kennel Club's agility contest Saturday night, tearing through an obstacle course like it was a walk in the dog park and leaping into owner Perry DeWitt's arms at the end. "He is the epitome of a good partner," said...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Escher, left, and Rhett, center, Nederlandse kooikerhondje, and Juno, right, a grand basset griffon Vendeen, are shown by their handlers during a news conference at the American Kennel Club headquarters in New York. The two breeds are eligible to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show for the first time in 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 23, 2019 - 3:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two new breeds. Sixteen new syllables. The grand basset griffon Vendeen and the Nederlandse kooikerhondje make their debuts at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show next month, each getting a nationally televised turn among the more than 190 breeds on the green carpet at the nation's...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2008, file photo, Uno, a 15-inch beagle, poses with his trophy after winning Best in Show at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Uno, the beagle who became perhaps the most popular show dog ever, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at the 200-acre ranch where he lived in Austin, Texas, longtime dog expert David Frei said, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. He was 13. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
September 21, 2018 - 7:16 pm
Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this. Cheered on by a roaring, packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, the playful beagle responded like a true champ. "Ah-roo!" Uno bayed that evening, a decade ago. "Ah-roo!" Uno, who became perhaps the most popular pooch to step...
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Labrador retrievers Soave, 2, left, and Hola, 10-month, pose for photographs as Harbor, 8-weeks, takes a nap during a news conference at the American Kennel Club headquarter, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in New York. American Kennel Club rankings released in 2018 show the labrador is the most popular purebred dog. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 28, 2018 - 1:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans still love Labrador retrievers, but the nation's flirtation with French bulldogs has reached new heights. Labs remain the country's most popular purebred dog for a 27th year, while German shepherds and golden retrievers have hung onto the second and third spots in new...
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File- This Feb. 13, 2018, file photo shows Evangeline Wendt, 7, right, visiting with a golden retriever named Tank during the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. Retrievers have never fared well at America’s most prestigious dog show at the Westminster Kennel Club. But retrievers everywhere can wag their tails proudly after the underdog UMBC Retrievers pulled off a stunning upset in the NCAA basketball tournament by beating top-seeded Virginia. The mascot for UMBC is a Chesapeake Bay retriever, the state dog of Maryland.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
March 18, 2018 - 2:25 am
They're now at the top of the Bark Bracket. Very good dog, you Retrievers! In a sport full of Bulldogs, Huskies and Terriers, a new breed is suddenly ruling the NCAA basketball tournament — and beyond. All thanks to those underdogs at UMBC. "How 'bout those Retrievers?" dog expert David Frei raved...
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Westminster dog show winner Flynn the bichon frise poses with handler Bill McFadden foreground left, and actor Daniel Stewart Sherman, before doing a walk-on part at the Broadway musical "Kinky Boots" in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Walker)
February 14, 2018 - 7:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — America's new top dog is set to become best in a Broadway show. Flynn the bichon frise is taking quite a victory lap on Valentine's Day, hours after he won the Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden. The white powder puff's tour of the town is set to finish...
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