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Iditarod Dog Sled Race Under Way in Alaska

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The 40th Iditarod dog sled race is under way in the far northwestern U.S. state of Alaska. Some 60 teams, made up of mushers and their dogs, will spend eight days braving cold temperatures and snow traversing the Alaskan wilderness. Participants took part in a short ceremonial run Saturday, ahead of Sunday’s start of timed […]

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Pekingese Wins Prestigious US Dog Show

Posted February 15th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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A 4-year-old Pekingese named Malachy has won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club canine competition in New York City. Malachy defeated six other dogs to take the top prize Tuesday night at the prestigious annual event for pure bred dogs, a year after finishing in second place. He is the fourth Pekingese to […]

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Activists Monitor Cancelation of China Dog-Eating Festival

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Animal rights activists are converging on the Chinese city of Jinhua to ensure that a festival Tuesday celebrating the eating of dogs does not proceed as scheduled. The city, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, canceled the 600-year-old festival in September after local officials were shamed by an Internet campaign begun by animal rights advocates. […]

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