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2011-06-07 09:07:00

ST. LOUIS, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Purina PetCare Company and the Westminster Kennel Club today announced a multi-year agreement making Purina the "official pet food sponsor" of the Annual Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show. "Purina is proud to be the official pet food sponsor of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show," said Steven L. Crimmins, Chief Marketing Officer for Nestle Purina PetCare, North America. "Westminster is the ultimate destination for top dogs and...

2010-12-06 13:02:00

National Champion Emerges From Nearly 2,500 Canine Competitors LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Best in Show honors and $50,000 in prize money went to CH Propwash Reckon, an Australian Shepherd known affectionately as "Reckon" owned by Leslie Frank and Judy Harrington of Kensington, New Hampshire. Before a crowd at the Long Beach Convention Center Sunday night "Reckon" was crowned "National Champion" by Best in Show judge...

2010-11-19 10:02:00

Traditional Holiday TV Special, Hosted by John O'Hurley & David Frei, Features Over 160 Breeds NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NBC Thanksgiving Day special "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®," will crown one of America's great show dogs as its 2010 champion on Thanksgiving Day while offering family-oriented features and introducing six new American Kennel Club-sanctioned breeds. The holiday special (noon - 2 p.m. in all time zones)...

2010-11-10 09:57:00

Dogs from 49 States and More Than 40 Countries Compete for Over $225,000 in Prize Money and Prestigious Wins Event Broadcast on ABC Network Television on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 2,500 dogs will compete for more than $225,000 in cash prizes at the Tenth Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) on Dec. 4 and 5, 2010 in Long Beach, Calif. The two-day event is held in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC...

2010-06-22 07:22:00

GENEVA, June 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Eukanuba Partners with The Danish Kennel Club and Sponsors the FCI World Dog Show 2010. From 24th to 27th June 2010 another dynamic edition of the FCI World Dog Show will take place with more than 19,300 dogs from all around the world competing to win prestigious titles and celebrate the best of them. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/eukanuba/42446/ This year the WDS is...

2010-01-27 10:06:00

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed As German Shepherd Dog Makes A Move For The Top Spot NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club(®) (AKC) announced today the "Top 5" most popular AKC-registered dog breeds in Orlando for 2009.* Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Orlando's top spot. "Although the German Shepherd rose in popularity in Orlando, the feisty Yorkshire Terrier held on to its ranking as the second...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'