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2010-01-27 10:04:00

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 Portland for 2009.* Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Portland's top spot. "The Yorkshire Terrier, ranked third in the nation, isn't as popular as it once was in Portland. The Toy breed now ranks...

2010-01-27 09:57:00

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 Little Rock for 2009.* Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Little Rock's top spot. "Little Rock's dog lovers may not have chosen many little breeds in their top 5, but they certainly chose petite breeds...

2009-12-14 08:57:00

New Champions Emerge from Field of Nearly 4,000 Canine Competitors LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Earning a $50,000 cash prize and the title of Best in Show at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship was CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, a Scottish Terrier known as "Sadie," owned by Amelia Musser of Mackinac Island, Mich. Sadie was named the nation's top dog by Best in Show judge Dr. Robert J. Moore after a weekend of intense canine competition in Long Beach, Calif. The...

2009-12-01 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club® and Eukanuba announced today that nearly 4,000 dogs will compete for more than $225,000 in cash prizes at the Ninth Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Dec. 12 and 13, 2009, in Long Beach, Calif. The two-day event is held in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC National Obedience Invitational (entries of 457 and 109 respectively) making for a combined entry of almost 5,000 dogs...

2009-12-01 03:00:00

GENEVA, December 1 /PRNewswire/ -- - Eukanuba World Challenge 2009 - Geneva30th November 2009 Eukanuba proudly announce the 41 extraordinary dogs representing their countries in the Eukanuba World Challenge 2009. These accomplished dogs will travel from nations across the globe to meet up in Long Beach, California. This unique international event will take place on 12th & 13th December, hosted by the AKC/Eukanuba National Championships at their 125th Special Anniversary...

2009-11-23 13:30:00

Traditional Holiday TV Special, Hosted by John O'Hurley & David Frei, Features Over 160 Breeds NEW YORK, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The NBC Thanksgiving Day special "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®," will crown one of America's great show dogs as its 2009 champion while offering special coverage of Rufus the therapy dog and introducing three, new American Kennel Club-sanctioned breeds. The holiday special (noon - 2 p.m. in all time zones) follows the Macy's...

2009-06-05 16:06:00

HOUSTON, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The 32nd annual Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows -- taking place in Houston's Reliant Center, Thursday, July 16, through Sunday, July 19, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- will play host to "Stump," the reigning Westminster Kennel Club champion and Houston native. Stump will greet the crowd, give out pawtographs and pose for photos on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090605/DA28656) "Stump," a...

2009-01-21 08:51:00

- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Holds Firm in Top Spot While the Bulldog Continues its Ascent - NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club(R) announced today the "Top 10" most popular AKC(R) registered breeds in Tampa for 2008.* The AKC also announced their nationwide registration statistics which revealed that for the 18th consecutive year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular purebred in America. But, while more than twice as many Labs were registered...

2009-01-21 08:48:00

- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Holds Firm in Top Spot While the Bulldog Continues Its Ascent - NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club(R) announced today the "Top 10" most popular AKC(R) registered breeds in Las Vegas, Nevada for 2008.* The AKC also announced their nationwide registration statistics which revealed that for the 18th consecutive year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular purebred in America. But, while more than twice as many Labs were...

2009-01-21 08:47:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Holds Firm in Top Spot While the Bulldog Continues its Ascent -- NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club(R) announced today the "Top 10" most popular AKC(R) registered breeds in Houston, Texas for 2008.* The AKC also announced their nationwide registration statistics which revealed that for the 18th consecutive year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular purebred in America. But, while more than twice as many Labs were...