The DogChannel Newswire (10-08-08)

‘Chihuahua’ is top dog; Kennel Club to review dog breeding standards; and other news.

Posted: October 8, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Do Cats and Dogs Tend to Look Like Their Owners? You Be the Judge.
Do dogs and their owners look alike? Rayne McKenzie knows dogs. She has a dog care business called See Spot Run! That qualifies her as a sort of expert for our question, which she answered surrounded by pooches in Partner Park in South Land Park, the Sacramento (Calif.) Bee reports. 
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'Beverly Hills Chihuahua' Is Top Dog at Box-Office
A Walt Disney movie about a pampered Chihuahua forced to fend for herself on Mexico's mean streets took a bite out of the North American box-office this weekend, final figures showed Monday, AFP reports.
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Kennel Club to Review 200 Dog Breeding Standards
Every pedigree breed in the United Kingdom will be reviewed to make sure that pressures to produce perfect show dogs don't lead to widespread genetic diseases, the Kennel Club announced Tuesday. The review follows a BBC documentary that claimed the breeding process for pedigree dogs has resulted in a high incidence of inherited genetic disease, The International Herald Tribune reports.
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Cell Phone-Sniffing Dog to Search Florida Prisons
Meet Razor, the first dog trained to find contraband cell phones in Florida's prisons. She's still in training, but corrections officials put the 14-month-old Malinois through her paces Tuesday for reporters. When she joins the corrections department in mid to late November, Razor will help enforce a new law making cell phones in prisons illegal, The Associated Press reports.
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Creative Solutions for Preventing Pet Overpopulation
In honor of Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month and the nearly 10 million animals that enter local shelters across the country each year, a San Francisco Chronicle blogger offers five creative solutions that could radically change the fate of abandoned and unwanted animals in the United States.
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