The DogChannel Newswire (03-06-09)

British fight over dog breeding gets ugly; getting a leash on California’s wild dogs; and other news.

Posted: March 6, 2009, 5 a.m. EST

British Fight Over Dog Breeding Gets Ugly
The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) drops its coverage of the prestigious Crufts competition after a documentary questions breeders' practices, but the show's organizers say they've long championed good health, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Getting a Leash on California Desert Town’s Wild Dogs
Hundreds of wild, neglected dogs roam a squalid desert trailer park in Duroville, lashing out at residents and limiting their mobility, while volunteers do the “hard, nasty” work of trapping and sterilizing them, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Dog Whose Owner Died in Big-Rig Accident Now Home
A 1-year-old dog named Zak made a bittersweet return to San Diego, Calif., Wednesday night after his owner, Robert Shields, a truck driver, died in a crash in Omaha, Neb., on Sunday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Grim Job Outlook for Kiwi Sheepdogs
Sheepdogs have been banned from herding sheep at the processing plants of New Zealand's biggest meat company because of overseas concerns about the stress it places on the animals, the New Zealand Herald reports.
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Pets Banned on Beaches During Spring Break
Corpus Christi, Texas, is banning pets from the beach during spring break, The Associated Press reports.
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