The DogChannel Newswire (02-12-08)

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Posted: February 12, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Have You Seen This Dog? Only With Telepathy
Vivi the Whippet, the prize-winning show dog who vanished two years ago at Kennedy International Airport, is alive and well and living in Brooklyn. At least that’s what the animal psychics say. These are the professionals who claim to tune into an animal’s thoughts through telepathy the way another person might find a radio station, the New York Times reports.
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Beagle Strives to Become Numero Uno at Westminster
One of America's beloved dogs, the Beagle, has never won Best in Show at Westminster. In fact, no Beagle has even won the Hound Group since 1939, and it's been 25 years since any kind of hound has been chosen as the overall winner. But a Beagle named Uno is looking to become the first to win Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, USA Today reports.
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Top Dogs Live On, And On, in Progeny
A once-prolific, bluish-gray, bearded stud, Mick is the nearly 12-year-old Kerry Blue Terrier — officially Ch. Torums Scarf Michael — who won best in show at the 2003 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. He is the most influential Kerry Blue alive, the producer of 61 champions and maybe more in the future, if his sperm, frozen for artificial insemination, yields puppies that meet the standards of the breed as closely as he does, The New York Times reports.
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When Your Pet Is Overweight
Experts say that nearly 45% of all pets in the U.S. are overweight and at risk for health probelsm such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, high blood pressure, and cancer. They also have shorter life spans than leaner, fitter animals. But helping your pet lose weight is easier than you think, Parade reports.
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Two Dogs Shot in Two Days As Cruelty Bill Remains Unpassed
Two dogs were shot to death in Utah over the span of two days – as lawmakers consider a bill that would toughen the punishment for perpetrators of animal cruelty, KUTV (Utah) reports.
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Lynne   Cincinnati, OH

2/12/2008 7:03:26 AM

I hope that Vivi is found alive and well!

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