Still the best! Labradors are the most popular dog breed in US for 28th straight year

Still the best! Labradors are the most popular dog breed in US for 28th straight year

Sunny and his buddies are still No. 1!The most popular dog breed in the country for the 28th straight year is the Labrador, just like TODAY's own puppy with a purpose, according to the American Kennel Club.

Dog hilariously doesn't care about obstacle course, goes his own way

Dog hilariously doesn't care about obstacle course, goes his own way

A lovable rescue dog named Kratu had the crowd and announcer in hysterics when he adorably went his own way at his own pace during an obstacle course race at the Crufts dog show in Birmingham, England, last week.

Heinous act! Wildlife rescuers save terrified leopard from 'jaws of death' poachers’ trap

Heinous act! Wildlife rescuers save terrified leopard from 'jaws of death' poachers’ trap

Leopard in long grass after being darted (Image: Wildlife SOS) "Jaw traps are lethal hunting devices which can cause severe lacerations, joint dislocations, fractures and even death in most cases.” It took several hours to complete the rescue operation but, after being sedated, the leopard was given a thorough examination and treatment, having fortunately escaped breaking its leg.

Dog meat HORROR: Downton Abbey star films inside dog meat market – 'Utterly heartbreaking'

Dog meat HORROR: Downton Abbey star films inside dog meat market – 'Utterly heartbreaking'

It’s horrific.” Actor Peter Egan witnesses caged dogs at Indonesian meat market (Image: DMFI) The most harrowing moments come when Mr Egan and the welfare campaigners manage to save four dogs in the knowledge that others will perish.

Crufts 2019: Will hounds with supersize lugs cause a flap at top dog show?

Crufts 2019: Will hounds with supersize lugs cause a flap at top dog show?

Harbor the black and tan coonhound has the biggest ears of any dog (Image: Guinness World Records) Pets with the biggest lugs in the business are destined to delight animal lovers at the world’s most famous dog show.

Crufts 2019 schedule and can you still buy tickets?

Crufts 2019 schedule and can you still buy tickets?

You buy tickets for each day, which will give you access to the arena and trade shows going on. On this day, you can buy a normal general admission ticket, but will need to have a separate one to view the best in show category.

Dogs dress up for Blocao parade at Rio carnival

Dogs dress up for Blocao parade at Rio carnival

These dogs got into the spirit with a range of great costumes at the annual event in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

CAT CRISIS: UK overpopulation nightmare sees RSPCA make 60 rescues A DAY

CAT CRISIS: UK overpopulation nightmare sees RSPCA make 60 rescues A DAY

The Cat Population Control Group (CPCG) – made up of a number of animal welfare groups, including the RSPCA, Cats Protection, Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, Blue Cross, PDSA and Vets 4 Pets, believes having kittens spayed when they reach four months of age rather than at the traditional six months stage will help reduce these figures.

Britain’s fattest dog has finally been re-homed after losing a bunch of weight

Britain’s fattest dog has finally been re-homed after losing a bunch of weight

(Picture: SWNS) Britain’s fattest dog, who grew to the size of a ‘pot-bellied pig’ after living on hamburgers, has finally found a home after losing nearly half of her body weight.

King the wire fox terrier is top dog at Westminster show

King the wire fox terrier is top dog at Westminster show

Last year, a bichon frise named All I Care About Is Love took home the prize, and in 2017 it was a German shepherd named Rumor Has It. King the wire fox terrier stands proud after winning best in show at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday.

Puppy put to sleep after cruel ear-cropping TORTURE to make it appear 'tough'

Puppy put to sleep after cruel ear-cropping TORTURE to make it appear 'tough'

Tragic puppy shows off cropped ears and barrel chest before being destroyed (Image: SSPCA) The one year old dog was dumped in a park suffering horrific pain from having her ears croppped to make her appear fearsome, as well as enduring the effects of intensive breeding.

Dog news: Newborn Staffies tossed away like rubbish sparks ANGER

Dog news: Newborn Staffies tossed away like rubbish sparks ANGER

Pitiful sight of newborn puppy dumped with litter-mates (Image: RSPCA) Shocking images of the innocent puppies spread out dead on the ground have been released today to track down the heartless person who discarded them on an industrial estate.

Pooch pizzas and pet psychics: life as a dog concierge at the Westminster Show

Pooch pizzas and pet psychics: life as a dog concierge at the Westminster Show

Jerry Grymek is there to accommodate every need It’s the weekend before this year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show and the basement of the Hotel Pennsylvania is a bustle of canine activity.

ALABAMA ROT WARNING: Death toll grows as four more dogs die - vets issue URGENT alert

ALABAMA ROT WARNING: Death toll grows as four more dogs die - vets issue URGENT alert

Although an environmental trigger for this disease is possible, this has not been proven.” Map shows the east-west divide of Alabama Rot incidence (Image: Vets4Pets) Tell-tale skin lesion that is the first sign of Alabama Rot (Image: : Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists) Scientists believe the way the disease is evident during the winter months and centred on certain areas of the country will produce the vital evidence to help them establish its cause and also provide an eventual cure.

Feral Cat Saves a Helpless Kitten during Tornado

Feral Cat Saves a Helpless Kitten during Tornado

“The cat was covered in dirt and debris and wood splinters,” says Cantrell on bideawee.org , “I thought the cat was injured, then I went to examine it and I saw a little head with two little beady eyes pop up covered in mud, and I realized the larger cat was clinging onto a kitten.” As it would turn out the larger cat was a feral male.

Puppy Bowl XV: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Puppy Bowl XV: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

Courtesy of Victoria Schade I spend game days standing on the left edge of the field, watching the puppy action to make sure everyone is having a good time. Courtesy of Victoria Schade The Puppy Bowl shoot is busy all week, even when there’s a break in the official action on the field.

Abandoned for being 'too old,' 16-year-old dog finds fame during Super Bowl

Abandoned for being 'too old,' 16-year-old dog finds fame during Super Bowl

For the second year in a row, the network will also feature “Puppy Bowl Presents: The Dog Bowl” as a fun way to encourage the adoption of senior shelter animals, special-needs pets and hard-to-adopt breeds.

Pudgy pug who weighs MORE THAN A TODDLER made pin-up for pet weight-loss club

Pudgy pug who weighs MORE THAN A TODDLER made pin-up for pet weight-loss club

Podgy pug Sugar is double her ideal weight (Image: PDSA) Twelve-year old Sugar piled on the pounds by not getting enough exercise but she has now been selected for the PDSA’s famous Pet Fit Club to help her fight the flab.

Beth Stern has opened her home to close to 900 foster cats

Beth Stern has opened her home to close to 900 foster cats

Over the past five and a half years, Stern says she and her husband, Howard Stern, have opened their home to close to 900 fosters. Beth Stern: My cats with Howard Stern are 'our family' Currently, Stern has about 12 fosters in her home.

Loving dog tragically KILLED after being abandoned - his crime was being the wrong breed

Loving dog tragically KILLED after being abandoned - his crime was being the wrong breed

The RSPCA today released heart-breaking footage of Bailey playing at a rescue centre shortly before being put to sleep when it criticised to the Government’s decision not to review a controversial section of the Dangerous Dog Act. The video tells how one year old pitbull terrier Bailey, a “playful, happy and friendly dog” when he came into the charity’s care last year through no fault of his own, was doomed.

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