25 March 2011 12:05 PM
17 March 2011 12:00 AM
The assembled ranks of the press shook their heads in disbelief when, in 1979, Trevor Francis was revealed as the first £1m footballer. Now, someone has paid almost that sum for a red Tibetan mastiff.
14 March 2011 04:00 AM
Winning Crufts is something that "always happens to someone else", the breeder of the Best in Show said.
12 March 2011 12:00 AM
12 March 2011 12:00 AM
A guide dog who had his eyes removed after developing glaucoma has been provided with his own guide dog. Edward, an eight-year-old Labrador, had been at the side of Graham Waspe, a partially sighted man from Stowmarket in Suffolk, for six years. After Edward lost his own sight in October, Mr Waspe decided to keep him as a pet and the pair are now led around by another Labrador, two-year-old Opal.
11 March 2011 12:00 AM
Fast, powerful, highly athletic, but most importantly for this Weimaraner, highly photogenic – the greatest dog show on earth is on at the Birmingham NEC. Thousands of dogs and owners turned out for the first day of the annual Crufts dog show yesterday, celebrating its 120th anniversary.
10 March 2011 06:28 PM
Thousands of dogs and their owners have turned out for the first day of the annual Crufts dog show, which is celebrating its 120th anniversary.
10 March 2011 12:00 AM
From transporting a tired terrier in style to making Fido shoulder his share of the load, we take a lead and scoop up the best canine clobber...
Click on the image on the right to launch the gallery
09 March 2011 12:00 AM
Canine enthusiasts will argue to the bone what length of time it was in dog years. In human terms, however, it was 120 years ago that Crufts was first held.
25 February 2011 12:00 AM
Chinese ruling: what's good enough for the human is good enough for the dog. Shanghai is to extend the one-child policy to man's best friend after tens of thousands of people complained of being bitten last year – and to prevent dog mess spoiling the country's showcase business city.
16 February 2011 09:49 AM
A Scottish deerhound that loves to chase deer and rabbits on a 50-acre farm in Virginia won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club last night and the title of America's top dog.
16 February 2011 09:38 AM
A three month old baby gorilla has been caught on camera at London Zoo taking his first steps.
15 February 2011 12:00 AM
New York's Madison Square Garden, a name more closely associated with basketball giants and rock 'n' roll legends, is again holding a sell out crowd this week. But the stars of the show are Jack, the Yorkshire Terrier, and 2,499 of his friends.
26 January 2011 04:08 PM
With a rodent problem at Downing Street having been highlighted by the appearance of rats on not one but two broadcasts from outside Number 10 this week, it seems that Humphrey, the former feline resident, is sorely missed.
17 January 2011 12:00 AM
John Harrison walked into his son's shop earlier this month to find thieves had broken in and stolen some of his most prized merchandise – 63 royal pythons and three rare Kimberly rock monitor lizards.
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