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Scottish deerhound is best in show at Westminster

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.

Video: Baby gorilla tries to walk

A three month old baby gorilla has been caught on camera at London Zoo taking his first steps.

Madison Square Garden has really gone to the dogs

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.

The slithering prizes: Python thefts lift lid on trade in exotic pets

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.

Video plea over 'misunderstood' staffies

A viral video aimed at helping the Staffordshire Bull Terrier shed its associations with gang violence and anti-social behaviour has been launched by an animal welfare charity.

Drunken dog owner jailed for animal's bridge death

The owner of a dog found hanging from a bridge where it was left chained up was jailed for 10 weeks today.

Stars pose with their dogs for charity

Dog-loving celebrities have posed with their pets as part of a special exhibition to raise money for the charity Guide Dogs.

RSPCA in rehoming plea after 'unprecedented' influx of animals

Playful Ridgeback cross Buster only has three legs and is desperate to be rehomed after an animal centre reached its full capacity.

Four-foot long cat breaks world record

A US cat broke the Guinness world record for the world's longest domestic cat.

Woman fined for dumping cat in wheelie bin

A woman who was caught on CCTV dumping a cat in a wheelie bin was fined £250 today after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the animal.

Surgery sorts out sex-change dog

A sex-change dog born with male and female organs is looking for a home.

Why the long face? Maybe because he's a bowl-half-empty dog

Scientists have shown what many dog owners have suspected – while some canines are joyfully optimistic about life, others have a tendency for gloomy pessimism.

Another kitten dumped in wheelie bin

An animal charity which came to the aid of a kitten found trapped in a wheelie bin said today the "waste of space" who did it must have been copying an infamous incident caught on CCTV.

Woman charged with dumping cat in bin

A woman who was caught on CCTV dumping a cat in a wheelie bin has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to the animal, the RSPCA said today.

Goat put down after horns ripped out

A goat had to be put down after his horns were ripped out in a "barbaric" attack, the RSPCA said today.

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