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FILE — This April 29, 2017 file photo shows Aja, a Biewer Terrier, watching the DockDogs competition, from a jacket pocket of her owner Charli Yarbrough, during the annual Pet Lovers' Extravaganza in Virginia Beach, Va. The American Kennel Club announced Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, that the Biewer Terrier has received full recognition, and is eligible to compete in the Toy Group, bringing the number of AKC-recognized breeds to 197. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)

Leave it to Biewer: New toy dog breed to join many US shows

Jan. 4, 2021 4:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It's called the Biewer terrier, and it's been busy. The American Kennel Club announced Monday that the tiny, chipper Biewer — pronounced like “beaver” — became its 197th recognized breed. That makes the toy dogs eligible to compete for best in show at many U.S....

Orlando hopes dogs, bodybuilders kick-start convention biz

Dec. 12, 2020 3:47 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Officials in tourism-dependent central Florida are hoping bodybuilders and show dogs help kick-start a rebound for convention business that was laid low this year by the pandemic. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Joe Weider’s Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend, a gathering...

Armani, a Dogue De Bordeaux from Seattle, looks on during the 10th annual AKC Eukanuba National Championship dog show in Long Beach, Calif., in this Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, file photo. The biggest dog show in the country is about to bark at a much bigger audience. The AKC National Championship will be presented on ABC for the next three years under an agreement between the American Kennel Club and ESPN announced Monday, Dec. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

America's biggest dog show moves to ABC under AKC-ESPN deal

Dec. 7, 2020 2:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest dog show in the country is about to bark at a much bigger audience. The AKC National Championship will be presented on ABC for the next three years under an agreement between the American Kennel Club and ESPN announced Monday. Nearly 5,300 dogs entered the AKC event that was won...