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February 14, 1989 | By Deborah Lawson, Special to The Inquirer
The nation's top-winning show dog, Ch. Royal Tudor's Wild as the Wind, moved a step closer to the Westminster Kennel Club's best-in-show award last night. The sleek, red Doberman pinscher bitch, owned by Arthur Korp, Richard Vida and Beth Wilhite of San Jose, Calif., and handled by Andy Linton, won the working group to assure itself a place in tonight's final. "She is enormously elegant, beautifully balanced . . . the ultimate show dog," said Charlotte Clem McGowan, who judged the working group.
SPORTS
December 3, 1989 | By Deborah Lawson, Special to The Inquirer
Ch. Vin Melca's Calista, a Norwegian elkhound bred by Patricia Craige of Carmel., Calif., was named best-in-show yesterday at the Kennel Club of Philadelphia's 95th annual show in the Civic Center. The dog triumphed over a quality field of 2,766 canines from 138 AKC breeds and varieties. Calista stands fifth among all American show dogs in total victories. Owned by Carol Anderson of Carmel, Calif., the dog has an exceptional record of 68 group firsts, 19 best-in-shows and 4 specialty-show victories.
SPORTS
February 17, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The search for a show dog that got loose at New York's Kennedy Airport was called off yesterday, but officers in the area will continue to "keep their eyes open" for the wayward whippet, officials said. In the last 24 hours, "the searchers covered the entire airport property of nearly 5,000 acres but did not spot the dog," said Alan Hicks, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The 3-year-old whippet, formally known as Champion Bohem C'est La Vie and answering to Vivi, had won an award of merit in the annual Westminster Kennel Club show this week.
LIVING
November 12, 1997 | By Denise Cowie, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's fitting that Chief should live in University City. After all, he has more degrees than many a professor. If he had business cards, they'd read Ch. Liebling Haus Chief Executive, C.D., J.H., C.G.C. But Chief isn't on any faculty or board of directors, though he is a top dog - the No. 2 German shorthaired pointer in the United States, in fact. Earlier this year, he beat about 350 other German shorthaired pointers from all over the country to take the coveted national specialty title, a feat achieved by both his mother and his father before him. (For a breeder of German shorthaired pointers, that's a bit like having your horse win the Kentucky Derby.
NEWS
March 14, 2002 | By Matthew P. Blanchard INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A raging house fire killed a 51-year-old mentally handicapped man early yesterday, as well as a menagerie of pets, including an alligator and show dog, authorities said. Jack Rothman was asleep in a second-floor bedroom as the 2:30 a.m. fire spread through the downstairs living room and engulfed the house in the 700 block of Boxwood Drive, police said. Rothman's live-in caretaker, Margaret Rutherford, and her son, Robert, told police they were awakened by smoke and ran downstairs to battle the flames with whatever was at hand.
NEWS
September 30, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Yes, Dolly Parton says, she has had plastic surgery - "nips and tucks and trims and sucks . . . eyes and chin and back again. " And there's more where that came from in Parton's new autobiography, "Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business. " "It is not only a right but an obligation for a woman, especially a woman in the public eye, to look as good as she can. It's like keeping up a racehorse or a show dog. " So yes, Parton says, she has had her breasts done, too. "I said, 'Do whatever you have to do to make 'em firm, make 'em stand up. "'
NEWS
December 3, 1989 | By Deborah Lawson, Special to The Inquirer
What you name your pet says a lot about your expectations for the animal. The person who calls a dog Raging Beast or Wolf has a different view of a pet from the owner who chooses Honey Bun. Owners who give pets "baby talk" names may consider the animals to be surrogate children. Thus, such names (particularly among toy dogs) as Sweetie Pie, Cupcake, Snookkums, Yublie Dublie, Kissy Kristibel, Wee Wispie Willow, Merri Wee Georgi and the ever-popular Peppermint Patty. Entirely different visions of the animal are suggested by Fearless Fosdick or Bulldozer.
NEWS
November 19, 1998 | By Kay Raftery, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A missing dog who cheered hospital-bound children with his tennis ball tricks. A bereaved owner, a mysterious benefactor, and a hired sleuth. And a villain, of sorts. Tango's tale has everything. No shaggy dog story this, the saga of a smooth-coated fox terrier who was hit by a car near the Strafford train station in September, ran off in fear and has been missing ever since. Anyone who has driven from Tredyffrin to Lower Merion lately has seen the "lost dog" posters tacked on almost every telephone pole by owner Joanna Falini.
NEWS
January 29, 1987 | By Richard V. Sabatini, Inquirer Staff Writer
While thousands of Northeast residents greeted the latest snowfall with grunts and groans this week, only barks of pleasure could be heard from Barbara Muehleib's Lawndale home. She races Siberian huskies, and snow, she says, is their middle name. Muehleib, 45, has been racing Sibes, as they are called, for the last six years, and she spends many of her weekends from December through March on the racing circuit. While her friends joke that she doesn't have to worry about getting around in the snow, Muehleib said she would not think of running the dogs on city streets.
NEWS
September 2, 2009 | By CARL MAcGOWAN, Newsday
MELVILLE, N.Y. - Chanel, a 21-year-old dachshund believed to be the world's oldest dog, has died. The small pooch, who wore sunglasses for her cataracts and rode in a stroller when she could no longer walk, died Friday at home in Port Jefferson Station on Long Island, said her owner, Denice Shaughnessy. "She just inhaled and took her last breath," Shaughnessy said. "Chanel had been telling me it's time. " The Guinness Book of World Records said earlier this year that Chanel was the oldest dog in the world.
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November 15, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Nick Foles is an Afghan hound, DeSean Jackson a whippet, LeSean McCoy a doberman, and Evan Mathis an Alaskan malamute. David Frei says it, so it must be true, because the man knows his football and he knows his dogs. Frei, the only sanctioned dog-show judge who also wears a Super Bowl ring, will be in town this weekend to serve as expert commentator for the National Dog Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, near Valley Forge. The show, hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, is broadcast annually at noon on Thanksgiving by NBC and draws monstrous ratings between the parades and the football games.
NEWS
February 14, 2013 | By Ben Walker, ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - Banana Joe is very appealing, in any language. The little affenpinscher with a monkey face added to his world of success Tuesday night, winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club. "He speaks German, Dutch, Spanish and English," co-owner and breeder Mieke Cooijmans offered. She was set to take Banana Joe on Wednesday back to the Netherlands, where he was born. Now, the trip has been postponed for his victory lap. With a bouncy step and shiny black coat, Banana Joe made up for near misses the last two years at Madison Square Garden and won America's premier dog competition.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2010 | By Howard Shapiro, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dinner-theater murder mysteries are common, but Curtains , which opened the Walnut Street Theatre main stage season Wednesday in a likable, energetic production, is another story. It's a murder mystery, but big-time, taking sarcastic aim at big-business Broadway musicals while being one, with a large cast (here, 25), bang-up production numbers, and A-list creators John Kander (music) and the late Fred Ebb (lyrics). While Curtains doesn't supply quite the electricity of their Cabaret or Chicago, it boasts fine moments, some particularly funny lyrics, and a scriptload of one-line zingers by Rupert Holmes, who rewrote Curtains after its creator, Peter Stone, died while writing it in 2003.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2009 | By BETH D'ADDONO, For the Daily News
HOT DOGS aren't just for baseball games and barbecues anymore. Check the menus at a handful of gastro pubs or even high-end restaurants around town, and you'll see a haute dog gussied up with all manner of homemade fixings. Brought to America by German immigrants in the late 1800s - the word frankfurter comes from Frankfurt, Germany - the humble wiener's original pedigree was more show dog than mutt. Traditionally, butchers ground leftover cuts of meat, usually pork shoulder, added spices and then emulsified the mixture, making a kind of mousse.
NEWS
September 2, 2009 | By CARL MAcGOWAN, Newsday
MELVILLE, N.Y. - Chanel, a 21-year-old dachshund believed to be the world's oldest dog, has died. The small pooch, who wore sunglasses for her cataracts and rode in a stroller when she could no longer walk, died Friday at home in Port Jefferson Station on Long Island, said her owner, Denice Shaughnessy. "She just inhaled and took her last breath," Shaughnessy said. "Chanel had been telling me it's time. " The Guinness Book of World Records said earlier this year that Chanel was the oldest dog in the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2007 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Rexxx, an Irish terrier with eyes the consistency of melted chocolate and a coat roughly the color of Lindsay Lohan's locks, isn't a canine hero but he plays one in the movies. The star of The Fast and the Furrious and Jurassic Bark is Hollywood's top dog, numbering among his buds the Aflac duck and the Taco Bell Chihuahua. As he performs a spectacular skydive for his current film, Rexxx's rip cord malfunctions and the pooch crashes to earth, presumed dead by his trainer. But the wonder pup lives and, in a modest backwater, finds meaning as a work dog, rescuing humans as he rescues himself from the pampered precincts of privilege.
NEWS
April 4, 2007 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Rexxx, an Irish terrier with eyes like pools of melted chocolate and a coat the color of Lindsay Lohan's locks, isn't a canine hero but he plays one in the movies. The star of The Fast and the Furrious and Jurassic Bark is Hollywood's top dog, numbering among his buds the AFLAC duck and Taco Bell Chihuahua. As he performs a spectacular skydive for his current film, Rexxx's rip cord malfunctions and the pooch crashes to earth, where he's presumed dead by his trainer. But the wonder pup lives and, in a modest backwater, finds meaning as a work dog, rescuing humans as he rescues himself from the pampered precincts of privilege.
NEWS
April 4, 2007 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Rexxx, an Irish terrier with eyes like pools of melted chocolate and a coat the color of Lindsay Lohan's locks, isn't a canine hero but he plays one in the movies. The star of The Fast and the Furrious and Jurassic Bark is Hollywood's top dog, numbering among his buds the AFLAC duck and Taco Bell Chihuahua. As he performs a spectacular skydive for his current film, Rexxx's rip cord malfunctions and the pooch crashes to earth, where he's presumed dead by his trainer. But the wonder pup lives and, in a modest backwater, finds meaning as a work dog, rescuing humans as he rescues himself from the pampered precincts of privilege.
NEWS
February 11, 2007 | INQUIRER STAFF
Cosby's show: Westminster Bill Cosby's 6-year-old terrier, Harry, is a leading contender to take the Best in Show honor at the Westminster Kennel Club Show, which begins tomorrow morning at Madison Square Garden in New York. Harry, whose formal handle is Hobergay's Fineus Fogg (you think a show dog would really be named Harry?) is a Dandie Dinmont, a small fluffy breed with floppy ears and a cuddle-me look. The Westminster show is such a big deal that Vegas is giving betting odds on it for the first time this year, the Associated Press reports.
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