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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1987
The picture captioned "Price of beauty" of the bandaged head of a dog (Part I, Nov. 16) is all revealing. In many years of conducting medical research on animals, I have never seen such a pathetically sad and uselessly suffering visage as that of the 8-week-old boxer puppy that "just got ears cropped for a career as show dog." At a time when animal supporters are intensively campaigning against the use of animals for testing medicines and devices, I find it revoltingly paradoxical that animals are being cruelly mutilated for profit.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
The speakers became emotional as they stood before the Riverside County supervisors, telling them about their encounters - both positive and negative - with pit bulls. One woman talked about Louie, her beloved pit bull she dresses up each Halloween. Another sobbed as she tried to talk about her pit bulls, who compete in shows. But as county officials weighed an ordinance that would mandate the sterilization of pit bulls, they also heard from a Beaumont city councilwoman who had tried to stop a pit bull attack and could not forget the smell of blood that lingered.
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NEWS
October 25, 1998
Question from Oct. 11: We're antzy to make a movie. We're liking the title "Dawgz." Who or what should it be about? How about our current commander-in-chief? Raymond Tam, Glendale * "Dawgz" should be about the erosion of spelling in Amerika. Joyce and Dwight Cates, Ventura * A computer whiz/show dog experiences the trials and tribulations of becoming one of the top 10 show dogs of Dogllywood, California.
SCIENCE
January 23, 2013 | By Rosie Mestel, Los Angeles Times
Long ago, some brazen wolves started hanging around human settlements, jump-starting events that ultimately led to today's domesticated dogs. Now geneticists say they have identified one of the key changes that turned wolves into the tame, tail-wagging creatures well-suited to living by our sides - the ability to digest carbohydrates with ease. The report, published online Wednesday by the journal Nature, found signs that dogs can break down starch into sugar, and then transport those sugars from the gut into the bloodstream, more efficiently than can wolves.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1992
I was surprised to open my Times Nov. 5 to discover the article ("Wall of Hostilities") regarding (Rex and Nancy) Vance vs. the LazyCreek Homeowner's Assn. dispute of $150,000 in Orange. I was the first owner of that home. My husband and I bought it as a model after the other 34 homes in the development were sold. The yard at that time was only half-finished. We completed it with a 50-foot pool, three-stall barn and small pasture and a large, covered dog kennel area. Because of the pool, we had to fence the whole yard, approximately one-half acre.
NEWS
February 17, 2012 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If you're worried that Fido will pine away while you're away, DOGTV, a new cable channel, may help both of you. The channel, launched recently in San Diego, is designed to provide companionship for dogs and reduce stress caused by an owner's absence, said Ron Levi, co-founder and chief content creator.   Although DOGTV's content isn't breed specific, Nicholas Dodman, a veterinarian specializing in animal behavior, says visually oriented “sighthounds,”...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2012 | By David Pagel
For the last 500 to 600 years, art and individuality have got on well with each other. The former has fanned the flames of the latter and the latter has expanded the parameters of the former, at least since the Enlightenment. At Rosamund Felsen Gallery, M.A. Peers throws a monkey wrench into these developments. Both deadpan and curious, sensitive and flat-footed, her paintings make you wonder why we think that art and individuality have anything at all to do with each other. It isn't difficult to mistake Peers' exhibition for a group show.
NEWS
February 27, 1994 | JOHN BALZAR, Los Angeles Times
The air is redolent with talcum powder, hair spray, musky fur, wet towels and. . . . Do they still call it doggy doo? And the noise: the whoosh-blast of hair dryers, some larger than vacuum cleaners, the metallic clatter of scissors, clippers and nippers. There are barks and BARKS! yips and snorts, and baleful caterwauls. And everywhere the chatter of people in a knowing patois: champion this, whelp that, sire here and litter there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1996 | KELLY DAVID, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With 20 seconds left on the clock and his best friend panting at his side, Joe Winslow decided to take a gamble: He would go for the 50 extra bonus points. Shadow Fax, his 5-year-old Shetland sheep dog, seconded the idea. As an audience of hundreds watched from the stands at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, the sheep dog bounded over hurdles, weaved through closely planted poles and rushed along a 10-inch plank suspended nearly five feet off the ground in an all-out sprint to the finish.
OPINION
February 13, 2012 | Patt Morrison
I'm a mutt fancier myself -- or "multicultural canines," as my dogs prefer -- but like millions of other lovers of canines of all kinds, I'll be tuning in Monday to watch the Westminster Kennel Club dog show , the 136th. There's at least one hot California dog in the running, a wire fox terrier nicknamed Eira. She's four years old, and she belongs to breederTorie Steele of Malibu. Eira took Best in Show at the National Dog Show on Thanksgiving, and Steele hopes she will become only the third dog to win the canine double-crown, the National Dog Show and Westminster.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2012 | By David Pagel
For the last 500 to 600 years, art and individuality have got on well with each other. The former has fanned the flames of the latter and the latter has expanded the parameters of the former, at least since the Enlightenment. At Rosamund Felsen Gallery, M.A. Peers throws a monkey wrench into these developments. Both deadpan and curious, sensitive and flat-footed, her paintings make you wonder why we think that art and individuality have anything at all to do with each other. It isn't difficult to mistake Peers' exhibition for a group show.
NEWS
February 17, 2012 | By Terry Gardner, Special to the Los Angeles Times
If you're worried that Fido will pine away while you're away, DOGTV, a new cable channel, may help both of you. The channel, launched recently in San Diego, is designed to provide companionship for dogs and reduce stress caused by an owner's absence, said Ron Levi, co-founder and chief content creator.   Although DOGTV's content isn't breed specific, Nicholas Dodman, a veterinarian specializing in animal behavior, says visually oriented “sighthounds,”...
OPINION
February 13, 2012 | Patt Morrison
I'm a mutt fancier myself -- or "multicultural canines," as my dogs prefer -- but like millions of other lovers of canines of all kinds, I'll be tuning in Monday to watch the Westminster Kennel Club dog show , the 136th. There's at least one hot California dog in the running, a wire fox terrier nicknamed Eira. She's four years old, and she belongs to breederTorie Steele of Malibu. Eira took Best in Show at the National Dog Show on Thanksgiving, and Steele hopes she will become only the third dog to win the canine double-crown, the National Dog Show and Westminster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 2009 | Associated Press
Authorities want to get rid of hot dogs in Los Angeles. Using a poster dog named Bilby, prosecutors Thursday launched a campaign to remind pet owners that it is a crime to leave an animal unattended in a hot car. The poster shows Bilby sitting in a pan in an open oven. It reads: "Hot oven, hot car . . . It's the same thing." Deputy Dist. Atty. Deborah Knaan, the department's animal cruelty case coordinator, said loving one's pet means leaving the animal home when it's hot. She said studies show that if it is 85 degrees outside, it can climb to 102 degrees inside a car within 10 minutes and 120 degrees within 30 minutes, even if the windows are slightly open.
HOME & GARDEN
March 27, 2008 | Bettijane Levine, Times Staff Writer
AS the demand for dog beds, dog spas and gourmet dog treats grows to be a $43.4-billion industry this year, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Assn., the market for canine-related collectibles is keeping pace. Bonhams & Butterfields' L.A. auction Sunday includes nearly 2,000 dog-related pieces from late Brentwood collector Jennifer Berry.
FOOD
June 14, 2006 | Leslee Komaiko
IF imitation really is the highest form of flattery, then the folks at Hot Dog on a Stick must be feeling pretty smug. Chefs around town are riffing on their specialty, the corn dog. But these aren't your run-of-the-mill carnival dogs. These are couture corn dogs. A steakhouse version using Kobe beef hot dogs has popped up at Santa Monica's Boa Steakhouse.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2013 | By Rick Rojas
The speakers became emotional as they stood before the Riverside County supervisors, telling them about their encounters - both positive and negative - with pit bulls. One woman talked about Louie, her beloved pit bull she dresses up each Halloween. Another sobbed as she tried to talk about her pit bulls, who compete in shows. But as county officials weighed an ordinance that would mandate the sterilization of pit bulls, they also heard from a Beaumont city councilwoman who had tried to stop a pit bull attack and could not forget the smell of blood that lingered.
NEWS
February 3, 1985 | CLAIRE SPIEGEL and ROBERT WELKOS, Times Staff Writers
Whenever Samuel Benitez, who now lives in Portland, Ore., even thinks about his old job as a Los Angeles policeman, he says he starts coughing. And the closer he gets to Los Angeles, the worse the hacking gets. Benitez, 35, claims that the cough is caused by stress from working for the Los Angeles Police Department. Complaining that the cough disabled him, he recently won a lifetime tax-free disability pension of $1,480 a month, plus $51,390 in back benefits.
NATIONAL
March 23, 2006 | Ellen Barry and Lianne Hart, Times Staff Writers
By Wednesday afternoon, Flushing was one big dog trap. Whole roasted chickens had been left out as bait. A greyhound named Hubbard sauntered around Kissena Park, offering companionship. An 83-year-old man strolled with his belt in his hands, ready to lasso if necessary. Few mysteries have captivated New Yorkers like the case of the champion whippet who, after winning a prize at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, got loose at John F. Kennedy airport five weeks ago and raced into the city.
NATIONAL
February 17, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The search for an award-winning show dog that got loose at Kennedy Airport was called off, but officers in the area are still keeping an eye out for the wayward whippet, authorities said. Searchers covered the airport's nearly 5,000 acres over a 24-hour period but did not spot the dog, said Alan Hicks, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Vivi, a 3-year-old champion, won an award of merit at the Westminster Kennel Club this week.
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