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Results From The 2011 Doggie Census

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Results From The 2011 Doggie Census

Congrats German Shepherd!

The big dog is the most popular dog in the states - both as purebreds and mixed-breeds.

The Chow Chow was a popular purebred in the 80s - but is now only commonly found at the grandparent or great-grandparent level among mixed-breeds, reported MSNBC.

In addition, breeds weighing more than 80lbs represent around one in ten of all mixed-breed dogs and nearly nine in ten mixed-breed dogs are neutered.

The cutest fact: half of owners (48 per cent) said their dog slept with them.

Top 10 Breeds Found In Mixed Dogs:

1. German Shepherd (2nd most popular AKC breed)
2. Labrador (1st AKC)
3. Chow Chow (63rd AKC)
4. Boxer (7th AKC)
5. Rottweiler (13th AKC)
6. Poodle (9th AKC)
7. American Staffordshire Terrier (70th AKC)
8. Golden Retriever (5th AKC)
9. Cocker Spaniel (23rd AKC)
10. Siberian Husky (22nd)

Top 10 Registered Breeds with American Kennel Club:

1. Labrador (pictured)
2. German Shepherd
3. Yorkshire Terrier
4. Beagle
5. Golden Retriever
6. Bulldog
7. Boxer
8. Dachshund
9. Poodle
10. Shih Tzu

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The Xolo - America's Newest Breed Of Dog

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Xolo - New Breed

That's one cool looking pooch!

The latest additions to the American Kennel Club (AKC)'s official list of dog breeds is perhaps one of the most rare and exotic of them all (even if just in name): the Xoloitzcuintli (SHOW-low-eats-QUEENT-lee), or for short, Xolo.

The Xolo originates from Mexico, dating as far back as 3,000 years ago. The Aztec had considered the Xolo a sacred dog, with the power to heal and guide the deceased safely to the underworld.

And it is said that Christopher Columbus had written about the breed in his field journal, commenting on their unique look.

The breed has also long been the centerpiece of Mexican artwork, including that of Frida Kahlo, most likely due to its distinguished physical traits.

Because of its shape and disposition, the Xolo has often been mistaken for a Chihuahua, another breed native to Mexico.

Although this new interest has increased the world population to 30,000, there are currently fewer than 1,000 of them in the U.S.

But let's try to keep this Xolo on the DL.

We don't want Paris Hilton stuffing one of these cuties in her purse!

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Paws For A Moment Quick Tip: Yelping At the Door

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Have a toy or mini dog?

Then you're in luck!

TeddyHilton.com special correspondent, celebrity dog trainer Inger Martens, has a Quick Tip on how to train a yelping pooch.

Front door etiquette is important, especially for mini and toy breeds who have tendencies to run out or bark at the front door.

With some help form Inger your dog can greet guests in a "Civilized Manor."

Can you imagine?

All you'll need is a leash, patience, and dedication!

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Scottish Deerhound Wins Best In Show

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Westminster's Best In Show 2011

Congrats Hickory!

The day of the Scottish deerhound has finally come at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Hickory, a 5-year-old female from Virginia, became the first of her breed to win Best in Show at Westminster, taking the top prize on the second and final day of the event at New York's Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

Judge Paolo Dondina said Hickory fit exactly the same Scottish deerhound standards that he'd studied long ago.

Besides Hickory and Ladybug, the other group winners — and Best of Show finalists — were:

– Toy: A Pekingese named Malachy

– Non-sporting: A Chinese shar-pei named Jayne

– Herding: A bearded collie named Mister Baggins

– Sporting: A black cocker spaniel named Beckham

– Terrier: A smooth fox terrier named Adam

– Working: A Portuguese water dog (like Obama's pooch) named Ladybug

Terriers have won 45 of the 104 Westminster Best in Show titles. More than 2,000 dogs, representing 179 breeds, were competing in this year's show.

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Westminster Dog Show Starts Today!

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Westminster Dog Show

Dog lovers tune your TV sets to USA or CNBC tonight because the nation's second oldest animal sporting event next to the Kentucky Derby is taking over prime time.

The 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show begins this morning in Manhattan at Madison Square Garden with 2,600 dogs, embodying 179 breeds from 49 states, scheduled to participate this year.

Woo hoo! We know what Teddy will be watching tonight!

The show even has a few new entries this year with six new breeds including the Cane Corso, Leonberger, Icelandic sheepdog, Bluetick coonhound, Redbone coonhound and Boykin spaniel making their competition debut.

While it is impossible to tell which pooch will receive the coveted Best in Show title, one thing is certain, a new pooch will take the crown.

Sadie, a petite black Scottish terrier who dominated the dog show circuit last year before winning Best in Show at Westminster, is bowing out so she can be bred.

Looks like the field is wide open and we'd like to wish all of the canine competitors the best of luck and can't wait to see who wins!

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