Three new breeds of dog to go on show in New York

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Originally posted on aussiedogblog.com:

Westminster dog show adds three new breeds, mixed breed event

Westminster dog showA Poodle runs an obstacle course during a press event at Madison Square Garden. (TIMOTHY CLARY / AFP/Getty Images)
Marina Lopes Reuters as reported in Chicago Tribune
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three new breeds, Chinooks, Portuguese Podengo Pequenos and Rat Terriers, will be vying to be top dog at the 138th Westminster Kennel Club in New York in February, organizers said on Thursday.The two-day show on February 10 and 11 at Madison Square Garden and Piers 92 and 94 will open with a separate agility competition in which mixed-breed dogs will be allowed to compete for the first time in more than 100 years.

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Thousands of Greyhounds slaughtered in Australia

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GreyhoundThousands of healthy greyhound puppies are disappearing, presumed killed, every year, but their deaths are not reported or investigated by the $144 million greyhound racing industry.

Shocking details about puppy farming and the mass killing of the pups have emerged as a record number of people and organisations told a NSW parliamentary inquiry about the dark practices of the greyhound industry.

In one submission, a former industry participant, who did not want to be identified because he said he feared for his safety, said: “I actually found a brown sack one day, when washing my hands in the river that ran through the property, full of dead newborn pups.”

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