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Meet the Westminster Dog Show's Two New Pups

by Blaine Kaniewski

Photo Courtesy of the Westminster Kennel Club.

In the world of dog shows, the competition just got tougher. The Westminster Kennel Club is introducing two new breeds this year. They're called the Coton de Tulear and Wirehaired Vizsla, and they're the two freshest faces among the show's 192 competing canines.

Connecticut Gov. Malloy Highlights New Pet Shop Law

by Associated Press
Dog in CT.

Sarah_Ackerman, Flickr

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is drawing attention to a new law that attempts to toughen standards for Connecticut pet shops.

   The legislation, which takes effect on Oct. 1, prohibits pet shops from buying or selling cats and dogs from breeders who have violated the U.S. Department of Agriculture's animal welfare regulations. It also requires pet shop license-holders to post certain USDA inspection reports for breeders of any dog offered for sale.

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