The DogChannel Newswire (1-19-11)

AKC/Eukanuba show to be broadcast on television; joint replacement helps smaller dogs; other news.

AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Premieres January 23 on ABC Television Network
For the first time in the 10-year history of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, the broadcast of the event will be seen nationwide on the ABC Television Network. All 167 AKC dog breeds will be showcased as they compete for top honors and $225,000 in prize money at the country’s only 100-percent invitational dog show, the American Kennel Club reports.
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Dogs Stay in the Running With Joint Replacement
Joint replacement has helped larger working dogs return to hunting, aiding the blind and assisting in search-and-rescue missions and other police activities, not to mention relieving the pain of beloved pets. Although hip-replacement surgery for bigger dogs has been performed since the mid-1970s, micro-hip replacement for cats and dogs weighing six to 30 pounds began in the last five years, The New York Times reports.
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Oakland, Calif.’s Fifth Dog Park Officially Opens With a Leash-Cutting Ceremony
Underneath a network of highways, off of Martin Luther King Jr. Way in the Longfellow neighborhood, is a big expanse of green grass in the Grove Shafter Park. Here Oakland’s newest public dog park was opened on Saturday, reports.
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Clinic Takes New Approach to Pet Overpopulation
A new veterinary clinic in Freeport, Maine, aims to combat cat and dog overpopulation by specializing in high-volume and low-cost spay and neuter services. The five-person unit, which includes two veterinarians who perform the efficient surgeries, operates the clinic out of the 475 U.S. Route 1 storefront formerly home to a Subway sandwich shop, The Times Record reports.
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