The DogChannel Newswire (11-16-10)

China sees increase in pet dogs; new record for AKC/Eukanuba National Championship; other news.

New entrant record set at 2010 AKC/Eukanuba National Championship
A record-breaking amount of 3,233 dogs will compete for more than $225,000 in cash prizes at the 10th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on December 4 and 5, 2010 in Long Beach, Calif. The two-day event is held in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC Obedience Invitational, the Junior Showmanship competition and the Eukanuba World Challenge, the AKC reports.
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China Sees Rise in Dog Ownership
Twenty years ago, there were hardly any dogs in Beijing. But it is far easier to find dog-treat stores, dog websites, dog social networks, dog swimming pools even, and for a time recently, a bring-your-dog cinema and a bring-your-dog bar on Beijing’s downtown nightclub row, The New York Times reports.
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Jack Russell Terrier Trees Mountain Lion in South Dakota
A 150-pound mountain lion was no match for a squirrel-chasing terrier on a farm in eastern South Dakota. Jack, the Jack Russell Terrier, weighs only 17 pounds, and yet he managed to trap the cougar up a tree on Tuesday, Yahoo News reports.
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Pet Pictures With Santa Claus Helps SPCA
Pet lovers brought their family members into the Allen County, Ind., SPCA Sunday, to take pictures with Santa in order to help other animals at the shelter. The pet owners chose from various donation packages for the ACSPCA ranging in price from $10 to $50 and received all shots of their pet on a CD plus holiday cards, reports.
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