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Beautiful German shepherd beats out over 2,000 dogs to win Westminster’s 2017 ‘Best in Show’

Rumor has it.
Image: Getty Images

Nearly 3,000 dogs traveled to New York City to compete in the Westminster Dog Show this past weekend, but only one could be Best in Show.

This year, the honor was given to Rumor, a 5-year-old female German shepherd.

The Best in Show Judge Thomas H. Bradley told CNN that German shepherds were all about quality and nobility when the prize was awarded last night.

“When you recognize it, it hits you home, and that’s what it really is. She is just magnificent,” Bradley said.

Rumor is named after Adele’s song “Rumor Has It,” according to CNN, which means Adele has so far been completely owning 2017.

The German shepherd won the herding group in order to compete for Best in Show. Here are the six other finalists who won their their category and also competed for the top prize.

Best Hound: Duffy, Norwegian elkhound

Best Toy: Chuckie, Pekingese

Best Non-Sporting: Aftin, miniature poodle

Best Sporting: Adrian, Irish setter

Best Working: Devlin, boxer

Best Terrier: Tanner, Norwich terrier

Congratulations to all of these very excellent doggos.

And special congratulations to the beautiful Rumor. Enjoy your time as the queen!

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/02/15/westminster-dog-show-rumor/

Photos capture quirky dogs up for adoption

Giuseppe
Image: Richard Phibbs

The sweet and sometimes sad faces of dogs waiting to be adopted is just one of those things that tug at your heart strings. And these pup photos are no exception.

Over the last few years, fashion and portrait photographer Richard Phibbs has been photographing furry subjects at the Humane Society of New York as part of the shelters work to find the dogs forever homes.

The portraits of the adorable pups are featured in the new book Rescue Me. The photos are accompanied with each dogs story of abandonment through rescue told by writer and activist Richard Jonas. Royalties from the sale of Rescue Me benefit the Humane Society of New York.

My portraits of homeless animals are not meant to make people feel sad. The goal is to find every animal a home,” said Phibbs.

After looking at these quirky faces, see if you can resist running to your nearest humane society.

Leo

Image: Richard Phibbs

Cedric

Image: Richard Phibbs

Davey

Image: Richard Phibbs

Zeppy

Image: Richard Phibbs

Hamilton

Image: Richard Phibbs

Herschel

Image: Richard Phibbs

Chelsea

Image: Richard Phibbs

Cookie

Image: Richard Phibbs

Yoko

Image: Richard Phibbs

Little Lowell

Image: Richard Phibbs

Hugo

Image: Richard Phibbs

Nuno

Image: Richard Phibbs

Finn

Image: Richard Phibbs

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/10/22/dog-adoption-portraits-/

Maternity photoshoots are significantly cuter when they star pregnant dogs

As of Tuesday, Chanel and LeeRoy are now the proud parents of a new litter of puppies.

But just a few days before, the pair celebrated their last few days of freedom with a maternity photoshoot far superior to any human’s.

Image: amy rients

LeeRoy’s owner Amy Rients tells Mashable that the happy couple found one another through a mutual friend.

“Our dogs kind of got match made by our dog groomer,” she says. “She’s actually my very best friend, and she knew we were kind of, not looking actively, but we had not neutered our dog just in case we wanted to breed him. When she ran across Chanel, she gave [Sorensen] our phone number.”

A few days before the due date, Rients brought LeeRoy to Chanel’s owner Kennedy Sorensen’s farm to stage the shoot. When Sorensen shared the finished product on Twitter, their story blew up. The tweet itself garnered more than 37,000 likes and 22,000 retweets.

Sorensen tells Mashable that the puppies are in good health, adding, “Chanel is an amazing mother!”

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

Image: AMY RIENTS

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/10/12/dog-maternity-photoshoot/

Shirtless servicemen posing with rescue dogs is your dream 2017 calendar

The 2017 edition of Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs has all the elements of a perfect calendar: Dogs in need of forever homes posing with servicemen who just happen to be completely ripped. It’s the female gaze put to a good cause.

Shirtless dudes + rescue dogs is a proven formula for Ricki Beason, the Texas photographer behind Heartthrobs and Hound Dogs. She told Mashable via phone that the calendar’s 2016 edition featuring military veterans raised about $30,000 for rescue shelters.

“When you pair a rescue dog with a really handsome shirtless guy, people tend to take notice,” she joked.

This year’s calendar features firefighters, police officers and military vets, plus six rescue dogs. Each pup comes from one of the six shelters Beason selected to benefit from the 2017 edition.

Beason is a physical therapist by trade, but took up photography in 2014. At the time, her own adopted dog inspired her to pick up a camera and find a way to benefit the rescue community. Her initiative to photograph rural rescue dogs in need of exposure later inspired her first calendar, a 2015 edition featuring firefighters.

Two years later, the latest edition is available for order with all proceeds set to benefit shelters in Houston, Austin and Dallas.

“Having two rescue dogs myself, I know how much love they can offer you,” Beason said. “I just want people to see them for just how great they are. They deserve a chance in a loving home, they deserve to find love, they deserve to be someone’s most loved pet.”

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/09/16/heartthrobs-and-hound-dogs-calendar/

Guy immediately shut down against Twitter account that rates adorable dogs

Image: Ilka & Franz, getty images

All dogs are good dogs, and that’s what the Twitter account WeRateDogs is all about.

Unfortunately, some Twitter trolls like one named Brant (Brint? Brent? Bront?) couldn’t seem to understand. Brant tweeted at WeRateDogs to air some grievances against the account’s seemingly lenient standards.

Brant particularly took issue with the account rating every dog as a 10, or even a 11 or 12 out of 10. Quite the paradox.

WeRateDogs fired back with some infallible logic:

But Brant was not satisfied.

Brant challenged the dog-rating account to show some 3s or even 5 or 6-rated dogs on the account.

Of course, he was quickly refuted. Because at WeRateDogs, a 3 or 5 does not exist. Every dog is a superior dog.

Looks like Brant will have to find his own dog-rating system. We think he’ll be hard-pressed to find a better one.

Never be the guy who argues against cute dogs.

BONUS: Here are some corgi butts in slow motion.

Happy Monday! Here are some #corgi butts in slow motion.

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Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/09/13/dog-rating-twitter-shuts-down-troll/

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