Night one at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is in the books and we heard some excellent call names — including Rufus, Toodles and Swagger – but the dogs moving into the Best in Show finals tonight include a bloodhound named Nathan, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi called Coco Posh (Like!), Allie the Standard Poodle and the favorite, a MinPin named Classy (also Like!).
But the big news is that the first ever agility competition for mixed breeds at the storied show was won by 6-and-a-half year-old husky mix Roo — very fitting, since she can jump like a kangaroo. Not surprisingly, the winner on the purebred side was a border collie named Kelso.
Agility dog Roo takes the gold!
2010 Olympic gold medalist Lindsay Vonn was looking forward to defending her downhill-skiing title in Sochi, before re-injuring her right knee this past December. But she got herself a really awesome consolation prize, as she told fans on her Facebook page:
“This definitely brightened my day – I adopted this 9-month-old cutie from an animal shelter. He has a bad knee from being hit by a car when he was a puppy and no one wanted him … but I do!! I encourage anyone looking for an animal to adopt from a shelter and save a life! #bumkneebuddies,” she wrote. Amen, sister!
Ladies and gentlemen, introducing lucky Leo:
Rescue. Name. Love!
These cutie-pies may not be owned by celebrities, but they are soon to be celebs themselves — and the best part is that every one of them is up for adoption after the broadcast. Doggienista loves Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl just for that reason. Well, and for the abundant adorableness on display. The ridiculous commentary we can actually do without. ;)
And since we also love #dog names and DoggieNames.com, we’ve chosen a few of our favorite competitors with the coolest names to share.
First up, is Alvin, a 12-week-old male poodle. Probably much tougher than he looks.
Bach is a Bernese Mountain Dog/Poodle mix, whose strategy is likely to be to lick his competitors into submission.
Next up is Opie, who doesn’t look much like the cute little Ron Howard redhead from The Andy Griffith Show, but does seem like a definite scrapper and star in the making.
Finally, our fave four includes Taser, a 12-week-old Italian Greyhound, whose speed likely has him pegged as either a kick return dog or safety (which would match his name!).
Shawn Ashmore is but one degree away from Kevin Bacon, co-starring with him on Fox’s hit drama The Following, which just returned for its second season. He plays one of the good guys — so far, though you never know — and you also might recognize him as The Iceman from the X-Men movies. But doesn’t this pic of him with his little dog Faith just melt your heart?
Congrats to 2014 Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Matthew McConaughey — a longtime dog lover, whose Aussie Cattle Dog mix is named Foxy. Yeah, that’s pretty much how we’d act in his arms too.
Happy holidays from everyone here at Celebrity Dog Blog!
Ice T and Coco tweeted this pic of their pups today with this message, presumably from Mr. T himself: “HoHoHo Merry Xmas from the ‘Ice Family.’ U can thank Coco for these stupid Santa hats.” Okay, thanks Coco! ;)
Sarah Silverman, who recently lost her beloved chihuahua Duck, has recovered enough to share her love with another member of the canine crew. She introduced fans to her new pup Mary on Instagram, along with this caption: “I told Mary I loved her and then there were some awkward beats of silence but we’re fine now.” We look forward to many more hilarious tweets about their budding relationship.
Jaclyn Smith, Doggienista’s all-time favorite Celebrity Dog Mom, posted this picture, along with her lovely and heartfelt remembrance of her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Emma Jane, on her Facebook page yesterday…
“Sweet Emma Jane, you came into this world with the gentlest heart. Your paws tread softly. You held no grudge you lived only in peace. You have left a world behind that will miss you. There will be a quiet, but discernible void. Until we meet again, run happily in God’s Garden and never forget the place you keep in our hearts.”
We send our deepest condolences to Jaclyn and her family on their loss.
First, it was Cee Lo and Purrfect (who isn’t really the singer’s cat, btw) getting airtime on NBC’s The Voice, and then Adam Levine got into the act last night by introducing the world to Charlie, his pretty dang cute Golden Retriever puppy. Levine and his fiance Behati Prinsloo are also pet parents to a Goldendoodle named Bones. Some pics he tweeted of his fur kids…