Beefeaters® Blog

The Dogs’ Big Day: The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Thu, February 07, 2013,

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is the second-longest continuously held American sporting event (after the Kentucky Derby). Next week the 137th Annual Westminster Dog Show will take place, once again at Madison Square Garden, and we couldn’t be more excited.

When it was first held in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was intended for gun dogs. Setters and Pointers were the bulk of the breeds, and it was started by a group of hunters who met regularly at the Westminster Hotel in Manhattan. The first show proved so popular that it drew over 1,200 Read More

Monty, the Dog Who Can Drive a Car

Thu, December 13, 2012,

It’s enough to make anyone do a double-take. A dog driving a car is a genuinely unexpected, funny and charming sight.  But how did it happen? Why did it happen?

Monty, the Giant Schnauzer, is one of many dogs being taught by a charity in New Zealand how to drive a car. It’s an initiative that has been undertaken to demonstrate how smart dogs are, which will hopefully lead to an increase in adoptions from the dog rescue.

Watching these dogs work the complex mechanics of a car is truly Read More

Zeus Breaks Record For World’s Biggest Dog

Thu, September 20, 2012,

Giant George will have to hand over the crown, there's a new king dog in town! At 7-foot-four, Zeus has set a new record for world's biggest dog. With the publication just this month of a new Guinness World Record book it is official that Zeus has beaten Giant George by a mere inch.

Zeus, the Great Dane from Michigan measures 3-foot-8 from foot to shoulder (pictures of him drinking from the sink are mesmerizing), or when standing on his hind legs he measures the aforementioned, staggering 7-foot-4.

While Zeus can be handful Read More

The Most Popular Breed in Your City

Tue, May 15, 2012,

Ever wonder why you might see so many of one type of dog in your city? Well, the numbers are in and here are the most popular dog breeds in eight major American cities:

Atlanta - Labrador Retriever Chicago - German Shepard St. Louis - Labrador Retriever Honolulu - Chihuahua Los Angeles - Bulldog Miami - German Shepard New York City - Yorkshire Terrier Seattle - Labrador Retriever

According to the American Kennel Club, the most popular breed in America is the Labrador Retriever, with the German Shepard claiming the number two spot. (Results taken Read More

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