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Couple Sues After Construction Crew Blocks Drive to Emergency Vet

New York City couple says men also damaged their car

(Newser) - A New York couple is suing two construction workers they allege not only blocked them from driving their bulldog to an emergency vet appointment but jumped on and damaged their BMW. Jair Freire and wife Angela Cuce say that Bienvenido Rodriguez and Anthony Pate were given "pseudo authority" over... More »

Labs Still No. 1, but a Rival Is Gaining Ground

American Kennel Club releases annual dog rankings, with bulldogs No. 4

(Newser) - America still loves its Labs, but it's growing ever more fond of its bulldogs. The American Kennel Club released its annual rankings of the most popular dogs in the nation, and, surprise, surprise, Labrador retrievers were at the top of the list for the 24th consecutive year, reports AP... More »

Louisiana Tech Mascot Dies of Heat Stroke

Worker who left dog outside, covered up death, fired

(Newser) - Louisiana Tech fans suffered anxiety and then heartbreak because of a negligent animal care worker who left their beloved mascot outside in 100-degree heat. The English bulldog, Tech XX, died of heat stroke, but the worker covered up the death, telling people that the dog had gone missing, reports the... More »

Dog Runs Over Owner With Truck

Man not seriously injured

(Newser) - A Florida man was taken to the hospital yesterday after his dog ran him over with the man's own pickup truck. Christopher Bishop, 43, made the mistake of putting his Ford F-150 in neutral as he got out to check for oil leaks, the St. Petersburg Times reports. As he... More »

Georgia Mourns Football Mascot

Bulldog, 4, served less than 2 full seasons in shortest reign ever

(Newser) - The University of Georgia football team’s mascot, bulldog Uga VII, has died. He was 4 and had not yet served out two full seasons, the shortest reign in 54 years of Ugas at UGa. Uga was not only a mascot but a beloved pet to the Savannah family that... More »

Lab Is Top US Dog, 18 Years and Counting

Yorkshire terrier is second; bulldog now at No. 8 and gaining fast

(Newser) - The Obamas’ pup could change things, but for now the playful Labrador retriever remains America’s most popular purebred, the American Kennel Club calculates. It's the Lab’s 18th consecutive year as king; the Yorkshire terrier and German shepherd are second and third, Reuters reports. Bulldogs moved up two spots,... More »

Bulldogs Back in AKC's Top 10

Beefy canine was last on list in 1935; lab is tops for 17th consecutive year

(Newser) - The bulldog has returned to the American Kennel Club's list of top 10 most popular American dog breeds for the first time since 1935, the AP reports. The Labrador retriever held on to #1—it’s been top dog for the past 17 years. Check out the other popular pooches:... More »

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