Alaskan musher Katherine Keith had one of her sled dogs, Blonde, die during the Iditarod yesterday. Last year, one of her dogs died as well. Last year, five dogs died, and since the race began in 1973, over 150 dogs have died.
Behold! The winner of the 142nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: none other than Flynn the bichon frise, pictured above. A very good dog—aren’t they all?—and yet, from my point of view as an idiot completely uneducated on the subject, not the best dog. Clearly not the best dog. Flynn, like any bichon frise, appears…
The 142nd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show goes down today and tomorrow in New York City. In lieu of a preview, Deadspin arranged an exclusive sit-down with a 5-year-old black Labrador retriever named Zeal—one of the favorites in the obedience competition—and his owner, Petra Ford.
The best underdog story at the Westminster Dog Show came to an abrupt end this morning when Fanucci the German Shepherd was pulled out of the competition due to “a hematoma on his left ear that caused it to flop.” Fanucci was a favorite to win his breed, and victory would have capped a tremendous comeback that began…
Derby, Team Bat Dog for the double-A Trenton Thunder, has died of cancer at nine years old. Derby was a beloved member of the Thunder, and he began his retrieving apprenticeship in 2008 under his father Chase. Even as his face got all gray, Derby continued to do his thing and go pick up bats. Thunder GM Jeff Hurley …
One of the most intriguing subplots to the NBA season has been finding out about Jahlil Okafor’s taste in movies. Okay, maybe not the most intriguing, or even intriguing at all, but… just stay with me here.
Oh, what’s that? Your dog can sled? That’s real cute. Now get the fuck out of here, because this one can also act as its own ski lift.
A judge in Florida this week ruled that testing protocols used by Florida gambling regulators to nab racing greyhounds competing on the state’s race tracks while coked out of their little dog minds were outlawed, potentially clearing the way for rampant use of the illicit substance among dishonorable dogs, according…
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez had surgery yesterday to repair a fracture in his right (non-pitching) elbow on Monday. Perez needed it, team GM Jon Daniels said, because he was startled by a bull on his ranch in Venezuela.
Macedonian club Vardar hosted Norway’s Rosenborg in blah blah blah oh wow, look at this cute doggy that interrupted the game!
Sure, there’s the National Dog Show. But let’s be honest. You, dear Deadspin reader, probably also have a dog. And while it might not be some fancy breed, and you probably have no idea what it’s lineage is, and it definitely doesn’t walk in a perfect line, it is still a very good dog. Possibly, a great dog. And unlike…
Ready for some juicy sled dog racing drama featuring drugs, father-son competition, and accusations of malicious behavior???? Here you go!!
Practicing stickhandling can be a dull, repetitive exercise for any hockey player. But Columbus Blue Jackets winger Artemi Panarin, who’s already extremely good with the puck, has found a way to make it the highlight of anyone’s day.
Historically, the dogs in the famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have been extremely good boys, but some bad dogs appeared to break that precedent this year. Race officials have said in a statement that several animals tested positive for the opioid pain reliever Tramadol, approximately six hours after they finished…
Some dogs are very good dogs, and those very good dogs might want to dash off the hiking trail or you know, chase squirrels in a city park not during off-leash hours. Rad Dog’s Release N Run Leash is a great treat for those good dogs and their owners.
Who’s a good dog? Yours is! It can be a bit of a mess, though.
The unquestioned best highlight from this weekend’s Argentine Primera División action was this little dog. He really wanted to take a corner kick, but nobody would let him, despite the great ball control he displayed.
The Chicago White Sox are the worst team in the American League, and so the best part of September is going to be Dog Day. At the GarField tonight, fans got to see a bunch of good boys who unfortunately support a very bad team.
Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we’re talking nakedness, hot dogs, Pat Tillman, Queens of the Stone Age, and more.
An unnamed dog bravely stepped up to the challenge of guarding Golden State Warriors human Klay Thompson today. With some sharp instincts and a quick step, he effectively rattled Thompson enough to cause him to miss at least one shot: