Dog competition

Naperville couple go to Nathan’s hot dog contest

A hot dog eating contest, with soggy hot dog buns shoved into your mouth, might not be the most romantic setting. But for Sarah and Juan Rodriguez, it helped spur their first kiss. The Naperville spouses will compete this weekend in Nathan’s famous International 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, a nationally televised event […]

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Motorcycle training for the police in the Brazos Valley

BRYAN, TX — A nationwide motorcycle training program just launched its second course since starting earlier this year. This route is making noise in the Brazos Valley with the help of Harley Davidson. Harley Davidson motorcycle company partnered with TEEX Law Enforcement in January 2020, but due to the pandemic, the progress of things was […]

Dog competition

Ross Smith, creator of World’s Ugliest Dog contest, dies at 91

Fifty years ago, with a simple quip, Ross Smith helped put Petaluma on the map and taught a generation that all dogs are worth loving. Smith, who is widely credited with creating the famous World’s Ugliest Dog contest, died May 24 in Sacramento, where he had lived for the past few years after spending most […]

Dog competition

Cobber Challenge: the working dog competition becomes Transtasman

2020 Cobber Challenge winners, Glenda Rogan and her friend Kelpie-cross. Photo / Provided For the first time in its six-year history, the Cobber Challenge is going Transtasman – with New Zealand farm dogs invited to compete against their Australian counterparts. The Cobber Challenge is a unique opportunity for Australian and New Zealand farmers to measure […]