Eight Mutts Who'll Put Their Best Paw Forward at WestminsterFor the first time ever, mixed breeds are set to compete in a new agility competition at the prestigious dog show


He was a bargain – with bark! Owner Irene Palmerini of Toms River, N.J., first spotted this poodle/Cairn terrier mix at a local pet store with a "clearance" pricetag of $99. After learning he had "a lot of energy," she signed him up for agility classes. "I used to walk him two miles in the morning and two at night and still he'd run around like crazy," Palmerini says. Agility has become a great outlet for that.

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