A four-year-old beagle named Miss P is a popular newsmaker. The Canadian canine won the Best in Show trophy at the 139th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City on Tuesday.

BeaglesBySHGrayMiss P was thrilled with the attention as she stood before the crowd at Madison Square Garden, unaware she got a rare win for beagles. “She thinks she’s the biggest dog in the show,” her trainer is quoted as saying in a news report by USA Today that includes photos and a video of Miss P.

Beagles (other than Snoopy) don’t often make the news. Among the recent media reports about dogs are a Vermont lawmaker’s bill calling for designating the beagle as the official state dog. Fewer than a dozen states have an official state pooch. (Georgia has no official state dog.)

Cobb County Public Library System has many resources on dogs and caring for them, including books and digital resources. To learn more, visit www.cobbcat.org or speak to a reference librarian at any Cobb library location.

A special dog show benefit event in Cobb County: The Marietta “MUTTropolitan Pet Fashion Show” will debut Saturday, February 28, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Jim Miller Park, 2245 Calloway Road, Marietta. The event will benefit the Cobb County Animal Shelter and Ahimsa House, a non-profit organization that helps people and pets fleeing domestic violence, and PAWSitive Supporters, a non-profit providing spay and neuters in low income areas of Cobb County. For more information on the pet rescue event, including tickets and limited vendor opportunities, visit www.mariettamuttro.com or contact Alison at (678) 978-1475.




A Beagle in the Spotlight, and She’s No Snoopy
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