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Diane Papazian of Staten Island, N.Y., was reluctant to bring home another dog, but was glad she did when the canine in question alerted her to a lump on her breast. Three years ago, Papazian and her family brought home Troy, a 4-month-old Doberman Pinscher. He joined the Papazians a month earlier than originally planned, and little did they know how much of a difference those few weeks would make. "One night [Troy] was curled up between us in bed," Papazian said. "He kept nuzzling up against my left side. I itched myself, and then I popped up in bed and said, 'Holy cow! What's this?'" Papazian located a lump in her left breast that was a little over an inch in diameter, which was...

Kelso, a 7-year-old Border Collie, came out the winner Saturday at the Westminster Kennel Club's first-ever agility competition, with Roo! the Husky mix earning the award for best mixed-breed score after making it as a top five finalist at the event, according to AP. The Masters Agility Championship comes a couple days prior to the 138th Annual Westminster Dog Show, held Feb. 10-11. The agility event marks the first time since the show's earliest days that mutts are eligible for a bite of the Westminster action. Held at Pier 94 in New York City, Westminster's agility competition allotted 225 entrants chosen at random. The event featured 63 different breeds, with 16 of those being mixed...