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Now that the Super Bowl is over, we can focus on the competition that really matters: the 2015 Westminster Dog Show. Beginning on Valentine's Day, the Westminster Kennel Club's 139th annual event hosts competitions in agility, judging in best of breed and judging in best of group. It all culminates in the final competition for the coveted title of Best in Show. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-1474{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-1474, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-1474{width:520px;display:block;} Events are scheduled all weekend long, with the junior showmanship finals, group judging and best in show all taking place at Madison Squ...

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 surpri...