The week’s top dog stories

In New York, an extravagant dog marriage breaks Guinness records

Odd couple: Chilly and Hope
Odd couple: Chilly and Hope

The bride, Baby Hope Diamond, wore a $6,000 dress to the most expensive pet wedding in history last Thursday night. It was not a love match but, rather, an arranged marriage. Read more

Belfast council puts Lennox to sleep despite outcry

An international effort to save a dog on death row in Northern Ireland ended in failure, heartbreak and recrimination Wednesday when Lennox — described by the Belfast City Council as a “dangerous, illegal pit-bull terrier type” — was put to death. Read more

Dogs may protect babies against germs

Dogs are no longer just man’s best friend – the furry family members may also protect infants against breathing problems and infections, according to a European study. Read more