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Great Photography of Man's Best Friend Helps Dog Lovers Select World's Most Beautiful Breeds

DAYTON , Ohio, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Gorgeous celebrities like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie , Taye Diggs, Julia Roberts , Halle Berry, and even George Clooney will have some unexpected competition for the title of "most beautiful" this Spring. While these stars are known for gracing the cover and pages of People magazine's annual most beautiful issue, a new breed of beauties are getting their chance at print stardom as Eukanuba, in partnership with Gatsby Publications, unveils the winners of the first annual Eukanuba 15 Most Beautiful Breeds survey today.

From November 2006 to January 2007 , more than 2,200 online visitors of helped to select the 15 winning breeds --five each in the small, medium, and large dog categories -- from the more than153 currently recognized AKC breeds. While the competition was heated, consumers nationwide can now view all 15 breeds in a 10-page feature pictorial in the April/May issue of The New York Dog magazine with cover star Martha Stewart and her dogs, available on newsstands today.

"The Eukanuba 15 Most Beautiful Breeds survey was a natural fit for our magazines," said CEO of Gatsby Publications John Ryan. "Combining biting humor, the best writers, and great photography, The New York Dog is unlike any other magazine on the market. Like Eukanuba, we are a leader in the pet care industry and are proud to be partnering with them on this fun, first-of-its-kind consumer survey."

The winners of the first-annual Eukanuba 15 Most Beautiful Breeds survey are:

Small Breed Category: Yorkshire Terrier, Shetland Sheep dog, Cavalier King, Charles Spaniel, Maltese, Pomeranian

Medium Breed Category: Siberian Husky, Border Collie, Australian Shepherd, Samoyed, Bulldog

Large Breed Category: Golden Retriever, German Shepherd Dog, Labrador Retriever, Alaskan Malamute, Boxer

"We are thrilled to be able to engage consumers in a fun, interactive survey that brings attention to the diversity found in the more than 153 currently recognized AKC breeds," said Eukanuba spokeswoman Amy Newkirk. "At Eukanuba, we recognize that every dog is unique and beautiful and needs a well-balanced diet to bring out his magnificent traits. As a result, we recently relaunched Eukanuba to offer our most complete line of pet nutrition customized by breed type, size, health requirements, and performance needs."

In addition to their premiere in the April/ May 2007 issue of The New York Dog magazine, the winning breed photos will also be published in the May/June issue of sister publication The Hollywood Dog. A sneak peak of the pictorial is also available by logging on to

SOURCE Eukanuba

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