Photos: City dogs hunting rats

Instead of a stately fox hunts in the picturesque countryside, dog owners in New York City have their dogs scour downtown byways for rats. The owners meet weekly, when weather permits, in a bid to maintain breed types through actual work and, in the process, get rid of vermin.

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