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  • New Jersey Dog Receives Jury Duty Summons

    04/15/2014 7:25:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    Dog receives jury duty summons Recently man’s best friend has been called upon to perform duties beyond simple unconditional love and loyalty. Earlier this week, there were reports thata canine in England was invited to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections. Now, canine civic responsibility has hit the States. On Friday, a jury duty summons was sent to “IV Griner,” a New Jersey German Shepherd. As reported by WKYW CBS 3, the name on the summons is the same name that appears on the pooch’s vet record. IV’s owner, Barrett Griner told the station, “Nobody in my house is...
  • A Dog Is Invited to Vote in the European Parliament Elections ... Norton, England

    04/15/2014 7:02:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    A dog is invited to vote in the European Parliament elections Zeus, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The pup belongs to RussellHoyle of Norton, a village in north east England. Hoyle told The Evening Gazette, “I can remember when the people came round to do the census. I remember saying ‘There is myself and my wife. My son is not old enough to vote. We have got Zeus living here as well and he is 63 in dog years.’ When the polling card addressed to ‘Zeus...
  • Small Dogs: Companions on the Road to Extinction

    04/11/2014 7:51:03 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 47 replies
    As birth rates among young women plummet, small dog ownership has risen rapidly in America’s urban centers. America’s next generation of youngsters should be called “Generation Rex.”If you’re wondering why playgrounds around the city are so quiet and dog runs are packed, a new report has an answer: More and more US women are forgoing motherhood and getting their maternal kicks by owning handbag-size canines.Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that a big drop in the number of babies born to women ages 15 to 29 corresponds with a huge increase in the number of tiny...
  • Latest Navy SEAL K9's Equipped with Live Camera, Kevlar Vest, and Night-Vision Goggles

    04/10/2014 6:29:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 April 2014 | reaganite Republican
    Cairo -pictured above- is (like most canine members of the elite U.S. Navy SEALs) a Belgian Malinois...The breed is similar to a German Shepherd but a bit smaller/more compact -adult male cca 65 lbs- and is therefore considered better for various parachute jumping and rappelling operations with the USN's SEAL teams.  This particular dog was the one who first entered the Abbottabad compound the night night that SEAL Team Six got Bin Laden. He even got to meet President Obama afterward, although it's doubtful the dog was impressed... these things can smell weakness a mile away- Like their human counterparts, the K9 SEALs are highly...
  • Dog Saved Owner's Life By Detecting Breast Cancer That Mammogram Missed (Video)

    04/04/2014 2:50:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | Thu, April 03, 2014 | Allison Geller
    When Maureen Burns’ 9-year-old dog, Max, started to act strangely, she worried that her beloved pet was sick. Turns out that Burns herself was ill—and Max knew it. In a video shared by BBC Earth, Burns describes the “odd signs” that Max started to exhibit. "The odd signs were when he would come up and touch my breast with his nose, and back off so desperately unhappy with such a sad look in his eyes," Burns said in the video. It turns out that Burns had a lump in her breast, undetected by her last mammogram. She then decided to...
  • Police Recover Deaf Puppy Stolen During Burglary

    04/02/2014 6:51:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Wahington ^ | Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014
    Officers arrested two men they say tried to sell the puppy back to his owners. The 13-week-old pit bull puppy named Thor was taken along with electronics during a burglary March 13, police said. Authorities say two men made arrangements with one owner to sell Thor back and agreed to meet in a parking lot at White Marsh Mall. Police say detectives met the men this week, recovered Thor and arrested the men. Thirty-seven-year-old Mark Tyrone Gibson and 33-year-old William Terrell Hudson, both of Baltimore, were charged with burglary and theft.
  • Heroic Police Dog Shot While Saving Cops

    03/28/2014 4:04:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    It was a harrowing night for the Anaheim Police Department. After officers responded to an incident at an apartment complex, Bruno, a police canine, was shot. "As the teams were searching, the dog alerted them to a suspect hiding behind or near a trash can. When the dog went up to make contact, the suspect, who was armed with a gun, stepped up and shot the dog and the officers at the same time," said Lt. Tim Schmidt.
  • WAR DOGS: Got Yer Back!

    03/25/2014 8:59:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Lost and Found (Microchips Become Mandatory for Santa Cruz County Pets)

    03/22/2014 1:53:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Good Times ^ | TUESDAY, 18 MARCH 2014
    It’s 10 p.m., do you know where your dog is? Beginning next month, that question will be easier to answer for owners with lost pets. As a result of a 4-to-1 Board of Supervisors vote on Tuesday, Feb. 24, Santa Cruz County pet owners will soon be required to insert microchips into their dogs and cats. County animal control officials cite the microchip program’s exceptional track record of reuniting stray animals with their owners as a primary driver for the law while pointing out that it will ultimately save taxpayers’ money. “The whole idea is to get owned animals home...
  • New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem (Muslims Throw Puppies at IDF)

    03/22/2014 11:19:57 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    Israellycool ^ | March 18, 2014 | Judge Dan
    New Levels Of Cruelty Reached by Arabs in Jerusalem Update: The source for this post is the “0404 News“, an internet based outlet that report predominantly about Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, IDF. More often than not, they are tipped directly by IDF and Police personnel about items, especially items that do not gain media attention, like rock throwing, firebombs, and other attacks on armed forces and civilians, often accompanied with private photos taken with their cellular phones. While I personally do not doubt the veracity of this report, it should be stated that as of now, no other news outlets...
  • Liam Neeson saves dog from a group of teenagers

    03/21/2014 3:17:03 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 43 replies
    Hollywood.com ^ | 19 March 14
    Actor Liam Neeson reportedly turned real-life hero to save a dog from a group of kids in New York. Reports suggest the Taken star was jogging in Central Park, New York when he heard a woman calling for help as she attempted to stop a group of young thugs throwing rocks at a stray dog they had cornered, according to ShowbizSpy.com. A source tells the National Enquirer, "Liam charged down a path and confronted three gangbanger wannabe types. "Liam yelled that they'd better stop or he'd knock the c**p out of them - but the punks just swaggered up and...
  • Tibetan Mastiff Sells for $1.9M in China (Lion's Blood)

    03/20/2014 11:49:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | March. 19, 2014 | Danielle Haynes
    Tibetan mastiff is a status symbol for the newly wealthy in China, fetching prices upwards of a million dollars.]A wealthy businessman in China purchased a Tibetan mastiff puppy at a luxury pets fair for a whopping $1.9 million. “They have lion’s blood and are top-of-the-range mastiff studs,” said Zhang Gengyun, the dog's breeder. “Pure Tibetan mastiffs are very rare, just like our nationally treasured pandas, so the prices are so high." Tibetan mastiffs are known for their round manes giving them a lion-like look, and are descendants of hunting dogs used by nomadic tribes in Asia. The dogs are large...
  • 15 Dogs and Cats at a Toga Party

    03/14/2014 11:28:59 PM PDT · by Gefn · 25 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 03/15/2013
    Pictures of 15 dogs and cats dressed up for the Ides of March.
  • Old dog, new home: Senior pooches find families thanks to Facebook page

    03/12/2014 9:17:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 4 replies
    Today ^ | March 12, 2014 | Laura T. Coffey
    Called “Susie’s Senior Dogs,” the page connects people with older pooches up for adoption. In six weeks of existence, it’s racked up 144,000 followers and used its reach to find homes for 30 senior dogs in overcrowded shelters. Stanton’s girlfriend, Erin O’Sullivan, started the Facebook page in late January. The page got a major boost when Stanton shared it with his Humans of New York Facebook followers, who number more than 3.6 million.
  • Le dîner de Mariele - Chien drôle mange à table (Doggie Ping laugh!)

    03/06/2014 4:50:09 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    For the dog lovers out there.
  • Advice new dog causes allergy reaction to toddler

    03/05/2014 6:32:43 PM PST · by mojo114 · 73 replies
    Toddler gets allergic reaction to new Chocolate Lab puppy. The child loves the dog and the dog is a great dog.
  • Blind Woman Suing Nudist Community that Told Her to Get Rid of Service Dog

    02/28/2014 8:11:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 28, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Blind woman suing nudist community that told her to get rid of service dog In 2011, a medical condition caused Lutz, Florida woman Sharon Fowler to lose her vision. Legally blind, she had to acquire a service dog, named Laura. Ms. Fowler and her husband, Craig, moved into the Paradise Lakes Condominiums complex in 2012 with Laura. However, after they had settled in, Sharongot a letter from the property’s management that was very upsetting, as WTSP 10 News reports. She was told that because Laura, a black Labrador, was over the 25-pound weight limit, she needed to go. This, despite...
  • Police Officer to Disabled Veteran Denied Service: “You’re Not Blind, You Don’t Need a Dog”

    02/27/2014 7:20:20 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 27, 2014 | Will Lerner
    Police officer to disabled veteran denied service: “You’re not blind, you don’t need a dog” Aryeh Ohayon served in the armed forces for 23 years as a member of both the Army and Navy. Like many other military men and women, Ohayon’s experience hasled him to having depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). And that’s why his service dog, Bandit, is important. As he told KHOU 11 News, “He’s the alert if I start to if I have a panic attack or start to go back into a flashback mode…He’s my ground. And my family.” However, Ohayon claims that a...
  • I’m Not a Child. I Am a Dog.

    02/25/2014 11:47:21 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 47 replies
    Rumpy Dog ^ | February 21, 2014 | Rumpy Dog
    In case you haven’t heard, an Alaskan Malamute killed a 6 day old baby in Wales this week. The dad had brought the dog home from the pub several months earlier because someone said they were going to get rid of it. This news makes me incredibly sad. It also makes me painfully aware that the breed may soon be as demonized as the Pit Bull. But humans also carry some responsibility for this tragedy. What with your fanciful ideas about dogs and such. So at the risk of upsetting some of my readers, let me state what should be...
  • Missing Kent K-9 Officer Found Sleeping in Yard

    02/21/2014 10:37:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KIRO ^ | Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
    A Kent police K-9 officer known as Kato has been found after he disappeared while responding to a call. Kato, along with his handler, Officer E. Tung, was sent to a call Thursday night in the 26200 block of 147th Avenue Southeast in Kent. Kato was helping police look for a hit-and-run suspect around 11 p.m. in the Lake Meridian area. His handler released him to look for the suspect and Kato never came back. After a 2 and a half hour search, Kato was spotted about a half mile away by the King County chopper Guardian One's infrared sensor....
  • 3 yrs ago you were evicted from 20 Catherine St 13B. I have your dog. (Lower East Side)

    02/17/2014 2:00:53 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    craigslist ^ | February 13, 2014
    On Feb 9th 2011, you were evicted from an apartment at 20 Catherine St and your old red pit bull was seized by animal control and taken to the kill shelter. She was really skinny and had bad skin infections, and had been bred A LOT. She'd even had a Caesarian, judging by the scar. They said at the kill shelter she was 12 years old. She also had a lopsided face and it looked like there were a few cigarette burns on her head/ears.
  • The Heartwarming Story of ‘A Boy and His Dog’ That You Just Have to See

    02/17/2014 7:29:36 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb 16, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Not a Dry Eye Watching This Video’: The Heartwarming Story of ‘A Boy and His Dog’ That You Just Have to See A new short movie posted to YouTube Thursday showcases the love a 7-year-old boy diagnosed with a rare medical condition and a three legged dog share — and it’s almost guaranteed to melt your heart. The video, centered around Owen Howkins, who has Schwartz-Jamel syndrome, and the bond he shares with his three legged dog Haatchi, who was previously abused, has gone viral in just days. Since it was posted online, it has touched thousands and surpassed 300,000...
  • VIDEO: Idaho Cop Fatally Shoots Dog Outside House of Owner During Son's Birthday Party

    02/13/2014 10:27:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014 | David Boroff
    The Filer Police Department claims it was a justifiable shooting, but an outraged Rick Clubb plans to sue, saying, 'Maybe I deserve a ticket, but I don't deserve a dead dog.'An Idaho police officer was caught on video fatally shooting a dog just yards away from the house where a birthday party was being held for the owner's 9-year-old son. Dashcam video shows Officer Tarek Hassani of the Filer Police Department approaching dogs on the street and shooting Rick Clubb's 7-year-old black Lab. “He didn’t have to pull out his .45 and shoot my dog,” Clubb told the Times-News, which...
  • Michelle’s dogs apparently dine on china and crystal

    02/11/2014 3:59:55 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro
    Poverty and unemployment are at near-record levels, the economy is stalled, and a record 47 million Americans are on food stamps, yet aides for first lady Michelle Obama’s tweeted out a picture of her two dogs apparently dining at a table laid with crystal and china. “Bone appétit!,” the aides added to the insensitive tweet, using the language of France’s queen Marie Antoinette, who was executed by radicals in 1793. One dog appears to be wearing a jeweled necklace. The other is wearing a red ribbon. Obama’s media courtiers applauded the ostentatious display of canine luxury. “Bo And Sunny Obama...
  • Vicious Dog Drama In Pontiac; Cops Shoot German Shepherd In Early Morning Showdown (2nd Dog Sought)

    02/09/2014 11:10:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Deadline Detroit ^ | February 7th, 2014
    A German shepherd suspected in a series of vicious and unprovoked attacks on people in Pontiac this week died in a face-off with Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies in Auburn Hills early Friday, Eric D. Lawrence reports in the Free Press. The dog was one of two now-dead German shepherds that authorities said had terrorized residents and emergency workers Wednesday and Thursday. In one attack Thursday morning, the dogs bit and dragged a 56-year-old Pontiac woman down a city street. She was rescued by a passing motorist. The Oakland Press reports a sheriff’s deputy shot one of the dogs when both...
  • Sad Colonel, the Dog-of-War Captured by Taliban

    02/07/2014 6:30:21 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Feb 6, 2014 | Cathy Burke
    Newsmax Sad Colonel, the Dog-of-War Captured by Taliban Thursday, February 6, 2014 By: Cathy Burke A video featuring a forlorn war-equipped dog, captured by the Taliban, is provoking uproar online. In the footage, gunmen show off weapons while the subdued dog, wearing a vest with a GPS device, small camera and other equipment is being held by a chain, the Telegraph reported. The capture of the dog, identified as a Belgian Malinois named Colonel, is believed to be the first by the Taliban of a military working dog. The video was put up on the website of Islamic Emirate of...
  • Russians say authorities rounding up, poisoning stray dogs before Olympics

    02/05/2014 7:34:17 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 5:51 AM EST, Wed February 5, 2014 | Ivan Watson and Nikolai Yarst
    Sochi, Russia (CNN) -- The Olympic city has a dog problem. Thousands of stray canines wander the streets and suburbs of Sochi. They can be seen loping through the recently completed parks and housing developments that have sprung up around what was once a sleepy Black Sea resort. In the countdown to the Winter Games, Russian animal rights activists have accused city authorities of ramping up a campaign to exterminate street dogs through the use of poison. ... Animal rights activists in Sochi sent CNN photos of three recent contracts signed between the Sochi city government and Basia Services, a...
  • Bad dog! Car fanatic gives his pet dog away after she chews a HOLE...

    02/04/2014 12:52:12 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    A car fanatic gave his pet dog away after he was left distraught when she chewed a hole through the wheel arch of his prized £80,000 Aston Martin. Builder Royston Grimstead, 42, was devastated when he came home to find his border collie spaniel cross Luce had chewed through the fibreglass panel of his luxury car - causing £3,000 of damage. Mr Grimstead, from Chedzoy, Somerset, said he had already been considering re-homing the dog, which he said did not get along with his other dog, but the damage to the car was the final straw. A dog behaviour expert...
  • The little big cats! Animal haircuts craze sees pets turned into predators.. but is it cruel?

    02/04/2014 9:12:07 AM PST · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    You've heard of The Cat in the Hat but the latest fashion craze for animal owners is to turn their pets into something more predatory. Cats and dogs are now sporting new designs in their fur to make them more king of the jungle rather than domesticated house pet. However, one poor ginger feline looks genuinely embarrassed by her new look after its owner rouged-up its cheeks with make-up. We've all had a haircut we didn't ask for but would you subject your pet to some of these styles?
  • Top dog: Which breed sets popularity-ranking record in U.S.?

    02/01/2014 9:24:06 AM PST · by Innovative · 72 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jan 31, 2014 | AP/CBS
    The Labrador retriever was the most popular dog breed in the U.S. last year for a 23rd year in a row, the American Kennel Club announced Friday. That's the longest any breed has been top dog since the organization's 1884 founding. German shepherds, golden retrievers, beagles and bulldogs are holding steady in the top-five pack, with Yorkshire terriers, boxers, poodles, Rottweilers and dachshunds continuing to round out the leading 10, which mirrors last year.
  • Poodle That Survived Mountain of Trash Gets a New Home

    01/31/2014 3:19:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 | Joe Rosato Jr.
    A tiny apricot poodle who survived a harrowing journey through mountains of San Francisco trash, is going home to life that will, in contrast, smell like a rose. On Monday, Patricia Aleman picked up Gem, as she was named, and whisked her off to a new life in her Potrero Hill home, complete with a yard. “I can’t wait to take her home and just play with her,” Aleman said. “I’m really, really excited. I feel lucky to have her.” In late December, trash sorters at the Recology Recycling Center spotted the poodle’s head poking out from a bag on...
  • "Puppy Love" Budweiser TV Spot for Super Bowl XLVIII.

    01/30/2014 11:28:40 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/29/2014 | Budweiser
    Watch Budweiser's Super Bowl XLVIII commercial following the special friendship between the Clydesdales and a puppy.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama hosts Puppy Bowl “training camp”

    01/29/2014 10:46:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Channel Guide Magazine ^ | January 29, 2014 | Jeff Pfeiffer
    Ahead of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl X this Sunday, hype for the annual special was amped up recently when First Lady Michelle Obama and the First Family’s dogs Bo and Sunny worked to “train” some of the pups for the big game.Joined by 12 first- and second-grade students from Harriet Tubman Elementary School, Michelle Obama, Bo and Sunny put the puppies through their paces to make sure they were ready to compete in Puppy Bowl X, and to be healthy for life. Animal Planet says it was inspired by the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative to overcome childhood obesity, and...
  • Dogs aren't the only ones that don't like the mail man

    01/29/2014 1:10:16 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 23 replies
    News96.5.com via you tube ^ | 1/29/2014 | Mark Starling
    Generally speaking, dogs are usually the animals that have the most trouble with mail man. But dogs aren't the only ones with adverse feelings...now cats have joined the game. The mail carrier in the video seems to be having way too much fun with the feline felon.
  • Sweet Surprise: Blueberry Muffin Resembles Teen's Chihuahua

    01/25/2014 8:19:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Jan 25, 2014 | Monica Garske
    Imagine reaching for a snack – a blueberry muffin – and quickly realizing it is way too cute to eat. That’s exactly what happened to one San Diego teen who came across a muffin that she says looks just like her Chihuahua. On Monday, 14-year-old Kaelin Bell walked into her kitchen at her La Mesa home and grabbed the last blueberry muffin sitting on the counter. Suddenly, she noticed a sweet surprise. “I said, ‘Hey, Dad, it has a face; it kind of looks like Chico,’” the teen told NBC 7 San Diego, referring to her beloved 6-month-old pup. Like...
  • Having A Pet Can Improve Your Health

    01/25/2014 10:37:59 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/25/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    Over the past 30 years, dozens of articles have appeared in the scientific literature attesting to the health benefits of pet ownership. One oft-cited review from 1999, written by two nurses from University Hospital in Cardiff, Wales, is entitled “An exploration of the potential benefits of pet-facilitated therapy.” Authors Sarah Brodie and Francis Biley provide a historical perspective on the subject, invoking Florence Nightingale, among others. And when we say “historical,” we mean it. Humans have had pets for a long, long time. According to Thomas Canby, in his 1979 National Geographic article entitled “The Search for the First Americans,”...
  • This is your dog on drugs: Marijuana poisoning on the rise in pets - NBC News.com

    01/21/2014 7:56:36 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 18 replies
    NBCNEWS.COM ^ | 16 hours ago | Brian Alexander
    Please don't let your dog drink the bong water. Calls reporting pet poisonings by marijuana have increased by about 30 percent since... Article Link: This is your dog on drugs: Marijuana poisoning on the rise in pets - NBC News.com (http://www.nbcnews.com/health/your-dog-drugs-marijuana-poisoning-rise-pets-2D11959080)
  • Resued Dogs Help Troubled Florida Veterans Cope

    01/19/2014 3:07:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sunday, Jan 19, 2014 | R. Norman Moody and Florida Today
    The training offered by Paws for Veterans, a Cocoa-based organization that adopts, trains and matches dogs with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries or other health issues.Ziggy, a black Labrador-border collie mix, stayed close to James Carpenter as if they were longtime partners. The two had met only three days earlier but already had bonded through the training offered by Paws for Veterans, a Cocoa-based organization that adopts, trains and matches dogs with veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries or other health issues. "I'm on six psychiatric medications, and I'm hoping he could help me get...
  • Jennings Resident Says Dog Was Shot For No Reason; Sheriff Says Deputy Felt Threatened

    01/18/2014 11:04:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 120 replies
    Greenfield Reporter ^ | January 17, 2014
    A Jennings resident claims one of his pit bulldogs was shot to death for no reason by a Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Deputy. Jeff Davis Sheriff Ivy Woods told KPLc that the shooting happened Thursday as a deputy was on a call in the area where Jacob Authement lives. The deputy was responding to a complaint from neighbors about four-wheelers being driven in the area.
  • Dogs are NOT descended from modern wolves but split from common ancestor 34,000 years ago

    01/16/2014 9:01:52 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 16 January 2014 | SARAH GRIFFITHS
    Dogs and wolves evolved from a common ancestor between 11,000 and 34,000 years ago, according to new research. U.S. scientists said that part of the genetic overlap observed between some modern dogs and wolves is the result of interbreeding after dog domestication and not a direct line of descent from one group of wolves. They believe their research reflects a more complicated history than the popular story that early farmers adopted a few docile, friendly wolves that later became our modern canine companions. Dogs and wolves evolved from a common ancestor between 11,000 and 34,000 years ago but modern canines...
  • Bleeding puppy filmed being dragged down the street by its owner..

    01/16/2014 10:36:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2014 | Staff
    A 28-year-old man from Los Angeles is facing two charges of animal cruelty over a video that allegedly showed him dragging a puppy down a street. Dossey James is being held on $145,000 bail after a concerned passerby, who filmed the incident, contacted police. The heartbreaking footage shows a tiny bull terrier type puppy being dragged along on its stomach by its leash.
  • The 5 Best Dogs for Your Golden Years

    01/16/2014 9:00:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 143 replies
    Vet Street ^ | March 5, 2013 | Gina Spadafori
    Like many people in late middle age, I find myself wondering if my next dog will be different. I have long shared my life with retrievers — active, field-bred dogs who throw themselves with joy into every situation (and every puddle of water bigger than a dinner plate). Their boisterousness is infectious: My dogs make me happy. But in 10 years, or 15, or 20, will I be up to the demands of dogs like these? Or will a nice, quiet little spaniel be the dog I need? My answer may be different than others, even among people of similar...
  • 62 Dogs Found in Minivan Broken Down in Ohio

    01/13/2014 3:59:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 13, 2014
    Authorities say an Indiana dog breeder whose minivan broke down in central Ohio was transporting 62 dogs, some four or five to a crate. Licking County Humane Society Executive Director Lori Carlson says the animals were stacked "bottom to top" in the van when it was discovered in the parking lot of a hotel in Hebron, east of Columbus, on Saturday afternoon.
  • Marshmallows With Rat Poison in Arabian Ranches (K9 Friends Raise Alarm)

    01/13/2014 3:42:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 13, 2014 | Majorie van Leijen
    Marshmallows containing rat poison have been found lying around in the area around Arabian Ranches, reported animal welfare organisation K9 Friends Dubai. This morning, a resident of the area who was walking her dog came across the suspicious looking marshmallow and immediately reported it to the organisation. “My husband and I were walking our dogs, when suddenly we noticed a suspicious-looking object lying between the trash on t eside of the street. It raised our suspicion because it was cut in half. When my husband picked up the sweet, he found some pellets inside,” said Patricia Sainsbury, a Uk resident...
  • Scooby Doom: Puppy Blows Up Owners’ House After Chewing Through Can of Deodorant

    01/09/2014 6:03:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Thursday 9 Jan 2014
    A puppy blew up his owners’ house after he chewed through a can of deodorant. Greyhound cross Zeus was left alone for just ten minutes before he sparked an explosion so powerful it shattered double-glazed windows, blew through floorboards and set a sofa on fire. The six-month-old pup had chewed through a can of Lynx deodorant and, as it contents sprayed out, they were ignited by the heat from a lamp. The blast caused £2,000 of damage but Zeus, along with five other pets in the house, escaped uninjured. Owner Kerry Leech said: ‘He’s just a pup and at the...
  • Man Gets 35 Years for Shooting Police Dog

    01/09/2014 12:02:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 7, 2014
    A South Carolina man who killed a police dog during a gunfight and chase has pleaded guilty and will serve 35 years in prison, officials said. Maurice McCreary, 24, admitted he fired a half-dozen shots at officers who were pursuing him after an armed robbery Dec. 16, 2011. No officers were hit but Fargo, who along with a large contingent of police was chasing McCreary. When Fargo caught up to McCreary the dog bit him and latched on. As McCreary tried to run away he shot at the animal. Fargo survived long enough to make it to an emergency veterinarian...
  • Nazis Attempted to Train Dogs to Talk, Read and Spell to Win WW2

    01/07/2014 7:42:21 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    IO9 ^ | January 7, 2014 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    Did the nazis really have a school for talking dogs? Just when you think you've gotten to the end of the bizarre by-products of World War II, you learn about talking Nazi dogs. The question is: How official were they? We'll look into the school — or possibly the con game — of talking dogs. Here's what we know. In 1930, Margarethe Schmidt lived with her mother in a relatively large house, and kept Asra, a Great Dane. Asra gave birth to five puppies, and the Schmidts took in a terrier. Somewhere along the line, all the dogs began learning...
  • What Type of Person Does This?

    01/06/2014 10:02:58 PM PST · by GreyHoundSailor · 73 replies
    To the human scum who discarded your scared, emaciated, beautiful female dog on a back road in the middle of winter: I discovered her this afternoon and carried her into our house, placing her on a blanket near our wood stove. She drank some water and ate a bit of food, thumped her huge bushy tail on the floor a few times while I stroked her head, curled up and fell asleep. Her huge sad eyes told me she'd probably never heard a kind word in her short life. Two hours later she was gone. We would have gladly adopted...
  • Saudi Man Hunting Dogs Kills Himself

    01/06/2014 3:54:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, January 06, 2014
    A Saudi man accidentally killed himself as he pulled his gun to shoot at stray dogs passing near his house in the Gulf Kingdom. The man was in his car when a herd of barking dogs ran past his house in the southern Saudi town of Baha, according to Sabq daily. “He crawled out of his car’s window and wanted to climb to the roof of the vehicle when his gun accidentally fired…the bullet hit him under the chin and penetrated his skull,” the paper said, quoting police spokesman Lt Colonel Saad Tirad.
  • Speak, Fido: Device Promises Dog Translations

    01/05/2014 6:06:02 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Live Science ^ | January 03, 2014 | Marc Lallanilla
    Speak, Fido: Device Promises Dog Translations A dog may be man's best friend, but if people ever figure out what dogs are really thinking, will the friendship sour? That's a risk that a few inventors in Europe are willing to take: They've received funding to develop "No More Woof," an electronic device that promises to analyze dogs' brain waves and translate a few of their thoughts into rudimentary English. It's still a work in progress, but once No More Woof is ready for the market, it will join a wide range of other scientific efforts aimed at "breaking the language...