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  • Bond between man and dog is closer than you thought how canines hearts are in sync with ours

    04/28/2016 7:28:11 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 45 replies
    News Corp Australia Network ^ | April 27, 2016 | Sue Dunlevy
    THE bond between man and dog is so close their hearts actually beat in sync when they are together an astounding new study shows. The heart rates of owners and their dogs become lower when they are in close proximity an experiment that saw heart monitors strapped to dogs and their owners found. The discovery shows dogs have a fundamental role to play in lowering stress says sports scientist Dr Craig Duncan. And canine scientist Mia Cobb says owning a dog can do more than just lower your heart rate. They even recover more quickly from a heart attack, she...
  • Dogs Hate Hugs, Study Suggests

    04/26/2016 4:26:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 89 replies
    If you love your dogs, you should hug them, right? Wrong. In an article published in Psychology Today, psychology professor and neuropsychological researcher Stanley Coren argues that most dogs are actually stressed out by hugs. The study analyzed 250 Internet photos of people hugging their dogs, scanning for for known signs of anxiety in the dog, including turning their head away, showing the whites of the eyes and slicked back ears. Coren's data revealed that 82 percent of dogs in the photos showed at least one of those signs of stress. About 8 percent of dogs seemed happy with the...
  • Dog Thought to Be World's Oldest Dies at 30 Years Old

    04/21/2016 11:51:04 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | April 20, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    The Australian owner of a dog thought to be the world's oldest at 30 years of age announced the canine died peacefully in her sleep. Dairy farmer Brian McLaren announced his dog, Maggie, was found to have died in her sleep Tuesday morning at his Woolsthorpe, Victoria, home. "She was 30 years old, she was still going along nicely last week, she was walking from the dairy to the office and growling at the cats and all that sort of thing," McLaren told The Weekly Times. "She just went downhill in two days and I said yesterday morning when I...
  • World's 'oldest dog' dies at 30 in Australia after going to sleep in her basket

    04/19/2016 12:07:28 PM PDT · by gorush · 87 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/19/2016 | No byline
    The Kelpie was owned by Victoria dairy farmer Brian McLaren. He told a local newspaper that she died on Sunday night in her basket. "She was 30. She was still going along nicely last week. She was walking from the dairy to the office and growling at the cats and all that sort of thing," Brian told the Weekly Times.
  • 38 German shepherds rescued from hoarding situation embark on new life (Orange County CA)

    04/12/2016 6:20:27 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 31 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | Penny Eims
    Over a dozen German shepherds, rescued from an abandoned house in Highland, California, are embarking on a new life with the help of a breed specific rescue agency. The German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County has been hard at work, pulling many of the homeless German shepherds out of the Devore Animal Shelter - on Tuesday, the founder of the organization updated Facebook followers about the rescue effort. The Facebook post states, "Yesterday was another very rewarding day, with 6 more of the dogs from the Devore confiscation being removed from the shelter. The dogs have all been very agreeable,...
  • Firefighters rescue Great Dane stranded 20 feet up in a tree

    04/12/2016 6:27:04 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 36 replies
    upi ^ | April 12, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    LOUISVILLE, Neb.- Firefighters and sheriff's deputies in Nebraska were called to rescue a 120-pound Great Dane that somehow stranded herself on a tree branch 20 feet above the ground. The Plattsmouth Volunteer Fire Department, which was covering the Louisville district Saturday night during the Louisville Volunteer Fire Department's banquet, said crews responded along with Cass County sheriff's deputies on a report of a dog stranded 20 feet up in a tree. "While we were responding, we were admittedly somewhat skeptical. Upon arrival, sure enough, there she was. A 120 pound Great Dane about 20 feet up in the tree," the...
  • Dogs taught how to fly a plane seriously

    04/08/2016 6:14:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 46 replies
    News.com.Australia ^ | April 8, 2016 | Matt Young
    IT MIGHT sound barking mad, but it turns out dogs can fly. A New Zealand dog trainer who taught RSPCA dogs to drive has done the unthinkable and managed to train dogs how to pilot a plane in a bid to prove just how capable rescue dogs can be. Last year, animal trainer and zoologist Mark Vette spent four months in the United Kingdom working with rescue dogs for the series, Dogs Might Fly, which is only just airing in Britain. In a world first, Mr Vette was able to successfully train three rescue dogs, Reggie, Shadow and Alfie, to...
  • JoJo The Dog Comforts Kids At Dentist, Makes Appointments Less Ruff

    04/06/2016 7:53:02 AM PDT · by Innovative · 20 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Apr. 6, 2016 | Ki,berly Yam
    JoJo the golden retriever works at Pediatric Dentistry of Northbrook in Illinois, helping to ease patients anxiety and keep them calm during their appointments, according to the practices website. The pooch, whos a trained comfort dog, has been visiting the dentistry once a month and shes had a positive effect on the kids she meets.
  • Off The Leash

    03/28/2016 5:11:58 PM PDT · by V K Lee
    A collection of cartoon strips of Man's best friend,our dogs. https://www.facebook.com/OffTheLeashDailyDogCartoons/photos/a.269834803092731.66315.266050163471195/697247277018146/?type=3&theater
  • Get out! Luigi the VERY possessive cat fights pug for control of cardboard boxes

    03/19/2016 5:31:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2016 | Francis Scott
    Bandito the pug is thrilled when his owner lays out two empty cardboard boxes on the floor for him to share with his feline friend. But Luigi the cat is not in the sharing mood as can be seen in this amusing video captured in Spain. At first the pair seem to be getting along just fine, but then Luigi wraps his arms around the pug and forces him out of one of the boxes.
  • A Remarkable Dog Rescue and Survival Story

    03/17/2016 8:41:48 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/17/2016 | C Cocoles
    This is one of those you can't believe it stories until you believe it. But the dog pictured above was part of a heartwarming rescue after what had to be a harrowing ordeal at sea. This dog who fell off a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean and had been "presumed dead" more than a month ago has now been found alive by Navy officials on an island 80 miles off the coast of San Diego, California. The 1-year-old German Shepherd, named Luna, was first reported missing the morning of Feb. 10 about 2 miles off of San Clemente Island...
  • The Latest: Trump ad features footage of Clinton barking

    03/16/2016 11:57:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 106 replies
    WSIL TV ^ | Mar 16, 2016
    <p>1:00 p.m.</p> <p>Donald Trump' s new online ad uses footage of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton barking like a dog to suggest she's unfit to be president.</p> <p>The ad on Trump's official Instagram account begins with footage of Russian President Vladimir Putin engaged in martial arts and a man who appears to be an Islamic State fighter pointing a gun at the camera.</p>
  • UPDATE: Snowmachiner faces assault, criminal mischief charges after striking dogs(Iditarod)

    03/13/2016 12:26:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 71 replies
    ktuu.com ^ | March 12, 2016 | Kyle Hopkins and Tulsi Patil / KTUU
    UPDATE: A 26-year-old Nulato man says he was returning home from Koyukuk after a night of drinking when he struck Aliy Zirkle and Jeff King's teams in the early hours of Saturday with his snowmachine. Arnold Demoski told Channel 2 News that when he woke up this morning and heard what happened to the mushers, he checked his snowmachine and knew he'd done it. The 2016 Ski-Doo was missing a cowling, or hood. Fresh, rust-colored stains marked the siding. Demoski says he does not remember the collisions, which the Iditarod described as apparently intentional attacks. He also says he did...
  • Jury Acquits Woman Arrested for Protecting Her Dog From a Cop

    03/10/2016 11:18:52 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 106 replies
    Reason ^ | Mar. 8, 2016 12:42 pm | Jacob Sullum
    Last week a West Virginia woman who stood between her dog and a state trooper intent on killing him was acquitted of obstructing an officer by a jury in Wood County. It took jurors just half an hour to acquit 23-year-old Tiffanie Hupp after they watched the video of the incident that Hupp's husband, Ryan, shot with his cellphone. Trooper Seth Cook came to the Hupps' house on May 9, 2015, in response to a dispute between a neighbor and Ryan's stepfather. There Cook encountered Buddy, a Labrador-husky mix who was chained outside the house. The dog, whom Hupp describes...
  • TALKING ANIMALS (CATS, DOGS, GUINEA PIGS & TRUMP!)

    03/10/2016 7:58:20 AM PST · by Hostage · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2015 | Talking Animals
    Ultimate Dog Tease **************************************************** Wet Dog **************************************************** Dog Wants a Kitty **************************************************** Talking Cat Turf War
  • Family's Dog Shot by Miami-Dade Police Officer

    03/07/2016 5:22:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Laura Rodriguez
    The incident happened at a home off of 18th Avenue and Northwest 122 Street, where the dog's owner lives with her son. She said she walked outside to see if the garbage had been picked up when suddenly she saw officers arrive in an unmarked police car. According to the family, the officers showed them a photo of someone who does not live at their home. They believe police were looking for someone who used to live there; they've only been living there for three months. The woman said when she saw the officers she alerted them about her dog....
  • Reading An Ancient Bond In The Look Of Puppy Love

    03/06/2016 5:39:38 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    University of Alberta ^ | March 1, 2016 | Geoff McMaster
    The irresistible gaze of "puppy-dog eyes" has roots in thousands of years of human evolution alongside domesticated dogs, says anthropologist Robert Losey. Anyone who owns a dog is familiar with the "gaze" -- that hypnotic, imploring stare that demands reciprocation. It can seem to hold a world of mystery and longing, or just pure bafflement at what makes humans tick. It turns out that the look of mutual recognition between human and dog reflects thousands of years of evolution, a bond programmed into our very body chemistry. Last spring a research team in Japan discovered that both species release a...
  • Oklahoma Family Finds Dog Bleeding on Front Porch, Note Left by Deputy

    03/04/2016 10:40:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    KFOR ^ | K. QUERRY | MARCH 4, 2016
    An Oklahoma mother is furious after she says a deputy shot her family dog while she was away and left him on the porch with a note. The deputy came on to my property when nobody was home, Angie Laymon told KJRH. When my German Shepherd did his job and approached the officer barking, the officer shot him. Laymon says she and her children were at church when the shooting occurred. Three hours later, they arrived home to find their dog, Bruno, bleeding on the porch from a gunshot wound. In addition to finding their dog, Laymon also found a...
  • Question for my Fellow Dog Lovers/Owners...

    03/04/2016 6:51:46 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 62 replies
    04 March 2016 | US Navy Vet
    ...we/I have a German Shorthair Pointer(about 1 Year Old) and this dog is SPAZZ/Psyco/bundle of NERVES, Any ideas on how to settle her down?
  • 30 Dogs Rescued From South Korean Dog Meat Farm

    02/25/2016 3:29:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Feb 24, 2016 | Laura McVicker
    The dogs were living in filthy, cramped cages in Korea Thirty dogs that were living in a South Korean dog meat farm have been rescued by the San Diego Humane Society. The 21 dogs and nine puppies; which are a variety of breeds, including huskies, golden retrievers and tosas; will be taken in by the local humane society. The dogs were living in filthy, cramped cages in Korea, and a local team of animal welfare professionals coordinated their rescue. They were taken from Korea to San Francisco and will be at the local shelter on Thursday, according to a news...
  • Labrador retrievers hit their 25th year as top US dog breed

    02/23/2016 10:17:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    AP ^ | February 22, 2016 | Jennifer Peltz
    Labrador retrievers still reign supreme after a quarter century as America's most prevalent purebred dog. But French bulldogs are riding their je ne sais quoi toward new heights, and some lesser-known breeds are climbing the popularity ladder, according to American Kennel Club rankings released Monday. Here's a look at how breeds stack up:
  • Sanford woman mauled by pit bulls had long history with dogs ( Florida )

    02/21/2016 7:41:37 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | Feb. 19, 2016 | Rene Stutzman
    a Sanford police officer rushed into a third-floor apartment and shot five pit bull dogs as they attacked Virginia Farley, a 50-year-old woman who was taking care of several of her grandchildren. She was critically injured, hurt so badly that six days later she still was unresponsive in an intensive care unit ... 6 pits, 3 kids, 2 adults. It's not clear why there were six pit bulls in Virginia Farley's two-bedroom apartment on Jan. 19, but Seminole County Animal Services records provide a big clue. Farley has a long, checkered history with pit bulls, according to public records. So...
  • ‘Baracka’s’ heir apparent will be remembered as ‘Barka’ Clinton

    02/16/2016 7:29:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/16 | judi McLeod
    Who let the dogs out! Hillary Clinton’s trademark, fingernail-on-a-chalkboard strident screech was replaced, albeit momentarily for a dog bark in Reno, Nevada yesterday when she literally barked like a dog in going after Republicans she claims must be barked at whenever they blame the recession on too much Wall Street regulation. Resurrecting from cobwebbed memory a dog bark from an old Arkansas radio ad she liked, Clinton went into an “ARH!” “ARH!” sounding like any family’s Fido, barking for a bone. Dogs are super intelligent and most of them would wish that Clinton was a tree. Dogs are also known...
  • Dutch try and fail to stop export of dogs to Israel

    02/12/2016 5:20:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    INN ^ | 2/12/2016, 1:46 PM | Matt Wanderman
    The government in the Netherlands attempted to ban the export of dogs to Israel, claiming that the IDF uses them as "weapons," but was unable to find a legal means to do so. EU Observer reports that Minister for Foreign Trade Lilianne Ploumen investigated the possibility through the European Commission and other supervisory organizations. EU countries can only restrict exports in certain cases, and such cases are typically decided by the EU as a whole. Ploumen had suggested to the European Commission that service dogs could fall under the dual-use regulation, which deal with objects that have both civilian and...
  • Putin: "I didnt mean to scare Angela Merkel With My Dog.

    02/08/2016 6:23:40 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 83 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/12/16
    (CNN)Russian President Vladimir Putin has told a German newspaper he did not mean to scare Chancellor Angela Merkel when he brought his pet Labrador in to meet her during an infamous press conference nine years ago. Merkel, reportedly fearful of dogs since one attacked her in 1995, was photographed looking distinctly uncomfortable when Putin brought his large black Labrador Koni into a meeting at his summer residence in Sochi, Russia, in January 2007. The Russian leader appeared to smirk as he watched his pet approach his uneasy VIP guest. Now, years on, Putin has told German newspaper Bild he had...
  • Door Bell Sound on Debates

    02/06/2016 6:50:30 PM PST · by TheOldSchool · 7 replies
    Vanity
    Vanity
  • A Ventriloquist and His Dog

    02/01/2016 4:28:15 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2-1-16 | Britain's Got Talent
    A Ventriloquist and His Dog Click on link to see hilarious dog act. https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xU7FdD1SpHc?rel=0
  • Best behaved dogs in the world?...[Truncated]

    01/31/2016 9:21:26 AM PST · by beaversmom · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | january 26, 2016 | Harriet Mallinson
    Mothers spend their lives making their children kick off dirty shoes before the entering the house.But now one enterprising woman has gone one better and trained her dogs to stop them traipsing mud everywhere.In the brilliant footage filmed in Thailand, the lady is seen waiting at the front door where her four golden retrievers wait patiently in an orderly queue before they are cleaned and allowed into the house.
  • Proof your cat loves you FIVE times less than your dog

    01/31/2016 7:33:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/31/2016 | By Lorraine Fisher
    Are you a dog or cat person? Does a dog's eager friendliness make him superior to an elegantly aloof feline, or vice versa? It's a debate that has divided animal lovers for generations. Now a new BBC documentary is seeking to resolve the question by discovering definitively which species has the edge: Britain's eight million cats, or its nine million canines. In Cats Vs Dogs, animal experts Chris Packham and Liz Bonnin team up with scientists and vets to put our two favourite pets to the test in a host of different categories. Think you know which one will win?...
  • Trump gives $100K to group that trains dogs to help veterans

    01/30/2016 7:42:05 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 30, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday presented a check for $100,000 to an organization that trains dogs for veterans with PTSD and mobility issues. Trump gave the check to the Puppy Jake Foundation during a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa, with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. Three dogs and Puppy Jake representatives came onstage to receive the donation...
  • Three-Legged Pit Bull Seen as Hero for Taking Bullet for Family

    01/28/2016 9:45:14 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Gazette Extra ^ | Saturday, January 23, 2016 | Frank Schultz
    Levi got up on his three legs and hobbled over to nuzzle the legs of a Gazette photographer and reporter as they entered his house Saturday. Not bad for a dog who was shot in the head four days earlier. Levi, who is small for a pit bull and as loving as a dog can get, took the bullet on behalf of his owners the night of Jan. 19, when a man with a gun entered the house. He had lost his front right leg in an accident in 2014. More on that later. Darcy Cherry and her longtime boyfriend,...
  • Cats better than women, versus claims that dogs are better than men (vanity)

    01/22/2016 7:27:09 PM PST · by Utilizer · 71 replies
    http://freerepublic.com/tag/*/index ^ | Friday January 22, 18:51.13 GMT-0800 2016 | Self
    Ignore the thread link. It only goes to the FR Index page. Got some bad news today. JRandomFreeper has passed away, and that coupled with a good friend and neighbor suddenly passing away last October, I am in need of some relief for the depression this news has brought about. So, in an effort to dispel the gloom and provide an atmosphere for others to take their minds off of the loss of a good FReeper, I present this Oldie-but-Moldy concept. Hope it brings a smile here and there despite the tears. So: === Cats are better than women because:...
  • The Big Search to Find Out Where Dogs Come From

    01/20/2016 7:14:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 18, 2016 | James Gorman
    Before humans milked cows, herded goats or raised hogs, before they invented agriculture, or written language, before they had permanent homes, and most certainly before they had cats, they had dogs. Or dogs had them, depending on how you view the human-canine arrangement. But scientists are still debating exactly when and where the ancient bond originated. And a large new study being run out of the University of Oxford here, with collaborators around the world, may soon provide some answers.
  • Warning, cuteness alert! Reagan the Labradoodle sends internet into overdrive

    01/15/2016 3:45:02 PM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Warning, cuteness alert! Reagan the Labradoodle sends internet into overdrive as he's dressed up in matching outfits with his owner's grandson A fluffy dog who dresses up in identical outfits to his owner's grandson is taking the internet by storm with these adorable images. Reagan, a two-year-old Australian Labradoodle, lives with Sandi Swiridoff and has taken a shine to her foster grandchild.
  • A Man's Dog

    01/14/2016 12:00:26 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    1/13/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    In The Moonlighter movie, 1953, Fred MacMurray's dog alterts him to a prowling cougar. The dog is game, prompts him to the hunt, locates the cougar, MacMurray shoots the cat, he has to pull the dog off the dead cat.A great dog, a man's dog, the dog of a boy's heart. Not particularly large, a medium small dog.Such a dog is Sheldon.A 10 second Sheldon movie. https://www.facebook.com/kardiokult.life/videos/1692003041083875/
  • Dogs can read human emotions, study finds (only other species shown to be capable of this)

    01/13/2016 5:26:46 PM PST · by presidio9 · 132 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 13 Jan 2016 | Sophie Jamieson
    Dogs really are man's best friend, it seems, as researchers have shown they can recognise emotions in humans by combining information from different senses. They are the only creatures outside of humans who have been observed to have that ability. -SNIP- "Our study shows that dogs have the ability to integrate two different sources of sensory information into a coherent perception of emotion in both humans and dogs. "To do so requires a system of internal categorisation of emotional states. This cognitive ability has until now only been evidenced in primates and the capacity to do this across species only...
  • Do Dogs Know Other Dogs Are Dogs?

    01/01/2016 7:11:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 87 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 12-29-15 | Julie Hecht
    This is not a philosophical riddle. Despite their highly variable appearance, dogs can recognize each other by sight alone. Do you see dogs everywhere? My ears perk up to the jingle jangle of metal-on-metal, hopeful that it predicts a dog and his collar, disappointed when it turns out to be keys on a belt (boring). A person walking down the street with their arm outstretched holds the promise of a leash with a dog on the other end (sometimes it's a stroller holding a kid. Oh well). From a distance, my eyes play a cruel trick on me, where shopping...
  • This Man Rescued a Puppy and She Helped Him Learn to Love Life Again (PHOTOS)

    12/31/2015 8:26:44 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 46 replies
    OneGreenPlanet ^ | 30 Dec, 2015 | Latrice Harrison
    It is no secret that living with animals is good for your health. According to WebMD, those with pets have lower blood pressure, stronger hearts, better immune systems, and a lower incidence of depression than their pet-free peers. In fact, pets have proven to be a great way to help depressed people find motivation in their lives, which is how Hanna the dog met her new papa. At the time that Hanna came into his life, this Imgur user was experiencing a bit of a slump. But just one look at this eight-week-old ball of cuteness, and he immediately began...
  • LOOK: A Family Set Up a Christmas Table Just for the Dogs

    12/30/2015 12:32:42 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Furr family really loves dogs. This year they set up a table for the 'kids' -- their pup and seven of his friends. They were served a beautiful selection of rawhide bones. Perhaps the most amazing thing about this photo is how the Kentucky couple were able to get eight dogs to pose perfectly for a picture!
  • Dog Killed in Terror Siege to be Awarded Medal for Bravery

    12/28/2015 11:46:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Diesel, a Parisian police dog that was killed in a terror siege on November 18, will be awarded a medal for bravery, Buzzfeed News reports. Diesel was a 7-year-old Belgian Shepherd and was killed during the raid that also killed two suspected terrorists, including one of the masterminds of the November 13 attack. Diesel will be awarded the Dickin Medal for his bravery and work. Major RULP Jean-Marc Lenglet from the French National Police, said: "Diesel's handler has been deeply affected by the death of his dog, as have many thousands of well-wishers who sent messages of condolence for Diesel...
  • Dogs Mimic Each Other’s Expressions, Too

    12/27/2015 12:35:34 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 12-22-15 | Rachel Nuwer
    This week, millions of people around the world will no doubt experience rapid mimicry-an involuntary, split-second mirroring of another person's facial expressions-as they exchange smiles over gifts, good meals and holiday traditions. This phenomenon, observed in humans and many other primates, is considered a basic building block of our ability to feel empathy. "When your companion or friend smiles, you don't know why exactly, but you immediately react with the same smile to him or her," says Elisabetta Palagi, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Pisa in Italy. "It’s an extremely important phenomenon, because through this mimicry you can...
  • Shy Shelter Dog's Reaction To Getting Adopted Is The Definition Of Joy On Earth

    12/24/2015 12:23:22 PM PST · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    huffpo ^ | 12/23 | Cavan Sieczkowski
    A shy shelter dog turned into a jumping, tail-wagging bundle of joy when he was adopted by a loving family.
  • CORONA: Stinky strategy punishes package pilferers(Corona, California)

    12/23/2015 12:01:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Anne Millerbernd
    CORONA: Stinky strategy punishes package pilferers Corona-area residents are setting out prop packages filled with poo to prevent pilfering. They say mail thieves are getting out of control in their neighborhoods. Fed up with thieves stealing their precious packages, Corona-area residents have banded together to teach them a smelly lesson. "They're calling it a movement," said Michaela Roekle, who set a box of her own out a few days ago. In a prop package with a fake address label attached, Roekle placed a special gift from her son, Braven, and dog, Midnight. It's sat on her stoop Tuesday, waiting for...
  • Canine Copycats Can Mirror Other Dogs' Emotions (Dogs Read Feelings)

    12/23/2015 11:27:24 AM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12/23/2015 | Helen Briggs
    Dogs can copy each other's expressions in a split-second just like people, showing signs of basic empathy, according to Italian researchers. Mimicking each other's facial expressions is a human habit, which helps people to get along. Dogs do the same to bond with other dogs, scientists report in the journal, Royal Society Open Science. They think dogs may be showing a basic built-in form of empathy, enabling them to pick up on emotions. And the phenomenon may have emerged in our canine companions during the process of domestication, say scientists from the Natural History Museum, University of Pisa.
  • Café For Stray Dogs: Greek Coffee House Lets Sleeping Dogs Lie Inside During Winter

    12/22/2015 12:36:49 PM PST · by windcliff · 11 replies
    YahooNews.com ^ | 12-22-15 | unknown
    A cafe in Greece is letting stray dogs sleep inside the premises at night to take shelter from the winter cold. The Hott Spott cafe on the island of Lesbos has opened its doors to the animals who have nowhere else to sleep. An image of dogs sleeping inside the cafe was posted on Facebook earlier this month and has almost 1,500 likes. It was posted by Eustratios Papanis, assistant professor of sociology at the University of the Aegean. He wrote: This picture was taken at a coffee shop in the island of Lesvos, North Aegean Sea, Greece. The country...
  • Blue Lives Matter

    12/19/2015 2:51:55 PM PST · by GilGil · 7 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 10/30/2015 | Blue Lives Matter
    I saw this great video of police dogs in action, and this reminded me of Trump. Trump has the same attitude in his approach to running and winning the presidency which is to go after the bad guys and savage them. This is simply an amazing video. Enjoy!
  • Dog has been man's best friend for 33,000 years, DNA study finds

    12/16/2015 6:04:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2015 | Staff
    Man's best friend came about after generations of wolves scavenged alongside humans more than 33,000 years ago in south east Asia, according to new research. Dogs became self-domesticated as they slowly evolved from wolves who joined humans in the hunt, according to the first study of dog genomes. And it shows that the first domesticated dogs came about 33,000 years ago and migrated to Europe, rather than descending from domesticated European wolves 10,000 years ago as had previously been thought.
  • The 29 Best Guard Dogs

    12/12/2015 12:17:03 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 189 replies
    Pet Breeds ^ | 19 Oct, 2015 | Jackie Lam
    Large dogs are held in high esteem for a variety of reasons: for their large stature, their strength, and their protective nature and keen watchdog abilities. If you're looking for a reliable canine defender, it's important to consider not only the physical attributes of a dog breed, but its temperament, as well. Using data from Animal Planet, PetBreeds found the 29 best guard dogs and ranked them by popularity, according to the 2014 AKC popularity rankings. (Three dog breeds that had no ranking were put at the bottom of the list.) Criteria used included that the breed must possess a...
  • Why We Returned Our Adorable Puppy to the Breeder [horrible article - great reader comment]

    12/08/2015 11:39:28 AM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    Yahoo! Parenting ^ | December 8, 2015
    The trouble began the first hour Eevee was in our house. We tried to put her in the crate, which something Lambic never minded, so we could eat lunch, but Eevee wouldn't stop crying and barking. During her first two weeks with us, we slept with pillows over our heads to drown out her barking at bedtime. I work from home most days and thought that would make housetraining easier, but I soon realized it made it harder because there was no set schedule or routine for Eevee. Some days she wouldn’t go in the crate at all. Other days...
  • Pitbull owner faces murder charge after dogs maul, kill 4-year-old ( Detroit )

    12/08/2015 7:16:10 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    CNN - Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | December 7, 2015 | Sarah Jorgensen
    The owner of four pitbulls is facing a murder charge after his dogs mauled to death a 4-year-old boy in Detroit, Michigan. Geneke Antonio Lyons, 41, was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, and possessing dangerous animals causing death, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. The vicious attack occurred last week as the boy and his mother were walking together down the street. The dogs attacked the pair and dragged the child under a fence and into Lyons' backyard, where the boy was found lying on his back with "massive wounds," according to the prosecutor's office. Three of the dogs...