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  • Dog scofflaws more common in Glacier as shutdown drags on

    COLUMBIA FALLS, MONT. Some visitors to Glacier National Park in Montana have been ignoring longstanding rules on walking dogs in the park since the government shutdown began. Nearly all of Glacier's trails are closed to dogs, leashed or not, all year long. Closed roads are considered trails in the winter months and also are closed to dogs. Trails and roads closed to dogs are clearly marked. But the Hungry Horse News reports that a number of people have been seen walking dogs in the park since the shutdown. One party recently had six dogs, including three not on leashes. The...
  • Dogs Have Their Day in Our Politicized Society

    01/03/2019 7:53:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | January 3, 2019 | Jonah Goldberg
    I wanted to write this column about dogs. If you follow me on Twitter or have read my work elsewhere, you probably know that about me: I like my dogs. Though truth be told, I probably like your dogs, too. Because I just like dogs. It's a common sentiment. Dog ownership has been going up markedly for a while now. There are some who worry that dogs -- and even cats -- are replacing human children as the objects of our devotion. There's evidence to support the claim. Many young couples are more eager to have pets than kids. Expenditures...
  • TSA moving to all floppy-ear airport dog force because pointy-ear dogs ‘scare children’

    12/24/2018 7:09:26 AM PST · by libstripper · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 24, 2018 | Anna Giaratelli
    The Transportation Security Administration is in the process of swapping out pointy ear dogs for floppy ear ones in an effort to put more of the public at ease when interacting with its canines. "We’ve made a conscious effort in TSA ... to use floppy ear dogs," TSA Administrator David Pekoske said during a recent tour of operations at Washington Dulles International Airport northern Virginia. "We find the passenger acceptance of floppy ear dogs is just better. It presents just a little bit less of a concern," Pekoske said. "Doesn’t scare children
  • This Is Why Dogs Smile

    12/12/2018 2:52:09 PM PST · by ETL · 43 replies - Lifestyle ^ | Dec 12, 2018 | Ashley Moor
    One of the things that makes dogs so special is the myriad ways in which they manage to communicate with you. There’s the way they stare at you when you’re eating dinner, the speedily wagging tail when you come home after a long day, and the goofy grin they give you when that belly rub truly hits the spot. But why dogs smile actually has more meaning than you might think. According to the experts at the ASPCA, a dog’s smile can be characterized as a display of the front teeth, normally paired with a lowered head, wagging tail, flattened...
  • FDA Alerts Pet Owners about Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in Several Dry Pet Foods

    12/04/2018 3:10:21 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 50 replies
    FDA ^ | 12/3/2018 | FDA
    The FDA has become aware of reports of vitamin D toxicity in dogs that ate dry dog food common contract manufacturer and marketed under several different brand names. This is a developing situation, and the FDA will update this page with additional information as it becomes available.
  • Let's celebrate National Mutt Day (dogs)

    12/02/2018 12:40:23 PM PST · by Innovative · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 2, 2018 | Andea Diaz
    National Mitt Day was created in 2005 by animal advocate Colleen Paige. It is celebrated Ju;y 31 and Dec. 2. Mutts -- they may not be purebreds, but they are pure at heart.
  • Dogs are 'no more intelligent' than cats say experts (no matter how much of a clever boy [tr]

    11/29/2018 7:39:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 89 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 29, 2018 | Victoria Bell
    It may seem from a dog's friendly demeanour and ability to perform tricks that they are smarter than most animals but a new study suggests this is not the case. Psychologists from Exeter and Canterbury University examined the cognitive abilities of 'man's best friend' when compared with other animals - including cats. Experts concluded that canines do not possess particularly higher intelligence than their feline rivals, as well as a number of other creatures. Researchers used data on observations of the behaviour of dogs, cats, wolves and chimpanzees to see if pooches possessed any specific special skills. They found that...
  • North Korea’s ‘peace gift’ puppies to South Korea pictured for first time

    11/28/2018 5:14:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11-28-2018 | Katherine Lam
    It doesn’t seem like there’s a "ruff" relationship between the two Koreas at the moment. South Korean president Moon Jae-in unveiled puppies that were born from one of the dogs given to the South by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “peace gifts” in September. The Pungsan dog, Gomi, gave birth to six puppies — three females and three males — earlier this month. The official Twitter account for South Korea's presidential Blue House tweeted on Sunday photos of Moon and his wife Kim Jong-sook playing with the furry pups at their home’s courtyard. The office added the puppies...
  • The First Men And Women From The Canary Islands Were Berbers

    10/23/2009 8:30:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies · 942+ views
    Science News ^ | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 | Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology via Eurekalert
    A team of Spanish and Portuguese researchers has carried out molecular genetic analysis of the Y chromosome (transmitted only by males) of the aboriginal population of the Canary Islands to determine their origin and the extent to which they have survived in the current population. The results suggest a North African origin for these paternal lineages which, unlike maternal lineages, have declined to the point of being practically replaced today by European lineages... Although contribution is now mainly European, scientists state that North African and Sub-Saharan contribution was higher in the 17th and 18th centuries. The explanation as to why...
  • South Korea closes biggest dog slaughterhouse complex

    11/23/2018 11:12:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Eyewitness News ^ | November 21, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    <p>SEOUL - South Korean officials on Thursday began to dismantle the country's largest canine slaughterhouse complex, as animal rights activists push to end the custom of eating dog meat.</p> <p>About one million dogs are eaten a year in South Korea, often as a summertime delicacy with the greasy red meat, invariably boiled for tenderness, believed to increase energy.</p>
  • "Oh you think this is a game..." Golden Retriever Gets Jealous!..................short video.

    11/21/2018 10:05:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | 11/14/2018 | Please send Golden's!
    Some fun stuff for today!..................
  • Sneaky dog goes viral after it drinks owners' beer .....

    11/15/2018 7:52:37 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 11 replies ^ | 11/15/18 | Annabel Murphy
    Sneaky dog goes viral after it drinks owners' beer (and double-checks to see if the coast is clear) ......
  • Seven cute Labradors pile in and enthusiastically groom ginger cat who is remarkably unphased [tr]

    11/15/2018 3:30:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2018 | Terri-Ann Williams
    his is the adorable moment a cute ginger tabby cat made friends with seven Labradors after the enthusiastic dogs affectionately groomed the cat. Giuseppe the red tabby cat had led down on a patio chair, when a big group of Golden Retriever puppies licked him all over. Giuseppe sat calmly and looked unphased by the dogs, as he continued to enjoy his new found friendship with the puppies in Alessandria, Italy.
  • Burlington County woman had 44 dead dogs wrapped in plastic in freezers, State Police say

    11/14/2018 7:55:57 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | 11.14.18 | NICOLE LEONARD
    A woman in Shamong Township, Burlington County, was found living with 44 dead dogs and 130 living dogs in "deplorable" conditions, State Police said. Donna Roberts, 65, was charged with animal cruelty Tuesday after State Police from the Red Lion Station inspected her home on Oakshade Road. With the Burlington County Health Department, authorities discovered "evidence of animal cruelty inflicted upon various breeds of dogs on the property," State Police said in a statement. The odor of animal feces and ammonia permeated the inside of the residence, which caused several responders to feel dizzy and nauseous, State Police said. The...
  • Pooch is caught on camera downing his clueless owner's pint after first checking the coast [tr]

    11/14/2018 7:42:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2018 | Lara Keay
    This is the hilarious moment a dog was caught sipping from his owner's pint outside a pub. Jake Pulford, 26, was passing the Errigle Inn in Belfast on the bus when he spotted the pooch standing on its back legs with its paws on a table outside. The pet, believed to be a Shiba Inu, had been left alone and appeared to be scouring the scene for its owner to check the coast was clear - before sticking its face in the glass and taking a sip. Mr Pulford managed to whip his mobile phone out in time to catch...
  • Thousands of greyhounds are set to be made homeless as Florida prepares to ban the dog [tr]

    11/08/2018 6:23:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 8, 2018 | Ariel Zilber
    Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a measure on the ballot on Tuesday to ban greyhound racing throughout the state by the end of 2020 - though some warn dogs may be left homeless as a result. Amendment 13, which required 60 per cent support in Tuesday’s voting, unexpectedly received a whopping 69 per cent, easily ensuring passage. That means that the 11 greyhound racing tracks in Florida will be put out of business within the next two years, according to NBC News. Now the challenge will be to find new homes for the up to 7,000 greyhound dogs who will be...
  • Dog pretends to be stray, begs for burgers at McDonald's

    10/25/2018 4:56:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 25, 2018 | Caitlin O'Kane
    A dog owner in Oklahoma is calling out her own pup for scheming to get free McDonald's hamburgers. Betsy Reyes of Oklahoma City says her dog, Princess, sneaks out at night and sits outside McDonald's, pretending to be a stray. Reyes shared photographic evidence of her sneaky dog sitting in the local McDonald's parking lot at night. "If you see my dog @ the McDonald's on shields, quit feeding her fat ass bc she don't know how to act & be leaving the house all the time to go walking to McDonald's at night," Reyes wrote. "She's not even a...
  • BODY CAM: Sierra Vista Officers save nine-year-old during dog attack (Video at Link)

    10/21/2018 8:45:57 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 71 replies
    KOLD ^ | 10-18-2018 | Melissa Egan
    SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Footage from officers' body cameras shows the quick actions to save a nine-year-old being attacked by large dogs in his gated yard last month. Through a public records request, Tucson News Now obtained footage from cameras worn by four of the eleven Sierra Vista Police Officers who responded to the home on the evening of September 26, 2018. A call to 911, also obtained through a public records request, shared the frantic call for help by a bike rider who saw the attack through the large gate on the private property. “We were...
  • Roasted Pig Head Sniffed Out By Customs Beagle At Airport

    10/17/2018 9:09:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    cbs2la ^ | October 17, 2018 at 7:02 am
    Hardy is a highly-trained U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Detector dog and he sniffed out the roasted pig’s head in the luggage of a passenger traveling from Ecuador at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Oct. 11. [P]ork and pork products from other continents are not allowed into the United States in an effort to avoid introducing foot and mouth disease, classical swine fever and other animal diseases. CBP Area Port Director Carey Davis hailed Hardy’s work as illustrating “the tremendous expertise of our four-legged K-9 partners in protecting the United States.” Hardy has worked at Atlanta’s airport since 2015,...
  • Dog hide tax starting to bite for North Koreans

    10/05/2018 3:11:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 5, 2018 | Julian Ryall
    North Korea has ordered its citizens to donate dog hides to the regime as part of celebrations marking the 73rd anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea on October 10. The government collects dog hides ahead of the anniversary each year “to raise funds for the party”, the dissident Daily NK website reported, but this year the authorities have raised the amount of money that families who do not keep dogs are required to pay instead. “Although the party is asking for dog hides, there are not many houses that have the luxury of raising a dog...