Dog Stories

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Large dogs age faster, die younger

Most large dog owners know they are setting themselves up for heartache because their beloved pets will die much sooner than smaller breeds. The correlation between size and lifespan in dogs is well documented, but scientists are still unclear about the reasons behind it. Why, for example, does a 150-pound Great Dane only live for […]

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Four-time Iditarod champ Buser leads Alaskan dog sled race

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Four-time champion Martin Buser was leading the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Saturday, but his potentially record-breaking pace was slowed by high winds, blowing snow and a soft trail, race officials said. The Swiss-born Buser reached Kaltag, an Athabascan Indian village that is the last checkpoint on the Yukon River, […]

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Sniffing Out Bombs In Afghanistan: A Job That’s Gone To The Dogs

Military Police Sgt. Hancock and Nero, his Dutch shepherd, play at Forward Operating Base Frontenac in Kandahar province in southern Afghanistan. Nero is trained to sniff out improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, and to attack. Sean Carberry/NPR Military Police Sgt. Hancock and Nero, his Dutch shepherd, play at Forward Operating Base Frontenac in Kandahar province […]

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Dogs being Shot En Masse in Natuashish

Dogs in Natuashish are being shot and killed this week if they are found roaming the town. In a memo from the local fire department, dated March 5th, the community is being told to keep their dogs on a leash – all others will be destroyed immediately. An estimated 300 stray dogs live in the […]

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Adult Prairie Dogs Dig Living In Mom’s Burrow

Like many humans, most young animals approaching adulthood tend to leave their parents and siblings and strike out on their own. They want to avoid competing with relatives. They want to avoid incest. In certain species, they want to avoid nagging. But a new paper published in Thursday’s Science shows there’s at least one species […]

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Prairie dogs disperse when all close kin have disappeared

Mar. 7, 2013 — Prairie dogs pull up stakes and look for a new place to live when all their close kin have disappeared from their home territory-a striking pattern of dispersal that has not been observed for any other species. This is according to a new study published in Science by behavioral ecologist John […]

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Dogs Domesticated 33,000 Years Ago, Skull Suggests

A canine skull found in the Altai Mountains of Siberia is more closely related to modern domestic dogs than to wolves, a new DNA analysis reveals. The findings could indicate that dogs were domesticated around 33,000 years ago. The point at which wolves went from wild to man’s best friend is hotly contested, though dogs […]

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Michael Vick enrolled in dog training classes

Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles sits on the bench in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 30, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The New York Giants defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 42-7. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Michael Vick owns a dog. Because he owns a dog, […]

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This dog really loves her dryer sheets (VIDEO)

Maymo the dog has a knack for getting into the public’s eye. Last October, her owner’s “Ultimate Dog Shaming” video was watched more than 2 million times on YouTube. But it turns out Maymo has another strange interest that goes beyond rolling in pickles, hoarding bottles of spring water and stealing treats from goats: she’s […]

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Dog hampers waterfall rescue bid

5 March 2013 Last updated at 03:21 ET A frightened dog hampered attempts to rescue its owner after they both slipped at a waterfall in East Sussex. Rescue teams called to Ecclesbourne Glen, near Hastings, on Monday evening were prevented from getting close to the injured man. Both the man and his dog had fallen […]

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