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Police dog finds, fires handgun

By Jordana Ossad, CNN updated 5:03 PM EST, Mon March 4, 2013 STORY HIGHLIGHTS A Massachusetts sheriff’s search dog finds and fires a gun “Everyone on the scene was startled, including Ivan,” police chief says Three men are now charged with firearms violations, police chief says (CNN) — A Massachusetts police dog searching for a […]

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New Research Sheds Light On the Evolution of Dogs

New Research Sheds Light On the Evolution of Dogs – Slashdot 43762701 story Posted by samzenpus on Monday March 04, @04:57AM from the a-caveboy-and-his-dog dept. Hugh Pickens writes writes “The first dogs descended from wolves about 14,000 years ago but according to Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods humans didn’t domesticate dogs — dogs sought out […]

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China Volunteers Rescue 900 Dogs in Cramped Truck

The head of an animal rescue center in China said Sunday that volunteers have rescued about 900 dogs that were being transported in poor conditions in a truck. Chen Mingcai of the Chongqing Small Animal Protection Association said that a travelling citizen became suspicious of the truck and called police, who detained the truck driver […]

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Shooting deaths of Chesco dogs spur a push to change law

Aubrey Whelan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Posted: Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:41 PM When a Chester County man shot and killed his neighbors’ Bernese mountain dogs, which he said were threatening his sheep, the uproar led to criminal charges against the farmer. And the case also could lead to changes in state law. State Sen. Andrew […]

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Owner Says Top Dog Was Poisoned

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show that earlier this month made headlines by crowning an affenpinscher as Best in Show for the first time ever, is back in the headlines today after the unexpected death of another competitor. Cruz, a 3-year-old Samoyed who competing in his first Westminster this year, died Feb. 16 while competing […]

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‘Out of control’ dog attacks rise

1 March 2013 Last updated at 03:02 ET More people were admitted to hospital in Wales following dog attacks last year than at any point since 1999. In 2011/12, 410 people were hospitalised as a result of being bitten or struck by a dog, which is nearly double the figure for 2000/01. The Welsh government […]

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Man rescues dog from block of floating ice (VIDEO)

Pifas, a three-year-old golden retriever mix, was rescued by a kind stranger who helped guide the dog to safety after it became stranded on a block of ice in a frozen lake. NBCNews.com reports that Pifas disappeared from his owner’s home and was missing for over a week before he was spotted some 200 feet […]

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Health Implications in Early Spay and Neuter in Dogs

RALEIGH, NC–(Marketwire – Feb 25, 2013) – Recent results from research funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation have the potential to significantly impact recommendations for spaying and neutering dogs in the United States. Most dogs in the United States are spayed or neutered, and for years the procedures have been completed prior to maturity. […]

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Top dogs strut their stuff at the Philippine Circuit Dog Show

From tiny chihuahuas to heavy German Shepherds, dogs of all shapes and sizes filled Megamall’s Megatrade Hall in Mandaluyong last weekend for the Philippine Circuit Dog Show, held from February 21 to 24. Dogs went through obstacles in the agility competition, displayed their relay racing skills in the Flyball competition, and strutted their stuff in […]

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Don't Just Blame Cats: Dogs Disrupt Wildlife, Too

Though they seem so natural in our homes, cats and dogs are natural predators, too. Most will attack birds, lizards and smaller mammals when given the chance, and scientists have demonstrated how their explosive populations can upset ecosystems. The scourge of domestic cats has been thrown into the spotlight recently. A campaign in New Zealand […]

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