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Dogs Recognize Other Dog Faces, See Past Bred Differences: Study

Despite the very obvious differences between a Chihuahua and a great dane, they are, technically, the same animal: Canis lupus familiaris. But are dogs able to look past superficial differences like size, coat color and type, and head-shape and spot the other canine face in the crowd? A group of researchers led by scientists from […]

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Killing of neighbors’ dogs in sheep pen sparks uproar

Carolyn Davis, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2013, 8:09 PM To the Bock family of Chester Springs, Bernese mountain dogs Fiona and Argus were happy, loving pets. To neighbor Gabriel Pilotti, they were apparently pests. And when he found them loose among his sheep last week, he shot them dead. “It was just […]

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Rescue dog: Albie feathers the empty nest

Rescue dog Albie’s owner has officially become “that guy” – the one who flaunts photos of his rescue dog … on Facebook, as his iPhone wallpaper. As the empty nest comes into view, Albie is slowly replacing the kids in a dad’s homelife. OK, I’ve officially become that guy. The guy who swore he’d never […]

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Therapy Dogs Calm Sex-Shy Cheetahs

The expression “fight like cats and dogs” may be true for many felines and canines, not to mention any number of humans. But that notion goes right out the window when it comes to cheetahs and dogs. For these two, it’s just one big love fest. ABC News recently reported that although most of us […]

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Official: Cadaver dogs search in Kansas City blast

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cadaver dogs searched through the smoldering rubble of a Kansas City restaurant after a gas explosion sparked a massive blaze Tuesday evening in an upscale shopping district. More than a dozen people were injured in the blast and resulting fire, which occurred just after 6 p.m. and completely destroyed JJ‘s […]

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'Easy target' claim over dog wardens

19 February 2013 Last updated at 05:12 ET By Chris Dearden BBC News New dog and litter wardens in Conwy county borough are being criticised for concentrating on easy targets and not tackling problems in rural areas. The officers work for a private firm and started patrols in December last year. But in the first […]

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Dogs recognise other dogs in a crowd

Even though many breeds look very different from each other, dogs can still recognise other dogs’ faces, and categorise them separately from non-dog species. Credit: spilltojill; Flickr They may have the largest physical variety among all animal species on Earth, but dogs can still recognise one of their own over any other animal based on […]

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Confirmed: Dogs Sneak Food When People Aren't Looking

Many dog owners will swear their pups are up to something when out of view of watchful eyes. Shoes go missing, couches have mysterious teeth marks, and food disappears. They seem to disregard the word “no.” Now, a new study suggests dogs might understand people even better than we thought. (Related: “Animal Minds.”) The research […]

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Buehrle to leave family behind to care for dog

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Mark Buehrle won’t be experiencing the dog days of summer. While the pitcher is headed to Toronto, his family will split the season between Broward County in Florida and their home in St. Louis. One of their four dogs, Slater, is a mix of bulldog and American Staffordshire Terrier – which […]

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Our dogs know a dog when they see one

Dominique Autier-D?rian / Animal Cognition During the experiments, the dogs sat in front of the experimenter, on a line between the two screens. When hearing an order, the dogs expressed their choice by going to a given screen and putting a paw in front of the chosen image. By Megan Gannon LiveScience Dogs can pick […]

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