Category Archives: Dogs in the News

Dogging Truth in Advertising re: Dog Poop Bags

On February 3 2015 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) distributed a news release stating that not all of those dog-poop bags that (we hope) you use live up to their claims of “biodegradable” or “compostable,” etc. “Consumers looking to buy … Continue reading

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Sergeant Stubby

Book Review – Nonfiction, Canine Biography Sergeant Stubby is a biography of a dog, a stray Bull Terrier who joined the American forces in France in World War-I, and (as the sub-title puts it) “stole the heart of a nation.” … Continue reading

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Dogs of War – Special National Geographic Feature

Cover story in the June 2014 issue of National Geographic magazine. ‘Out in Front of America’s Troops, Combat Canines and Their Handlers Lead the Way into the Most Dangerous Battlefields on Earth…’

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Allergy AlertTM Dogs against Anaphylaxis

Got an allergy? Get an Allergy Alert Dog! That’s the solution proposed by allergy specialists and a company called Angel Service Dogs (www.angelservicedogs.com). A recent news story, with video, was aired on a Boston, Massachusetts area TV station (ABC News-5)): … Continue reading

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Where Did Dogs Come From? …more findings

To the question ‘Where Did Dogs Come From?’, new research suggests that dogs are derived from a wolf lineage (or lineages), now extinct, from which both dogs and modern wolves diverged. The research, published earlier this month, finds that the … Continue reading

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myth of Tibetan mastiff.

Since this topic is close to some of my canine research interests,* this recent article from China Times deserves reprinting here. It tells us to what lengths a myth (about size, in particular; and now about prestige) can take people … Continue reading

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PLEASE… LET ME STAY (Book Review)

Please… Let Me Stay By Susan Nelowet and Helen Hagerty Reviewed by Don Messerschmidt The story of Toby, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, comes out of real life events surrounding his adoption in Naples, Florida, in the mid-1990s. Who owned … Continue reading

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