Category Archives: Dogs in the News

The Value of Micro-Chipping Your Dog

A dog missing for three years was returned to his rightful home in Huntington Beach, Calif. Sunday [July 7, 2013], CBS Los Angeles reports. How Smoke ended up in Florida is anyone’s guess. Read the story (and see the reunion video) … Continue reading

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Friendly Airport Dogs…

photo courtesy of http://www.dailybreeze.com Whenever I travel out of the USA I read the International Herald Tribune (which is basically the New York Times). This morning, to my pleasant surprise, on the penultimate page in the ‘International Traveler’ section, I … Continue reading

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DOG HEROES IN THE 2013 PURINA ANIMAL HALL OF FAME

This is ‘Bella’, a 2-year old Bernese Mountain Dog from Nova Scotia, who saved her owner from a house fire. (Photo from http://www.dogheirs.com) “For more than four decades, the Purina Animal Hall of Fame™ has honoured an elite group of … Continue reading

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Sniffing Out Endangered Animals

“Megan Parker carries poop in her purse. At least she does when she’s working with her dog Pepin, who’s trained to track the scat of endangered wildlife. “Having the right scent on hand allows Parker to direct her dog during … Continue reading

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The Only Dog to Win a Purple Heart

Only one dog in the history of the U.S. military has been awarded medals for valor in combat, but for a dog to receive battlefield honors was a controversial and the official account of it is a bit confused… Read … Continue reading

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World’s Priciest Dog…

The lead to this story: “Drooping eyes barely visible behind a mountain of glossy black fur, an enormous dog snoozes on stage in an industrial Chinese city. Its asking price: close to a million US dollars. ‘This is the greatest … Continue reading

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‘ALTAI DOG’ – 33,000 YEAR OLD FOSSIL

Important new finding. Here’s the lead to the news announcement — “Analysis of DNA extracted from a fossil tooth recovered in southern Siberia confirms that the tooth belonged to one of the oldest known ancestors of the modern dog, and … Continue reading

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