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  • Adorable police puppies in pouches steal the show at Chilean military parade

    09/21/2018 10:30:36 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies
    Evening Standard ^ | September 20, 2018
    A troop of golden retriever puppies stole the show when they took part in Chile's annual military parade. The fluffy young dogs snuggled, tongues lolling, in neon green pouches worn across the chests of a row of marching police trainers. The puppy section was followed by a line of uniformed men walking adult golden retrievers and labradors, which all wore little boots. The dogs belong to the Canine Unit of the Carabineros de Chile, the country's national police force.
  • Husky goes on ‘killing spree’ that leaves nearly 30 animals dead; owner facing charges

    09/19/2018 2:09:40 PM PDT · by robowombat · 103 replies
    WGN ^ | May 31, 2018
    TOOELE, Utah — The owner of a female husky faces a slew of charges after the dog allegedly killed more than two dozen animals in the backyards of at least two Utah homes in just a couple of hours, according to KSTU. Police caught the culprit – a 4-year old husky – and now her owner is facing nearly 30 misdemeanor charges. One of the Tooele residents who lost several animals, Trip Kiss, runs a petting zoo with his wife to teach animal husbandry to children with disabilities. Chickens, ducks, peacocks, a turkey and a tortoise, are just a few...
  • The Canine Heroes of Memorial Day

    05/28/2018 8:01:02 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 28 May, 2018 | Elise Cooper
    This Memorial Day, anyone who loves dogs should give a shout-out to Laura Miller and Dave Nielson, a retired Ranger. They are co-founders, along with Chuck Yerry, of the SOFK9Memorial Foundation. When thinking about those who have sacrificed their lives to keep Americans safe, people should also consider the canine soldiers killed in action. Dave told American Thinker, "My children have a dad because of my canine partner, Pepper. We can actually multiply that by sixty-two, the number of those in my unit. In this unit we lost twenty-two dogs, while they searched for either the enemy or a bomb."...
  • Las Vegas: Friend's pit bull fatally mauls boy

    08/19/2016 4:33:47 AM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    KOLO ^ | Aug 18, 2016
    Police in Las Vegas say a dog that fatally mauled a 9-year-old boy was a family pet at a house the boy was visiting. ... Police Officer Jesse Roybal said .. animal control officers took custody of the dog, which was described as a pit bull.
  • Dog Tests Positive for Meth, Heroin

    05/22/2016 2:09:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 21 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | May 21, 2016 | Fox 5 San Diego
    Dog tests positive for meth, heroin TUSTIN, Calif. – A dog picked up during an arrest in Tustin, California has tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin, authorities said. Tustin Police Lt. Robert Wright tells CNN that the dog named Bubba was found in a hotel room after officers served an arrest warrant for Joshua West, 40, on March 22 in Orange County. West was on parole for drug violations, said Wright. Police reported illegal drugs were found in the room along with used needles. The dog was turned over to Orange County Animal Care (OCAC) and transported to its facility....
  • CORONA: Stinky strategy punishes package pilferers(Corona, California)

    12/23/2015 12:01:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | Dec. 22, 2015 | Anne Millerbernd
    CORONA: Stinky strategy punishes package pilferers Corona-area residents are setting out prop packages filled with poo to prevent pilfering. They say mail thieves are getting out of control in their neighborhoods. Fed up with thieves stealing their precious packages, Corona-area residents have banded together to teach them a smelly lesson. "They're calling it a movement," said Michaela Roekle, who set a box of her own out a few days ago. In a prop package with a fake address label attached, Roekle placed a special gift from her son, Braven, and dog, Midnight. It's sat on her stoop Tuesday, waiting for...
  • (Felony Stupid) ... Florida Drunk Driving Suspect Claims His Dog Was Driving the Car

    10/14/2015 1:25:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 13 October 2015 | Mark Molloy
    • Drunk driving suspect claims his dog was driving the car The dog was nowhere to be seen, but that didn’t stop one drunk driving suspect from blaming his pet. Florida resident Reliford Cooper III was arrested after crashing his car and promptly gave police a rather unbelievable 'excuse'. "Who was chasing me?" he asked the officer, adding: "My dog was driving that car, I ran 'cause I wanted to. You ain’t gonna find no drugs or guns on me." Mr Cooper is alleged to have ignored a stop sign and travelled across two ditches before crashing into an occupied...
  • Dogs Make Us Human

    03/26/2002 10:29:27 AM PST · by blam · 124 replies · 747+ views
    Australian Museum ^ | 3-25-2002 | Heidi De Wald
    Dogs make us human By Heidi De Wald Monday, 25 Mar, 2002 About 48% of Australian households own dogs. But can you imagine a world without dogs. And would we be the same if they were not here? Would human beings have developed in very different ways had our best friends not been by our sides? A recent study suggests that the domestication of dogs mutually led to profound changes in the biological and behavioural evolution of both species. It has long been known that the first species domesticated by humans was the wolf. In essence, we made wolves into...
  • Living with humans has taught dogs morals, say scientists

    08/21/2008 6:11:16 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 63 replies · 183+ views
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 21st August 2008 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Dogs are becoming more intelligent and are even learning morals from human contact, scientists claim. They say the fact that dogs' play rarely escalates into a fight shows the animals abide by social rules. During one study, dogs which held up a paw were rewarded with a food treat. When a lone dog was asked to raise its paw but received no treat, the researchers found it begged for up to 30 minutes. But when they tested two dogs together but rewarded only one, the dog which missed out soon stopped playing the game. Dr Friederike Range, of the University...
  • Air Canada Pilot Diverts International Flight to Save Dog

    09/16/2015 2:49:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    A French bulldog named Simba is probably alive today because of the attentiveness of an Air Canada pilot. Simba was flying via Air Canada Flight 85 from Tel Aviv to Toronto when the pilot noticed a problem with the cargo area’s heating system, according to CNN Canadian affiliate City News. Simba’s owner, German Kontorovich, was in the cabin. “As soon as the crew became aware of the temperature issue, the captain grew rightfully concerned for the dog’s comfort and well-being,” Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick told CNN via email. “With the altitude it can become very uncomfortable, and possibly the...
  • Have humans made dogs STUPID? Pets are 'lazy thinkers' compared to wild wolves

    09/16/2015 6:45:14 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 63 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 16 September 2015 | RICHARD GRAY
    They may be man's best friend, but dogs have little to thank humans for it seems. Research suggests the domesticated pets can't solve problems as well as their wild cousins because living with us has made them 'incapable of thinking for themselves.' In tests, experts presented a 'puzzle box' containing food to a group of dogs, and a group of wolves and while the wolves were capable of breaking inside, the dogs looked to humans for help.
  • Girlfriend Demands Man Sell His Dog, So He Takes Out an Ad… Now She’s Furious

    07/15/2015 11:47:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 113 replies
    When two people come together to form a relationship there are often adjustments in lifestyle that must be made by both parties. Recently, a man in Virginia was told by his girlfriend that she didn’t care for his dog, giving him the ultimatum that he must choose between her and the animal. So the man posted an ad to Craigslist explaining the situation and searching for a new home for his soon-to-be ex-companion.The ad read:“MY girlfriend does not like my beagle Molly. SO I have to re-home her. “She is a purebred from a wealthy area and I have had...
  • Attack on Rescue Dogs Is Canine Racism

    06/17/2015 5:31:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | 6/17 | Robin Starr
    On May 27, The Roanoke Times ran a deeply irresponsible opinion piece entitled “Beware of rescue dogs.” According to The Times, it was written by a “semi-retired registered nurse who has never been without a family dog.” That is a bit like allowing me a platform to pontificate on brain surgery because I have had a brain all my life. Bonny T. Lee’s ignorance with regard to shelter dogs, pit bull type dogs and the responsible use of statistics is shocking. She provides dubiously sourced statistics on the numbers of human deaths from dog attacks in terms like “13 and...
  • The Scientist Who Wanted To Bring A Death Row Inmate Back From The Dead

    03/18/2015 9:53:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 18, 2015 | Lauren Davis
    The Scientist Who Wanted To Bring A Death Row Inmate Back From The Dead Dr. Robert E. Cornish is probably best known for his 1930s revivification experiments with dogs, in which he claimed to bring dogs back from clinical death. He wanted to try a similar procedure on humans — and when a death row inmate volunteered, Cornish petitioned the state of California to let him play re-animator. Cornish's dog experiments would make most dog lovers cringe. Cornish would suffocate the dogs until they were clinically dead, and then he would place the bodies on a teeter board, rocking the...
  • Nevada Bill Would Allow Sick Pets to Use Medical Marijuana

    03/18/2015 10:16:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 17, 2015 | MICHELLE RINDELS
    <p>CARSON CITY, Nev. — Pets might soon be able to use pot under a bill introduced Tuesday in the Nevada Legislature.</p>
  • K-9 Who Served for Years Gets Hero’s Farewell as He Walks Into Vet’s Office for Last Time

    02/24/2015 8:02:12 AM PST · by God luvs America · 36 replies
    IJReview ^ | 2/24/2015 | Lawrence Bonk
    The unsung heroes of your community’s police force are its capable K-9 unit. These talented pooches can serve alongside a police force for upwards of a decade. As any pet owner knows, one of the hardest things in life is saying goodbye to your best friend. Police in West Deptford, New Jersey had to do just that late last week. Noted police dog Judge, who retired from active service in 2013, was given a hero’s farewell as he was walked into the vet’s office to be put down:
  • Vintage PHOTO: "Pupsicle" ... A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912

    02/22/2015 2:23:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Flickr via IO9 ^ | circa 1912 | Frank Hurley
    A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912 This poignant image (cheer up, buddy!) of a pup named "Blizzard" was taken in 1912 by Antarctic adventurer Frank Hurley, who two years later would be the photographer on Ernest Shackleton's famed Endurance Expedition. This shot is from the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which set out in 1911. Over a period of years, Hurley visited the frozen continent six times and came away with a trove of stirring images.
  • When did dogs become man's best friend?

    02/07/2015 12:25:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 6, 2015, 6:30 PM | By/Michael Casey//
    Using sophisticated 3D imaging to analyze several fossil skulls, a study in this week's Nature Scientific Reports found dogs emerged much more recently than previously thought. Other studies in recent years had suggested dogs evolved as early as 30,000 years ago, a period known as the late Paleolithic, when humans were hunter-gatherers. Abby Grace Drake, a biologist at Skidmore College and one of the co-authors of the latest study, said there is an abundance of evidence -- including the skulls as well as genetic and cultural evidence -- to show dogs arrived instead in the more recent period known as...
  • Biologist Drake helps answer key question in canine history [Dog Domestication]

    02/06/2015 11:03:34 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies
    Skidmore College ^ | February 5, 2015 | press release (via Archaeology)
    When did dogs first become domesticated? A sophisticated new 3D fossil analysis by biologists Abby Grace Drake, visiting assistant professor of biology at Skidmore, and Michael Coquerelle of the University Rey Juan Carlos contradicts the suggested domestication of dogs during the late Paleolithic era (about 30,000 years ago), and reestablishes the date of domestication to around 15,000 years ago... Whether dogs were domesticated during the Paleolithic era, when humans were hunter-gatherers, or the Neolithic era, when humans began to form permanent settlements and take up farming, is a subject of ongoing scientific debate. Original fossil finds placed dog domestication in...
  • Opinion: We Didn’t Domesticate Dogs. They Domesticated Us.

    03/03/2013 4:02:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    National Geographic News ^ | March 3, 2013 | Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods
    Scientists argue that friendly wolves sought out humans.In the story of how the dog came in from the cold and onto our sofas, we tend to give ourselves a little too much credit. The most common assumption is that some hunter-gatherer with a soft spot for cuteness found some wolf puppies and adopted them. Over time, these tamed wolves would have shown their prowess at hunting, so humans kept them around the campfire until they evolved into dogs. (See "How to Build a Dog.") But when we look back at our relationship with wolves throughout history, this doesn't really make...