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  • Hairless Dancing (dog) Nathan : "Cupid Shuffle"

    11/30/2015 10:46:00 AM PST · by RummyChick · 4 replies
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  • Report: Dog bites officer during traffic stop, arrest

    11/24/2015 12:08:54 PM PST · by aomagrat · 11 replies
    WIS TV ^ | 24 November 2015 | Michael Turner
    HOLLY HILL, SC (WIS) - Two Eutawville residents are facing multiple felony charges after police say their dog bit an officer during an arrest. According to the incident report, Scott Jones, 24, and Kayla Wallace, 26, were arrested Saturday afternoon after two citizens reported a tan Cadillac with a beat-up front end almost struck the doors of the CVS on Old State Road and then ran over a curb. The report states an officer found the vehicle and pulled it over to check on the occupants. After pulling over the vehicle, Jones told the officer he didn’t have a valid...
  • Affluent family's purebred shepherd ignored after arrival of new baby

    11/21/2015 11:41:07 PM PST · by Altariel · 43 replies
    The Examiner ^ | November 16, 2015 | Penny Eims
    A seven-year-old German shepherd named "Louie," bears the painful evidence of neglect on his once regal body. Louie used to live in an affluent neighborhood with a family which was described as "well off." For a time, the purebred shepherd, who had been purchased for thousands of dollars, was a beloved part of his family's life...everything changed when he was banished to live his life outside after the family welcomed a new baby. Louie's life of being a pampered pet vanished and as he endured life outside, his health began to deteriorate. Of little matter was his fine pedigree or...
  • Springfield man denies animal cruelty charge in fatal shooting of Chihuahua (Mass.)

    11/12/2015 3:11:12 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    The Republican (Springfield, MA) ^ | November 12, 2015 | Buffy Spencer
    SPRINGFIELD — Freddie Guy, 66, of Springfield, on Thursday denied a charge of animal cruelty in Springfield District Court in a case in which animal welfare authorities say his neighbor's Chihuahua suffered a fatal BB gun shot. Bail was set at $500 cash for Guy, of 370 Stapleton Road, by Judge John Payne. It is the same bail amount he posted after his arrest.
  • 'Great' Dane: 131-pound dog helps guide 11-year-old with rare genetic condition

    11/12/2015 11:40:45 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 2 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Nov. 12, 2015 | staff
    Running, riding bikes and even walking had always been a challenge for 11-year-old Bella Burton due to a rare genetic condition she was diagnosed with when she was 2 and a half. But ever since Bella began leaning on George, a 2-year-old Great Dane whom she met about a year ago through a local organization, she has ditched her wheelchair and crutches, and started to do all the things all the other healthy kids her age can with ease, WCVB reported.

    11/06/2015 2:01:29 PM PST · by NYer · 53 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | November 4, 2015 | TAO TAO HOLMES
    Wild canine hybrids lurk in our midst. (Photo: WikiCommons/Public Domain)Have you heard any wolves howling in the northeast recently? Most likely not, since there aren’t any of them left. But if you heard one 150 years ago, this is probably the English translation of her cries: “I have literally no dating options left in my species … Any wolves out there? Anyone!” Nope.Wolves in eastern North America, whose populations steadily dwindled due to deforestation and hunting, had no choice but to settle for coyotes. Interspecies dating is a wonderful thing, but for a wolf, the larger and handsomer of the two canines, a...
  • Coywolf: Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

    11/04/2015 6:47:50 PM PST · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Economist ^ | 31 October 2015
    It is rare for a new animal species to emerge in front of scientists’ eyes. But this seems to be happening in eastern North America. ___ Like some people who might rather not admit it, wolves faced with a scarcity of potential sexual partners are not beneath lowering their standards. It was desperation of this sort, biologists reckon, that led dwindling wolf populations in southern Ontario to begin, a century or two ago, breeding widely with dogs and coyotes. The clearance of forests for farming, together with the deliberate persecution which wolves often suffer at the hand of man, had...
  • Aboriginal Female Hunters Aided By Dingoes

    10/24/2015 6:23:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    ScienceNetwork WA ^ | Friday, October 23, 2015 | Michelle Wheeler
    In modern society dogs are often referred to as "man's best friend" but according to an archaeological review early Aboriginal society sported a similar relationship between women and dingoes (Canis lupus dingo). The study by UWA and ANU suggests people formed close bonds with dingoes soon after the dogs' arrival on the mainland roughly 4000 years ago, with the dogs enabling women to contribute more hunted food. UWA archaeologist Jane Balme, who led the research, says it is thought the first dingoes arrived on watercraft with people from South East Asia. "What they're doing on the boat is not clear...
  • Police Shoot Aggressive (pit bull) Dog in Bradford County

    10/23/2015 11:00:24 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    <p>BRADFORD COUNTY, Pa. (18 NEWS)-Pennsylvania State Police tonight say they had to fatally shoot a dog in Bradford County.</p> <p>The incident happened October 15th at a property on Route 220 in Monroe Township.</p> <p>Police responded after it was reported that three vicious dogs were running loose in the lawn.</p>
  • Dogs Don't Remember

    03/02/2015 10:55:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 131 replies
    www.psychologytoday.com ^ | May 01, 2010 | by Ira Hyman
    Dogs Don't Remember: Episodic Memory May Distinguish Humans Dogs are wonderful creatures. Our dogs recognize me and are always happy to see me. Dogs are also smart and successful creatures. Our dogs have learned several cute tricks. But dogs (and other non-human animals) are missing something we take for granted: episodic memory. Dogs don't remember what happened yesterday and don't plan for tomorrow. In defining episodic memory, Endel Tulving argued that it is unique to humans. Experience influences all animals. Most mammals and birds can build complex sets of knowledge or semantic memory. You and I also remember the experience...
  • Have humans made dogs STUPID? Pets are 'lazy thinkers' compared to wild wolves and [tr]

    09/16/2015 5:24:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 16, 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.
  • Fossils reveal felines drove 40 species of canines to extinction after arriving in North [tr]

    08/13/2015 6:14:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 13, 2015 | Jack Millner
    You may think your dog has an irrational hatred of cats, but their instinct to chase felines out of their territory might be more reasonable than you think. Fossils have revealed the two species have a rocky past after the introduction of cats to the Americas had a devastating effect on the continent's species of wild dogs. In fact, it is thought that competition from cats caused up to 40 species of dog to become extinct in the region millions of years ago.
  • 8 Million Dog Mummies Found in 'God of Death' Mass Grave

    06/22/2015 1:25:16 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | June 18, 2015 08:07am ET | 8 Million Dog Mummies Found in 'God of Death' Mass Grave by Laura Geggel, Staff Writer
    In ancient Egypt, so many people worshiped Anubis, the jackal-headed god of death, that the catacombs next to his sacred temple once held nearly 8 million mummified puppies and grown dogs, a new study finds. The catacomb ceiling also contains the fossil of an ancient sea monster, a marine vertebrate that's more than 48 million years old, but it's unclear whether the Egyptians noticed the existence of the fossil when they built the tomb for the canine mummies, the researchers said. Many of the mummies have since disintegrated or been disrupted by grave robbers and industrialists, who likely used the...
  • Family Tree of Dogs and Wolves Is Found to Split Earlier Than Thought

    05/21/2015 10:13:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 21, 2015 | JAMES GORMAN
    The ancestors of modern wolves and dogs split into different evolutionary lineages 27,000 to 40,000 years ago, much earlier than some other research has suggested, scientists reported Thursday. The new finding is based on a bone fragment found on the Taimyr Peninsula in Siberia several years ago. When scientists studied the bone and reconstructed its genome the first time that had been done for an ancient wolf, or any kind of ancient carnivore they found it was a new species that lived 35,000 years ago. Based on the differences between the genome of the new species, called the...
  • Dogs have been man's best friend 'for 40,000 years'

    05/21/2015 10:15:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | May 21, 2015 | Staff
    Dogs have been man's best friend for up to 40,000 years, suggests new research. The study shows dogs' special relationship with humans might date back 27,000 to 40,000 years. The findings, published in the journal Current Biology, come from genomic analysis of an ancient Taimyr wolf bone.
  • Dogs bred from wolves helped humans take over from Neanderthal rivals in Europe 40,000 years ago

    03/01/2015 5:42:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2015 | Dan Bloom
    It's thousands of years since mankind won dominance over nature, and we're still pretty proud. But a top researcher says we've been giving ourselves too much credit - because we were helped by our oldest friends. Humans paired up with dogs as early as 40,000 BC, it is claimed, giving us such an advantage in hunting that it prompted the wipeout of our Neanderthal rivals.
  • 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...
  • A Carolina Dog (The Dixie Dingo)

    12/27/2014 2:48:28 AM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Bitter Southerner ^ | 12-27-2014 | Cy Brown
    Story by Cy Brown Photos by Kaylinn GilstrapDeember 27, 2014 He got Penny for Christmas. He didnt know he would get a trip into the deepest reaches of the 14,000-year history of dogs in North America.Things we love in the South: Moon Pies, SEC football, Otis Redding, Flannery OConnor, Cheerwine and, probably more than anything else, our dogs. What is it about Southerners and our dogs? Maybe it's because in the South, we're a bit more country than our cousins to the north. Perhaps we are a generation or two fewer removed from the time when having a dog was...
  • Dogs 'Can Trace Origins To Central Asia'

    10/21/2015 2:37:41 PM PDT · by blam · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 10-20-2015 | Paul Rincon
    By Paul Rincon 20 October 2015 Dogs may have become man's best friend in Central Asia, according to the study Today's dogs can trace their origins to Central Asia, according to one of the most comprehensive genetic surveys yet. Dogs are the most diverse animal on the planet - a legacy of thousands of years of selective breeding by humans. But they derive from wild wolves that were gradually tamed and inducted into human hunting groups - perhaps near Mongolia or Nepal. The findings come from an analysis of DNA from thousands of pooches, and are published in PNAS journal....
  • Family: Bambi the dog races back into burning home for man, 69

    10/20/2015 5:03:13 PM PDT · by Altariel · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 20, 2015 | Peter Nickeas and Carlos Sadovi
    Sara Domaradzka had just escaped her family's burning two-flat in Portage Park early Tuesday when her dog Bambi scrambled out of her arms and raced back into the flames. Her family believes the 4-year-old terrier-Labrador mix knew Domaradzka's 69-year-old father was still in the home and went back after him. "She ran back into the house to find (Sara's) dad, and then they both got stuck there," said Domaradzka's boyfriend, Alessandro Mininni. Firefighters arrived at the home on the 5100 block of West Grace Street around 1:30 a.m. and carried out Piotr Domaradzka, who did not have any vital signs....
  • Okmulgee County family searches for answers after Morris police officer shoots, kills dog

    10/17/2015 8:55:04 PM PDT · by Altariel · 32 replies
    An Okmulgee County family turned to 2 Works for You for answers after their dog was shot and killed by a Morris police officer. *WARNING: Watch the video in the player above, unedited, but it does contain content that could be considered disturbing.* On September 27, Jeana was out of town and her kids were staying with family in Morris. Her dog, Leesie, was at a neighbor's home when something went terribly wrong. READ OFFICER NARRATIVE HERE Leesie had been locked inside the house. But, at some point, the front door was kicked in during a burglary attempt, ultimately letting...
  • From playful puppy to bigger than a human in just eight months: Couple document their dog's extraord

    10/17/2015 8:48:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    Daily MailLife Buzz ^ | 14 October 201510-17-15 | By Andrea Magrath For Daily Mail AustraliaShelya Life Buzz Staff
    Alex Dennison and Ashley Lewis should have listened to people. The Australian couple adopted their German Shepherd, Nasra, when she was eight weeks old. The pair were frequently stopped on the street by strangers who complimented the beautiful canine while telling them that, based on the size of her paws and head, she was going to be a big girl. Dennison and Lewis usually laughed off the warnings. They did, however, create a growth chart by photographing Nasra every month. In the series, the first image starts with Lewis comfortably cradling Nasra to the latest image where the dog is...
  • Combat dog who earned Bronze Stars in Iraq shot and killed in Wyoming

    10/17/2015 5:49:57 AM PDT · by Altariel · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2015 | Foxnews.com
    A bomb-sniffing combat dog named Mike survived two tours of duty in Iraq but not the streets of a bucolic little town in Wyoming. The 9-year-old Belgian Malinois was shot and killed in Powell last Saturday by a bicyclist who said he was attacked, leaving Mikes devastated owner Matthew Bessler, a retired Army Ranger, wondering how he is going to deal with his combat-related injuries alone.
  • "Mommy, Am I Gonna Die?": Cop Aims For Dog, Shoots 4 Year Old, After Injured Mom Calls 911

    10/15/2015 2:30:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 112 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10/13/15
    To Protect and Serve? When Whitehill resident Andrea accidentally cut her arm on glass, her sister frantically called 911, "I need a paramedic." Columbus Police Officer Jon Thomas responded to the house where he pulled out his gun and shot toward the family's dog (which he claims ran toward him), missed, and hit Andrea's four-year-old daughter Ava in the leg, shattering her bone. As The Columbus Dispatch reports, Andrea also revealed that the cop never apologized or asked if Ava was okay and immediately left after shooting her. A Columbus police officer accidentally wounded a 4-year-old girl in Whitehall...
  • (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 didnt 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 aint 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...
  • Your Unsocialized Hound Is Not A Service Dog!

    10/12/2015 7:54:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 81 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Dr. Ian Kupkee
    Ah, the fake service dog. Like out-of-sync traffic lights and above-ground power lines, theyre one of those things that make my normally mild British temperament fall by the wayside. Allow me to rephrase that - its not the dogs that make my blood boil, but rather their owners. Who are these people? Youve probably seen them. For me, the most recent was a lady in the grocery store with a teacup poodle in a Coach purse. Before that, there was the guy in the health food store pushing a Yorkshire terrier in a stroller. A few years ago it was...
  • Otago Researchers Sequence Kuri Dog Genomes

    10/08/2015 1:55:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    University of Otago ^ | Thursday, October 8, 2015 | Ms Karen Greig
    The genetic heritage of New Zealand's first dog, the now extinct kuri, is being unravelled by University of Otago scientists using state-of-the-art ancient DNA analysis. University of Otago PhD student Karen Greig has sequenced the complete, or near complete, mitochondrial genomes of 14 kuri represented by bones recovered from Wairau Bar, one on New Zealand's earliest and most important archaeological sites. Kuri were smallish dogs about the size of cocker spaniels and were brought to New Zealand from East Polynesia in the colonising canoes that arrived in the early fourteenth century AD. They were the only domesticated animal to be...
  • 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...
  • Loyal dog guards trapped friend for 7 days until pair were rescued

    09/18/2015 10:33:26 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 12 replies
    The Mirror ^ | September 18, 2015 | Simon Carr
    A loyal dog stayed by her pal's side for a WEEK after she got trapped in a ravine. Bassett hound Phoebe and setter mix Tillie went missing from their home in Washington State, US, on September 8. Appeals by the worried owners were unsuccessful until residents near some woodland saw a reddish dog approach them and then head off down to ravine to sit by the side of its fellow canine which was trapped on an old concrete cistern.
  • 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 areas heating system, according to CNN Canadian affiliate City News. Simbas 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 dogs 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.
  • Hialeah officer cleared in deaths of 2 police dogs in SUV

    09/14/2015 2:13:13 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 8, 2015 | CHARLES RABIN
    Hialeah police officer Nelson Enriquez may have been neglectful when he left two police K9s to swelter to death inside an SUV at his Davie home, but he didnt intentionally kill them, an investigation by the Broward state attorneys office found. And since there is nothing equivalent to a manslaughter charge in the states animal cruelty statute, Enriquez should not be held criminally liable for the death of Hektor, a 3-year-old Belgian Malnois, and Jimmy, a 6-year-old bloodhound. In order to be held criminally liable for his acts, proof would be required that officer Enriquez intentionally left his dogs in...
  • Some Say Man Justified In Shooting Bear That Was Attacking His Dog

    09/03/2015 9:39:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    man who shot and killed a bear in his Fort Collins backyard is expected to face charges. The shooting happened last week in the Fossil Creek Meadows neighborhood. The man says he was trying to protect his dog from the bear. Its illegal to kill wildlife, even if a pet is in danger. The fact that he fired a weapon in a neighborhood with others nearby is what investigators with Colorado Parks and Wildlife say accounts for the third charge he faces, alleging the man was careless in his actions. CBS4s Lauren DiSpirito spoke with some people who see the...
  • Disturbing Video Shows Cop Whipping, Kicking His Own K-9 During a Raid

    09/01/2015 1:27:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 70 replies
    Peoria, AZ When a Peoria resident pulled out her cellphone to record police raiding a neighbors home, she never expected to what would happen next. The woman filming, who wishes to remain anonymous out of fear of police retaliating against her, said she pulled out her phone after she heard police say, I know youre in there, come out with your hands up. What she saw next was animal abuse. The K-9 handler lets the dog run to the door and then, for an unknown reason, walks up and whips the dog with his leash. As if the leash...
  • Four-legged Loyalty

    08/28/2015 1:26:13 PM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 53 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 8/28/2015 | blueunicorn6
    I have seen some nice statues. I have seen the Abraham Lincoln statue in Washington, D.C. I have seen the "Follow Me!" statue at Fort Benning, Georgia. My favorite statue of all is much smaller than these two statues. My favorite statue is "Old Shep" at Fort Benton, Montana. It is a bronze statue of a dog. Old Shep wasn't a champion show dog. I guess you could call him a "Heinz 57" breed. He was a bigger dog as was common for a shepherd's dog on the high-plains desert of Montana in the 1930s. His job was helping his...
  • Bear Injures Doberman After Scrap in Lake Neighborhood

    08/27/2015 8:43:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | AUGUST 15, 2015 | Christal Hayes
    A dog is recovering after receiving deep scratches and lacerations on its body and neck during a scuffle with a bear in a residential neighborhood in between Leesburg and Eustis. Kim Givens said she had let her Doberman named Bo out in the backyard of her home in the Wedgewood subdivision before they went to bed late Aug. 8. She said about 11:30 p.m. she saw Bo bolt from her backyard and go down the hill her home sits on. She opened the sliding-glass door and heard loud growling and "horrible mauling sounds." Kim Givens' Doberman named Bo happily playing...
  • Fla. dog beaten to death; mocking note left with body (warning, this is bad)

    08/11/2015 4:14:55 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 8/11/2015 | Marisol Medina
    beating death of a Pomeranian named Fox may have been eclipsed by the hand-written note left behind: We beat it 2 death lol HAHAHA! Ronald Boisvert, Foxs owner, said his 13-year-old family pet disappeared Friday afternoon when his girlfriend let him out at their Pembroke Pines condominium. On Saturday morning, Boisvert was awoken by a frantic knock from a neighbor who said Fox was lying near Boisverts condo with the note on top of his body. I was devastated, Boisvert said. He was a very friendly dog. Boisvert initially thought the note was a joke and believed Fox could have...
  • 'Golden jackals' of East Africa are actually 'golden wolves'

    07/30/2015 10:32:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    phys.org ^ | 07-30-2015 | Provided by: Cell Press
    A golden jackal (Canis anthus) from Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Based on genomic results, the researchers suggest this animal be referred to as the African golden wolf, which is distinct from the Eurasian golden jackal (Canis aureus). Credit: D. Gordon E. Robertson ======================================================================================================================= Despite their remarkably similar appearance, the "golden jackals" of East Africa and Eurasia are actually two entirely different species. The discovery, based on DNA evidence and reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 30, increases the overall biodiversity of the Canidaethe group including dogs, wolves, foxes, and jackalsfrom 35 living species to 36. "This...
  • Man accused of taping Caitlyns muzzle shut denied bond

    07/26/2015 2:07:38 PM PDT · by digger48 · 45 replies
    wishtv ^ | July 26, 2015 | Staff Reports
    CHARLESTON, SC 41-year-old William Leonard Dodson was back in court on Friday, July 17 for a bond revocation hearing. The judge ruled Dodson will stay in prison because he is a flight risk. Dodson faces a felony charge of Ill Treatment of Animals for allegedly taping a female dogs muzzle shut (Caitlyn) in North Charleston in May. Dodson is currently in jail, being held on a $50,000 bond. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Calais officials say officer who shot dog was justified

    07/23/2015 8:48:21 AM PDT · by Altariel · 6 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Johanna Billings
    CALAIS, Maine Calais officials say an officer who shot a dog Sunday night acted properly. Calais Police Chief David Randall said the department received a call at approximately 9:59 p.m. July 19 about two dogs that tried to attack a third dog at a home on South Street. People at the residence got their animal inside, then attempted to get the other two dogs out of their yard, according to the police chief. The dogs attempted to bite them, Randall said. When the officer located the dogs and tried to get them into the police car, one of the...
  • Dog shows off table tennis skills in viral video

    07/22/2015 8:57:07 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies
    upi ^ | July 21, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    WASHINGTON, - A multi-talented black collie with a knack for sports showed off his skills at table tennis for a video going viral online. The video, shared on YouTube by America's Funniest Home Videos, features the collie, named Auggie, holding a table tennis paddle in his mouth and using it to return his owner's serves. Auggie shows he can keep the game going by repeatedly returning the ball, occasionally needing to jump up onto the table to get a better reach toward the ball. "This dog would definitely beat you at a game of ping pong," AFV said in the...
  • Ruff-and-tumble: VP Biden bruised after playing with his dog

    07/21/2015 6:44:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    AP ^ | July 20, 2015
    Vice President Joe Biden is on the mend from a minor bruise after a little canine roughhousing. Biden was seen on Monday with a dark, penny-sized contusion just below his lower lip. The bruise didn't appear to be a serious injury. The vice president's office says Biden got the bruise from playing with his dog.
  • Girlfriend Demands Man Sell His Dog, So He Takes Out an Ad Now Shes 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...
  • Vancouver Man Fights Off Wild Cougar to Save Mini Dachshund

    07/08/2015 5:55:54 PM PDT · by Hugin · 23 replies
    He said it was when he returned to the campsite that a female cougar emerged from the woods and grabbed 1-year-old Bailey quickly pulling the dog into the bushes. That's when Hanson said he ran after the cougar in order to save Bailey's life. "I just kept pushing the bushes so I could see and dropped down into a muddy, dry creek," he said. "I was able to spring out of the mud and was screaming at it the whole time. Without another thought, Hanson said he lunged at the animal, grabbing a handful of her skin. "I was...
  • Ramsey Co. K-9 Handler Charged with Abusing his Dog Partner

    06/28/2015 2:10:13 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    KSTP ^ | 6-26-15 | Dave Aeikens and Eric Chaloux
    A Ramsey County deputy is on administrative leave after he was charged with hitting his canine partner, the Carlton County Sheriff's Office said. The charges are from an incident that happened early June 15 at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton. The sheriff's office says 48-year-old Brett Arthur Berry is charged with assaulting a public safety dog and animal cruelty, both misdemeanors. Berry has been a Ramsey County deputy since 1996. Black Bear security told deputies they had been called into the Cobalt Lounge to ask a man to leave. Security followed him with video and saw him return to...
  • Quasi Modo takes home first place in World's Ugliest Dog contest

    06/28/2015 11:09:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | June 27, 2015 | Foxnews and AP
    Quasi Modo, a 10-year-old mutt whose spinal birth defects left him with a hunchback, is the winner of this years Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest Friday night. The pit bull-Dutch shepherd mix and his owner took the $1,500 prize, besting 25 other dogs competing in the contest that applauds imperfection, organizers said. Before becoming a champion, Quasi Modo was abandoned at an animal shelter before being adopted by a veterinarian in Loxahatchee, Florida, according to the dogs biography posted on the contests website.
  • Cop who accidentally shot a four-year-old girl instead of a charging dog is identified

    06/22/2015 11:20:07 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 75 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | June 22, 2015 | Daily Mail Reporters
    The Ohio police officer who missed when he shot at a charging 40lb dog and accidentally hit a four-year-old girl in the right leg has been identified as a five-year veteran of the force. [snip] Thomas was investigating a hit-and-run case when he heard cries for help from a nearby home in Whitehall regarding the girl's mother, who had cut herself, the Columbus Dispatch said. When the officer tried to enter the home to provide help, the family's mixed-breed dog charged at him in the doorway, said Columbus Police Department spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis. He fired off a shot but missed...
  • Experts: Dogs originated in ancient Asia

    02/17/2004 2:20:26 PM PST · by presidio9 · 38 replies · 410+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2004
    <p>From Yorkshire terriers the size of a teacup to Irish wolfhounds near the size of a small pony, all dogs originated from a single species, probably an East Asian wolf seeking the warmth of the human hearth and an easy meal.</p>
  • Columbus police officer injures 4-year-old while shooting at dog

    06/20/2015 6:52:58 AM PDT · by EBH · 16 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 6/20/2015 | Earl Reinhart
    A Columbus police officer accidentally wounded a 4-year-old girl in Whitehall on Friday when he fired at a charging dog, police said. A neighbor and the girls uncle identified her as Ava Ellis, who was taken to Nationwide Childrens Hospital, where police said she was in stable condition. The officer was at a house in the 4100 block of Chandler Drive investigating a hit-and-run case about 3:10 p.m., Columbus police spokeswoman Denise Alex-Bouzounis said. As the officer was walking from the home to his patrol car, a woman a few houses away called out to him, saying her sister and...