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  • When Cadaver Dogs Pick Up a Scent, Archaeologists Find Where to Dig

    05/23/2020 7:16:00 AM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 19 May 2020 | Cat Warren
    Recent research highlights the power of the canine nose to uncover buried remains from ancient human history. On a sunny summer day in Croatia several years ago, an archaeologist and two dog handlers watched as two dogs, one after another, slowly worked their way across the rocky top of a wind-scoured ridge overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Bodies had lain in beehive-shape tombs on this necropolis, part of the prehistoric hill fort of Drvišica, since the Iron Age. The two dogs, trained to detect human remains, were searching for scents that were thousands of years old. Panda, a Belgian Malinois with...
  • Marine dog achieves legendary status in US special operations community

    05/19/2020 11:53:42 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19 2020 | Matt London
    Retired Marine Staff Sgt. Alex Schnell said he knew that he had a very unique animal on his hands the very first time he saw Bass, a Belgian Malinois. "One of the first things I noticed is his golden eyes," said Schnell in the new Fox Nation series "Hero Dogs" hosted by "Fox News @ Night" anchor Shannon Bream. "He's got very piercing predator eyes," he continued, "I could just tell with that look -- this is a pretty special canine and I was very happy to get the chance to be assigned with him."
  • Please Enjoy This Viral Picture of a Tiny Dog With a Breathable Bag Over its Head

    05/05/2020 1:24:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | MAY 03, 2020 | Ilyas Sholihyn
    A wee dog in Toa Payoh has joined the pantheon of meme-worthy critters who’ve masked up during the pandemic, and in adorable fashion too. It was on April 29 that the canonical canine first appeared on Singapore’s radars through a rather superb picture taken by The Straits Times photographer Gavin Foo. In a worrying article about the vulnerability of senior citizens to coronavirus infection, an all-encompassing photo was used. It’s a picture taken at Toa Payoh Central that aptly captures the current situation of the heightened safety measures in Singapore. There’s a cordoned-off coffee shop. There’s a GrabFood delivery rider,...
  • Delivery by dog: A new way to get wine and groceries in the age of social distancing

    04/08/2020 2:20:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 4/07/20 | Antonia Noori Farzan
    The 11-year-old brindle boxer trotted out of the winery, bottles tucked into each pocket of his harness-like vest. Outside in the parking lot, a white Hyundai SUV was waiting. Its driver crouched down on the pavement, coaxing the dog to come closer. When the furry delivery boy reached the passenger-side door, the customer bent over and collected her purchase from his pack. While plenty of businesses are turning to curbside pickup or contactless delivery, Stone House Urban Winery may be the first to enlist a dog to help with social distancing. In mid-March, as fears about the novel coronavirus intensified,...
  • These Diagnostic Dogs May Be Able to Quickly Spot People With Coronavirus

    04/05/2020 3:00:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    CBS Marketwatch ^ | April 1, 2020 | Rupert Steiner
    Man’s best friend could soon become a lifeline to citizens threatened by the spread of the coronavirus. A charity, which has previously trained dogs to detect malaria, believes canines might be able to use their powerful sense of smell to detect the disease. U.K.- based Medical Detection Dogs is working with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Durham University in the collaboration, and, if successful, the animals could be used to identify travelers infected with the virus who are entering a country. They would also be able to be deployed in other public spaces to identify...
  • Dogs Train to Sniff Out Coronavirus

    04/05/2020 2:56:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    WCTV ^ | April 3, 2020 | Elizabeth Millner
    We've seen dogs sniff for drugs, bombs, diabetes, and even cancer, but can man's best friend sniff out coronavirus? With a shortage of tests kits available to the public, a dog training school is training their pups to be the next best thing. At Top Tier K-9, dogs are learning to sniff for the virus so they can use their skills in restaurants, waiting rooms, vehicles and other public areas so businesses can use this tool before re-opening. "What we want to do is make sure that when you are clean, you know the facilities you are going into have...
  • Chinese City Bans Dog and Cat Meat Trade Amid Coronavirus Crisis

    04/01/2020 8:38:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    Mirror (U.K.) ^ | 1 APR 2020 | Tom Towers Matthew DrescH
    Shenzhen has passed a law prohibiting the consumption and production of dog and cat flesh, with the city's government pointing to the close relationship that has developed between humans and these animals A Chinese city has banned the dog and cat meat trade amid the coronavirus crisis. Shenzhen passed the law prohibiting the consumption and production of dog and cat flesh. The city went further than the Government's temporary closure of 'wet markets', where animals are sold, by permanently stopping the brutal trade. The Covid-19 outbreak is believed to have started at the a 'wet market' in Wuhan, China. The...
  • 4-year-old [Alabama] girl missing for 2 days found safe

    03/27/2020 7:05:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    WSFA ^ | 03/27/2020
    LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WSFA) - A 4-year-old girl who had been missing for two days was found safe with her dog Friday afternoon, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones confirmed. Jones said Evelyn “Vadie” Sides was reunited with her parents. About 300 people volunteered to search for Vadie. She was found around 3:20 Friday afternoon east of Lee Road 65 in the general area where they had focused the search. “No words are capable of describing everyone’s relief. We are just, ecstatic might be a good word. She is in good shape, she is responsive, she is talking, she’s alert. She...
  • Two-legged Ohio dog named Lt. Dan named next Cadbury Bunny

    03/25/2020 3:38:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    WOWK TV 13 ^ | March 25, 2020 | STAFF
    NEW RICHMOND, OH (WJW) — Good job, Lt. Dan! The two-legged pup from Ohio was named the next Cadbury Bunny. Cadbury made the announcement on Facebook Tuesday. Lt. Dan, named after the Forrest Gump character who lost his legs overseas in combat, lives in New Richmond, Ohio, which is in the greater Cincinnati area.
  • My next AR lower purchase - Dog faced pony soldier

    03/11/2020 4:51:09 PM PDT · by crusadersoldier · 47 replies
    Palmetto State Armory ^ | 03/11/2020 | PSA
  • A dog in Hong Kong tests positive for the coronavirus, WHO officials confirm

    02/28/2020 10:12:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | Published Fri, Feb 28 202012:07 PM ESTUpdated an hour ago | Noah Higgins-Dunn
    Key Points WHO confirmed that a dog in Hong Kong has tested “weakly positive” for COVID-19. Hong Kong scientists aren’t sure if the dog is actually infected or if it picked up the virus from a contaminated surface. Swabs of its nasal and oral cavities tested “weak positive,” Hong Kong agriculture officials said. ==================================================================== A dog in Hong Kong has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus that’s killed at least 2,859 humans across the world over the last two months, World Health Organization officials said Friday. Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the technical lead of WHO’s emergencies program, said the canine...
  • Did a dog receive more justice in N.J. than a survivor of sexual assault? | Opinion

    02/23/2020 4:53:19 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | 02.21.20 | Patricia Teffenhart
    Just a few days ago, Aaron Davis, of Long Branch was sentenced to a year in prison for leaving a puppy in a cage alongside the water. His attorney, Adamo Ferreira, said, “The sentence was overkill. There was no reason to sentence Mr. Davis to jail. It’s a fourth-degree offense. This was his first indictable conviction.” Also a few days ago, Zachary Madle, a 23-year old from North Wildwood, admitted he engaged in non-consensual sexual contact with a barely-conscious woman and recorded the encounter on SnapChat and was sentenced to five years of probation. It was the longest term the...
  • Translator - SNL (March 2017, SNL was actually funny - do not miss this)

    02/23/2020 10:22:56 AM PST · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 2017
    Dog translation machine shows the dog is a Trump supporter. MUST SEE SNL WHEN IT WAS ACTUALLY FUNNY
  • ‘The Call of the Wild’ Review: Arctic Meltdown [skewers TDS Harrison Ford's latest movie]

    02/21/2020 11:31:24 AM PST · by edwinland · 52 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Joe Morgenstern
    ‘The Call of the Wild’ Review: Arctic Meltdown A CG pooch is the liveliest part of a production that otherwise goes to the dogs. They got it all wrong in “The Call of the Wild,” a woefully inept retelling, or re-re-retelling, of the Jack London story about a comfortably domesticated California dog named Buck finding his true feral self in the Yukon during the Gold Rush. This latest iteration of Buck is so lifelike, thanks to the wonders of computer animation, and the people around him are such lifeless caricatures, that the studio should have given the pooch the gift...
  • It's dog faced pony soldiers vs horse faced lesbians.

    02/19/2020 10:05:18 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 11 replies
    What's with the animal face references?
  • Warren on her choice to replace Mike Pence: 'I already have a dog'

    02/10/2020 12:26:34 PM PST · by KJC1 · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02-10-2020 | Rebecca Klar
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) told a voter that she “already has a dog” when the 2020 White House hopeful was asked about her choice to replace Vice President Mike Pence. The voter asked Warren at a Town Hall in Lebanon, N.H. on Sunday if she ever whispers to her dog Bailey, “Who is going to be my Mike Pence?” “I already have a dog,” Warren responded. The crowd cheered in response to the senator's deadpan joke.
  • New York State Dog Can Fit Six Tennis Balls in Mouth at Once

    02/07/2020 1:22:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/5/2020 | Ben Hooper
    A New York state family is trying to get Guinness World Records recognition for their dog's unusual trick -- fitting six tennis balls in his mouth at once. Cheri and Rob Molloy of Canandaigua said their daughter, Erin, brought golden retriever Finley home when he was just a puppy and she was a senior in college. Finley always had an affinity for tennis balls, and they noticed when he was about two years old that he would try to fit as many into his mouth as he could. The dog, now 6 years old, has developed the skill to the...
  • Man accidentally killed neighbor with crossbow while trying to save him from a dog attack

    02/06/2020 11:56:21 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 61 replies ^ | February 6, 2020 | CNN
    A Massachusetts man attempting to save his neighbor from a dog attack accidentally shot and killed him with a crossbow, officials said. Police are investigating the incident as an accidental death, according to a release from the Berkshire District Attorney’s office. Police from Adams received multiple 911 calls on Wednesday at approximately 12:09 p.m. “for a reported mauling in progress.” Investigators believe that the man, described as a good Samaritan by the district attorney’s office, heard a commotion coming from his neighbor’s apartment and rushed over to help. The man retrieved a crossbow and shot at one of the pit...
  • Dog Sleuths Sniff Out Crop Disease Hitting Citrus Trees

    02/03/2020 9:15:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    KCRA ^ | Feb 3, 2020 | Christina Larson
    Dog detectives might be able to help save ailing citrus groves, research published Monday suggests. Scientists trained dogs to sniff out a crop disease called citrus greening that has hit orange, lemon and grapefruit orchards in Florida, California and Texas. The dogs can detect it weeks to years before it shows up on tree leaves and roots, the researchers report. Advertisement “This technology is thousands of years old – the dog’s nose,” said Timothy Gottwald, a researcher with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a co-author of the study. “We’ve just trained dogs to hunt new prey: the bacteria that...
  • 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...