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  • More Than 30 German Shepherds, Other Large Dogs Found Abandoned in Home (Highland CA)

    04/05/2016 7:31:34 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 22 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 4/5/2016 | Robert Kovacik
    More than 30 German shepherds and other large dogs were found abandoned at a home in a San Bernardino County community where neighbors reported "nonstop" barking and a horrible odor. The dogs, including two dead dogs, were found in a Highland home that was red-tagged by the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health.
  • Heroic US Marine Corps service dog awarded top medal for war animals

    04/05/2016 10:52:23 AM PDT · by twister881 · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Fox News
    A heroic U.S. Marine Corps German shepherd that lost a leg sniffing out a roadside bomb in Afghanistan was awarded the world's highest honor for service dogs during a special ceremony Tuesday. Lucca, who served U.S. troops during more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan over a six-year span, received the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) Dickin Medal at the Wellington Barracks in London. She is the first Marine Corps dog to receive the medal, considered the top honor for war animals around the world.
  • Screen Cleaner,

    03/27/2016 8:31:19 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 10 replies
    The cutest dog you ever did see. Lick 'em Fido
  • NYPD cop shoots, kills Bronx family’s beloved dog in incident captured on video

    03/25/2016 6:02:30 AM PDT · by thefactor · 23 replies
    Daily News ^ | 3/24/2016 | Aidan McLaughlin
    One minute Yvonne Rosado was dancing with her pet pit bull inside their Bronx apartment — and the next, her dog was dead in the hallway, a city cop’s bullet in its head. A gruesome video captured the officer, responding to a domestic violence call at a neighboring apartment, pumping a fatal gunshot into beloved 4-year-old Spike. The pet’s devastated owner says the cop needlessly lost his cool when the typically pleasant pooch, its tail wagging happily, wandered outside before the Feb. 13 tragedy. “The officer just reacted badly,” a teary Rosado told the Daily News on Thursday. “I was...
  • Bryan Lewis - I Think My Dog's A DemocRAT (country fried parody)

    03/24/2016 10:02:02 PM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | March 8, 2016 | Bryan Lewis
    Pretty funny country-fried parody.
  • I Think My Dog's A Democrat

    03/23/2016 7:03:43 AM PDT · by libertylover · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 8,2016 | Brian Lewis
    Country song by Brian Lewis.
  • Bryan Lewis: 'I Think My Dog's A Democrat'

    03/21/2016 3:21:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 20, 2016
    Bryan Lewis on the Joel Riley Show: "I think my dog's a Democrat" It's hilarious even though it's not funny ... you'll understand what I mean when you listen to the pretty song.
  • Crufts viewers criticise 'horrific breeding' of dog voted best German Shepherd

    03/14/2016 5:49:25 AM PDT · by Gennie · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 14, 2016 | Daily Mail
    A row has broken out over a German Shepherd bitch who won best of breed at Crufts - after viewers accused the breeder of animal cruelty. Three-year-old Cruaghaire Catoria was judged to be the best example of her breed at the world-famous dog show on Saturday night. But the dog was said by some viewers to be 'deformed', with an abnormally sloped back and a painful-looking out-of-step gait.
  • Meet Ruger: the American dog who put 150 African poachers out of business

    03/08/2016 3:16:37 PM PST · by Silentgypsy · 33 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 03/08/2016 | Michele C Hollow
    Ruger is a bad dog, and that’s why he does his job so well. Just ask Megan Parker, the director of research at Working Dogs for Conservation in Montana. When Parker scours animal shelters for her next dog-in-training, she looks for unadoptable, hard-to-handle dogs. Ruger was born on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. His owner shot his littermates, and Ruger escaped. He was taken to a nearby animal shelter where he was found by a dog trainer who alerted Meg’s organization. It was Ruger’s drive that convince Parker to keep training him. She eventually paired Ruger with the scouts of...
  • Reading An Ancient Bond In The Look Of Puppy Love

    03/06/2016 5:39:38 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    University of Alberta ^ | March 1, 2016 | Geoff McMaster
    The irresistible gaze of "puppy-dog eyes" has roots in thousands of years of human evolution alongside domesticated dogs, says anthropologist Robert Losey. Anyone who owns a dog is familiar with the "gaze" -- that hypnotic, imploring stare that demands reciprocation. It can seem to hold a world of mystery and longing, or just pure bafflement at what makes humans tick. It turns out that the look of mutual recognition between human and dog reflects thousands of years of evolution, a bond programmed into our very body chemistry. Last spring a research team in Japan discovered that both species release a...
  • When there is something more important than politics (Vanity)

    02/03/2016 11:23:53 AM PST · by Jarhead9297 · 49 replies
    Vanity | 02-03-16 | JarHead9297
    With the elections running full bore and FReepers going back and forth in heated debates (including myself) supporting their cantidates, in the blink of an eye you are quickly reminded how little this stuff can be. Today I had to put down my Molly (my first time having to do this). Molly came to me 8 years ago from a former fiancé
  • Warning, cuteness alert! Reagan the Labradoodle sends internet into overdrive

    01/15/2016 3:45:02 PM PST · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    Warning, cuteness alert! Reagan the Labradoodle sends internet into overdrive as he's dressed up in matching outfits with his owner's grandson A fluffy dog who dresses up in identical outfits to his owner's grandson is taking the internet by storm with these adorable images. Reagan, a two-year-old Australian Labradoodle, lives with Sandi Swiridoff and has taken a shine to her foster grandchild.
  • Heartbreaking moment abused dog is stroked for the first time

    01/03/2016 7:54:56 AM PST · by seantruet · 49 replies
    albasun ^ | 01/03/2016 | seantruett
    The moment a rescue dog was stroked for the first time has been captured in a heartbreaking video.
  • 2 'vicious' dogs shot, one fatally, by Chicago Police in Woodlawn

    12/26/2015 6:52:00 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 26 Dec 20015 | Sam Charles
    Officers were called to the 700 block of East 69th Place about 10:30 p.m., police said. When they arrived, they found three “vicious” dogs that were “advancing towards citizens then at the officers,” The officers opened fire, killing one of the dogs and injuring another, Greer said. The injured dog ran off with the third, which was unharmed.
  • Dog has been man's best friend for 33,000 years, DNA study finds

    12/16/2015 6:04:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2015 | Staff
    Man's best friend came about after generations of wolves scavenged alongside humans more than 33,000 years ago in south east Asia, according to new research. Dogs became self-domesticated as they slowly evolved from wolves who joined humans in the hunt, according to the first study of dog genomes. And it shows that the first domesticated dogs came about 33,000 years ago and migrated to Europe, rather than descending from domesticated European wolves 10,000 years ago as had previously been thought.
  • Photo of injured military dog with Purple Heart goes viral

    12/13/2015 10:16:48 PM PST · by windcliff · 16 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 12-14-15 | unknown
    A military K-9 injured in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan along with his military police officer partner now has a lot of support after a photo of the dog wearing a Purple Heart Medal in a hospital in Germany has gone viral, the Killeen Daily Herald reports. Spc. Andrew Brown, 22, and his military dog, Rocky, were searching a structure for explosive materials in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand Province Dec. 3 when the bomb exploded, the Texas newspaper reported Friday. ADVERTISEMENT “They were working with Special Operations Forces in an effort to identify explosive materials,” Army spokesman Sgt. Michal Garrett told...
  • Heartbroken Doberman Cries When Owner Surrenders Him To Shelter

    12/12/2015 9:22:41 AM PST · by Altariel · 152 replies
    On May 1, Jill Dyche was filming dogs at the Carson Animal Shelter in California when she heard a dog crying. When she found the 9 year old Doberman, she saw that his owner was surrendering him. Jill captured the Dobie’s heartbreak on video and shared it on Facebook. It soon went viral.
  • Woman jailed after fleas kill her dog left tied-up and crying for help

    12/09/2015 10:14:30 AM PST · by seantruet · 32 replies
    Albasun ^ | 12/9/2015 | Tony Cartas
    Fleas kill dog left tied-up and crying for help "That dog was crying for at least eight hours. I had never heard an animal so sad in my life,” said a neighbor.
  • Mail carrier in SC credited for saving little girl from dog attack ( Pitt Bull )

    12/08/2015 6:25:46 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    WBTV ^ | December 8, 2015 | Sarah-Blake Morgan
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Mail Carrier Mark Pizzo ... I see the dog struggling with the little girl.. It did not take Pizzo long to realize if he did not act, something terrible was about to happen. I yelled out of my truck. When I yelled out of my truck, nothing happened. Then I heard her scream. I'll never forget the scream. The scream I will never forget for as long as I live, Pizzo said. Pizzo told WBTV he ran towards the seven-year-old, whose head was gripped in the jaws of a neighbor's Pitt Bull. The dog had started to...
  • Why We Returned Our Adorable Puppy to the Breeder [horrible article - great reader comment]

    12/08/2015 11:39:28 AM PST · by grundle · 25 replies
    Yahoo! Parenting ^ | December 8, 2015
    The trouble began the first hour Eevee was in our house. We tried to put her in the crate, which something Lambic never minded, so we could eat lunch, but Eevee wouldn't stop crying and barking. During her first two weeks with us, we slept with pillows over our heads to drown out her barking at bedtime. I work from home most days and thought that would make housetraining easier, but I soon realized it made it harder because there was no set schedule or routine for Eevee. Some days she wouldn’t go in the crate at all. Other days...
  • Hairless Dancing (dog) Nathan : "Cupid Shuffle"

    11/30/2015 10:46:00 AM PST · by RummyChick · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/2014 | youtube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CJu43AvIds
  • 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.
  • A NEW WOLF-COYOTE HYBRID IS INFILTRATING OUR CITIES

    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 · 133 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 didn’t 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 O’Connor, 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 Mike’s 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 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...
  • 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, they’re one of those things that make my normally mild British temperament fall by the wayside. Allow me to rephrase that - it’s not the dogs that make my blood boil, but rather their owners. Who are these people? You’ve 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.