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  • German shepherd who chased bear away from his family surrendered to shelter

    08/11/2014 9:09:04 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 56 replies ^ | August 11, 2014 | Cheryl Hanna
    What a way to repay a loyal four-year-old German shepherd who protected his family by chasing a bear away; his reward - the family surrenders the dog to New York City Animal Care and Control citing allergies as the reason they are signing Duke's death sentence.
  • German Shepherd, Missing Since Pit Bull Attack, Found (Video)

    08/09/2014 11:10:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, August 6 | Kale Williams
    A 3-year-old German shepherd named Max that went missing following an attack by a pit bull named Red in Sacramento is back home with his family, FOX40 reported. In footage captured by a passing motorist’s dashboard camera, Red can be seen nipping at Max as the pit bull’s owner, Mike Lindstrom, tries to pacify the dog on Sunday afternoon. Red at one point turns his aggression toward his owner, pouncing on him and knocking him to the ground.
  • Inseparable Rescue Dog and Baby Make an Adorable BFF Pair (with lots of great pix)

    07/06/2014 12:00:49 PM PDT · by Innovative · 36 replies
    Mashable ^ | July 6, 2014 | Dennis Green
    Little Carter has what everyone wishes they had as a kid: a real-life teddy bear in the form of an extremely affectionate and loving pup. Toby, a rescue dog, is sweet and affectionate to the toddler. The pair are undoubtedly best friends and have been pretty much inseparable since before they ever even met.
  • Puppy Drives Car Into Massachusetts Pond, Owner Says

    06/02/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    Sudbury Star ^ | Monday, June 2, 2014
    A 3-month-old German shepherd puppy is being blamed for driving a family car into a Massachusetts pond. The dog's owner, John Costello, said he took the dog for a walk around Bolivar Pond in Canton on Sunday, then got into the car and started it in preparation for the ride home. That's when the puppy jumped in with him. "The dog just jumped into the car and hit the gear shift ... when she slammed it into drive she fell on top of the gas pedal,"
  • Mountain Lion in Fontana Kills German Shepherd(Southern CA)

    03/05/2014 8:03:55 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 60 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 5, 2014 | Adolfo Flores
    Authorities are searching for an “aggressive” mountain lion that killed a German shepherd in a Fontana backyard Wednesday and kept returning to the home despite being shot at by police. About 3:30 a.m. a resident in the 4100 block of Fox Borough Drive heard his dog crying out and went outside to find a large mountain lion standing over his dead 100-pound German shepherd, the Fontana police said in a statement.,0,6377684.story#ixzz2v9UKdfWZ
  • Puppy love: Dangerous dog is tamed after falling in love - with a goose

    02/15/2014 10:29:55 AM PST · by chrisinoc · 21 replies
    Daily and Sunday Express (UK) ^ | November 29, 2013 | none
    A DANGEROUS rescue dog which was on the verge of being destroyed has been saved after it fell in love - with a goose. Rex the German Shepherd was so vicious it would take two people to feed him - one to distract him and the other to throw a bowl of food into his enclosure. He would bark and growl at anything that passed and would even try to poke his head through his run to eat wild rabbits which roamed past. But when introduced to Geraldine the goose the dog immediately mellowed and the two became inseparable.
  • Vicious Dog Drama In Pontiac; Cops Shoot German Shepherd In Early Morning Showdown (2nd Dog Sought)

    02/09/2014 11:10:56 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 67 replies
    Deadline Detroit ^ | February 7th, 2014
    A German shepherd suspected in a series of vicious and unprovoked attacks on people in Pontiac this week died in a face-off with Oakland County Sheriff’s deputies in Auburn Hills early Friday, Eric D. Lawrence reports in the Free Press. The dog was one of two now-dead German shepherds that authorities said had terrorized residents and emergency workers Wednesday and Thursday. In one attack Thursday morning, the dogs bit and dragged a 56-year-old Pontiac woman down a city street. She was rescued by a passing motorist. The Oakland Press reports a sheriff’s deputy shot one of the dogs when both...
  • Buffalo firefighters save dog from deep sinkhole in MLK Park

    02/02/2014 7:50:27 PM PST · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | Feb 2, 2014 | Sandra Tan
    Mattie Moore was taking her usual two-hour walk around Martin Luther King Park with her dog early Sunday morning when her foot and leg suddenly fell through the ground. Holding herself above ground with her elbows, she slowly crawled out to safety. But as she struggled to escape what turned out to be a deep sinkhole... her dog saw her distress and came running back to her. “He thought something was wrong,” she said. “He comes up behind me and falls right in.”
  • St. Pete police shoot German Shepherd while trying to apprehend a man

    01/25/2014 10:46:19 AM PST · by Arthurio · 16 replies
    ABC ^ | 1-9-14
    <p>ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - An investigation is underway into the shooting death of a German Shepherd by a St. Petersburg police officer.</p> <p>Police say officers were trying to stop Kenneth McNeal, 21, who they say was trespassing in Williams Park while walking a dog, which was on a leash. When McNeal ignored officers' verbal directions to stop so they could question him, they tried to physically detain him. Police say there was a struggle, then McNeal let go of the leash and the dog tried to bite one of the officers.</p>
  • Czechs Honor Army Dog for Afghanistan Service

    01/07/2014 4:53:30 PM PST · by Innovative · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 7, 2014 | AP
    Like many military victims of a Taliban attack in Afghanistan, Athos was treated by American doctors in the field, flown to the U.S. Ramstein base in Germany for his recovery, then awarded for his bravery back home.
  • Hero Dog Discovers, Saves Abandoned Baby

    11/04/2013 5:32:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Hot1015 ^ | Monday, Nov. 4, 2013
    A stroll in an English park has a dog hailed a hero, and quite possibly saved the life of a baby. According to the Birmingham Mail newspaper, a German shepherd named Jade was walking with its owner when the dog ran and laid down next to a bag discarded in shrubs. When the owner inspected what his pet had found, he discovered a newborn baby girl. He ran to a friend's home to call the authorities, saying he didn't touch the bag so he wouldn't contaminate any evidence. According to reports, the hospital where the baby was taken has nicknamed...
  • German Shepherds Seized from Apple Valley Animal Rescue

    10/10/2013 8:00:30 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 11 replies
    Victor Valley Daily Press ^ | October 9, 2013 | Staff
    APPLE VALLEY • Town animal control officers seized 26 dogs while removing three dead dogs and dozens of dog crates Wednesday afternoon from an animal rescue organization located in an Apple Valley home, according to a town news release. Acting on a complaint to the Apple Valley Animal Services Department, authorities cited the owner on suspicion of cruelty to animals, exceeding animal limitations and disposition of dead animals
  • Cop finds dog (German Shepherd) tied up, giving birth (w video)

    10/04/2013 6:12:01 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 4, 2013 | CNN
    At CNN (link above) there is a video of the dog and interview with the lady police officer who saved her.
  • German shepherd shot by Jackson County animal control officer

    09/12/2013 8:45:51 AM PDT · by Altariel · 39 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | August 26, 2013 | CHRISTINA STEUBE
    A woman said her 4-year-old German shepherd, Belle, was shot Friday by an animal control officer without provocation, though officials say the dog is dangerous. Belle is recovering at the Jackson County Animal Shelter, and will be released when her owner comes to pick her up, animal shelter director Bill Richmond said Monday. Belle was shot in the abdomen at about 3:30 p.m. Friday, said owner Connie Hinman. Animal control officers went to 1012 Gum St. on a call of a white German shepherd running loose in the neighborhood of Ocean Estates. Richmond said officers told Hinman to capture her...
  • German Shepherds Trying To have Dinner Together

    08/08/2013 6:56:52 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 33 replies
    You Tube ^ | August 8, 2013 | Odin Parker
    At least one of the German shepherds needs to learn table manners.
  • Three Army dogs die after being given poisoned flea-killer by mistake (UK)

    07/21/2013 6:18:01 AM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 19, 2013 | Daniel Johnson
    Eighteen Alsatian bomb-sniffers were poisoned with an anti-tic treatment which is meant to go on the animals’ backs. " A source told The Sun that the dogs died in “horrific circumstances" after the lethal toxin was put in their food at the Army kennels in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. Fifteen of the canines made a full recovery but three died. The RSPCA called for an urgent investigation.
  • Leander police officer shoots dog at wrong house

    06/19/2013 8:28:12 AM PDT · by Altariel · 58 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | June 18, 2013 | Esther Robards-Forbes
    A dog was shot and severely injured by a Leander police officer Monday night after the officer attempted to serve a warrant at the wrong address, according to the dog’s owners and a statement from the Leander Police Department. The dog, a German shepherd named Vinny that works as a therapy dog, was shot in the neck and is recovering at the home of his owners in Liberty Hill. Renata and James Simmons, the dog’s owners, are baffled and distraught by the actions of the officer. According to the statement from LPD, Warrant Officer Woodson Blase arrived at the Simmons’...
  • Muslims throw stuff at a guy walking two German Shepherds. Then they get what's coming to them

    05/29/2013 10:10:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 157 replies
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  • Deion Sanders Is So Happy His Ridiculously Expensive German Shepherd Is Back Home

    06/03/2013 7:48:56 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 40 replies
    Yahoo! Sports - ThePostGame ^ | Monday, June 3, 2013 12:18 am | Written by: ThePostGame Staff
    Deion Sanders has never been one to cut costs. Ever since the day he was drafted, when he wore more than a few gold chains, "Prime Time" has put his considerable fortune on display. Even Sanders' son, Deion Jr., has Versace sheets in his dorm room. So perhaps it's not surprising that Sanders has a $15,000 German Shepherd, which is quite an exorbitant price for a pooch.
  • Fears missing dogs are victims of 'ritual execution'

    03/27/2013 1:22:30 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    DailyMail ^ | March 21, 2013 | Daniel Miller
    Fears have been raised over the mysterious disappearance of around 30 dogs in southern Idaho after a missing German shepherd was found with its head crushed in a suspected ritual killing. Animal control officials raised the alarm after dogs of various sizes, breeds and ages mysteriously began to vanish. 'The dogs seem to vanish into thin air,' said Debbie Blackwood, director of the animal shelter in Twin Falls, Idaho. Officials say some 30 dogs have gone missing in recent months in Twin Falls and nearby communities in an agricultural region in south-central Idaho known as the Magic Valley. A man...
  • Dallas police investigate after German shepherd rescued from abandoned pool

    03/27/2013 1:19:19 PM PDT · by Altariel · 2 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | March 1, 2013 | Christina Rosales
    <p>Dallas Animal Services (DAS) was called to a house located in the 1600 block of Bonnie View this afternoon for a report of a dog stranded in a pool.</p> <p>DAS Officers discovered a dog found stranded in the pool of what appeared to be an abandoned home, along with a few other deceased animals. The house appears to be vacant and the fence was not secured allowing access to the pool which was not properly cared for, perhaps due to the house possibly being vacant. The building and yard have been secured and an investigation is underway to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident and how the animals ended up in the pool.</p>
  • Hillsboro(OR)Police Officer Rescues Injured German Shepherd from Train Tracks

    03/22/2013 9:08:55 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 11 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | March 21, 2013 | Rebecca Woolington
    Hillsboro Officer Megan Hewitt was on a traffic stop on Northwest 185th Avenue when she heard a dog cry out. She looked toward the sound and saw an SUV headed down the roadway and a black German Shepherd running. The officer suspected the dog may have been struck. Hewitt, who had pulled a motorist over near Northwest Heritage Parkway, told the driver she needed to deal with the dog.
  • Abused German Shepherd Takes Flight Home Following Specialized Surgery

    01/04/2013 6:45:27 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 33 replies ^ | January 4, 2013 | Penny Eims
    Six months ago, Thor, a German shepherd mix, was enduring a painful life of abuse. On Thursday, he was flying home in first class courtesy of Alaska Airlines following specialized surgery on his jaw which took place in California. Life has changed greatly for the young dog.
  • Pasadena (CA) Man Pleads to Charge He Killed Dog with Hammer

    10/05/2012 6:50:17 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 24 replies
    Glendale News-Press ^ | October 5, 2012 | Bill Kisliuk
    A Pasadena man on trial for beating a neighbor’s dog to death with a hammer pleaded no contest to the charge in the middle of trial on Friday, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Young Song, 42, a former animator at Glendale-based Dreamworks Animation, pleaded to a felony count of cruelty to an animal and a misdemeanor theft charge after jurors saw a videotape of the April 2011 incident.
  • Illinois police officer goes to wrong house, shoots family's dog

    09/22/2012 9:42:59 AM PDT · by Altariel · 117 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 20, 2012 | Penny Eims
    A dog, confined within his own yard, was shot and killed by an Eldorado, Ill. police officer who had mistakenly arrived to the wrong house to investigate a report of a stolen ladder. According to Wednesday's publication of WSIL TV, the shooting took place on Sunday evening, when an officer arrived to the home of Jason Robershaw. Robershaw claims that he heard a knock at his back door, followed by gun shots. Those shots took the life of his 6-year-old German shepherd, "Smokey." The grieving owner describes the horrific scene outside of his back door:
  • Sheriff defends deputy who responded to wrong house, killed tethered dog

    09/04/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT · by Altariel · 45 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 30, 2012 | Terese Seaberg
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office announced Thursday that it would not be pursuing disciplinary action against a deputy who fatally shot a tethered dog earlier this week.Richard Woodruff was inside his Spartanburg, S.C. home Monday morning when he heard barking followed by a gunshot. The man rushed outside to check on his 8-year-old shepherd mix, Diamond, who had been playing out front while tethered to the porch railing."I ran outside and I see this guy standing over my dog holding a gun," Woodruff told Channel 7 news. "'I said, 'Why did you shoot my dog?' And his response to me...
  • Man faces animal cruelty charge after abandoning dog on mountain

    08/18/2012 11:45:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 132 replies ^ | 8/18/12 | Annie Rose Ramos
    Washburn and his wife were incredulous at how this dog, tucked into a tiny nook between rocks, could have ended up where it was. The whimpering dog was, as Washburn said, "in awful shape." He was convinced it would have died if left without food or water for much longer. The couple tried to coax the dog up out of the rocks and down the mountain but it was clear the dog was too injured and weak to move. "We knew we weren't going to be able to get her out by herself," said Washburn. "Her paws were completely raw...
  • Hiker climbs 13,000ft to rescue Missy the German Shepherd after owner left it to die

    08/17/2012 11:47:30 AM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 87 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 8-16-2012 | Emily Anne Epstein
    Two Denver hikers are locked in a bitter battle over the fate of a German Shepard named Missy, who was abandoned by one and then rescued by another at 13,000 feet. Scott Washburn found the dog bloodied and near-death atop Colorado's Mt Bierstadt and then organized a search and rescue party to save her. He wants to keep the dog, alleging that Anthony Ortolani lacks the ability or compassion to care for the creature, which went without food and water for eight days. But Mr Ortolani says he didn't abandon the animal, an oncoming storm forced him to choose between...
  • Slain Marine's service dog dies.. Sad Story..

    04/20/2012 8:26:49 PM PDT · by cakid1 · 19 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 4-20-12 | cakid1
    Lex a bomb-sniffing military dog " that made national headlines when he was adopted by a fallen Marine's family has died of cancer." Back in 2007 " .. a rocket explosion in Iraq killed Cpl. Dustin Lee and injured his canine partner, Lex. The German shepherd, struck with shrapnel and whimpering from his own injuries, stayed by Lee's side on the battlefield. Medics had to pull Lex away" from the body of Lee. According to AP.. " Lee and Lex had worked closely together, scouring roads for explosives and sleeping together at night. When Lee died, his family spent months...
  • Abandoned Dog Turns from Fear to Love....

    04/20/2012 7:00:37 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 16 replies
    Godvine ^ | 4/18/12 | N/A
    Extremely scared and alone, Duke had no idea that this man was saving his life and giving him hope. But he soon realized that and turned from fear to love....what a beautiful outcome. (need to see video; no text)
  • Retired Marine Finally Reunited With Her Old Service Dog

    04/09/2012 11:30:39 AM PDT · by khelus · 4 replies
    A retired Marine has finally been reunited with her old military service dog after a six-year bureaucratic battle to adopt him. Cpl. Megan Leavey, 28, served with her four-legged German shepherd partner Sgt. Rex through two tours in Iraq, completing hundreds of missions searching for roadside bombs until an insurgent explosion took them both out of service in 2006. . . Rex was diagnosed with a kind of nerve paralysis earlier this year, permanently taking him out of service and prompting Leavey to take up a new adoption campaign. It became a race against the clock to get final approval...
  • Marine Handler Takes Her Faithful Dog Home (my title)

    04/07/2012 3:11:11 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 16 replies
    MailOnline UK ^ | April 7,2012 | Laura Cox
    After years of administrative battle a military dog handler was finally reunited with her loyal friend. Former Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey was told in March that she would be allowed to give a home to Sgt. Rex, the german shepherd she spent two military tours serving with. On Friday night the two were brought back together again in an emotional ceremony at Camp Pendleton’s K-9 Unit which marked the end of Rex's ten-year service.
  • (Vanity) German Shepherd Needs Good Home Quickly (Help a FReeper out -Mod)

    03/30/2012 7:26:44 PM PDT · by pops88 · 197 replies
    Self | 3/30/12 | Pops88
    I just sent the following to someone involved with animal rescue, and wanted to share with Freepers. It's been a very hard day here : I found out last night my family has to move overseas in the next 5 days because of my husband's job. I have a highly intelligent, well trained, well behaved, 4 year old German Shepherd. If I can't find a foster or permanent home, he will have to be euthanized. I've worked with him extensively. He's obedient and knows many commands, but he's not been able to be socialized to other people or animals. From...
  • Rex the Hero (Military) Dog to Live with Old Friend

    03/19/2012 8:12:11 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 10 replies
    OC Register ^ | March 19, 2012 | GREG HARDESTY
    Sgt. Rex, a German shepherd trained for military work, is on track to move back in with a former handler and fellow war veteran. The retired military working dog, subject of a Morning Read in The Orange County Register earlier this year, made national news last week when a senator stepped forward to cut through red tape to get Rex released from Camp Pendleton as soon as possible.
  • Must be the lynx effect! German Shepherd who has become best pals with wild cat cubs

    03/18/2012 5:54:38 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Could it be the LYNX effect? The age old feud between cats and dogs seems to have been put to one side as Lilica the German Shepherd becomes inseparable from her feline friends Liza, Viki and male Muro. But what makes this friendship even more unusual is as well as being cats, the cubs are also wild lynxes. Lilica is helping to teach the little cubs how to fend for themselves in the wild as part of a conservation project in the National Park Velka Fatra, Slovakia. The animals met through a scheme in the country called ‘Return of Lynxes’...
  • Loyal Dog Leads Rescuers to Owner's Car Wreck Scene

    03/13/2012 10:59:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 | Brian Hamacher
    German shepherd leads firefighters to scene of owner's fatal crash in DavieA dog whose owner was involved in a late-night car wreck on State Road 84 in Davie helped lead firefighters to the man, officials said. Gregory Todd Travers, 41, lost control of his car, slammed into a bridge support and rolled over on the darkened stretch of road Saturday night, Davie Battalion Chief Robert Belizaire told the Sun-Sentinel. As firefighters searched the scene for Travers' car, they stumbled upon his German shepherd, Simon, limping on the side of the road, Belizaire said. Simon helped lead the firefighters to Travers'...
  • Unique German shepherd too frightened to look at the camera

    03/13/2012 1:41:19 PM PDT · by Altariel · 110 replies ^ | March 12, 2012 | Penny Eims
    San Antonio, TX When I woke up this morning to a slew of emails, I had the sinking thought, "it is going to be one of those days". One of the days where there are multiple requests to feature dogs in need - multiple dogs who desperately need a chance. How does one pick and choose a certain dog to feature? Trust me, it isn't easy. But this one photo of a young, uniquely colored German shepherd a the City of San Antonio Animal Care Services facility touched my heart. This dog is so frightened that he cannot stand. He...
  • Marine Seeks to Adopt Military Dog [Red Tape: IED Dog May Be Put Down Before Marine Can Adopt]

    03/10/2012 9:26:39 AM PST · by bimboeruption · 22 replies
    My Fox New York ^ | 3-10-2012 | MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF REPORT
    A former Marine is hitting bureaucratic red tape in her quest to adopt the military service dog she served with in Iraq before it is put down. Former Corporal Megan Leavey, of Rockland County, wants to take in a German shepherd named Sergeant Rex. They hunted for IEDs on Iraq during two tours of duty. They were both severely injured in Iraq when an IED exploded near them. The dog is 10 years old now and can no longer serve. "This is not (the Marines) first priority," Leavey admits, "A lot of times it gets lost in the shuffle." But...
  • 'Rex is my partner, I love him': The marine blown up with her dog in Afghanistan . . .

    03/10/2012 9:15:37 AM PST · by khelus · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 10, 2012 | Laura Pullman
    A woman who served in Iraq for more than three years is now fighting to adopt the German Shepherd who she survived a roadside bomb with. As a dog handler for the military, Megan Leavey, 28, completed over 100 missions during two six-month tours in Iraq with the military service dog Rex. And since being discharged from the military in December 2007 Leavey has campaigned to adopt the bomb-sniffing canine so he can enjoy a civilian life with her in Rockport, New York. ... Recovered from his war injuries, the military considered Rex a valuable work dog and denied Leavey's...
  • Is foul play behind rash of missing German shepherds?

    03/01/2012 1:42:03 PM PST · by Altariel · 61 replies · 4+ views ^ | February 22, 2012 | Penny Eims
    Sioux Falls, SD - German shepherds may be the target of thieves in the Sioux Falls area. According to KSFY News, several German shepherds have disappeared recently. One dog owner believes that foul play is to blame for the disappearance of her two shepherds. Stacy Rostyne told KSFY News that she put her dogs out on the morning of January 5 and when she got back home after work, they were nowhere to be found. Rostyne put up fliers in the area and then something interesting began to happen...other German shepherd owners in the area started to call her to...
  • Her name is Black Beauty

    03/01/2012 1:31:19 PM PST · by Altariel · 12 replies · 12+ views ^ | February 24, 2012 | Penny Eims
    Orange County, CA - A week ago, Black Beauty was housed at the Orange County animal shelter without a name and without hope. She was sick and unfortunately, she was also short on time.It with the utmost joy that I am able to report that she is out of that facility and safe with the German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County.It is easy to see that this beautiful dog is going to be an absolute head-turner as soon as she receives a good grooming and some high quality food.Black Beauty is currently at a veterinarian receiving treatment for a skin...
  • Colorado Springs man shoots dogs, kills one, in self defense (CO)

    02/26/2012 5:45:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 24 February, 2012 | MATT STEINER
    The owner of a pit bull and a boxer involved in a fatal dog shooting Thursday was cited Friday on suspicion of two counts of unlawful ownership of a dangerous animal, said Erica Meyer a Humane Society spokeswoman. The incident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday at a house on Portrait Place in northeast Colorado Springs. Bud Linton, who owns a german shepherd, said the two dogs had jumped his 6-foot fence and were fighting with his dog, Max. Linton said he coaxed max into the house when the boxer and pit bull chased after a neighbor and her two small...
  • Mountain Lion Spooked By Dog, Chased Up Backyard Tree

    02/23/2012 9:55:31 PM PST · by Altariel · 58 replies · 2+ views
    KCRA ^ | February 23, 2012 | Unknown
    LOS ALTOS -- A dog chased a cat up a tree Tuesday morning in the Bay Area -- same old story, right? Well, except in this case, the "cat" is a rather large mountain lion. The California Department of Fish and Game reported to an upscale home on La Barranca and Elena roads in Los Altos on Tuesday morning after learning of a mountain lion 30 to 40 feet up a tree. An 85-pound German Shepard named Cody apparently was scary enough to send the mountain lion running. The big cats have been known to eat things larger than Cody,...
  • Two German shepherds await fate after biting intruder

    02/11/2012 10:17:56 AM PST · by Altariel · 62 replies ^ | January 27, 2012 | Penny Eims
    Kelso, WA - Lug and Marley, German shepherds, are quarantined at the Cowlitz County Humane Society after biting a woman who walked into their home while their owner was away. The dogs have been labeled "potentially dangerous" and it will be up to a judge to determine their fate - live or die. It is stunning that these dogs have been impounded. The woman who was "attacked", Elizabeth Elder, walked into the dogs' home - knowing that the owner was not there. Apparently Elder is a friend of the dogs' owner, Ingrid Sacha. It seems that Elder took the familiarity...
  • Marine Writes About A Dog of War, Sgt. Rex

    02/02/2012 6:59:31 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 15 replies
    OC Register ^ | Feb. 2, 2012 | GREG HARDESTY
    CAMP PENDLETON – The second RPG round blew Cpl. Mike Dowling off his feet. The Marine had never seen combat before, but in 2004, he found himself in the thick of battle in Iraq's infamous "Triangle of Death." Boom! The blast from the rocket-propelled grenade slammed him into the ground, along with a fellow Marine, Sgt. Rex. As Dowling recounts in his just-published book, the explosion must have knocked him out cold for a second: "I come to with Rex on his feet, eyes white with fear and searching wildly in the smoke and dust to find me. "Then he's...
  • Police Shoot and Kill Elderly Man's Dog (another German Shepherd)

    01/26/2012 6:30:56 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 56 replies ^ | January 26, 2012 | Penny Eims
    Dover, TN - It has happened again - a companion dog has been shot and killed by the police. In this case, the dog's name was Girl - she was a German shepherd who was a constant companion to 73 yr-old Blanks "Buddy" Phippen. Back on January 21, Buddy and Girl were sitting in their front yard when a car crashed into a nearby utility pole. From this point on, details become a bit muddy.
  • Police Go to Wrong House, Kill Family's German Shepherd

    01/18/2012 8:16:34 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 182 replies
    German Shepherd Examiner ^ | January 18th, 2012 | Penny Eims
    DeKalb County, GA - On Tuesday night, a DeKalb County police officer went to a family's home on Silva Court in response to a domestic dispute call. When the officer went into the family's garage, he encountered a German shepherd who was on a chain. Upon seeing a stranger approach, the German shepherd lunged - the officer's response was to shoot and kill the dog. Tragically, after the damage was done, it was discovered that the responding police officer had actually gone to the wrong house. Right now, the officer is not facing any charges - there will be an...
  • Great Danes and other “attack dogs” would be euthanized under Cumberland County ban

    12/05/2011 11:45:43 AM PST · by Altariel · 129 replies
    Ohmidog! ^ | December 5, 2011 | jwoestendiek
    Apparently gunning down stray dogs on the streets wasn’t enough for the dog unfriendly officials of Cumberland County, North Carolina. Now they want to slay, within 72 hours, every dog that comes into the shelter who is, or appears to be a mix of: American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiller, Akita, chow chow, Doberman pinscher, German shepherd, Great Dane, Presa Canario, Siberian husky or mastiff. There’s a convenient catch-all pit bull category as well. They’re not doing it yet, despite what you may be reading on the misinformation highway. But they’re talking about it. The county’s Animal Control Board is recommending that...
  • A Night Spent in Limbo for a Dog Returned to Sender

    10/21/2011 3:06:09 AM PDT · by KantianBurke · 114 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 11th, 2011 | Vincent Mazzoli
    On Oct. 4, Jason Dubin drove to La Guardia Airport to pick up the newest member of his household. Six days after that first happy meeting, Mr. Dubin returned to La Guardia with that same member, a German shepherd named Emmi, and sent her on a Continental Airlines flight to Seattle with a one-way ticket. “I just couldn’t control her anymore; it was just time to part ways,” said Mr. Dubin, who made the drive from his Port Jefferson home on Long Island as Emmi, who is 5, fidgeted and barked in the back seat. Mr. Dubin had bought the...
  • Champion German shepherd found dead

    10/12/2011 1:17:53 PM PDT · by Gennie · 57 replies
    WQAD ^ | October 11, 2011 | Kristy Mergenthal
    Investigators are awaiting autopsy results to determine what caused the death of Hex the champion German Shepherd. Meanwhile, his family is continuing to raise money in hopes of finding his killer or killers. Al and Marcia Govednik found the body of their prized German Shepherd the morning of Saturday, October 8, 2011, nearly two weeks after they believe Hex was stolen from their front yard. "They just beat him and his collar was missing and they dropped him right there," said Marcia Govednik as she pointed to the ditch.