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  • Colombia’s vice president has a great excuse for refusing office: His dog

    03/19/2014 12:55:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3-19-14 | Joshua Partlow
    Instantly putting himself in the running for political candor awards, Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon eschewed the tired spend-more-time-with-my-family cliche and went with a much rarer reason for turning down a government job: His dog would get too hot. Garzon had been nominated to be Colombia’s ambassador to Brazil, but apparently the Amazon nation’s tropical climate would not suit his beloved German shepherd, Orion. In an interview with Colombia’s Semana magazine, Garzon said that he had a “very hairy” dog and that Brasilia’s weather might “harm him.” “This is not a dog of the vice-presidency of the republic, it’s a...
  • Rose Parade Float Honors Four-Legged Military Heroes

    12/29/2012 9:20:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    cbs ^ | December 28, 2012 11:18 PM
    PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Military dogs that have served alongside soldiers on the battlefield are getting a special tribute at the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day. The four-legged heroes will be honored through a festive, floral float titled “Canines with Courage”, which showcases the exact replica of the United States Military Working Dog Teams National Monument in Texas. “It’s just amazing to see that they’re actually going to have a monument to recognize their service and everything they’ve done and all the lives that they’ve saved,” said Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham of the U.S. Marine Corps. Lucca,...
  • Homeless Frightened German Shepherd Gets Rescued From Los Angeles River

    12/28/2012 7:16:56 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 69 replies
    GodVine.com ^ | 12/28/2012 | None
    On Christmas, this big and beautiful shepherd dog was found, frightened and alone, living on the Los Angeles river. Thanks to one amazing man, he was rescued from his life of solitude and starvation.
  • 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)
  • A police officer reaches out to help a homeless man and his dogs.

    02/17/2012 6:14:24 PM PST · by willamedwardwallace · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2-17-2012 | Penny Eims
    St. Louis, MO - A few days ago, Police Officer Cheryl Goede responded to a call about a "suspicious vehicle". When Goede arrived, she found a man sitting in a vehicle along with his two, adult German shepherds. It took some prodding, but Officer Goede eventually found out the true reason behind that the man was in the car with the two, large dogs. Not long ago, the man lost his job. After losing his job, he lost his home. With nowhere to go, and nowhere for his companion dogs, the man took up "residence" in his vehicle - sadly,...
  • (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...
  • 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.
  • Dog hit by car rescued by Miami-Dade police officers [A cop/dog story with a HAPPY ending]

    10/05/2011 10:14:01 AM PDT · by Reese Hamm · 20 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 6:27 a.m. EDT, October 5, 2011 | Diane Moskovitz
    Roy Rutland was on his way back to police headquarters, westbound on Northwest 36th Street, when he saw an impact up ahead. He saw a flash of brake lights and an animal rolling on the street. Rutland, a Miami-Dade detective, pulled up to the spot impact Monday night and rolled down his window. "I saw this beautiful shepherd on the ground and yelping so loud in pain," he said. "Two otherdogs were there and they were barking, almost like they were asking for help."
  • (German) Police ditching the German Shepherd for Belgian breed (Irony Alert)

    08/23/2011 1:15:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 97 replies · 1+ views
    The Local ^ | 22 Aug 11
    Günther Bonke, a dog expert for the police in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), said on Monday the trusty German Shepherd, or Alsatian, was slowly being replaced by the Belgian Shepherd. The breed, also known as the Malinois, is considered more dependable and robust than its German rival. Bonke said NRW had only 26 German Shepherds still working alongside the police compared to 281 Malinois. He explained that not all German states bred their own dogs, making the often cheaper Belgian Shepherd even more attractive when bought in bulk. NRW, which borders Belgium, has been breeding the Malinois since...
  • Doggone Trouble: Pooch Stuck in Wall

    12/29/2010 2:53:25 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 12 replies · 8+ views
    ABCNews/Comcast ^ | 12/29/2010 | n/a
    No text - video story of puppy in wall
  • German shepherd (sic) bites 2-year-old on his face

    04/26/2009 11:52:33 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 67 replies · 1,004+ views
    Daily Pilot ^ | 4/22/09 | Joseph Serna
    It will be up to Orange County animal control officers to decide what to do with a German shepherd that bit a 2-year-old’s face near Newport Pier, police said Wednesday.
  • Biden's Puppy Breeder: "Never, Never, Never Again"

    04/10/2009 6:46:34 PM PDT · by USMCWife6869 · 14 replies · 734+ views
    NBC LA ^ | Apr 10, 2009 | Karen Araiza
    When the story got out, Brown faced backlash from pet lovers who thought the Bidens should have opted for a shelter over a breeder to find their new puppy.
  • Britt, military working dog, earns last rites befitting hero

    11/22/2008 11:28:20 AM PST · by SandRat · 24 replies · 766+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    Britt the bomb-sniffing dog, who served overseas in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, will get a funeral befitting a hero at Fort Huachuca. The ashes of the Army canine, recently put down due to neurological illness, will be interred behind the kennels that served as his home base as a military color guard looks on. The 11-year-old German shepherd was euthanized on Sept. 11 and will be buried Dec. 3 at the Southern Arizona Army post. Following tradition, taps will be played and a flag folded and presented to Sgt. Megan Hobson, Britt's last handler. "We lost a fallen comrade,"...
  • Space heater one possible cause of Shreveport duplex fire (doggie missing)

    11/20/2008 8:04:13 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 10 replies · 342+ views
    KSLA TV (LA) ^ | 11/20/08
    MISSING DOG The owner of the duplex where the fire started is looking for his dog, which ran away after firefighters broke out the window of the home.
  • A Pooch to Protect

    11/07/2008 7:16:47 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 21 replies · 553+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/6/08 | Mary Flood
    ****Rin Tin Tin's latest film doesn't sit well with Daphne Hereford, and if she has her way, the star's next drama could be in court**** CROCKETT — To Daphne Hereford, Rin Tin Tin isn't just a dog, Rin Tin Tin is a lifelong cause.
  • New show, "Worst Week" to air this Fall

    09/14/2008 1:56:24 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 4 replies · 216+ views
    CBS site ^ | 9/14/08 | me
    New show airing soon...
  • Sitz! British bobbies learn German to bark orders at Alsatian police dogs

    01/11/2008 3:58:02 AM PST · by Stoat · 18 replies · 758+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | January 11, 2008
    Sitz! British bobbies learn German to bark orders at Alsatian police dogsLast updated at 11:02am on 11th January 2008  Auf wiedersehen pet: Police dog handlers are learning to speak German so the foreign animals can understand them Dogs from Germany have been brought to the UK to work with police because they are more obedient than British breeds.  A shortage of highly-trained dogs in Britain has forced police forces to look elsewhere, and Alsatians from Germany seem to be the pick of the bunch. Handlers believe they are more obedient and responsive to orders such as "bissen" for bite...
  • CONGO, HERO GSD DEATH SENTENCE STAYED

    11/14/2007 12:52:17 PM PST · by aroundabout · 22 replies · 304+ views
    Dog gets stay of execution By Rick Murray, Staff Writer Guy James holds his children Ben, 9, left, and Hannah, 11, outside Princeton Municipal Court Tuesday. Photo: Jackie SchearPRINCETON TWP. — Congo the death row dog won a temporary stay of execution today, but his tearful local owners can’t spring him on bail. The reason: Dogs don’t rate bail. And why? “They’re not human,” said Judge Russell Annich, whose courtroom here was aswarm in Congo supporters. Meanwhile, the lawyer for the defense says Congo the inmate is anxious, losing weight, and so depressed he keeps pacing his cage in circles....
  • help with a young child and loss of a pet (BIG TIME VANITY)

    04/17/2007 6:30:34 PM PDT · by randyclark · 116 replies · 1,882+ views
    I am much more of a lurker than a poster, but I have always respected and appreciated the thoughts of fellow conservatives here. I had to put down my German Shepherd recently, and my son of 2 1/2 years has been looking for him from time to time. I ask for any advice, as I try to keep this calm and reassuring for him. My son referred to him as the "black dragon" due to the size, jaw, and tail. The dog was 100 lbs of absolute loyalty, teeth and fur to my family. Thanks in advance to you all.
  • Tiny drug dog sniffs out big career

    08/03/2006 11:55:06 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 26 replies · 1,062+ views
    CNN.com ^ | Aug. 2, 2006 | AP
    CHARDON, Ohio (AP) -- Though she's only a 6-pound Chihuahua-rat terrier mix who looks like she belongs in Paris Hilton's purse, Midge has the will, skill and nose of a 100-pound German shepherd.