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Maxwell AFB retires military working dog 'Alissa'
Dateline: Apr 18 2014 at 9:50 am
Maxwell's 42 nd Air Base Wing Security Forces Squadron held a Meritorious Service & Retirement ceremony for a four-legged employee who worked like a dog during her time on staff. Alissa, a military...
Portland Police: Crime spree led to burglary, shootout with K-9 unit
Dateline: Apr 18 2014 at 8:34 am
This photo shows the scene of a shootout where Portland Police Officer Jeff Dorn was wounded and his K-9, Mick, was killed Wednesday morning. (KATU photo) PORTLAND, Ore. ? Two of three men who poli...
K-9 shooting reportedly came after crime spree
Dateline: Apr 18 2014 at 8:33 am
PORTLAND -- Three suspects connected to the shooting of a Portland policeman and his K-9 partner have been linked to a weeks-long crime spree, according to police. Accusations were added for one of...
Officer and K-9 Partner Shot By Burglary Suspect
Dateline: Apr 18 2014 at 7:03 am
PORTLAND ? A man wanted for burglarizing a police supply store got into a shootout with Portland Police early Wednesday morning that wounded an officer and his K-9 partner. Three men burglarized Bl...
Video: How to prepare for the Iditarod Trail Invitational
Dateline: Apr 18 2014 at 7:01 am
Editor?s Note: This video interview is courtesy of EpicTV. The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily represent the opinions of, Velo magazine or the editors and staff of ...
Marines make first appearance at Woof Walk
Dateline: Apr 18 2014 at 5:45 am
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Combat Center military policemen demonstrated the capabilities of their working dogs during the 3rd Annual Woof Walk at Pioneertown, Calif., Saturday. The Woof Walk is an...
Kobuk 440 is much more than a dog race
Dateline: Apr 18 2014 at 4:58 am
and have become coveted trophies for mushers. Rookies get qualified for The Big One A few of this year's rookie mushers were using the Kobuk 440 as one of the mandatory qualifying races for the Idi...
King breezes to Kobuk 440 win
Dateline: Apr 18 2014 at 4:46 am
He'll take home $12,500 for the effort. A late-race storm rattled King only slightly, with memories of the blizzard that knocked him out of this year's Iditarod, robbing him of his fifth victory in...
Portland Police Bureau K-9 officer killed in line of duty
Dateline: Apr 18 2014 at 3:39 am
Portland Police Bureau's K-9 Officer Mick was shot and killed by a burglary suspect on Wednesday in the line of duty, and according to his handler and friend, Mick was a hero for saving his human's...
Pets Looking for People- Roxie
Dateline: Apr 18 2014 at 3:38 am
Mary Hunt Davis Photography--Roxie is a seven-year-old German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix that is full of love and perfectly behaved. Bring home a big girl ? there?s more to love! And Roxie will love y...
Guide Dogs: Making a difference
Dateline: Apr 18 2014 at 3:10 am
Next, the fully trained guide dog is matched with a person. The pair spends 2 weeks working together in a wide variety of real-life situations until, finally, graduation day arrives. Now is the beg...
Suspect in K-9 unit shooting named
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 5:52 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) ? The Portland Police Bureau released Thursday the identity of the suspect believed responsible for the death of a K-9 police dog and the wounding of an officer. PPB investi...
Portland shootout: Portland officer wounded and police dog killed in shootout
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 3:11 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. ? A Portland, Ore., police dog sicced on a burglary suspect was fatally shot early Wednesday, and his handler was wounded. The dog died after the officer told it to "Take that suspec...
Military dog that saved patrol retires with honors
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 2:24 pm
TAMPA, Fla. -- Staff Sgt. Shannon Hutto thought his bomb sniffing dog Eddie was just being lazy when he wouldn't move from a certain spot one hot day in Afghanistan in 2012. But Hutto then saw what...
Neighbor accused of shooting Army Captain's dog, rescued from Afghanistan
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 8:46 am
According to Wednesday's KSAT News, a man in La Vernia, Texas, is accused of shooting and killing his neighbor's dog, who had recently been rescued from the war-torn country of Afghanistan. The dog...
K-9 Dog Mick Killed in Portland Shootout
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 8:34 am
A Portland police officer was wounded, his K-9 partner killed and three suspects captured after a burglary and shooting in Southwest Portland early Wednesday morning. The gunman fled after the shoo...
Portland, Ore., police officer wounded and K-9 killed in a shootout
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 5:06 am
An Oregon police officer was wounded and his K-9 partner killed in a terrifying shootout early Wednesday morning. The drama began when cops were called to reports of a burglary in southwest Portlan...
K-9 Killed in Portland Shootout: 'Mick Saved My Life,' Says Wounded Officer (VIDEO)
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 2:25 am
A K-9 was killed in Portland in the line of duty early Wednesday morning, and the body of Mick the German Shepherd was found under a hedge of a home not far from the shootout. Officer Jeff Dorn of ...
Portland shootout: Police dog shot and killed, police officer wounded
Dateline: Apr 16 2014 at 10:12 pm
A Portland shootout left a police officer wounded and a police dog from the Portland, Oregon K-9 Unit dead. Police Officer Jeff Dorn, who is a 16-year veteran on the force, was shot in both legs, a...
Portland Police Honor Dog Killed in Shootout
Dateline: Apr 16 2014 at 9:54 pm
The police dog and its human partner were shot by a burglary suspect who was later captured.
Portland Officer Wounded, Dog Killed in Shootout
Dateline: Apr 16 2014 at 4:12 pm
A Portland, Ore., police dog sicced on a burglary suspect was fatally shot early Wednesday, and his handler was wounded. The dog died after the officer told it to "Take that suspect!" and a shootou...
Police dog killed in line of duty in Portland part of elite team
Dateline: Apr 16 2014 at 8:16 am
Law enforcement agencies in Oregon rely on more than 100 dogs to help them track criminals, sniff out drugs, find bodies and help in arson investigations. Highly trained, each dog is paired with on...
FRANCISVALE HOME FOR SMALLER ANIMALS: Roxie's raring to find a forever home
Dateline: Apr 16 2014 at 7:37 am
She?s got absolutely no ?issues.? Roxie makes it easy. A German shepherd/rottweiler mix, she?s gentle, loving, housebroken, never has an accident, has a wonderful temperament and just loves her hum...
Portland Police mourn slain K-9
Dateline: Apr 16 2014 at 2:06 am
PORTLAND -- A K-9 whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland was found dead from gunshot wounds after a widespread search involving police, bloodhounds, ...
Military K-9s experience medevac training at Camp Bondsteel
Dateline: Apr 15 2014 at 10:30 pm
It would be Lane?s first time accompanying her military working dog, Beny, on a hoist mission; the same type of mission to safely evacuate Beny from a battlefield injury, if needed. Soldiers with M...
Oregon police officer wounded, dog killed in shootout with burglary suspect
Dateline: Apr 15 2014 at 6:00 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. ? A Portland, Ore., police dog sicced on a burglary suspect was fatally shot early Wednesday, and his handler was wounded. The dog died after the officer told it to "Take that suspec...
Low snowpack challenges Alaska's Iditarod race
Dateline: Apr 15 2014 at 4:49 pm
Last winter's warm, Alaska temperatures have left low snowpack conditions for this spring's Iditarod sled dog race. Temperatures last season were the 8th warmest on record for the state, averaging ...
H2O4K9 Inc. seeks crowd funding to help provide working dogs with safe, clean water.
Dateline: Apr 15 2014 at 6:00 am
MONROVIA, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A leading designer and manufacturer of high quality travel accessories for dog lovers, H2O4K9 Inc. is looking for your help to launch: The 'K...
Will Alaska's Biggest Sled Dog Race Continue Without Snow?
Dateline: Apr 15 2014 at 4:22 am
The Iditarod, a 900-mile sled dog race across Alaska, goes on no matter what the weather, which can range from whiteout blizzards to hazardously frosty temps. But what happens when the racers show ...
Soldiers help keep military working dogs' abilities to perform missions
Dateline: Apr 15 2014 at 2:00 am
Due to the unstable temperatures in the period of seasons change, the military working dogs' mood becames unstable, and their ability to perform tasks was reduced. Soldiers with Guangdong Armed Pol...
Iditarod competitor shares stories at pub
Dateline: Apr 14 2014 at 6:00 pm
MANSFIELD ? A meet and greet with Iditarod competitor Matthew Failor will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Old Bag of Nails Pub, 625 Lexington Ave. Failor will share Iditarod stories and drinks with t...
Michelle Obama, 'First Dogs' Visit Military Families
Dateline: Apr 14 2014 at 6:51 am
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) ? Michelle Obama said Monday she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter cel...
Military dog retires with honors
Dateline: Apr 14 2014 at 1:15 am
A bomb-sniffing dog credited with saving a military patrol in Afghanistan is retiring with full military honours. Military officials say that in 2012, a Belgian Malinois named Eddie found two impro...
Doesn't the first lady look pretty! Patient Mrs Obama lets kids plaster stickers on her face as she visits military f...
Dateline: Apr 13 2014 at 3:00 pm
Michelle Obama took the first family's dogs Sunny and Bo along as she visited Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday. During the visit, Mrs Obama said she wanted to shine a light on...
Courthouse dogs on duty to calm witnesses
Dateline: Apr 13 2014 at 12:00 pm
The founder of the Courthouse Dogs Foundation spoke to those who might come in contact with such working dogs as they hear cases. The Children's Advocacy Center for Bristol and Washington County wi...
Feeding raw dog food: The ins and outs of the BARF diet
Dateline: Apr 13 2014 at 8:39 am
This is an especially important diet to be aware of for Wyoming's thousands of working dogs and canine athletes. The internet is filled with raw dog food recipes, or there are commercially availabl...
Army specialist reunited with his war dog
Dateline: Apr 9 2014 at 6:00 pm
A military working dog named Ellen has come home to her soldier after they deployed together but then spent years apart. It was a feat that took determination and effort by people in the Army, Air ...
Pet Tales: Darius graduates to service as a guide dog
Dateline: Jan 24 2014 at 11:03 am
Darius was an adorable, wiggly 8-week-old puppy when he started "working ... your dog tied up and unattended in public places can endanger a guide dog team. ? Report loose dogs to the local police ...
Rottweiler and German shepherd mix, Nelly, sits in the living room of Julie Magnan?s apartment.
Dateline: Dec 27 2013 at 8:00 am
The day?s top photos, as chosen by our editors... SANTIAGO, Chile - A powerful earthquake has struck in the Pacific off Chile's northern region, and authorities have ordered an evacuation of coasta...
Southeastern Guide Dogs offers dog training book
Dateline: Nov 22 2013 at 11:34 pm
A dog training ... Southeastern Guide Dogs helps people with visual impairments and other disabilities to live an independent life with a canine companion, and it supports individuals and organizat...
The Psychology Behind Owning a German Shepherd Dog
Dateline: Apr 8 2013 at 2:09 am
Protective/aggressive breeds, yes this includes our lovable German Shepherds, tend to have owners who are more protective and/or aggressive. Granted, this study only studied Rottweilers, German She...
Friendly German Shepherd surrendered by owner close to euthanasia (Video)
Dateline: Mar 15 2013 at 2:45 pm
A three-year-old male German Shepherd was surrendered by his owner along with a Rottweiler in Downey, CA. The dog is described as very friendly and has had no interest from potential adopters or re...

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