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Respect My Uniform: Guide Dogs NSW/ACT urges community to not distract working dogs in harness
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 3:51 pm
You wouldn?t place your hands over the eyes of a taxi driver concentrating on the road ahead, or pat a surgeon on the back mid-way through an operation, the consequences could be disastrous. It wou...
Fundraiser planned for county K-9 officers
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 3:49 pm
EAST LIVERPOOL - Touched by the recent duty-related death of Canton K-9 Officer Jethro, a local woman has planned a one-day fundraiser she hopes will become an annual event to provide safety equipm...
Utah man shot after killing police K9 has died
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 2:53 pm
A Millcreek drug suspect, who fatally shot a police dog last week before himself suffering at least one gunshot wound, died on Monday, police reported. David Shane Anderson, suspected of shooting a...
Police K-9?s put to the test at training in Eureka
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 2:29 pm
EUREKA, MO (KPLR) - More than 100 law enforcement officers were dispatched to Eureka for a special assignment. ?A couple young ladies came through,? Rick Ashabranner, a retired officer, said. ?They...
Police: Man who fatally shot K-9 dies from injuries suffered in returned gunfire
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 2:18 pm
A West Jordan man accused of shooting and killing a police K-9 last week in Millcreek died Monday from injuries he suffered during the ensuing shootout with police. MILLCREEK ? A West Jordan man ac...
Nassau police officers pick their dogs for K-9 unit
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 2:16 pm
The Nassau County Police Department picked its newest group of rookies Monday. But they didn?t take the civil service test. An elite group of 11 male German shepherds tried out to join the force Mo...
Military dogs train for deployment at JBSA-Lackland
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 1:53 pm
"It's kind of like a piece of home having the dog there. It's hard to explain. It kind of takes your mind off where you're at and what you're doing at least for a few moments," said Josh Delancey, ...
Injured BernCo police dog on the mend
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 11:55 am
The Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department police dog that was stabbed and beaten while trying to detain a suspect last week made a public appearance Monday. K-9 Rex was outfitted in a T-shirt and ...
Birmingham Police K-9 Unit receives grant
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 11:48 am
The Birmingham Police Department's K-9 Unit is getting some financial assistance. The unit is receiving a TSA grant for $1.2 million that will cover expenses for the next several years. The K-9 Uni...
Man suspected of shooting police K-9 dies
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 10:23 am
MILLCREEK ? A West Jordan man suspected of killing a police K-9 and who was critically injured by police in a shootout last week in Millcreek has died, Unified Police announced Monday. David Shane ...
Trooper, K-9 Dodge Death; Suspect Arrested
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 9:55 am
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts -- A courageous state trooper and his faithful K-9 partner dodged death and subdued a Connecticut man who opened fire on them after fleeing the scene of multiple hit-and-...
Phila.-area nonprofit helps transform stray into a police dog
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 9:22 am
It was graduation day for Rousey, a stray German shepherd rescued last summer by a Philadelphia-area nonprofit with the goal of making her a police dog. After 10 weeks of training, Rousey officiall...
Charged with being too cute! Officers put five adorable puppies in the back of their police car ? and post pictures o...
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 7:39 am
As soon as they hopped into the pouch, that was them asleep.' A day earlier, a local resident surrendered five puppies to Laverton Police after their dog had an 'unexpected pregnancy'. 'They're liv...
May issue of Airman magazine now available
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 5:40 am
In the next feature, you will read about the efforts of an officer and her spouse to support the wounded warrior support program through the care of 45 sled dogs for the Iditarod in Alaska. Lastly,...
Domestic Assault Leads to Ban of Iditarod Musher
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 5:09 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CN) ? The Iditarod Trail Committee Board on Thursday banned a veteran Iditarod musher accused of multiple domestic violence incidents against another musher in 2015 from competin...
Police department adopts dog stray dog
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 4:57 am
A stray dog dubbed "John Doe Dog," has found a new home after being picked up in March as a stray. According to Monday's WKYC News, Ohio's Kirtland Police Department had been trying to find the dog...
Massachusetts State Police: Illegal immigrant charged with shooting at police dog in Springfield
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 3:32 am
Note: Update at 10:30 a.m. to add more information from the state police. SPRINGFIELD ? The man accused of shooting at a state trooper and a police dog early Saturday has been identified as an undo...
10 Dogs Most Often Blacklisted By Insurers
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 2:22 am
Police in Britain seized a pet malamute in early 2014 after the dog was suspected of killing a 6-day-old infant. The AKC says the German shepherd is the world's leading police, guard and military d...
Learn about military dogs at AVMA convention
Dateline: May 1 2016 at 11:11 pm
Attendees at the AVMA Convention 2016, Aug. 5-9 in San Antonio, can learn all about military working dogs during a daylong walking tour at Lackland Air Force Base. The base breeds and trains dogs f...
Police Bring Pizza and K-9 Recruiting Youth Cadets
Dateline: May 1 2016 at 4:50 pm
DIXON, CA- Dixon Police Department is recruiting young police cadets, using a canine to lure in the teens. On Friday, April 29, Dixon Police Chaplain Bob Duvall and his K-9 companion Kepi visited D...
Service dog provides support for entire family
Dateline: May 1 2016 at 8:27 am
autism assistance dogs, diabetic alert dogs, and facilitated guide dogs, among others. The impact Bobo has made on Kneisly and her family is incredible, and Bish advises that others interested in g...
Dog rules 'too relaxed'
Dateline: May 1 2016 at 8:05 am
I think dog behaviourist Cesar Millian said it best when he said: "In the 70s they blamed dobermans, in the 80s they blamed German shepherds, in the 90s they blamed the rottweiler, now they blame t...
Iditarod Trail Committee Bans Travis Beals' Entrance in 2017 Race
Dateline: Apr 29 2016 at 4:26 pm
The Iditarod Trail Committee is taking a stand against domestic violence. On Friday, the committee released a statement putting an immediate ban on musher Travis Beals for the 2017 Iditarod and bey...
Guide dog stolen by accident-prone thieves during crime spree in Melbourne's north-west
Dateline: Apr 29 2016 at 10:44 am
Police are hunting an accident-prone thief who unwittingly stole a guide dog during a crime spree with another man in Melbourne's north-west. The Kia Cerato Koup was stolen from a Smithfield Road s...
The Latest: Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case
Dateline: Apr 29 2016 at 9:34 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska ? The Latest on the Iditarod banning a musher facing domestic violence charges from next year's race (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The top officer for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog R...
Newest amenity at airports is one for the dogs
Dateline: Apr 29 2016 at 12:46 am
?By working collaboratively, we are ensuring that people who travel with assistance dogs have a more enjoyable and less stressful travel experience,? said Well Jones, CEO of the Guide Dog Foundatio...
Letter to the editor: Accountability lies with dogs, not owners
Dateline: Apr 28 2016 at 3:17 am
When I was a child it was German Shepherds and Dobermanns. Now it is pit bulls and Rottweilers. It could just as well be Huskies, Akitas or Rhodesian Ridgebacks We are actually ignoring who is resp...
War Dog Loses Leg in Bomb Blast, Gets Highest Honor
Dateline: Apr 27 2016 at 6:00 pm
That's when a second bomb went off, blasting the dog into the air. Severely injured, Lucca made a valiant attempt to get back to Rodriguez. It was the end of a sterling military career for Lucca, o...
Govt bans dog import, pedigrees to cost more
Dateline: Apr 27 2016 at 11:19 am
The top five pedigrees in demand in India are German shepherd, Rottweiler, Labrador, Dobermann and pug. Except for Pug puppies whose demand has dipped after beagles entered Indian homes, the other ...
Camp Pendleton war dog loses leg in bomb blast, gets highest military honor
Dateline: Apr 26 2016 at 6:00 pm
The U.S. military created its dog program during World War II. The first training center was established in Virginia in 1942. A year later, there were 400 men and 900 dogs going through training. T...
Domestic violence case raises questions over Iditarod rules
Dateline: Apr 26 2016 at 1:33 pm
An accomplished musher was in a Palmer state court Tuesday over a domestic violence incident that happened in December of 2015. Critics have asked whether Iditarod organizers were aware of the assa...
Dogs Hate Hugs, Study Suggests
Dateline: Apr 26 2016 at 3:16 am
The American Kennel Club released its annual list of the 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States. Did your favorite furry friend make the list? Note: This list only includes purebred specie...
Grieving military family surprised with therapy dog
Dateline: Apr 26 2016 at 2:08 am
MONTICELLO, Minn. ? Even though it's been almost 10 years, the Gold Star symbol in the window of the Moore home in Monticello is forever. Minnesota Army National Guard soldier, Sgt. Nicholas Turcot...
Woman anguishes over loss of service dog
Dateline: Apr 25 2016 at 2:51 am
Joy Tomkinson isn?t feeling much joy these days, after the Canadian Guide Dogs for ... have retired him as an assistance dog.? Tomkinson requested a reprieve. ?I asked if I could have him for a mon...
Working dog, grateful human
Dateline: Apr 22 2016 at 7:39 am
Writer the service dog recently rescued his human, Nancy Lagasse, after she suffered a serious injury and had no way to call for help. Likewise, her first service dog through Canine Companions for ...
26 health conditions that plague dogs
Dateline: Apr 21 2016 at 7:13 am
(Petbreeds) - Just as with humans, dogs can be impacted by countless health conditions, but some are much more common than others. Many of these issues are hereditary, but others are largely preven...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Apr 18 2016 at 5:25 pm
The term dysplasia means abnormal. Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD) is abnormal formation of a dog's hip joint. The cause of CHD is unknown however there are many theories, one being that CHD can be pass...
What It's Like to Take On the Iditarod
Dateline: Mar 17 2016 at 2:37 am
Billy Snodgrass, a 59-year-old kennel owner and musher from Wyoming, is packing his sled. The next day he will embark on his fifth Iditarod Sled Dog Race, from Willow near Anchorage to Nome on the ...





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