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West Mercia Policeman's bid to retire with dog fails
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 8:23 pm
"Sometimes at the end of the dog's working life we are able to facilitate this but we always have to consider the needs of the dog and the force at the time, and to meet our obligation to spend pub...
Shropshire police dog handler loses fight to keep German Shepherd Ivy when he retires
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 8:12 pm
Sergeant David Evans, from Market Drayton, recently met with Chief Constable Anthony Bangham to discuss his wish to keep four-year-old Ivy when he retires from the force. Chief Constable Bangham sa...
Twelve arrested in police drugs clampdown in Aberdeen city centre
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 8:00 pm
Twelve people have been arrested across Aberdeen in a police drugs clampdown. Additional police were brought in to swoop on the city centre with sniffer dogs to target those involved in the sale an...
Plea for police dog to retire with handler rejected despite thousands signing petition
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 7:49 pm
A sergeant who is retiring after 34 years will not be allowed to keep his police dog, despite thousands signing a petition in his favour. Sergeant David Evans, who served with West Mercia Police, s...
Dog shot by officer mourned by family
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 7:48 pm
ANDERSON ? A city man says his dog was not behaving aggressively toward an Anderson police officer who shot the animal Sunday evening. Andrew Manley said his 5-year-old German shepherd, Titan, was ...
Heartbreak for retiring cop after 35,000 signature petition to let his police dog partner retire with him is REJECTED
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 7:34 pm
POLICE have rejected a retiring cop?s request to have his police dog finish up her service alongside him. Sgt David Evans? request to keep four-year-old Ivy on his retirement was over-ruled by the ...
School Committee to vote on K-9 searches
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 7:31 pm
FITCHBURG -- After a year of deliberation, the Fitchburg School Committee is scheduled to vote Feb. 27 on policy that, if approved, would allow unannounced police K-9 unit drug searches in the dist...
Dogs Specialists in the Fight against Terrorism and Crime in BiH
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 7:01 pm
Special Police Unit of the Federal Police has it all, and their staff include specially trained dogs who are ready to respond to any dangerous situation. Special Police Unit of the Federal Police i...
Cops Search For Missing 14-Yr-Old With Autism. After Hours of Looking, They Send K-9 Into Woods
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 10:35 am
Calm, focused, and confident, Freya, a specially trained K-9 dog locked the teenage boy?s scent into her mind. The wooded area was dense and daylight growing scarce, yet the Bavarian mountain hound...
Brent Sass withdraws mushing team from Iditarod
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 9:08 am
Brent Sass, placed second in the Kuskokwim 300, has withdrawn his team from the 2017 Idiatrod. (Photo: Katie Basile / KYUK) Just days after a surprising scratch on the Yukon Quest trail, Eureka mus...
Ga. officer buys retiring K-9 partner for $1
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 8:38 am
DeKALB COUNTY, Ga.-- They've spent years together. Now with a vote of the DeKalb County commission, retired K-9 officer Andor will get to spend his retirement with his long-time human partner. On F...
K-9 Ava saved toddler in blackberry bushes
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 8:30 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) ? Ava the search dog had a steak dinner Sunday night one day after very likely saving the life of a 2-year-old boy found facedown in brush behind a Northeast Portland market. ...
Ready To Ride The Iditarod
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 8:14 am
Two years ago, we introduced you to a Sioux Falls cyclist who embarked on the race of a lifetime; 350 miles in the open wilderness along the Iditarod trail in Alaska. Now he's going back, only this...
South Fork exploring K-9 program
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 8:11 am
SOUTH FORK ? Leaders in the small community of South Fork want to add a new warrior to fight the drug problem and related crime in the borough and neighboring communities. Borough Council last week...
Biking the Iditarod Trail in Alaska
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 7:58 am
DAVISON TOWNSHIP (WJRT) - (02/20/17) - A Mid-Michigan man will be braving the bitter cold of Alaska in a few days, and at the same time, he'll be helping the victims of child abuse in the Flint are...
7-year-old Prince George's County Police Dog Dies
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 6:13 am
HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) ? Prince George's County Police say a 7-year-old patrol and drug detection dog for the department has died. Police say K9 officer Tron died on Friday from an aggressive form o...
Tennessee Legal: Chewing on Tennessee?s dog bite law
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 4:44 am
A dog owner will not be liable for dog bite injuries if: 1. The dog is a police or military dog, and the person who gets hurt was involved in the conduct that caused the use of the dog; or 2. The i...
Man apprehended by K-9 Laslo after dropping gun in police chase in East Central Spokane
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 4:27 am
A man suspected of driving a stolen Jeep hauling a stolen trailer led police on a chase early this morning, ending near Liberty Park where he was apprehended with the help of a police dog. At about...
Police dog 'Boy' ready for retirement
Dateline: Feb 20 2017 at 2:28 am
Police dog 'Boy' ready for retirement Boy is a black and tan, 8 year old Belgian Malinois, a herding dog similar to a German Shepherd. Check out this story on http://www.shreve...
A fiery duo: Marion fire investigator bonds with K-9
Dateline: Feb 19 2017 at 7:00 pm
Ten years ago, a fire investigator from the Marion Fire Department sustained a traumatic foot injury during a group training session. Today, he is back on his feet with a new partner. In 2007, a la...
Ex-Met Police dog handler's life saved by robotic surgery
Dateline: Feb 19 2017 at 6:24 pm
A retired Met police dog handler known as Lucky believes he has lived up to his name after undergoing robotic surgery to remove a life-threatening cancer. Dave ?Lucky? Edwards, 55, received the hi-...
Watch: K-9 greeters
Dateline: Feb 19 2017 at 8:04 am
Watch: K-9 greeters The newest member of the York County Sheriff?s Office K-9 unit made his first public appearance on Sunday to a crowd of patrons during a fundraiser at Infinito?s Pizza Buffet in...
Soldiering On Awards 2017: Veterans with Dogs soothing 'invisible injuries' of soldiers
Dateline: Feb 19 2017 at 8:01 am
Detection dogs and guard animals are essential cogs in the military machine, but man?s best friend also helps those who have served their country with pride and paid a heavy price. Veterans with Do...
Mushing with a message: Iditarod competitor Monica Zappa won't be cowed from being loud
Dateline: Feb 19 2017 at 4:52 am
KASILOF ? Monica Zappa is hard to miss. At this year's ceremonial start to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, she'll be the one in the bright yellow, pink and geometric-patterned parka, bibs and sle...
York turns out for K-9 fundraiser
Dateline: Feb 18 2017 at 1:00 pm
The county's Sheriff's Office and their K-9's hung out with the community Sunday night. A fundraiser was held at Infinito's Pizza Buffet for the department's K-9's. Money raised will go toward misc...
Military veteran reunites with missing dog after 7 years
Dateline: Feb 18 2017 at 4:01 am
It was an emotional reunion after years of concern and uncertainty. Emotions bubbled over as a California woman reunited with her missing dog Saturday morning in Gastonia. Tears streamed down Kelly...
Duluth city attorney tapped to run Iditarod in place of injured friend
Dateline: Feb 17 2017 at 2:51 pm
DULUTH, Minn. ? Duluth City Attorney Gunnar Johnson will trade in his suit and tie for an anorak and a pair of heavy Trans-Alaska boots next week, as he journeys north to prepare for an unexpected ...
Dog finds home with search and rescue team
Dateline: Feb 17 2017 at 12:08 pm
Bongo just needed to find a place for all that energy to go. "So I started thinking maybe he would be a good candidate for search and rescue programs or a working dog program," said Dilley. She was...
What is a Farm Dog? The Best Choices for Working Partners on the Farm or Ranch
Dateline: Feb 17 2017 at 3:08 am
Quick answer ? a dog that lives on a farm. A more complete answer would describe the breeds that traditionally worked on farms or ranches and were developed specifically for that work. Fast and cle...
Train Your Mind Dogs
Dateline: Feb 16 2017 at 7:29 pm
If you imagine a big black German Shepherd or Rottweiler attacking you, it is a situation you would feel like you have no control over, you can?t stop the attack nor can you change the dog?s behavi...
Tiniest drug-sniffing dog joins the Navy
Dateline: Feb 16 2017 at 7:15 am
NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) --- Two-year-old Jagdterrier ?Puskos? isn?t what you would expect for a drug-sniffing dog. ?Everybody asks if he?s really a military working dog,? said Puskos? handler, Master a...
Dog from Clay Center placed at college as service dog
Dateline: Feb 16 2017 at 4:04 am
He was tested as a FEMA search dog and it wasn?t the right fit for him. So through the Rescues to the Rescue network, he was off to try Working Dogs for Conservation as a conservation detection dog...
REVEALED: The pedigree dogs MOST likely to be DUMPED in tragic numbers
Dateline: Feb 14 2017 at 11:11 pm
German shepherd, Bordie collie, husky and Rottweiler also made on to the list, along with the Labrador, a breed about to lose its place as the country?s most popular pedigree. The Kennel Club this ...
Staff Sgt. Harrigan, Military Working Dog Nathan are reunited
Dateline: Feb 14 2017 at 1:28 pm
It was a private reunion held late at night in the cargo terminal of Newark Liberty International Airport the day after Christmas. There was no flag-waving by gathered family and friends -- just a ...
Film inspires Bloomfield Hills girl to compete in Iditarod
Dateline: Feb 14 2017 at 1:00 pm
Hannah Mahoney with Trooper at Wade Marr?s Stump Jumpin Kennel in Willow, Alaska in August 2016. Hannah is leasing her team from, and training with Wade. (Photo: Suzanne Mahoney) Hannah Mahoney was...
These Animal-Loving Entrepreneurs Train Rescue Dogs to Sniff Out Crime
Dateline: Feb 13 2017 at 10:47 pm
?I watched in horror, but also in awe, not just on that terrifying day, but also as the police ... my dog brought me was nothing short of a miracle,? she says. Related: THE STORY BEHIND THE NATION?...
What can you feed your Rottweiler/German shepherd mix?
Dateline: Feb 13 2017 at 6:47 am
The German shepherd Dog Club of America says German shepherds should be fed protein-based diets consisting of named meats such as beef and chicken. North East Rottweiler Rescue says that Rottweiler...
America's Top Military Heroes Honored
Dateline: Feb 13 2017 at 12:30 am
PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four of America's bravest military heroes, who just happen to be dogs, were honored Thursday night for their outstanding achievements and ...
?Puppy Bowl? helps paralyzed dog find new home
Dateline: Feb 12 2017 at 6:12 pm
Kathy and Jason DiPrinzio of Norristown, Pa., were watching the Animal Planet special on Feb. 5 when they instantly fell in love with Francis, a 1-year-old German shepherd-Rottweiler-chow chow mix ...
Cavalier King Charles Health and Care
Dateline: Feb 10 2017 at 6:38 am
There are many dog maladies, like canine hip dysplasia, which are not universally treated in ... The usual vaccines contain immunizing doses of several different viruses such as distemper, parvovir...
Military family hopes dog found in Spring Valley is their long-lost pet
Dateline: Feb 7 2017 at 8:11 am
A military family that used to be stationed at MCAS Miramar and now lives in Alaska is hoping that a dog found in Spring Valley is their long lost pet that disappeared two years ago. Kierra and Tra...
What is a German shepherd or a rottweiler more dangerous?
Dateline: Feb 2 2017 at 5:28 am
Making the world better, one answer at a time. rottweiler is more dangerous and stronger but dont forgett german shepherd is right under rottweiler's wing rottweiler is more dangerous and stronger ...
Prevalence of Disorders Recorded in Dogs Attending Primary-Care Veterinary Practices in England
Dateline: Jan 27 2017 at 2:20 pm
[68] Brady S, Norris JM, Kelman M, Ward MP (2012) Canine parvovirus in Australia ... [107] Wood JLN (2002) Heritability and epidemiology of canine hip-dysplasia score and its components in Labrador...
Would a German Shepherd or a German Rottweiler be a better choice for a first time dog owner?
Dateline: Jun 28 2016 at 10:00 am
I'd say both make brilliant pets, but not necessarily for first time owners. You must be experienced when socializing them - especially Rottweilers as they were bred for aggression. They can both b...
It?s National Service Dog Month
Dateline: Sep 11 2015 at 4:06 am
Animals enrich our lives in many unique and special ways, but the service dog is an invaluable companion for individuals with disabilities. While many types of animals provide many types of aid, no...

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