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Virginia Beach K-9s receive donated protective vests
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 12:52 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. ? The Virginia Beach Sheriff?s Office K-9 unit received protective vests by the Atlantic K-9 Vest Fund on Thursday. The vests were donated and are valued at about $1,200 each. T...
Man Who Killed K-9 Officer Gets 45 Year Prison Sentence
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 12:50 pm
K-9 Officer Jethro, of the Canton Police Department in Ohio, was killed in the line of duty last January. The man who shot him was found guilty and has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. [Scroll...
Search dog assisting Sheriff's Department hit by car, dies in Good Hope
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 12:42 pm
A search K-9 assisting the Riverside County Sheriff's Department died Wednesday, Aug. 24, when she was struck by a vehicle in the community of Good Hope. Pepper, a 3-1/2-year-old female Labrador re...
Hopes Dim for Survivors of Italy Quake; Death Toll Stands at 250
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 12:39 pm
One volunteer who was flown in by helicopter as part of a United Nations search-and-rescue team, Alessandro Dalvit, and his dog Muttley ... into service as emergency workers, like the Rev. Savino D...
Police arrest murder suspect with help from K-9
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 12:26 pm
TUCSON (KVOA) -- Police arrested a man wanted on murder charges in connection to a fatal shooting that happened Sunday night at a home in the central area of town. Police accuse Eugene Orlando Payn...
OC sheriff to purchase new K-9
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 10:37 am
PORT CLINTON ? The Ottawa County Sheriff?s Office will get a new four-legged deputy. Its previous K-9, Nero, died battling cancer this year. He was a 6-year-old Belgian malinois who worked up until...
Man sentenced to 45 years in prison for shooting K-9 officer
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 7:58 am
CANTON, OH - An Ohio man has been sentenced to 45 years for fatally shooting Canton K-9 officer Jethro. Kelontre D. Barefield, 23, pleaded guilty to charges related to Jethro's death and other coun...
Great Alone presented by 5PointFilmFest
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 7:19 am
This inspiring documentary tells the saga of Lance Mackey, an Iditarod Sled Dog Race champion many times over, who attempts a comeback in the punishing, 1,200-mile ordeal after surviving a life-thr...
Pack Leader: Marine Military Working Dog Handler
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 7:06 am
A Marine looks down at his dog and confidently commands him to sit. The four-year-old German shepherd complies, looks to his handler for approval and awaits the next set of directions. When the han...
Man Who Shot, Killed Ohio K-9 Officer Jethro Sentenced to 45 Years in Jail
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 6:53 am
The man who shot and killed K-9 Officer Jethro, of the Canton Police Department in Ohio, has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. Kelontre Barefield, 23, received the sentence after pleading guilt...
The Dog-Friendly Days Of Summer
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 5:41 am
There are approximately 400 million dogs in the world. Working dogs, terriers, toy dogs, hunting dogs, sporting dogs, and hounds. And, in case you're ever a contestant on Jeopardy, Dogs for $200. A...
Woman needed surgery after dogs rushed at, attacked her in Balch Springs, police say
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 3:05 am
A Balch Springs man was arrested Wednesday after police say his dogs attacked a woman walking down the street. Balch Springs police say 53-year-old Kenneth Roy Ginn owned the two black and white pi...
San Jose tip leads to police dog's 400-pound marijuana bust
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 2:25 am
WESTWEGO, La. -- Louisiana State Police have intercepted more than 400 pounds of marijuana destined for the state. State police said Wednesday that investigators received a tip from law enforcement...
Oklahoma police dog finds meth in box of Twinkies
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 12:58 am
OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 25 (UPI) --Police in Oklahoma said a drug-sniffing dog found five bags of methamphetamine hidden inside a box of Twinkies snack cakes. The Oklahoma City Police Department said o...
Man who shot police dog Jethro gets 45 years in prison
Dateline: Aug 25 2016 at 12:25 am
CANTON The man who fatally shot Canton police dog Jethro has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. Kelontre D. Barefield, 23, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to charges related to Jethro's death and se...
Elderly man eaten alive by neighbour?s dogs
Dateline: Aug 24 2016 at 9:54 pm
a Rottweiler cross, a German shepherd cross and a chow chow cross ? from the other side of the fence. Hero dog dies shielding baby girl from house blaze until she was rescued Neighbours also said t...
Borger police dog gets new protective gear
Dateline: Aug 24 2016 at 9:51 pm
One area police dog has a new look that will protect him as he continues to serve the panhandle. Scott is a patrol dog who works with his handler, Officer Merrick, for the Borger Police Department....
Australian police charge man with murder of British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung
Dateline: Aug 24 2016 at 8:30 pm
The French national also faces a serious animal cruelty charge over the fatal wounding of a dog and charges allegedly ... Rohweder said Ayad, who had consular assistance from the French government,...
Australian National Maritime Museum recruits seagull security dog Bailey
Dateline: Aug 24 2016 at 2:34 pm
He has the eye of a sailor, flies with the wind and lives 24 hours on the job. Meet Bailey, a rescue working dog and the Australian National Maritime Museum's newest recruit. The border collie was ...
Running with Sled Dogs
Dateline: Aug 24 2016 at 1:32 pm
On March 17, the twins finished the Iditarod, the epic 1,000-plus-mile Alaskan trek from anchorage to Nome. Kristy finished 39th (of 71 finishers), just 13 seconds ahead of Anna. It was Kristy?s se...
Still waiting: Dog that escaped Bluecut Fire flames remains at Apple Valley shelter
Dateline: Aug 24 2016 at 9:33 am
Town spokeswoman Kathie Martin confirmed Wednesday that the German Shepherd-Rottweiler mix ? nicknamed Blue ? has yet to be claimed by her owner, one week after leaping into the arms of Cal Fire Ba...
Information On Military Working Dogs
Dateline: Aug 24 2016 at 7:23 am
Primarily tasked with the responsibility of fishing out hidden bombs, fire arms and drugs, these are well trained dogs that also ensure that their human counterparts safely get out of dangerous war...
Lawrenceville pet store owner to help Louisiana flood pet victims
Dateline: Aug 24 2016 at 7:06 am
Tom Wargo, owner of Daffy?s Pet Soup Kitchen and Pet Assistance Service Team, is working with the Louisiana ... He said when they approach some dogs, the animals may be afraid or suddenly panic and...
Barry ZeVan: My Life Among the Giants
Dateline: Aug 23 2016 at 6:00 pm
He spent time in Alaska serving in the Air Force at Elmendorf in 1955 and covered the Iditarod for ESPN in the 80s. He?s written a book and his Alaska adventures are part of the mix of an incredibl...
Monument would honor all military dogs, handlers
Dateline: Aug 22 2016 at 11:34 pm
If the nonprofit Guardians of Freedom Memorial has its way, there will be a monument built in Herkimer County to honor military working dogs and their handlers. The memorial would feature a bronze ...
Assistance Dogs Northwest helps out, one canine at a time
Dateline: Aug 22 2016 at 3:09 am
Jenna Clark, a quadriplegic islander who had been eagerly waiting for her service dog ... Assistance Dogs Northwest was born. ?This is something I?ve wanted to do since I was little,? Maurer said a...
8 Things That Can Push Your Insurance Rates Through the Roof
Dateline: Aug 22 2016 at 1:50 am
Common no-no pets are Akitas, pit bulls, Rottweilers, and German shepherds, although you should check with your insurance company before heading to the breeder or shelter. While this restriction mi...
Labor Pains: Petplan Finds Working Dog Breeds Are More Prone to Injury, Cancer
Dateline: Aug 21 2016 at 7:33 pm
As America recognizes the contributions of its workers on September 5, Petplan pet insurance is marking Labor Day with a celebration of the working dog. From Boxers to St. Bernards, Portuguese Wate...
Iditarod winner King changes mind on Murkowski. One reason? Donald Trump
Dateline: Aug 19 2016 at 7:29 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) The Latest on the Alaska U.S. Senate race (all times local): Jeff King, a four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, is changing political teams when it comes to A...
I Just Brought Home a Livestock Guardian Dog. Now What?
Dateline: Aug 18 2016 at 11:47 am
Myths and misconceptions abound. If you bought your pup from a breeder with good working dogs, their advice will be enormously helpful. Much of what you do is determined by the role you have in min...
Does your dog love you more than her dinner bowl?
Dateline: Aug 17 2016 at 6:00 pm
So what does this study mean for you and your dog? Fido probably likes you just as much, if not more, than he likes food. But the findings may come in useful for hard-working dogs, as well. "A dog ...
Pet-cloning lab in S. Korea starts military dog program
Dateline: Aug 16 2016 at 6:00 pm
SEOUL, South Korea ? It takes a special dog to be a military K-9, and a South Korean scientist believes he has found a way to make sure there?s always a full supply ? by cloning them. The Sooam Bio...
Military dog that went missing found, OK
Dateline: Aug 15 2016 at 7:19 am
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Left: Pongo...
Dogs are more than tools
Dateline: Aug 14 2016 at 8:44 am
Regarding the Aug. 7 Washington Post Magazine article ?Find the bomb! Good boy!?: I have no problem with the idea of ?working dogs,? and I appreciated Vicki Berkowitz?s comments about ?family life ...
Missing Michigan military dog found
Dateline: Aug 13 2016 at 3:00 pm
UPDATE: The dog has been found, according to the organization. MATTAWAN, Mich. -- A dog that went through Army explosives training -- truly man's best friend -- has gone missing, and a search is un...
Rescue Workers Fly 92 Military Dogs Home After Serving Their Country Overseas
Dateline: Aug 13 2016 at 12:09 am
Dog rescues are always heartwarming, but seeing 92 dogs come home all at once is especially touching. The company AMK9 helps military dogs return to the United States and settle into new lives. AMK...
Kiana?s Iditarod by Shelley Gill & illustrated by Shannon Cartwrigh
Dateline: Aug 12 2016 at 4:56 am
I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own. Kiana?s Iditarod written by Shelley Gill and illustrated by Shannon Cartwrigh is a beautiful children?s book that tells t...
This Sweet Military Dog Refused to Leave His Injured Companion?s Side During His Time of Need
Dateline: Aug 12 2016 at 4:42 am
You?d be hard pressed to find an animal as loyal as a dog. These sweet creatures have proven time and time again that they are not only affectionate, but they are there when we need them most. We?v...
Oakville author?s debut book on pet adoption to benefit OMHS
Dateline: Aug 12 2016 at 1:16 am
Colin Chappell adopted Ray, a 75-pound German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix, in March 2013 ? it was his first dog and a decision he didn?t make lightly, considering his lack of experience with canines an...
What stronger German shepherd or a rottweiler?
Dateline: Aug 12 2016 at 12:25 am
Mostly depending on the dog but overall, the German Shepherd. They have been proven to have a stronger bite pressure and they are more athletic and strong than a rottweiler which is also very stron...
Cavalier King Charles Health and Care
Dateline: Aug 8 2016 at 2:11 pm
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...
Health Guarantee and Representation
Dateline: Aug 6 2016 at 4:53 pm
(I do not guarantee against communicable diseases such as parvovirus , distemper ... to prevent this puppy from acquiring hereditary defects. The development of canine hip dysplasia is not dependen...
Vom Patton K9 Services
Dateline: Aug 1 2016 at 12:58 pm
canine hip dysplasia - things to ponder ... Vaccines are linked to seizures. Distemper, parvovirus, rabies and, presumably, other vaccines have been linked with poly neuropathy, a nerve disease tha...
Prevalence of Disorders Recorded in Dogs Attending Primary-Care Veterinary Practices in England
Dateline: Jul 9 2016 at 11:12 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...
The 10 smartest dog breeds
Dateline: Jun 12 2016 at 7:58 pm
The third tier, which he names ?above average working ... service dog. Doberman pinschers are the third-best watch dogs, outranking the Rottweiler and German shepherd. This breed combines elegance ...
What is the temperment of a Rottweiler/German Shepherd?
Dateline: Jul 24 2015 at 10:00 am
Raised right, it is the best dog you'll ever own. I had one growing up and I have another one right now. Here are a few awesome things about my Rotty/German Shepherd mix and also a few things to lo...





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