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Fort Benning retires a military working dog
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 2:16 pm
FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - There are currently more than 2,000 active military working dogs across the country. Military working dogs were once put to sleep after retirement because they were consid...
Lance Mackey withdraws from 2017 Iditarod
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 2:14 pm
Four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey has withdrawn from the 2017 race to Nome because of "health reasons," according to a Monday Facebook post from the Iditarod Trail Committee. The online post...
Fate of dogs involved in 'vicious' attack uncertain
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 2:14 pm
The mandated 10-day hold on three dogs local police say viciously attacked an elderly man last week expires today, but the fate of the canines remains uncertain. Three dogs, all of them Cane Corso ...
Lance love: Why mushing fans support Mackey, no matter what
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 1:36 pm
KASILOF ? By now, loyal mushing fans have heard the news that Lance Mackey ? the only person to win both the Iditarod and Yukon Quest sled dog races in the same year ? withdrew from the Last Great ...
Training Dogs for Home Defense
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 12:57 pm
... to define the reasons for owning a personal-defense canine and how to select the perfect dog for your lifestyle. Some SOF units train their military working dogs to make free-fall parachute jum...
The Only Things You Should Read, Watch, and Do This Week: Oct 3
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 12:55 pm
We were sad to hear that Lance Mackey's health problems have forced him to withdraw from the 2017 Iditarod. To understand just how intimidating a force he is in the event (and just how tough he is ...
Retired Wauconda police dog dies
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 12:07 pm
An award-winning former Wauconda police dog has died, according to the Wauconda Animal Hospital's Facebook page. On Friday, the hospital posted, "We are very sad to say that today Wauconda lost one...
Dog lovers of all stripes flock to show
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 10:40 am
The park was filled with over a hundred German Shepherds, Labradors, Rottweilers, Great Danes from across the country. ?This is the first time Ron is participating in the contest. I am very excited...
K-9 coming to the county
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 10:12 am
After months of fundraising, the Gage County Sheriff?s Office is hoping to have its new K-9 member in the state this month. Sheriff Millard ?Gus? Gustafson provided an update on the project, which ...
Topeka police dog's handler shoots, injures dog that attacked during search for armed burglar
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 8:05 am
A Topeka police officer on Friday shot a loose dog that attacked a police dog during an investigation, authorities said. According to a news release, officers responded to a report of an aggravated...
Sheriff's deputies use K-9 to subdue stabbing suspect
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 6:48 am
This story was updated at 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2016. A Frederick County sheriff?s deputy released his K-9 partner on a man after deputies responded to a stabbing Wednesday night near Libertytown,...
Palm Beach County School District K-9 unit growing
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 6:29 am
Making sure your child is safe at school is top of mind for school districts, parents and teachers. The Palm Beach County School District has a "not-so-secret weapon" to combat drugs, weapons and t...
Hard Working Police Dog Gets Rewarded With His Favorite Treat: A Starbucks Puppuccino
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 6:09 am
This hard working police dog, named Yasso, knows that a hard working dog deserves a finger-licking-good reward! Starbucks has a secret menu item (that isn?t so secret anymore! LOL!) called a Puppuc...
5 things to do this weekend
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 5:05 am
Also on hand signing autographs is Iditarod musher DeeDee Jonroe. Both Peltier and Jonroe are cancer survivors with stories to tell ahead of a short program at 6:30 p.m. #3 Bruce Hornsby Live Satur...
New police dog will help Redondo Beach deal with changing times
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 4:33 am
To get Balton ready for his work day, David Arnold puts on his vest and gives him a few commands. And just like that, the 2-year-old golden Labrador is ready to go. Balton, the newest addition to t...
Sailing Toward a Life of Mentorship: An Arctic Youth Story
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 3:17 am
Jannelle mushing her family dogs at the start of the 2014 Junior Iditarod. Photos courtesy of Rachael Scholten. What happens in the Alaskan Arctic will not stay here. We need to involve youth so th...
This K-9 and his handler in action are nothing short of spectacular (VIDEO)
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 1:46 am
With a one-word command or even just a hand movement, K-9 trainer Robert Zembrzuski has his dog, Milo, at his side. Well? sort of. Actually, in a rather unusual move, Milo positions himself in-betw...
Spotting dogs at the Jennifer Show
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 1:45 am
The most impressive dogspot of the day, however, wasn't part of a performance entry. It was a stand alone tribute to military dogs and their handlers by Colorado hobbyist, Nancy Dement. Here's the ...
Police K-9 tracks down repeat burglary suspect
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 1:36 am
A New Castle County Police K-9 tracked a repeat burglary suspect to the front door of his home, allowing officers to then charge him in connection with three incidents in the community of Duncan Wo...
A Bill Was Passed That Guarantees All Military Dogs Will Be Returned Home When Retired
Dateline: Sep 30 2016 at 1:08 am
America is one country that is definitely proud of its military. We celebrate and honor our fallen soldiers and our troops still in service for their ultimate sacrifice. Day in and day out, these m...
The world?s smallest working dog
Dateline: Sep 29 2016 at 10:12 pm
Tiny teacup terrier Lucy has a superpower - she is the world?s smallest working dog with the BIGGEST heart. The mini Yorkshire terrier stands at just 5.7 inches tall, is only 7.5 inches long and 2....
Missoula County Sheriff's K-9 units staying busy after first months on the job
Dateline: Sep 29 2016 at 1:03 pm
This spring, Missoula County Sheriff's Deputies Justin Uriarte and Ross Jessop headed to North Carolina for six weeks of training at Southern Police Canine Inc., the company the sheriff's office us...
Alaska State Troopers mourn slain K-9 as suspect appears in court
Dateline: Sep 29 2016 at 11:48 am
PALMER ? Alaska State Troopers wore black tape over their badges Wednesday in an Anchorage courtroom to mourn the loss of Helo, the first trooper K-9 to die in the line of duty. Helo, a 6-year-old ...
Police blotter: Police dog subdues burglary suspect
Dateline: Sep 29 2016 at 8:55 am
100 block of Persian, 5:18 p.m. Sept. 22 Police arrested the driver of a vehicle after discovering stolen property in the car. 1500 block of Parrot, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 According ...
B.C. municipalities seek to keep tabs on dangerous dogs
Dateline: Sep 28 2016 at 11:00 pm
As of Sept. 9, there were 74 dangerous dogs, including 22 pit bulls or pit bull mix, 12 German Shepherds or mix, seven Rottweilers or mix, six retrievers or mix. Owners of dangerous dogs in Surrey ...
Don?t scam the service dog system just because you love being with your pet
Dateline: Sep 28 2016 at 10:08 pm
That?s when he snapped. Fortunately, everyone pulled their fingers back in time. Most people know that they?re not supposed to distract a working dog. However, true working dogs aren?t aggressive e...
Into the North Wind
Dateline: Sep 28 2016 at 6:00 pm
I'm preparing to send out the first batch of "Into the North Wind" photo books. These feature a magazine-style layout for my story of cycling across Alaska on the Iditarod Trail in March 2016. It's...
Montreal?s Pit Bull Ban Is Wrong On Every Level
Dateline: Sep 28 2016 at 6:00 pm
In some areas, regulated breeds also include a variety of other dogs like American Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Mastiffs, Dalmatians, Chow Chows, German shepherds, Doberman pinschers or any mix of these ...
Puppies saved from high-kill Texas shelter look for DL homes
Dateline: Sep 28 2016 at 12:55 pm
One litter of German shepherd-rottweiler mix puppies and their mama, along with another litter of German shepherd-boxer mix puppies were sitting in a high-kill shelter in Texas at the beginning of ...
Uber drivers refuse service to Murfreesboro guide dogs
Dateline: Sep 27 2016 at 3:35 am
That was when Jones called the Murfreesboro Police ... and his guide dog into her vehicle. A sign on a harness is seen on guide dog Shep in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Service dog S...
The Latest: 4-time Iditarod champ Mackey out of 2017 race
Dateline: Sep 26 2016 at 1:46 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Latest on four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey dropping out of the 2017 race (all times local): 2:45 p.m. An Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race official says four-time c...
4-time Iditarod champ Mackey out of 2017 race
Dateline: Sep 26 2016 at 12:04 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska An Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race official says four-time champion and cancer survivor Lance Mackey is hoping his withdrawal from next year's race will give him a chance to take bet...
16 Amazing Photos Of Hero Dogs From America?s Military That Will Touch Your Heart
Dateline: Sep 26 2016 at 5:51 am
Every member of any branch of our military is a hero. The sacrifices made by each and every member of the armed forces are so great that the rest of us can never fully understand. However, it?s not...
K-9 powers on display at police dog trials in Gloucester Township
Dateline: Sep 26 2016 at 12:32 am
Officer Jim Sapia from the Tinton Falls (N.J.) Police Department opened the rear window of his patrol car. Inside, half-hidden behind a dark, ventilated shield, his K-9 partner, Hunter, was breathi...
Taxi driver fined 1,000 for refusing to pick up blind war veteran because he had a guide dog
Dateline: Sep 25 2016 at 10:31 pm
He said that he would not take my dog. ?I told him that he was a working ... access or service ? or given substandard access or service ? simply because they have a guide dog He was found guilty in...
Cavalier King Charles Health and Care
Dateline: Sep 23 2016 at 2:05 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...
Bill would exterminate breed discrimination
Dateline: Sep 23 2016 at 1:08 am
Five declare pit bulls ?dangerous.? Saginaw classifies pit bulls along with German shepherds, bull mastiffs, Alaskan malamutes and Rottweilers as dangerous breeds that require registration and stri...
Local family adopts guide dog
Dateline: Sep 22 2016 at 7:38 am
A dog seemed the perfect way to do this. After contacting B.C. & Alberta Guide Dogs ... two weeks of working one-on-one with Autism Support Dog Instructor Laura Hilbert and Apprentice Instructor, N...
What stronger German shepherd or a rottweiler?
Dateline: Sep 22 2016 at 3:48 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...
A New Prescription for Post-NFL Pain: How a Service Dog Helps an Ex-Lineman Cope
Dateline: Sep 21 2016 at 9:01 pm
By his early 20s, Starks had trained dogs for the French Foreign Legion and the South Korean ROK Marines. He had trained dogs in French Ring sport, a competitive police ... are working on a simple ...
Lackland needs help raising military dogs
Dateline: Sep 20 2016 at 3:00 pm
SAN ANTONIO -- They protect and serve, saving countless lives. Now, Lackland Air Force Base needs your help to raise military dogs. Tracy Cann said she knows the puppies become family and loved one...
Support the East Village's Only Local Yarn Shop at This Weekend's Crawl
Dateline: Sep 18 2016 at 7:32 pm
As for Downtown Yarns' furry sidekick Zach, a nap-loving Chow-German Shepherd-Rottweiler mix who can often be found lounging beneath the shop's colorful stacks, he may choose to sit out the crawl's...
Super pooches get the white hat treatment
Dateline: Sep 17 2016 at 8:13 am
Working ... Alberta Guide Dogs: A non-profit service which provides dogs for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, as well as Autism Support Dogs for children with moderate to profound au...

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