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Death-row dog spared execution after ?not dangerous? ruling in Sunderland
Dateline: Oct 30 2014 at 4:28 pm
A DOG won a reprieve from death row after magistrates ruled it was not dangerous. Jonjo, a pit bull-type dog, was seized by police from the Sunderland home of owner Aaron Sproat in February. Mr Spr...
I became a chew toy for an Air Force dog. It really hurt.
Dateline: Oct 30 2014 at 2:31 pm
Even when that?s exactly what you?ve volunteered for. On a hot and wet Virginia day in August 2011, I accepted the invitation of Chris Jakubin, a former Air Force military working dog (MWD) handler...
Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured
Dateline: Oct 30 2014 at 1:24 pm
12, killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding another trooper. Police said they linked him to the ambush after a man walking his dog discovered his partly submerged SUV three days later in ...
Court: Illegal police search led to dog death
Dateline: Oct 30 2014 at 10:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) ? A Connecticut city's reputation as one of America's most dangerous communities did not give police officers the right to invade a yard where they killed a family dog after getting a...
Competitive working dog trials to be held at Gladstone
Dateline: Oct 30 2014 at 8:48 am
THE first competitive working dog trials, at least in recent memory, will be run at Gladstone in November. Local competitor and NSW Working Stock Dog Association vice-president Ann Sant is behind t...
Philadelphia Destinations Travel Examiner
Dateline: Oct 30 2014 at 8:03 am
Mary Dunks is a world traveler who knows how to plan and enjoy vast array of destinations, from mushing dogs on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska to yachting in St. Lucia. Her tips have been published i...
Tempe police K-9 dies during training
Dateline: Oct 30 2014 at 7:46 am
TEMPE, Ariz. ? A K-9 with the Tempe Police Department died during training Wednesday night. Ten-year-old Deuce collapsed while participating in training with his handler and other members of the K-...
Parents Raise Concern Over K-9 Drill at Ridgewood HS
Dateline: Oct 30 2014 at 6:01 am
Some parents of Ridgewood High School students are concerned over a statement sent Thursday about an upcoming K-9 drill at the school. The statement explains ?all schools are required to conduct on...
Dogs rescued from puppy mill are working towards a new life in Harrison Co.
Dateline: Oct 30 2014 at 6:00 am
Volunteers are showing a lot of puppy love. More than half of the dogs seized from two puppy mills in Corinth are being cared for at the Harrison County Farm, which is run by the sheriff's departme...
K-9 Jedi settling in with his new family
Dateline: Oct 30 2014 at 1:29 am
As the new K-9 officer and police dog prepare to go to training in November in Georgia, the dog is settling in with his family in Heflin. The Heflin Police Department purchased Jedi, a police dog w...
Lindenhurst, IL - Adopt Lincoln the Teddy Bear of a 133-pound German Shepherd-Mix
Dateline: Oct 30 2014 at 12:29 am
Lincoln is a handsome, sweet, loyal, trusting and snugly five-to-six-year-old, 133-pound, male German Shepherd/Rottweiler-mix looking for a loving home. Lincoln is like a giant teddy bear with ever...
Islay Dog Rescue highlight three dogs
Dateline: Oct 29 2014 at 11:33 pm
IRIS is a young, female lurcher. She is approximately 18 months old and has, we believe, been a working dog. She is actually much prettier than her picture. We recently re-homed Iris but unfortunat...
Lawsuit: Man attacked by KCSO K-9, shot with stun gun over summons
Dateline: Oct 29 2014 at 10:36 pm
William Charles Burgess Jr. was not on America?s Most Wanted list. He wasn?t even a criminal. Yet, Burgess, 52, wound up shocked by a stun gun three times and repeatedly bitten by a K-9 ? all for t...
A world without dogs is meaningless
Dateline: Oct 29 2014 at 7:46 pm
THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX: My first service dog was a Malacca-born Rottweiler named Vai ... AND ALONG CAME A LOVING GERMAN SHEPHERD: Born in Ipoh, Biman II, was my second assistance dog. He made a g...
Man's Own Dog Helps Police Bust Him on Drug Charge
Dateline: Oct 29 2014 at 4:48 pm
Police in central Alabama say a man's own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge. Prattville Police spokeswoman Paula Barlow says the pooch named Bo followed his fleeing master, who was bein...
Suspected meth dealer turned in by own dog while hiding behind Alabama home: police
Dateline: Oct 29 2014 at 1:49 pm
A suspected meth dealer was turned into police by his own dog Tuesday after the pooch eagerly led officers, tail wagging, to his hiding place. Edward Henderson ultimately ended up being betrayed by...
Military Working Dogs Inspect Fantasy Fest Floats
Dateline: Oct 29 2014 at 9:36 am
KEY WEST, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Key West's military working dog handlers assisted Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Key West Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire...
Boston Police Department's K-9 Puppy Modeling Bulletproof Vest Becomes Internet Sensation
Dateline: Oct 29 2014 at 9:07 am
A German Shepherd puppy and Boston Police K-9 prospect became a huge hit on the Internet Monday as a picture circulated of the canine wearing an oversized bulletproof vest, reports CBS Boston. The ...
K-9 officer pleads not guilty to animal cruelty charges
Dateline: Oct 28 2014 at 10:59 pm
MEDINA ? An officer facing two counts of companion animal cruelty, after his K-9 partner died, entered not guilty pleas to the charges. Montville Sgt. Brett Harrison?s not guilty pleas were submitt...
US military is training personnel with virtual sniffer dogs powered by Kinect
Dateline: Oct 28 2014 at 10:29 am
Despite attempts to build a virtual nose, nothing can yet match the power and practicality of man?s best friend. That?s why dogs are still used by military personnel to search the battlefield for i...
There is big money in breeding pedigree dogs
Dateline: Oct 27 2014 at 10:59 am
Owner of Westerwald, Selvamanickaraja Manohar who specialises in German Shepherds, recalls the time when he brought ... In terms of care, Selvamanickaraja has to wake by 6am to escort Coco, a Rottw...
Helping Paws: Shepherds, terriers, a mastiff and a setter
Dateline: Oct 26 2014 at 1:09 am
Dogs available this week include mixes of Chihuahua, German Shepherd, Irish Setter, Labrador Retriever, mastiff, pit bull terrier and Rottweiler. Dogs that are adopted from Lake County Animal Care ...
Adopted puppy gave us love
Dateline: Oct 25 2014 at 7:00 pm
In November 2001, we adopted an eight-month-old German Shepherd-rottweiler mix puppy from the Humane Society of Scott County. Afterward, I noticed an ad for the humane society in the Quad-City Time...
UTA grad isolated at New Jersey hospital as part of Ebola quarantine
Dateline: Oct 25 2014 at 3:00 am
I am a nurse who has just returned to the U.S. after working with Doctors Without Borders in Sierra ... I realized that information was only shared with me if I asked. Eight police cars escorted me...
Can hero dogs Hurricane and Jordan help Secret Service regain mojo?
Dateline: Oct 24 2014 at 10:57 am
ready to work ? U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) October 23, 2014 For those who think they?d love a similar dog at home, beware: The Belgian Malinois, like many worki...
13th Iditarod Trail Invitational
Dateline: Oct 24 2014 at 5:46 am
David and Andrea Johnston and their sons, David and Miles, pose for a photo before the start of the 13th Iditarod Trail Invitational Feb. 23. The ultramarathon field of 52 cyclists and runners from...
Islamic State among world's richest militant groups: US
Dateline: Oct 24 2014 at 5:06 am
Because the group, also known as ISIS, has "amassed wealth at an unprecedented pace" from different sources than most terror groups, it presents a particular challenge to the US working to choke of...
Working Dogs for Conservation
Dateline: Oct 22 2014 at 6:00 pm
Canine Field Specialist Ngaio Richards chats about the services dogs can provide, including during wartime, in "What Can Dogs Do: Working Dogs for Conservation." Missoula Public Library. 3 PM.
American Track Truck's Dominator Tracks Are Helping Volunteers and Mushers at This Year's Iditarod Training in Alaska
Dateline: Oct 21 2014 at 6:15 pm
As many drivers in frigid climates know, American Track Trucks DOMINATOR Tracks can turn almost any 4X4 passenger vehicle into a reliable and safe off-road winter vehicle. But this year American Tr...
?War Dogs,? by Rebecca Frankel
Dateline: Oct 20 2014 at 1:03 am
Alas, poor Clifford: He is a dachshund, and based on those numbers he?ll never qualify as an MWD, or military working dog. Truth to tell, this is for the best, as Clifford is far too goofy to be a ...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Oct 19 2014 at 6:55 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...
?Old Iditarod Gang? announces book, Kickstarter
Dateline: Oct 17 2014 at 6:02 pm
A group of pioneering dog mushers has produced a 400-page book titled ?Iditarod: The First Ten Years.? The book details the early history of the Iditarod 1,000-mile dogsled race. The book has been ...
Prospect of Donlin gold mine brings support, despite potential effect on Iditarod Trail
Dateline: Oct 16 2014 at 1:03 pm
Where the Pebble mine stumbled, Alaska's other great hope for a major, new mine appears to be attracting supporters. A hearing on a proposal to build a 350-mile natural gas pipeline across the Alas...
Meet The Photographer Who Has Shot Alaska's Iditarod Sled Dog Race For 34 Years Straight
Dateline: Oct 15 2014 at 10:45 am
Jeff SchultzThe Widows Lamp, lit until the last musher reaches Nome hangs from the burled finish line arch in as Paige Drobny runs down the finish line in 34th place, 2013. Photographer Jeff Schult...
Dogs can be pessimists, too
Dateline: Sep 18 2014 at 1:03 pm
Dogs ... dog that avoids risks would be better as a guide dog while an optimistic, persistent dog would be more suited to detecting drugs or explosives." Dr Starling has been working with Assistanc...
Why Your Dog Is Pessimistic
Dateline: Sep 18 2014 at 2:08 am
Most dogs are ... be better as a guide dog while an optimistic, persistent dog would be more suited to detecting drugs or explosives." Dr Starling has been working with Assistance Dogs Australia, a...
Pit bulls, many other breeds placed on dangerous-dog list
Dateline: Jul 7 2014 at 4:00 am
There are 15 dangerous dogs in Cumberland County registered on the list, and 5 are pit bulls, according to the department. There are three mixed breeds registered; one german shepherd, one poodle; ...
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue plans fundraiser for dogs
Dateline: Jul 10 2013 at 7:47 am
They also take any mix of German shepherd. "They come to us from a variety of sources ... Now, five years later, the shepherd-rottweiler-elkhound mix is 120 pounds -- "Which is what he should have ...
Common dog diseases (Video)
Dateline: Nov 5 2012 at 10:02 pm
There are several common dog diseases that are found in the Milwaukee area. Most can be cured if caught early, some can be life threatening. Last year, Milwaukee had an outbreak of distemper. It fo...

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