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Police shoot, kill dog after teen attacked in West Philadelphia
Dateline: Feb 6 2016 at 7:51 pm
A West Philadelphia teenager is in the hospital after police say she was attacked by the family dog. Society & Culture Crime & Justice
More famous dogs: Lassie personified the collie breed
Dateline: Feb 6 2016 at 7:31 pm
Before Knight penned the Lassie story, dogs were primarily kept as workers for the farm. Lassie?s job was to be a ?best friend? rather than a working dog. Viewers embraced this special relationship...
With 1,000 miles to go, 2016 Yukon Quest teams hit the trail
Dateline: Feb 6 2016 at 3:45 pm
?But I?m really confident with my decision, and they?re in good health and good shape, obviously, and they?ll be great for Iditarod.? As for strategy, Sass, like a lot of mushers, said he would be ...
Miranda Lambert?s MuttNation wants to get Smith County residents involved in search for new K-9
Dateline: Feb 6 2016 at 1:09 pm
The Lamberts are a law enforcement family, so it was no surprise they sprung into action when the Smith County Precinct 5 Constable?s K-9 Officer Ogar was killed in January. The Lindale family knew...
Ohio K9 police officer and dog will be allowed to retire together
Dateline: Feb 6 2016 at 1:08 pm
Retired Marietta Police Officer Matt Hickey thought it'd be simple to retire and take his partner, Ajax home with him. Policy said retired dogs could be bought by their handlers for $1. The wrinkle...
In 1957 first dog squad of India was raised in Shimla
Dateline: Feb 6 2016 at 12:33 pm
Governor Raja Bajrang Bahadur Singh Bhadri. Bhadri was an ardent dog lover and helped to set up police dog squad in Shimla in 1957 having total strength of 12 dogs. This interesting and historical ...
Sled dog wannabes compete in K9 Keg Pull
Dateline: Feb 6 2016 at 11:18 am
Picture it as a shorter, beer-themed Iditarod. Pooches of various sizes are harnessed individually to a beer keg and timed as they tow it along a 150 foot snow track while their owners and the spec...
Police return lost dog to owner, receive surprise
Dateline: Feb 6 2016 at 5:12 am
Traffic police found a lost dog on highway 65 that connects between Hadera and the Galilee on Saturday amid stormy weather. The dog was clearly lost and frustrated and was running back and forth ac...
The return of the dogs of war: what's it like to be a soldier for hire?
Dateline: Feb 5 2016 at 4:11 pm
As a new report reveals how private military contractors have changed the face of conflict ... It is, he says, ?a return to the idea of the ?dogs of war?, that you can call in mercenaries to fight ...
Retired Cop Wins Appeal To Save Police Dog From Auction
Dateline: Feb 5 2016 at 9:16 am
A retired cop whose beloved K-9 partner was set to be sold at auction can now rest easy. Matt Hickey, who retired from the police force in Marietta, Ohio, last week, was able to purchase his police...
Retired cop allowed to purchase K-9 partner for $1
Dateline: Feb 5 2016 at 4:42 am
A retired Ohio police officer purchased his K-9 partner for $1, after an outcry of support from the community amid fears that the dog would be auctioned off, officials said Thursday. (Photo: Screen...
Fort Leonard Wood losing 700 soldiers in 2016
Dateline: Feb 5 2016 at 3:52 am
"Everyone in this room will be in a different unit within the next 12 months -- retired, ETSed (Expiration of Term of Service ... inactivates, only its 252nd Military Police Detachment and 180th Mi...
Retired Ohio police officer able to keep his K-9 partner
Dateline: Feb 5 2016 at 2:45 am
(CNN)In Marietta, Ohio, last night, retired police officer Matthew Hickey paid $1 and took his beloved K-9 partner home for the last time. After more than a week of media spotlight and scrutiny ove...
Retired Ohio police officer gets to buy K-9 partner for $1
Dateline: Feb 5 2016 at 2:01 am
Marietta Police Officer Matt Hickey worked with his dog Ajax for three years and the two even lived together during that period. However, when Hickey made his plans to retire, the police dog was go...
K-9 sniffs out suspect in manhunt
Dateline: Feb 5 2016 at 12:25 am
A 90-minute manhunt by foot, car and air over the river and through the woods Friday in Barrows ended when a K-9 officer sniffed out a hiding suspect. Patrick James Neelan, 36, Brainerd, was wanted...
After outcry, retired Ohio cop gets to buy police dog for $1
Dateline: Feb 4 2016 at 11:27 pm
Despite a lot of barking online, this tale has a happy ending: A former Ohio police officer was allowed to retire with his police dog partner after all. Former Marietta police officer Matthew Hicke...
Injured musher finishes Beargrease to cheers, support
Dateline: Feb 4 2016 at 9:15 pm
Nelson said she can relate because she injured her shoulder during the Iditarod. It takes "mental strength, mental determination" for a musher to finish a race following an injury on the trail, she...
Retired cop allowed to buy K-9 partner for $1
Dateline: Feb 4 2016 at 9:06 pm
They had worked and lived together for three years, but Ajax was still considered city property, The Associated Press reported. Because of that designation, Ajax was to be sold at auction. But afte...
KSN Investigates: Loopholes on a leash
Dateline: Feb 4 2016 at 8:08 pm
KSN News reached out to service dog trainers and a local long-time guide dog user and we found out that the fraudulent ... a volunteer puppy raiser with Canine Companions for Independence. ?They ar...
Police dog visits the Library
Dateline: Feb 4 2016 at 9:08 am
Gus, the Lebanon Police Department dog, took a trip to the Lebanon Public library on Feb. 4 to help with Little Bookworms Storytime. Gus had trouble sitting still when he was first introduced to th...
Fake assistance dogs cracked down on in B.C., but problem continues across Canada
Dateline: Feb 4 2016 at 12:47 am
Guide ... service dog users to apply for government-issued ID. If their dogs are still refused access after showing the ID card, the police can be called and the officer can issue a fine to the off...
The Worst Dog Breeds for Apartment Living
Dateline: Feb 3 2016 at 4:00 pm
If you work from home and can give your beagle long walks, you could possibly make it work; however, if you plan to leave the dog at home all day, you can probably count on frequent complaints from...
Pit bulls generate plenty of barking between supporters, detractors
Dateline: Feb 3 2016 at 8:14 am
"Any big dog can ? a German shepherd, a Doberman ? any of those large-breed dogs can attack and kill somebody." Rep. Rodney Moore, D-Mecklenburg, filed a bill in 2013 that would have required permi...
Two Georgia K-9's need your votes to win national contest
Dateline: Feb 3 2016 at 3:52 am
"Keeping K-9's in Kevlar" provides the highest quality vest for K-9's. The organization is sponsoring 5 K-9?s to be vested and two K-9's representing Georgia are the Conyers Police Department and t...
Patriots, Dog Lovers Prepare Packages for Military Pups
Dateline: Feb 3 2016 at 12:57 am
A group of volunteers gathered in Washington, D.C., last week to pack gift boxes for military dog teams stationed overseas. More than forty people met at the D.C. headquarters of the American Human...
Major New National Resource Launched For America's Active-Duty Military, Veterans, Their Families, And Military Animals
Dateline: Feb 3 2016 at 12:17 am
the organization's National Director for Military Affairs. Capt. Haag served his country for 13 years and is now partnered with his service dog Axel, who was named the Service Dog of the Year at th...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Feb 2 2016 at 9:17 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...
Former Geauga resident seeks funds for Iditarod run in Alaska
Dateline: Feb 2 2016 at 8:54 am
Growing up on a 5-acre farm in Hambden Township, Miriam Osredkar had ample opportunity to explore nature and fuel a passion for the various pets that roamed her family?s property. ?It was not a wor...
Guide dog is attacked in Shrewsbury town centre
Dateline: Feb 2 2016 at 5:36 am
Andrea Jones, engagement officer at Shrewsbury Mobility Team for Guide Dogs, said: ?It is an issue, nationally there are about 11 dogs a month attacked. ?We are working closely with the dog and own...
Eight-year-old with terminal cancer becomes honorary soldier, dog handler and local hero as he achieves his final wish
Dateline: Feb 2 2016 at 4:08 am
Nine-year-old George Rios Ruiz had always wanted to become a K-9 dog handler in the US military, but his hopes of joining up seemed to be at an end when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. But c...
Guiding Eyes pups keep retired WPD officer busy
Dateline: Feb 1 2016 at 11:00 pm
When I retired from the Westlake Police Department in 2014 ... are first acclimated to the area and then to their potential guide dog. The team trains every day to get the dog and person working to...
Deputy dog to retire
Dateline: Feb 1 2016 at 2:42 am
I've been keeping weight off of him and keeping him in shape, it's helped him keep acting young in his career, being a working dog." Hess, who weighs 68 pounds, specialized in tracking people and d...
Start Layering! Iditarod Qualifier Needs Volunteers For UP Race
Dateline: Jan 31 2016 at 10:58 pm
MARQUETTE (WWJ) ? The UP 200 , a qualifier for the Iditarod, begins Friday, February 12 and they still need about 100 volunteers. Volunteer coordinator Ann Sanford says people go the UP for the sle...
Charity Reclaims Service Dog After Veteran Brandon Garrison's Lie
Dateline: Jan 31 2016 at 10:21 pm
WASHINGTON -- A Kansas City military charity has reclaimed a service dog it donated to a veteran after he lied about trying to save a fellow soldier's life in Afghanistan. The group Food Industry S...
Why so many people give up on their dogs, and why you shouldn?t
Dateline: Jan 31 2016 at 4:00 pm
So why, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, do 3.9 million dogs end up in American shelters each year? Part of the problem is that the large, high-energy wor...
Birmingham native brings Iditarod documentary home
Dateline: Jan 31 2016 at 2:12 am
Following this screening, 100 showings are scheduled, included dates in Southfield. ? Iditarod racing was in Lance Mackey?s blood, but after a rough battle with cancer, he thoug...
Volunteers Send Care Packages To America?s Dogs On The Front Line
Dateline: Jan 30 2016 at 12:19 pm
The American Humane Association (AHA) is sending much-needed Superbowl cheer to servicemembers and military dogs overseas. AHA is partnering with the Military Working Dog Team Support Association t...
Police ask public for tips in investigation of Point Woronzof double homicide
Dateline: Jan 29 2016 at 1:45 pm
A dog walker discovered ... according to an Anchorage Police Department press release on Friday. ?Police have started to receive some information and leads regarding this case, and we greatly appre...
Princess finds forever home after nearly 2 years at Moncton SPCA
Dateline: Jan 28 2016 at 12:46 am
It?s been a long, uncertain journey for Princess, an eight-year-old German shepherd-Rottweiler mix who was dropped off at the SPCA a little more than a year-and-a-half ago. ?We?ve had dogs be adopt...
Turn fitness into a furry tail
Dateline: Jan 27 2016 at 1:28 am
In much the same way, a 10-minute walk will not be enough if you have a Great Dane or a Rottweiler. Adapt your exercise regime ... for jogging and running is a high-energy dog such as a German shep...
Military working dogs go amphibious (5 PHOTOS)
Dateline: Jan 26 2016 at 4:00 pm
In a pool somewhere in Southwest Asia, a group of military working dogs last week underwent their annual water-based aggression training, just in case. Although coming across large bodies of water ...
10 Things You Should Know about Running the Iditarod
Dateline: Jan 25 2016 at 8:33 pm
At age 47, Debbie Moderow did something truly remarkable. She harnessed up a team of huskies and hit the trail to compete in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Then, with just 200 miles to go in the...
Vom Corvinus Rottweilers and German Shepherds
Dateline: Nov 21 2015 at 8:00 am
CZECH SHEPHERD The Differences Between East and West German Shepherd Lines and The American German Shepherd Lines. You might be thinking:Is there any difference? Start thinking temperament, confirm...
Service dog owners still hounded despite change in law
Dateline: Mar 7 2014 at 12:30 am
The state chapter of the National Federation of the Blind is hosting a training session in Nashville, with local police and emergency response ... problems when he travels with his service dog, She...
canine health
Dateline: Dec 2 2013 at 8:00 am
Canine hip dysplasia is a painful genetically inherited disease that affects one in four dogs. As in humans, the hip bone is made of a ball and socket. Hip dysplasia in dogs is a combination of man...

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