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Dogs: What an Owner Should Know About Yorkshire Terriers
Dateline: Mar 29 2015 at 3:14 pm
Here is what a potential dog owner should know about Yorkshire Terriers. As for the history of the Yorkshire Terrier, the breed is named after the English county of its origin and were originally w...
Franconia-based Brewscuits prepare second shipment of care packages for military dogs, their handlers
Dateline: Mar 29 2015 at 3:09 pm
Franconia >> When Brewscuits sent out its first shipment of care packages for military dogs and their human handlers, it was December and wintertime. Now it?s spring, so the next shipment, schedule...
Saluting Diesel: Retired military dog finds home in Rehoboth
Dateline: Mar 29 2015 at 2:44 pm
REHOBOTH - Heather Watson-Fournier recently adopted Diesel, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois dog. But Diesel wasn't an ordinary rescue adoption. Diesel is a war veteran. He served for several years de...
Iowa forfeiture: Forfeiture spending questioned in Iowa, elsewhere
Dateline: Mar 29 2015 at 2:08 pm
The Polk County Sheriff?s Office used civil forfeiture assets for four weeks of training for K-9 Egon and his handler, Deputy John Pohlman. Iowa forfeiture money must be spent in ways that enhance ...
Officer bitten by K-9 Unit during car chase
Dateline: Mar 29 2015 at 11:39 am
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) - A dramatic car chase ended in Grantville with a police dog biting an officer. It started on the I-8 Freeway eastbound near the 163-Interchange. That's where an officer started fo...
Purple Heart returned to family in ceremony by dog who dug it up
Dateline: Mar 29 2015 at 8:44 am
Dogs are barred from the hallowed resting place for U.S. military veterans and heroes that is the Fort Logan National Cemetery in Lakewood. But on Sunday, Smuckers, a mixed-breed golden retriever/l...
Mount Laurel police ready to restore K-9 unit
Dateline: Mar 29 2015 at 7:05 am
MOUNT LAUREL ? It?s a tale of misfortune and good fortune. For more than a decade, the Police Department has been without a K-9 unit. But that could all change before the end of the year, if all go...
Florida officer disciplined for conduct in 2014 has now shot a family dog
Dateline: Mar 29 2015 at 3:07 am
Now his conduct is being questioned after he shot a dog. First Coast News reported the story March 27. Irving Diaz with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was suspended late 2014 for allowing a woma...
K-9 Team Played Important Part in Finding Body of Missing Student
Dateline: Mar 29 2015 at 2:57 am
the body of a 20- year-old man who was found dead on south padre island yesterday morning is now back in his hometown of killeen. south padre island police say they're working closely with killeen ...
Reading the North: Iditarod tales and Leonard
Dateline: Mar 29 2015 at 2:37 am
The blurb: In "Iditarod Adventures," mushers explain why they have chosen this rugged lifestyle, what has kept them in long-distance mushing and the experiences they have endured along the 1,000-mi...
Pair of wolf dog hybrids loose in Holland Township found, police say
Dateline: Mar 29 2015 at 1:44 am
Holland Township police have found two wolf dogs that were loose Saturday, according to a police alert Saturday evening. The alert at 9:39 p.m. stated, "All wolf hybrid dogs are accounted for and s...
Police dog found man hiding in hedgerow
Dateline: Mar 29 2015 at 12:32 am
POLICE utilised a dog to search for an Eskra man who was found hiding in a hedgerow. Thomas Joseph O?Hagan (42) of Corkill Road fled from police officers who were investigating the taking of a Niss...
K-9 Friends
Dateline: Mar 28 2015 at 2:17 pm
Lidih Helsel (left) and Darlene Puhatch of the Allegheny Mountain Kennel Club recently presented $400 to Logan Township Police Officer Matt Lutz to be split for the care of Logan Township?s two K-9...
Frisco gets new K-9 unit, a German shepherd named Cali
Dateline: Mar 28 2015 at 9:47 am
Frisco Police Officer Jacob Sample is still breaking in his new partner while they patrol the streets at night. But the rookie already has made some good drug busts ? and captured many hearts. Cali...
Dog shootings raise call for police training
Dateline: Mar 28 2015 at 4:04 am
The fatal shooting of a Pacific Beach pit bull named Burberry by a San Diego officer earlier this month led thousands to clamor for local officers to receive better training in dealing with animals...
Excelsior native disqualified from Iditarod
Dateline: Mar 27 2015 at 8:34 pm
Excelsior native and current Eureka, Ala., resident Brent Sass was disqualified from the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race March 10 after being informed the iPod touch he was using to listen to music ha...
Army veteran sues Ford for not allowing service dog to accompany him to work
Dateline: Mar 27 2015 at 11:56 am
STERLING HEIGHTS (WXYZ) - An Army veteran and former Ford employee is suing the company after he was not allowed to bring his service dog to work with him. Bradley Arndt is a 44-year-old veteran wh...
SIMULATION TRAINING Military working dog handlers prepare for medical emergencies
Dateline: Mar 27 2015 at 5:37 am
3/27/2015 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A new kind of lifesaving training for handlers of military working dogs took place March 23 at Wright-Patterson Medical Center through a simulat...
Australia Needs to Talk About Drug Sniffing Dogs
Dateline: Mar 27 2015 at 1:32 am
This post originally appeared on VICE Australia. The New South Wales (NSW) Police drug dog presence at this month's Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was substantial, as it has been in previous yea...
Arctic mushers recall Iditarod ups and downs
Dateline: Mar 26 2015 at 6:00 pm
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race never claims to be easy. And it's no surprise that some years are tougher than others, but no one thought the challenges of last year's snowless trail could be topp...
Wash. Police Dog Dies After Inhaling Meth
Dateline: Mar 26 2015 at 6:00 pm
Barney, a Tacoma police narcotics dog, died Wednesday night, one day after inhaling methamphetamine while searching the storage unit of suspected drug traffickers. The 11-year-old black Labrador mi...
In a Word: Iditarod
Dateline: Mar 26 2015 at 5:30 pm
It?s what we talked about in the parking lot of the Thai restaurant in Seattle, waiting for our ride back to the hotel. My first time on the west coast was the in-person interview for KNOM. ?So wha...
Chief: Police dog Andor recovering after alleged assault
Dateline: Mar 26 2015 at 2:28 pm
Andor, the Talladega police dog, is recovering from his injuries and is expected to be back at work in a few weeks, according to Chief Jason Busby. ?He had a pretty bad stab wound to his back,? Bus...
Southeastern Guide Dogs matches 6 vets with canines
Dateline: Mar 26 2015 at 2:00 pm
PALMETTO -- Six veterans completed Southeastern Guide Dogs' 12-day service dog training with ... handler and security police first-responder, instant reaction and hyper-vigilance were normal. Searc...
Ohio cop who forgot K-9 in hot car found guilty of animal cruelty (VIDEO)
Dateline: Mar 25 2015 at 9:54 pm
This man failed man?s best friend. An Ohio cop was found guilty Wednesday of companion animal cruelty for accidentally letting his police K-9 die of a heatstroke in his cruiser last September. Sgt....
Whitefish Bay native's love of dogs leads to Iditarod race
Dateline: Mar 25 2015 at 6:00 pm
For someone who grew up in Whitefish Bay, hated Wisconsin winters and doesn't think of herself as particularly tough, Laura Allaway mushed her way across Alaska this month to finish her first Idita...
Former military dog handler wants to say a final goodbye to his PEDD partner
Dateline: Mar 25 2015 at 2:52 pm
Steve Welch has one wish, and that's to say a final goodbye to his former Patrol Explosives Detection Dog Benny. Steve and Benny bonded deeply during the time they worked for a contractor (Ronco) i...
Retired military dog lives with Texas Marine's family
Dateline: Mar 25 2015 at 8:39 am
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas (AP) ? The day Bill and Kay Hoffman found out that their 23-year-old son, Alex, was going to be a dog handler for the U.S. Marine Corps, they began praying for the dog that would...
Fairfax County Animal Watch
Dateline: Mar 25 2015 at 4:41 am
Rottweiler returned home: Scott Dr., 10900 block ... Canine lobbyist: Center St., 200 block, 1 p.m. March 16. A woman left a German shepherd in the lobby of police station. The dog was transported ...
Lucas County Dogs for Adoption: 3-24
Dateline: Mar 23 2015 at 8:09 pm
German shepherd, black and white male ... on March 18); stray picked up March 15 by a control officer at 11839 Bailey Road, Providence Township. Rottweiler mix, black and orange female; stray picke...
Help find Rottweiler who attacked small dog in England
Dateline: Mar 23 2015 at 12:45 am
Also there was a man who was walking two Rottweilers and a German Shepherd. One of the Rottweilers was not on a lead and attacked her dog, Daizee, who was also off lead. The man did not give Sloane...
The Best Race of Iditarod 2015 Didn't Take Place in Front of Huge Crowds or a Television Audience
Dateline: Mar 19 2015 at 11:34 pm
NOME, Alaska -- Like a man saved from drowning, Paul Gebhardt gasped for breath as he hunched over the handlebar of his sled early Thursday in Nome. The 58-year-old musher nearly collapsed, hanging...
Military Working Dogs participate in Marine C-IED training
Dateline: Mar 18 2015 at 10:56 pm
Marines patrol the path led by military working dogs, trained to detect Improvised Explosive Devices using scent bags that contain partial ingredients used in making IEDs. The dogs detect danger ar...
Working with wolf dogs
Dateline: Mar 18 2015 at 4:04 pm
The information he?s tucking away in his memory as an intern at Wolfwood Refuge, a haven near Ignacio for wolf dogs, could be useful if he decides to study veterinary medicine, Charles Rohde says. ...
Military working dogs participate in C-IED Training
Dateline: Mar 15 2015 at 11:14 pm
CAMP PENDLETON, California- -- Marines patrol the path led by military working dogs, trained to detect improvised explosive devices using scent bags that contain partial ingredients used in making ...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Mar 5 2015 at 5:14 am
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...

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