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Suspects in officer, K-9 shooting had been on crime spree, police say
Dateline: Apr 18 2014 at 1:11 am
PORTLAND -- Three suspects connected to the shooting of a Portland policeman and his K-9 partner have been linked to a weeks-long crime spree, according to police. Accusations were added for one of...
Portland dog club to honor fallen police dog
Dateline: Apr 18 2014 at 12:53 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) ? A Portland area dog club will pay tribute to the fallen police dog, Mick, during a walk Saturday. ?The Portland Pit Bull Project? plans to put blue and black ribbons on al...
Man's Best Friend Helps Traumatized Veterans Heal
Dateline: Apr 18 2014 at 12:36 am
But working with the dogs offers an alternative. "It's the actual training of the dog that is therapeutic," Olmert told Live Science. The task requires focused attention, engagement, discipline, pa...
Police: K-9 shooter, two other suspects involved in crime spree prior to shooting
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 11:55 pm
Two of the three suspects arrested following a burglary, short chase and police shooting in southwest Portland on Wednesday are scheduled to be arraigned on several charges on Friday. Paul Ropp, 20...
Sherwood sergeant bitten by K-9 sues vendor
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 10:09 pm
SHERWOOD, Ore. (KOIN 6) ? A Sherwood police sergeant who was bitten by his K-9 in 2012 is suing the vendor that sold the dog to Clackamas County. The lawsuit claims that Adlerhorst International In...
Video: How to prepare for the Iditarod Trail Invitational
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 9:32 pm
Editor?s Note: This video interview is courtesy of EpicTV. The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily represent the opinions of VeloNews.com, Velo magazine or the editors and staff of ...
Pets Looking for People: Roxie
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 8:02 pm
She?s got absolutely no ?issues.? Roxie makes it easy! A German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix, she?s gentle, loving, housebroken, never has an accident, has a wonderful temperament and just loves her hum...
Portland shootout: Portland officer wounded and police dog killed in shootout
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 3:11 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. ? A Portland, Ore., police dog sicced on a burglary suspect was fatally shot early Wednesday, and his handler was wounded. The dog died after the officer told it to "Take that suspec...
Therapy Dogs to the Rescue at Las Vegas Law School
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 11:12 am
We explained that Pet Partner / Love Dogs should not bark when working. This opened up the conversation to how we train therapy dogs and the requirements to become Pet Partner / Love Dogs. And sinc...
Neighbor accused of shooting Army Captain's dog, rescued from Afghanistan
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 8:46 am
According to Wednesday's KSAT News, a man in La Vernia, Texas, is accused of shooting and killing his neighbor's dog, who had recently been rescued from the war-torn country of Afghanistan. The dog...
K-9 Dog Mick Killed in Portland Shootout
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 8:34 am
A Portland police officer was wounded, his K-9 partner killed and three suspects captured after a burglary and shooting in Southwest Portland early Wednesday morning. The gunman fled after the shoo...
Don't just Watch Dogs, read about them in an upcoming eBook
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 7:47 am
"Working on Watch Dogs was enormously interesting to me because its world offers the convergence of cyberpunk and the edgy tech reality of our times; it all plays out with action and energy against...
2 Arrested In OKC After K-9 Finds Over 1 Pound Of Meth In Car
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 6:05 am
A couple was arrested in Oklahoma City, after a K-9 deputy with the Oklahoma County Sheriff's office found more than one pound of meth in their car. According to the Sheriff's office, at about 4:40...
K-9 Killed in Portland Shootout: 'Mick Saved My Life,' Says Wounded Officer (VIDEO)
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 2:25 am
A K-9 was killed in Portland in the line of duty early Wednesday morning, and the body of Mick the German Shepherd was found under a hedge of a home not far from the shootout. Officer Jeff Dorn of ...
K-9 officer Mick ?saved my life?
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 2:19 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) ? The Portland Police Bureau is mourning the loss of one of its K-9 officers, while his former partner is thanking him. ?Mick saved my life,? said officer Jeff Dorn, who was s...
Army officer's service dog shot, killed
Dateline: Apr 17 2014 at 2:10 am
ROMERO IN FOR URSULA PARI. AND I'M STEVE SPRIESTER. HER SERVICE DOG WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN HER OWN BACKYARD. NOW THE WOMAN AND OFFICER WHO RESCUED THAT DOG AND BROUGHT HIM BACK FROM AFGHANISTAN IS ...
Portland, Ore., police officer wounded and K-9 killed in a shootout
Dateline: Apr 16 2014 at 10:50 pm
An Oregon police officer was wounded and his K-9 partner killed in a terrifying shootout early Wednesday morning. The drama began when cops were called to reports of a burglary in southwest Portlan...
Portland shootout: Police dog shot and killed, police officer wounded
Dateline: Apr 16 2014 at 10:12 pm
A Portland shootout left a police officer wounded and a police dog from the Portland, Oregon K-9 Unit dead. Police Officer Jeff Dorn, who is a 16-year veteran on the force, was shot in both legs, a...
Portland Officer Wounded, Dog Killed in Shootout
Dateline: Apr 16 2014 at 4:12 pm
A Portland, Ore., police dog sicced on a burglary suspect was fatally shot early Wednesday, and his handler was wounded. The dog died after the officer told it to "Take that suspect!" and a shootou...
Police dog killed in line of duty in Portland part of elite team
Dateline: Apr 16 2014 at 8:16 am
Law enforcement agencies in Oregon rely on more than 100 dogs to help them track criminals, sniff out drugs, find bodies and help in arson investigations. Highly trained, each dog is paired with on...
FRANCISVALE HOME FOR SMALLER ANIMALS: Roxie's raring to find a forever home
Dateline: Apr 16 2014 at 7:37 am
She?s got absolutely no ?issues.? Roxie makes it easy. A German shepherd/rottweiler mix, she?s gentle, loving, housebroken, never has an accident, has a wonderful temperament and just loves her hum...
Portland Police mourn slain K-9
Dateline: Apr 16 2014 at 2:06 am
PORTLAND -- A K-9 whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland was found dead from gunshot wounds after a widespread search involving police, bloodhounds, ...
Military K-9s experience medevac training at Camp Bondsteel
Dateline: Apr 15 2014 at 10:30 pm
It would be Lane?s first time accompanying her military working dog, Beny, on a hoist mission; the same type of mission to safely evacuate Beny from a battlefield injury, if needed. Soldiers with M...
Portland Shootout: Police Dog Killed, Officer Injured
Dateline: Apr 15 2014 at 6:00 pm
Can there be anything worse than losing your best friend and partner in a criminal pursuit? A police dog was shot and killed on Wednesday after his partner officer gave him the sic command. A Portl...
Oregon police officer wounded, dog killed in shootout with burglary suspect
Dateline: Apr 15 2014 at 6:00 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. ? A Portland, Ore., police dog sicced on a burglary suspect was fatally shot early Wednesday, and his handler was wounded. The dog died after the officer told it to "Take that suspec...
Low snowpack challenges Alaska's Iditarod race
Dateline: Apr 15 2014 at 4:49 pm
Last winter's warm, Alaska temperatures have left low snowpack conditions for this spring's Iditarod sled dog race. Temperatures last season were the 8th warmest on record for the state, averaging ...
H2O4K9 Inc. seeks crowd funding to help provide working dogs with safe, clean water.
Dateline: Apr 15 2014 at 6:00 am
MONROVIA, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A leading designer and manufacturer of high quality travel accessories for dog lovers, H2O4K9 Inc. is looking for your help to launch: The 'K...
Will Alaska's Biggest Sled Dog Race Continue Without Snow?
Dateline: Apr 15 2014 at 4:22 am
The Iditarod, a 900-mile sled dog race across Alaska, goes on no matter what the weather, which can range from whiteout blizzards to hazardously frosty temps. But what happens when the racers show ...
Central students imagine themselves in the Iditarod Race
Dateline: Apr 15 2014 at 4:03 am
When I was a little kid, we got 10 puppies. The kind of breed we had were huskies. Before we got the puppies our family made a plan. Then three days later we got all of those dogs. But then two day...
Soldiers help keep military working dogs' abilities to perform missions
Dateline: Apr 15 2014 at 2:00 am
Due to the unstable temperatures in the period of seasons change, the military working dogs' mood becames unstable, and their ability to perform tasks was reduced. Soldiers with Guangdong Armed Pol...
Iditarod competitor shares stories at pub
Dateline: Apr 14 2014 at 6:00 pm
MANSFIELD ? A meet and greet with Iditarod competitor Matthew Failor will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Old Bag of Nails Pub, 625 Lexington Ave. Failor will share Iditarod stories and drinks with t...
Michelle Obama, 'First Dogs' Visit Military Families
Dateline: Apr 14 2014 at 6:51 am
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) ? Michelle Obama said Monday she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter cel...
Military dog retires with honors
Dateline: Apr 14 2014 at 1:15 am
A bomb-sniffing dog credited with saving a military patrol in Afghanistan is retiring with full military honours. Military officials say that in 2012, a Belgian Malinois named Eddie found two impro...
Courthouse dogs on duty to calm witnesses
Dateline: Apr 13 2014 at 12:00 pm
The founder of the Courthouse Dogs Foundation spoke to those who might come in contact with such working dogs as they hear cases. The Children's Advocacy Center for Bristol and Washington County wi...
Feeding raw dog food: The ins and outs of the BARF diet
Dateline: Apr 13 2014 at 8:39 am
This is an especially important diet to be aware of for Wyoming's thousands of working dogs and canine athletes. The internet is filled with raw dog food recipes, or there are commercially availabl...
Military dog credited with saving 13 lives retires with honors
Dateline: Apr 11 2014 at 7:23 pm
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A bomb-sniffing dog credited with saving a military patrol in Afghanistan is retiring with full military honors. Military officials say that in 2012, a Belgian Malinois named Edd...
Military dog reunites with local handler after service
Dateline: Apr 11 2014 at 2:21 pm
VINELAND ? After a 6,000-mile trek over 28 hours, Derrick Magee brought his Marine partner home for a peaceful retirement. The flag-draped kennel in a quiet backyard is a far cry from the front lin...
Army specialist reunited with his war dog
Dateline: Apr 9 2014 at 6:00 pm
A military working dog named Ellen has come home to her soldier after they deployed together but then spent years apart. It was a feat that took determination and effort by people in the Army, Air ...
Pet Tales: Darius graduates to service as a guide dog
Dateline: Jan 24 2014 at 11:03 am
Darius was an adorable, wiggly 8-week-old puppy when he started "working ... your dog tied up and unattended in public places can endanger a guide dog team. ? Report loose dogs to the local police ...
Rottweiler and German shepherd mix, Nelly, sits in the living room of Julie Magnan?s apartment.
Dateline: Dec 27 2013 at 8:00 am
The day?s top photos, as chosen by our editors... SANTIAGO, Chile - A powerful earthquake has struck in the Pacific off Chile's northern region, and authorities have ordered an evacuation of coasta...
Southeastern Guide Dogs offers dog training book
Dateline: Nov 22 2013 at 11:34 pm
A dog training ... Southeastern Guide Dogs helps people with visual impairments and other disabilities to live an independent life with a canine companion, and it supports individuals and organizat...
The Psychology Behind Owning a German Shepherd Dog
Dateline: Apr 8 2013 at 2:09 am
Protective/aggressive breeds, yes this includes our lovable German Shepherds, tend to have owners who are more protective and/or aggressive. Granted, this study only studied Rottweilers, German She...
Friendly German Shepherd surrendered by owner close to euthanasia (Video)
Dateline: Mar 15 2013 at 2:45 pm
A three-year-old male German Shepherd was surrendered by his owner along with a Rottweiler in Downey, CA. The dog is described as very friendly and has had no interest from potential adopters or re...





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