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Portland K-9 officer Nikko dies
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 10:49 am
Portland police K-9 Nikko died Monday after fighting an aggressive form of cancer. The 9-year-old Belgian Malinois drug detection dog was assigned to the Police bureau?s Drugs and Vice Division. Ni...
Report: Dog charged police, prompting gunfire in wrong home
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 10:43 am
DeKalb County police officers work at the scene where an Atlanta-based officer was shot Monday evening, Aug. 31, 2015, five miles from Atlanta. DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish did no...
Washougal mayor launches fundraising effort for new Vancouver PD K-9
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 9:56 am
The death of Vancouver Police Department K-9 officer Ike has inspired a different type of mutual aid. The mayor of Washougal started a fundraising effort to help the Vancouver Police Department pur...
Portland Police K-9 'Nikko' passes away from cancer
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 9:34 am
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Police Bureau's K-9 "Nikko" has passed away from cancer, after seven years of work with the police department. The 9-year-old Belgian Malinois drug detection dog helped n...
Police: Sabattus dog found dead was not shot
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 8:56 am
SABATTUS, Maine ? The Sabattus Police Department has completed its investigation into a report that a Yorkshire terrier found dead on Sunday by his owner had been shot. ?With assistance of Lisbon R...
Police: Dog charged officers who entered wrong house; gunfire injured officer, homeowner
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 8:19 am
ATLANTA ? A dog charged police officers who entered the wrong Atlanta home searching for a burglar, prompting gunfire that seriously wounded an officer, injured the homeowner and killed the animal,...
Illinois officer's killing: Police check possibly 'significant' video
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 7:43 am
Authorities initially marked off a 2-square-mile area across tricky terrain and brought in helicopters, K-9 units, federal agents, night-vision equipment and body-heat sensors. Police cleared every...
Portland police K-9 Nikko dies of cancer
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 7:24 am
PORTLAND, Ore. ? A Portland police K-9 named Nikko died of cancer on Monday. Nikko was a 9-year-old Belgian Malinois assigned to the Drugs and Vice Division, police said. He joined the Portland Pol...
Dog's Eye View: The sport of canine scent detection
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 7:24 am
Ron has been working and training dogs in various capacities of canine scent work for many years. About 10 years ago, he joined forces with two other K9 scent detection professionals to create a pr...
Readers recommend: songs about dogs
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 6:46 am
Photograph: Kevin Scott Ramos/Guinness World/PA Dogs can not only be big, but also clever, especially working dogs. Life may be hard for a husky but there is something magically musical about them ...
Obama Unveils Effort for Community Climate Resilience During Visit to Kotzebue
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 5:22 am
Iditarod musher John Baker meets President Barack Obama in Kotzebue, while Obama holds sled dog puppy Feather. Photo: Matthew Smith, KNOM. An Arctic conference in Anchorage, hiking glaciers in Sewa...
Obama Pauses In Alaska To Snuggle With Cute Puppies
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 2:29 am
Sometimes you just need a snuggle. President Barack Obama proved he isn't immune to that desire either, as he made an extra stop Wednesday in Kotzebue, Alaska, to see 2011 Iditarod champion John Ba...
Obama Snuggles With Husky Puppies In Alaska
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 2:12 am
Obama stopped at a doglot belonging to 2011 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race champion John Baker after visiting a sea wall in the town of Kotzebue. After Baker introduced Obama to the puppy, he immedia...
Portland Artist Honors Fallen Police Dog With Sculpture
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 2:11 am
A Portland artist is honoring a fallen Portland Police dog, with a bronze sculpture. Richard Moore is creating a life-size statue of "Mick," the German Shepherd gunned down in 2014. "(Mick) is chas...
President Obama Meets Dog Sledding Champion John Baker and Reassures a Tiny Husky Puppy
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 1:23 am
President Obama is now a member of an elite dog sledding team ? sort of. On a last-minute stop in Kotzebue, Alaska, the president met Iditarod champion John Baker who presented him with a team jack...
On Arctic voyage, Obama turns to the power of the presidential image to elevate climate change
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 11:52 pm
He posed for a Rolling Stone photo shoot on the beachfront of the Kotzebue Sound, and held a puppy at the home of 2011 Iditarod champion John Baker. Throughout the trip, Obama took over his Instagr...
Girl, 6, bitten by police dog in Manchester
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 9:20 pm
A six-year-old girl was bitten by a police dog while officers were chasing a suspect. She was attacked by the dog on Tuesday as police pursued a man who ran away after a stolen car crashed into a w...
Obama touts support for Alaska in visit to Kotzebue
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 8:40 pm
But the president also took time to cuddle a puppy from former Iditarod champion John Baker?s kennel and, in a speech to an energetic crowd of more than 1,000, briefly touched on broader challenges...
Detroit-area boy raises funds for bulletproof vest for Muskegon County Sheriff's K-9
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 7:22 pm
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI ? Kyle O'Brien, a 12-year-old Clinton Township boy, has a dream to one day become a Michigan State Police Trooper who works in the K-9 unit. His dream ? and generosity ? helped ...
Dog Bed With Orthopedic Memory Foam For Labradors and German Shepherds Release
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 1:47 pm
A newly released orthopedic dog bed for large breed dogs like golden retrievers, rottweilers, great danes, mastiffs, labradors and German shepherds is set to help relieve dogs suffering discomfort ...
NC military mom saves children and dog from house fire
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 12:17 pm
Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) RAEFORD, NC...
Peoria police investigate K-9 beating caught on video
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 3:23 am
Peoria police say they are investigating a K-9 beating caught on video. A video posted Sunday on YouTube appeared to show a Peoria police officer kicking and whipping a police dog outside a house. ...
Off-duty Norfolk K-9 jumps fence, bites 3 men
Dateline: Sep 1 2015 at 9:03 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) ? Norfolk police said one of their K-9s bit three people Tuesday morning. Investigators say the Norfolk officer left the K-9 unattended in his fenced backyard and the German She...
How to help Va. Military Service dog Axel win ?Hero Dog of the Year?
Dateline: Sep 1 2015 at 9:54 am
VIRGINIA ? There are just a few days left to cast your vote for a dog who saved the life of an honored Marine. Axel, a Virginia Military Service dog, has been nominated to win the Humane Society?s ...
Vote for Va. military service dog in Hero Dog Awards
Dateline: Sep 1 2015 at 1:57 am
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (WUSA9) -- Jason saved Axel's life, and just like that, Axel, a German Shepherd who was just two days from being put down, saved Jason's life right back. WUSA9's Nikki Burdine f...
Handlers ?Distraught? After Two K-9 Dogs Die in Hot Car After Air Conditioning Malfunctioned
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 10:31 pm
Two working dogs on duty with Maryland law enforcement died last week due to heat exhaustion when the air conditioning in the car they were in malfunctioned. According to the Baltimore Sun, the K-9...
The four-legged therapist: dogs being trained to assist people with diabetes and autism
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 3:15 pm
Dogs have been trained to guide ... It takes a dog approximately between nine months and a year to be fully trained and ready to join the client. The trainers voluntarily provide their time to prep...
Working Dogs of Red Hills Region
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 5:05 am
For centuries people have known that dogs possess heightened senses that exceed human ability. Dogs have been used to herd, hunt, track, rescue, assist, guide and comfort, in addition to serving as...
Helping Paws: Terriers, shepherds and a wheaten
Dateline: Aug 29 2015 at 8:59 pm
The dogs available for adoption include mixes of border collie, corgi, dachshund, German Shepherd, pit bull, retriever, Rottweiler, wheaten terrier and wirehaired terrier, Dogs that are adopted fro...
These Pit Bull War Heroes Might Even Not Be Allowed In Military Housing Today
Dateline: Aug 27 2015 at 5:47 am
Some of America's most beloved wartime canines wouldn?t even be allowed to live on many military bases today. The first type of dog named on every single one of these lists? Pit bulls. The policies...
High energy, intelligent dog to die at shelter; would make a great working dog
Dateline: Aug 27 2015 at 4:31 am
Search and rescue teams take note, Clyde is a dog who would be a GREAT addition to any working group. In spite of being at the shelter for months, he has retained his sweet personality and greets e...
Letting go: A first-time puppy-raiser for The Seeing Eye watches from afar in Morristown
Dateline: Aug 25 2015 at 3:46 am
Established in 1929, The Seeing Eye is the oldest guide dog school in the world. The nonprofit provides specially bred and trained dogs to guide people who are blind and offers lifetime assistance ...
Four-legged detectives: Dogs sniff out water pollution
Dateline: Aug 23 2015 at 9:26 pm
But Crush and the seven other dogs working for Environmental Canine Services are playing a unique and valuable role for local governments, as detectives helping protect public health and the enviro...
Saturday essay: Brinkley Helen
Dateline: Aug 21 2015 at 1:23 pm
But not long after her 2003 adoption, the bouncing 4-month-old mix of black Lab, German shepherd, Rottweiler and, surely, black bear was dubbed Brinkley Helen. She required two names to cover the h...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Aug 18 2015 at 5:30 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...
Guide Dog and Service Dog Act changes target fraudulent pooches
Dateline: Apr 20 2015 at 1:17 am
Laura Watamanuk, executive director of the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society, says public perceptions of service animals are often ... by many of Canada's more traditional working dog teams. Alan Con...
Choosing a Healthy Puppy
Dateline: Mar 10 2015 at 10:11 pm
There are not many bone diseases that are visible on puppies under four months old. Such bone diseases could be Canine Hip Dysplasia and Patella Luxation. For breeds that are prone to these disease...
Warm winter forces Iditarod dog sled race to move north
Dateline: Mar 8 2015 at 3:00 pm
(CNN)An unseasonably warm winter has left parts of Alaska's Iditarod trail without snow, exposing grass and gravel and forcing the famous dogsled race to move 225 miles north. Opening ceremonies in...

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