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Hunt continues for Illinois officer's killer
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 12:56 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...
Police investigate dog shot, killed in Sabattus
Dateline: Sep 3 2015 at 12:50 am
SABATTUS (WGME) -- Police are looking for whoever shot a dog multiple times and apparently left it to die in Sabattus. Officers told CBS 13 there is an active investigation after the 12-year-old Yo...
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...
Obama Snuggles With Husky Puppies In Alaska
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 10:51 pm
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 2 2015 at 10:39 pm
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...
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 ...
Bloomberg View: It?s time for Ohioans to get over Mount McKinley
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 3:18 pm
Nor if someone tried to name the Ohio River after Rick Swenson, who holds the record for the most Iditarod championships. Either change would make as much sense as naming Denali for McKinley. There...
Spotlight movies include silent classic, comedies, Beatlemania from Norway
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 3:13 pm
The Great Alone," a documentary on an Iditarod competitor making a comeback after a bout with cancer. "British Arrows Awards," a collection of award-winning British television commercials. The 2015...
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 ...
Update: Vancouver police K-9 dies after stabbing
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 1:27 pm
The Vancouver police dog stabbed Tuesday night died early this morning. Officer Jack Anderson and his K-9 partner, Ike, were in the area of Fruit Valley and Laframbois roads at about 6 p.m. when a ...
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...
Seven Ways Alaska Is Seeing Climate Change In Action
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 8:35 am
Charlie Bejna runs on a dirt trail through a burned section of forest during the 2013 Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska. (Jeff Schultz/Design Pics/Corbis) With sea ice rapidly disappearing, Alaska h...
Vancouver police dog dies after stabbing in confrontation
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 8:00 am
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) ? A Vancouver, Washington, police dog has died after being stabbed Tuesday night during a confrontation. The Columbian newspaper reports (http://is.gd/GbETgI) Ike, a Belgian M...
Affidavit: K-9 stabbing suspect was wanted for assaulting woman
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 7:28 am
A man accused of assaulting a woman provided a false name to officers, attempted to run away and then repeatedly stabbed a Vancouver K-9 that tracked him down, according to court documents. The pol...
Video of Arizona Police Officer Whipping Dog Prompts Probe
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 7:22 am
PHOENIX ? A suburban Phoenix police officer is being investigated after a video posted online purportedly shows him whipping and kicking a police dog. Peoria police spokeswoman Isabel Wolfe said We...
Peoria K-9 kicked by own officer (VIDEO)
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 5:44 am
PEORIA, AZ - Video of a Peoria, Arizona police officer kicking his own K-9 has caused a full investigation. Video appears to show the officer whipping and kicking the canine during a recent search ...
Peoria police investigate K-9 beating caught on video
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 3:23 am
A video posted Sunday on YouTube appeared to show a Peoria police officer kicking and whipping a police dog outside a house. Nearly halfway through the 26-second video, the officer appears to beat ...
Oregon K-9 officer fatally stabbed while subduing suspect
Dateline: Sep 2 2015 at 2:19 am
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) VANCOUVER, ...
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 ...
2 South Jersey dogs are national dock diving champs
Dateline: Sep 1 2015 at 8:44 am
Hooch is the number one ranked GSP in the country for "big air"; Cello is ranked number one for "iron dogs", the canine equivalent of a triathlon. Jenny says, "They can run for hours and hours and ...
Five Alaskan wilderness experts Obama should consult instead of Bear Grylls
Dateline: Sep 1 2015 at 6:04 am
Dallas Seavey gives an interview to members of the media as he makes food for his dogs shortly after arriving at the Koyuk, Alaska, checkpoint during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on 16 March 20...
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...
With glaciers as backdrop, Obama to use Alaska trip to push climate agenda
Dateline: Aug 31 2015 at 10:30 am
"People are just beside themselves. They're probably not going to believe it until he's actually here," said John Baker, a Kotzebue resident famous for being the first Alaskan Inupiaq to win the Id...
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...
Using historical dog licences to trace your Irish ancestors
Dateline: Aug 23 2015 at 6:38 pm
Findmypast is working in partnership with IrishCentral to share fascinating insights into your Irish ancestors. Click here to get a special half price subscription, and discover your Irish roots to...
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...
Retired Military Dogs Find New Purpose in US Meth Wars
Dateline: Jul 1 2015 at 9:54 pm
INDIANAPOLIS ? Five retired military dogs that spent years working in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs. The dogs ar...
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...
Left Behind: Military Dogs Fight for the Hero's Return They Deserve
Dateline: Jul 26 2014 at 7:13 am
When service men and women end their tours of duty and return home, their heroic military dog partners do not always follow. While some dogs eventually find their way back to the United States, man...
Veterans urge military to bring dogs home to retire
Dateline: Jul 25 2014 at 12:19 am
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Sgt. Deano Miller was reunited with his military working dog Thor. The duo took to Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge the military to bring all dogs to the U.S. to retire. (Ph...





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