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Campbell Rotary picks dog handler for police award
Dateline: May 5 2016 at 5:07 am
Campbell Rotary picks dog handler for police award Campbell County Rotary picked a Dayton, Ky., K-9 police handler as officer of year. Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1T15R37
Troy, Ill. K-9 receives special armor
Dateline: May 5 2016 at 4:59 am
TROY, Ill. -- Today was a very special day for one Troy, Ill. police officer. K-9 Zak got outfitted in special body armor! What made the armor extra special was that it came to Zak through a specia...
Gwinnett K-9 retires after seizing several tons of drugs, millions in cash
Dateline: May 5 2016 at 4:14 am
Gwinnett County police lauded a retiring narcotics-detection and missing-persons K-9 this week for a storied career. Before arthritis and an injury sidelined her, Bella, a Belgian Malinois, managed...
Missing Miami Beach police K-9 found and is safe
Dateline: May 5 2016 at 3:49 am
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Police in Miami Beach are searching for one of their K-9s who bolted out the front door of his handler's home. The black and tan Belgian Malinois named Colt is just three ...
Quakertown police K-9 Jynx officially retires
Dateline: May 5 2016 at 3:34 am
Quakertown Borough police K-9 Jynx has formally retired after serving eight years. Council recognized the efforts and service of Jynx at Wednesday evening's meeting by unanimously passing a resolut...
Virginia Beach K-9 officers receive new ballistc vests
Dateline: May 5 2016 at 3:29 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Members of the Virginia Beach Police Department's K-9 Unit will be receiving new ballistic vests today. The vests will be presented by Spikes K9 Fund founder James Hat...
K-9 Zak with Troy police gets new body armor
Dateline: May 5 2016 at 2:56 am
Man's best friend is feeling protected at the Troy Police Department in Illinois. K-9 Zak received new body armor Thrusday thanks to Vested Interest, a non-profit. Zak's new armor is embroidered wi...
Owners of pit bulls and similar-looking breeds face an unwelcoming rental market
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 4:03 pm
If they're one of a long list of breeds commonly banned at apartment complexes or rental properties (including pit bull terriers, Staffordshire terriers, Rottweilers, and German shepherds, among ot...
Memorial Honors K-9 Units
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 12:49 pm
A solemn affair where heroes were remembered. "I literally owe my life to him," said Wise County Sheriff's Deputy JT Manoushagian. One hero was especially important to Manoushagian, his K-9 partner...
Service dog provides support for entire family
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 8:39 am
autism assistance dogs, diabetic alert dogs, and facilitated guide dogs, among others. The impact Bobo has made on Kneisly and her family is incredible, and Bish advises that others interested in g...
Ohio Police Adopt Stray Dog as Their Own
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 7:58 am
After weeks of searching for a stray dog's owner, members of an Ohio police department decided to adopt the pup themselves. On March 31, the Kirtland, Ohio, police department posted a photo of a st...
Pet Friendly: Dogs Get Their Own New Lounge At John F. Kennedy International Airport
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 5:11 am
When traveling with the family pet or a service ... Guide Dog Foundation. According to a report by ABC, Well Jones, CEO of the Guide Dog Foundation, said in a statement, ?By working collaboratively...
Pets of the Week: Serbius and Grover
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 4:11 am
This time, our featured Pets of the Week include Serbius, a 6-month-old male Rottweiler mix, and Grover, a 2-year-old German Shepherd mix. They are just two of the many animals immediately availabl...
Toronto Police dog among hero hounds honoured
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 1:11 am
A Toronto Police dog who withstood a machete attack in the line of duty is among five heroic hounds inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame. Lonca, a two-year-old German Shepherd, withstood re...
Special care must be given to pets during summer
Dateline: May 4 2016 at 12:49 am
One of the dogs that died was a Rottweiler. He collapsed in his owner?s villa ... Have you seen any instances this year? Yes. A 12-year-old German Shepherd was brought to our hospital from Jumeirah...
Jax goes from street dog to police dog
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 11:55 pm
During the week of Christmas, a blue heeler mix was wandering the streets of Cleburne. Jax, formerly known as ?Flapjack,? was taken to the Cleburne Animal Shelter. ?When he came in we were not quit...
Robeson County Animal Shelter to restrict adoption of pit bulls
Dateline: May 3 2016 at 12:10 pm
Other breeds sometimes deemed vicious, including German shepherds, rottweilers, and Doberman pinchers won't fall under the new policy because pit bulls account for most of the attacks in his county...
Military dogs train for deployment at JBSA-Lackland
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 11:36 pm
"It's kind of like a piece of home having the dog there. It's hard to explain. It kind of takes your mind off where you're at and what you're doing at least for a few moments," said Josh Delancey, ...
Nassau police officers pick their dogs for K-9 unit
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 2:16 pm
The father of four sons has three dogs at home, including his own working K-9, Kai, who does bomb detection work and has been on the job for three years. His retired K-9 Duke is 14. Also at home is...
Autism assistance dog is a real pal
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 10:30 am
?My Canine Companion?s pioneering concept of the assistance dog living with the recipient?s family before training is dramatically different to, say, Guide Dogs for the Visually ... arms in all our...
Camp Pendleton war dog loses leg in bomb blast, gets highest military honor
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 6:17 am
CAMP PENDLETON ? Gunnery Sgt. Chris Willingham was in Finland when he got the news that the dog he had trained and loved for years had stepped on a bomb in Afghanistan and lost her left front leg i...
Domestic Assault Leads to Ban of Iditarod Musher
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 5:09 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CN) ? The Iditarod Trail Committee Board on Thursday banned a veteran Iditarod musher accused of multiple domestic violence incidents against another musher in 2015 from competin...
10 Dogs Most Often Blacklisted By Insurers
Dateline: May 2 2016 at 2:22 am
Police in Britain seized a pet malamute in early 2014 after the dog was suspected of killing a 6-day-old infant. The AKC says the German shepherd is the world's leading police, guard and military d...
Learn about military dogs at AVMA convention
Dateline: May 1 2016 at 11:11 pm
Attendees at the AVMA Convention 2016, Aug. 5-9 in San Antonio, can learn all about military working dogs during a daylong walking tour at Lackland Air Force Base. The base breeds and trains dogs f...
Dog rules 'too relaxed'
Dateline: May 1 2016 at 8:05 am
I think dog behaviourist Cesar Millian said it best when he said: "In the 70s they blamed dobermans, in the 80s they blamed German shepherds, in the 90s they blamed the rottweiler, now they blame t...
Iditarod Trail Committee Bans Travis Beals' Entrance in 2017 Race
Dateline: Apr 29 2016 at 4:26 pm
The Iditarod Trail Committee is taking a stand against domestic violence. On Friday, the committee released a statement putting an immediate ban on musher Travis Beals for the 2017 Iditarod and bey...
The Latest: Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case
Dateline: Apr 29 2016 at 9:34 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska ? The Latest on the Iditarod banning a musher facing domestic violence charges from next year's race (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The top officer for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog R...
Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case from '17 race
Dateline: Apr 29 2016 at 4:14 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? A musher who has been charged in a domestic violence case has been banned from next year's Iditarod, race officials announced Friday in Alaska. The Iditarod Trail Committee...
Newest amenity at airports is one for the dogs
Dateline: Apr 29 2016 at 12:46 am
?By working collaboratively, we are ensuring that people who travel with assistance dogs have a more enjoyable and less stressful travel experience,? said Well Jones, CEO of the Guide Dog Foundatio...
Iditarod bans musher in domestic violence case
Dateline: Apr 28 2016 at 11:48 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) ? A musher who has been charged in a domestic violence case has been banned from next year's Iditarod, race officials announced Friday in Alaska. The Iditarod Trail Committee...
Letter to the editor: Accountability lies with dogs, not owners
Dateline: Apr 28 2016 at 3:17 am
When I was a child it was German Shepherds and Dobermanns. Now it is pit bulls and Rottweilers. It could just as well be Huskies, Akitas or Rhodesian Ridgebacks We are actually ignoring who is resp...
Govt bans dog import, pedigrees to cost more
Dateline: Apr 27 2016 at 11:19 am
The top five pedigrees in demand in India are German shepherd, Rottweiler, Labrador, Dobermann and pug. Except for Pug puppies whose demand has dipped after beagles entered Indian homes, the other ...
Dogs Hate Hugs, Study Suggests
Dateline: Apr 26 2016 at 3:16 am
The American Kennel Club released its annual list of the 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States. Did your favorite furry friend make the list? Note: This list only includes purebred specie...
Grieving military family surprised with therapy dog
Dateline: Apr 26 2016 at 2:08 am
MONTICELLO, Minn. ? Even though it's been almost 10 years, the Gold Star symbol in the window of the Moore home in Monticello is forever. Minnesota Army National Guard soldier, Sgt. Nicholas Turcot...
Musher ran Iditarod despite claims of domestic abuse by another racer
Dateline: Apr 25 2016 at 8:07 am
Editor?s note: The following story contains accounts of domestic violence that may be disturbing or upsetting to some readers. WASILLA ? A veteran Iditarod musher accused of multiple domestic viole...
Woman anguishes over loss of service dog
Dateline: Apr 25 2016 at 2:51 am
Joy Tomkinson isn?t feeling much joy these days, after the Canadian Guide Dogs for ... have retired him as an assistance dog.? Tomkinson requested a reprieve. ?I asked if I could have him for a mon...
Working dog, grateful human
Dateline: Apr 22 2016 at 7:39 am
Writer the service dog recently rescued his human, Nancy Lagasse, after she suffered a serious injury and had no way to call for help. Likewise, her first service dog through Canine Companions for ...
Virginia Beach student sends care packages overseas to Military Working Dogs
Dateline: Apr 21 2016 at 11:43 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. ? In a quest to honor her grandfather, a Virginia Beach fifth grader decide to raise money to create care packages for Military Working Dogs deployed overseas. Kylie Blake raise...
26 health conditions that plague dogs
Dateline: Apr 21 2016 at 7:13 am
(Petbreeds) - Just as with humans, dogs can be impacted by countless health conditions, but some are much more common than others. Many of these issues are hereditary, but others are largely preven...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Apr 18 2016 at 5:25 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...
A longitudinal study on diarrhoea and vomiting in young dogs of four large breeds
Dateline: Jun 22 2015 at 10:00 am
Prospective studies to document the occurrence of canine diarrhoea and vomiting are relatively scarce in dogs ... All the dams had been recently vaccinated against canine parvovirus, canine distemp...





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