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Why Do Dogs Lick? ? ?The Why?
Dateline: Jan 27 2015 at 4:42 pm
There are, however, many reasons why dogs lick themselves and others. While yours truly may have earned Dog Care merit badge while working on earning Eagle Scout and has owned and even befriended a...
Yakima police begin training new K-9 recruit (video)
Dateline: Jan 27 2015 at 3:37 pm
Covah, a 2-year-old German shepherd from the Czech Republic, is going through training with his handler, Officer Robert Walters. The department is conducting the training for the dog and a Yakima C...
RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Supervisors adjourn in Sultan's memory
Dateline: Jan 27 2015 at 2:40 pm
A K-9 killed in the line of duty last week received an honor normally reserved for humans Tuesday when Riverside County supervisors adjourned in his memory. In remarks to the Board of Supervisors, ...
Anonymous Donation Boosts FWPD K-9 Ranks
Dateline: Jan 27 2015 at 9:53 am
The Fort Worth City Council on Tuesday accepted the donation of a new police K-9 officer, boosting the K-9 unit's understaffed ranks. K-9 officers can cost thousands of dollars, as not every dog is...
Working on feature about senior dog rescue
Dateline: Jan 27 2015 at 7:30 am
I just came from an interview with Sue Speulda for a feature story on the Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon. I enjoyed talking with Sue about the organization's mission and the wonderful work that they d...
Woman's Dog Stops Robbery in Fort Worth: Police
Dateline: Jan 27 2015 at 6:48 am
Police say a woman's dog stopped a violent robbery in Fort Worth. According to officers, a 60-year-old woman was carrying computer out of her home when she was approached by two males last week. On...
K-9 added to SWAT unit makes Cleveland police history
Dateline: Jan 27 2015 at 5:38 am
His name is Goro and he?s the first of his kind in Cleveland police history. ?We only want that dog to look for bodies, for individuals, not drugs. His only drive is to find people. It?s another le...
Woodbridge Army reservist recovering after attack by Norfolk police dog
Dateline: Jan 27 2015 at 5:19 am
London Colvin, a 21-year old private in the Army Reserve is recovering from injuries she suffered when attacked by a Norfolk Police dog. Colvin was at the scene of a fight 2:15 a.m. Sunday, at an o...
Off-duty cop shoots dog that charged at family: police
Dateline: Jan 27 2015 at 2:45 am
Debbie Egan-Chin/New York Daily News An off-duty police officer shot a dog as it charged at his family as they took a walk on Monday evening, according to police. An off-duty police officer shot a ...
Police reunite dog in stolen truck with owner
Dateline: Jan 27 2015 at 2:35 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man is ecstatic to have his dog back. Jon Nee got a call from police Monday night that they?d found his stolen truck and Nee's dog, Mack, who was safely tucked insi...
California police K-9 escapes officer's car, attacks 13-year-old boy walking nearby
Dateline: Jan 26 2015 at 9:53 pm
(KCRA) A Tracy, California teenager is recovering after being attacked by a police dog as he was walking near his home. John Jacobo Jr. was walking home from a classmate's house after finishing som...
Police dog Reiko receives West Covina?s highest honor
Dateline: Jan 26 2015 at 9:43 pm
West Covina Police dog Reiko on Monday received the department?s medal of valor, the city?s highest honor for man or beast. The four legged officer was shot near the scruff of his neck in November ...
Dog lover marks 15 years working at Attlborough RSPCA branch
Dateline: Jan 26 2015 at 9:39 pm
Sue Shilling started working at the Attleborough charity shop when it opened in 2000. Last week, staff and volunteers celebrated the milestone with a presentation of a commemorative vase by branch ...
Police: 2 Middleburg dogs shot, 1 dies
Dateline: Jan 26 2015 at 11:34 am
FAMILY MEMBER SHOT AND KILLED. NOW THE OWNER LEFT WONDERING WHO COULD DO SUCH A THING TO THIS ANIMAL. NEVER WOULD HURT ANYONE. PROTECTIVE. GREAT FAMILY DOG. Reporter: TONIGHT 2 CLAY COUNTY DOG OWNE...
Assistance dog boosts confidence of EMU student with cerebral palsy
Dateline: Jan 26 2015 at 11:15 am
However, a constant struggle she faces with Rolo is when people pet him without asking. She said it becomes problematic because he is a working dog and it causes her stress. "Sometimes even now if ...
K-9 officer sniffs out $60,000 worth of meth
Dateline: Jan 26 2015 at 4:02 am
A traffic stop on Thursday ended with Oklahoma County deputies seizing over five pounds of methamphetamine. Deputies noticed a truck swerving out of its lane near the 2100 block of East I-240 Servi...
One big family of dog lovers
Dateline: Jan 24 2015 at 7:01 pm
Like at Westminster, the dogs will be judged in seven groups: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, nonsporting, and herding. "It's really an exciting thing for everyone involved - the dog owners...
31 teams hit the Iditarod Trail in 'Northern Lights 300'
Dateline: Jan 24 2015 at 2:06 pm
IDITAROD TRAIL ? After about a two-hour delay at Yentna Checkpoint, the 31 teams on the trail competing in the Northern Lights 300 were allowed to continue down the trail to the Talvista Lodge. Tea...
Troubled veterans feel at peace working with rescue dogs
Dateline: Jan 24 2015 at 12:24 pm
CHICAGO ? James Elmore was putting Vienna, a pit bull mix, through her paces. On command, she sat, went to the down position, crawled, reached to shake hands. And if that didn?t impress, there was ...
Meet the war hero dog who saved 1,000 lives
Dateline: Jan 24 2015 at 8:27 am
The 12-yearold springer spaniel completed five tours of duty in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq, leading him to national stardom as the most decorated military dog. ?You hear people say that they woul...
Army soldier drowns puppy in pond tied with parachute cord
Dateline: Jan 23 2015 at 1:18 pm
When the dog tried to swim, it pulled his head under water and the animal drowned." The puppy's name was Riley and he was allegedly adopted by the couple on August 31, 2014. Military.com reported, ...
Tracy teen attacked by police K-9 after finishing homework
Dateline: Jan 23 2015 at 12:13 pm
A Tracy teenager told KCRA 3 on Friday that he was attacked by a police K-9 after leaving a classmate's house Thursday evening. John Jacobo Jr. was walking home from the classmate's house after fin...
Concerns over trail hazards may change Iditarod route
Dateline: Jan 23 2015 at 10:13 am
JUNEAU, Alaska ? Heeding concerns over hazardous sections of trail experienced in last year?s Iditarod sled-dog race in Alaska, officials have spent the off-season clearing tree stumps and are cons...
Army servicewoman?s dog missing after boat is ransacked near Belmont Shore
Dateline: Jan 23 2015 at 7:19 am
LONG BEACH >> The dog of an Army servicewoman may have been stolen near the Belmont Shore area, and family are asking for the public?s help. Brittnay Ames, 24, a servicewoman now stationed in Louis...
Face of Defense: Air Force Officer Trains for Iditarod
Dateline: Jan 22 2015 at 11:28 pm
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2015 ? Snow and trees are all that can be seen for miles. The bitter cold nips at any patch of exposed skin. He can almost taste the frost touching his warm ...
'Amazing' K-9 killed in hunt for Southern California felon; suspect shot dead
Dateline: Jan 21 2015 at 10:24 pm
A wanted felon who killed a police dog was shot dead by California police late Wednesday when he emerged from a house he was barricaded in brandishing a handgun, authorities said. The identity of t...
MADTA?s new home a hit for dogs and owners
Dateline: Jan 20 2015 at 7:21 am
Joseph Grassi of the Oak Run community has been training his 2-year-old German shepherd mix, Missy ... a 6-year-old 110 pound Rottweiler, at the new MADTA site. ?The (practice) trials with Jaguar b...
Largo veterinarian: Kids and dogs need supervision
Dateline: Jan 19 2015 at 1:01 pm
The five most dangerous dog breeds, based on fatality statistics, are: pit bulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Huskies and wolf-dog hybrids. Dog owner Vicki Hill walks the other way with "Elmer" ...
Police reunite therapy dog with owner
Dateline: Jan 19 2015 at 10:16 am
A dog possibly stolen and its owners frantic to find him ... ?It?s definitely restored my faith in people and definitely the police force."
Rottweiler steals the show in Bhilai
Dateline: Jan 18 2015 at 9:51 pm
The show featured more than 20 breeds with over 200 dogs, including German shepherd, English Mastiff, Doberman, Rottweiler and Labrador. The event was adjudged by Sanjay Kapoor, a member of Kennel ...
Dog stabbed at Forsberg Dog Park in Lakewood; Police working to identify a suspect
Dateline: Jan 18 2015 at 9:14 am
LAKEWOOD, Colo. - When two dogs got into an entanglement at the Forsberg Dog Park in Lakewood Friday, someone walked up and stabbed one of the dogs. It happened at about 3 p.m. Friday, according to...
Officer struggles with loss of police dog honored with funeral procession
Dateline: Jan 18 2015 at 5:51 am
Mika is the third K-9 to die since the department implemented the police dog program. According to the American Kennel ... During her career, Mika worked with the Secret Service when presidential c...
Dog-gone good work
Dateline: Jan 17 2015 at 12:05 am
For the last five and half years Kurt and Kristy Handrich have been puppy trainers for OccuPaws Guide Dog Association. The Madison-based, nonprofit organization trains guide dogs and children?s vis...
Pet Detective on the case for missing dog
Dateline: Jan 16 2015 at 4:35 am
the pet PI found her calling in missing animals in 2004 after her dog, Jack, went missing in 2002. At the time, she was frustrated with a lack of resources, systems or techniques for finding him. W...
Fundraiser to honor military dogs
Dateline: Jan 14 2015 at 11:30 pm
NEILLSVILLE ? The second annual Winter Bowl for the Military Working Dog Tribute will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25 at Rose Bowl Lanes, 1600 N. Central Ave., Marshfield. This event...
Canine Hip Dysplasia - What You Need to Know
Dateline: Jan 4 2015 at 11:47 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...
Common dog diseases (Video)
Dateline: Nov 5 2012 at 10:02 pm
There are several common dog diseases that are found in the Milwaukee area. Most can be cured if caught early, some can be life threatening. Last year, Milwaukee had an outbreak of distemper. It fo...





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