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Double domestication: Dogs originate in both Europe and Asia

Washington - Humans may have domesticated dogs two separate times, taming wolves both in Europe and Asia thousands of years ago, according to new research.

Genetic link to obesity reported

Cambridge - Scientists have reported new research that suggests there is a genetic link to obesity — at least in some cases — based on recent studies using Labradors.

Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start

Sogongdong - "It's a dying business," Gong In-Young said Wednesday as he watched US activists clear out the cages of the South Korean dog meat farm he has been running for the past decade.

Caveman's best friends? Preserved Ice Age puppies awe scientists

Moscow - The hunters searching for mammoth tusks were drawn to the steep riverbank by a deposit of ancient bones. To their astonishment, they discovered an Ice Age puppy's snout peeking out from the permafrost.

Kenya's canine cops sniff out illegal ivory

Nairobi - Burrowing deep into a huge pile of jumbled luggage, Dick the dog wags his tail, pawing at a small green rucksack: inside is the hand-sized tip of an elephant's tusk.

Scientists scare the heck out of raccoons to save ecosystems

Raccoons are definitely cute and clever, and in habitats where they have predators, they keep to the trees and do most of their foraging for food at night. In areas where there are no predators, their cute and clever ways can wreak havoc on ecosystems.

Op-Ed: Recent survey shows dog-owners want more time with 'Rover' Special

San Francisco - As 2016 begins, the makers of Milk-Bone dog treats point out that more than 50 percent of dog-owners in the U.S. want to spend more time with their pet.

FBI will start tracking animal abuse cases in Ohio via database

The FBI has announced that it will create a national animal cruelty database similar to ones used for rape and violent crime cases.

Are dogs self-aware?

Do dogs have self-awareness? Based on the common mirror test, they fail. However, new research suggests dogs can recognize themselves from the scent of their own urine.

World's first IVF puppies born

So-called "test tube babies" have been with us since Louise Joy Brown in 1978; however, the biotechnology has not been extended to dogs until recently with new research reported this month.

Woman eaten by pets after suddenly dying

An unnamed 65-year-old woman died suddenly. Shortly afterwards, the woman was eaten by the 45 malnourished dogs she owned.

Op-Ed: San Francisco designer is 'Kickstarting' a new line of dog toys Special

San Francisco - When obstacles like funding get in the way of the creative flow, designers like Teresa Lahane know how to deal with the challenge. Along with tightening a budget an artist's best recourse is friends and family.

Courthouse dogs help traumatized children

Our canine friends have always been of the greatest support to us. Can courthouse dogs be the perfect solution for children too traumatized to testify against abuse?

Medical marijuana credited with recovery of shot canine

A canine shot several times and left for dead in rural Kansas is reportedly now on the mend thanks to daily doses of CBD Oil, extracted from the marijuana plant.

Tanya Tucker: Interview with a celebrated country icon Special

Digital Journal caught up with the charismatic superstar ahead of a tell-all TV interview set to air on Friday, July 10 on PBS. She also discussed her current tour and her struggles with addiction.

Chinese man raises puppies for 2 years, finds out they're bears

About two years ago Wang Kayui decided to adopt a pair of puppies. As the weeks passed, the puppies grew into well-behaved dogs, and all seemed well. At least until Wang saw a flyer on endangered animals and realized that his dogs were, in fact, bears.

Call for mass rabies vaccination

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control has called for a mass vaccination of dogs in order "to make rabies history." Some 60,000 people die each year from the viral disease.

Watch two dogs race to their dinner in time lapse video

A time lapse video of pups running to dinner has surfaced, and since being published, it has gone viral and viewed millions of times.

India recruits a German Shepherd army to protect wild tigers

Bhopal - The newest soldiers in India's fight against wildlife poachers walk on four legs and bark their commands. These new soldiers, German Shepherds actually, are known as wildlife sniffer dogs, and they were officially inducted into their new jobs on June 20.

Kittens used as live bait to train greyhounds: Australian police

Sydney - Two men have been charged in Australia with using kittens as live bait to train greyhounds, following allegations that piglets, rabbits and possums were also used in the sport.

Johnny Depp's dogs fly out of Australia after quarantine wrangle

Sydney - Johnny Depp's pet dogs Pistol and Boo flew out of Australia late Friday to escape threats to put them down, after a complex and often comical quarantine wrangle.

Can people contract norovirus from their dogs?

Given that it has been established that human norovirus can infect dogs, is it possible that dog-to-human transmission can also occur? The answer is “probably” according to a new study.

More than 50 dead greyhounds found dumped in Australia

Sydney - Fifty-five dead greyhounds have been found dumped in Australia and spent rifle cartridges seen nearby, police said, with the grisly discovery coming on the heels of a live baiting scandal rocking the dog racing industry.

Live bait claims rock Australian greyhound racing

Sydney - Australia's greyhound racing industry was in damage control Tuesday after graphic footage showed live piglets, rabbits and possums used as bait to train some of the country's most successful dogs.

New study says dogs can spot human emotions

Science has finally caught up with something many dog owners knew already: man's best friend can tell the difference between happy and angry faces.

Lions suffering from ‘dog disease’

The disease, commonly known to affect dogs, called canine distemper is more widespread among animal species than previously thought. This includes many lions.

The clock ticks over new rabies treatment

Treating rabies is a race against the clock. Once someone has been bitten, medical help must be delivered quickly. Researchers are proposing a new treatment that can be delivered a little later.

'Man's best friend' arrived late to the Americas

New research suggests that dogs may have arrived in the Americas around 10,000 years ago, thousands of years after the first humans arrived.

Understanding how dogs interpret human speech

Dogs tend to turn to the left when they hear emotional speech-like sounds, and right when they hear verbal commands from a robot, according to some fascinating new research into how dogs interpret sounds.

Celebs praise pet adoption: Cuddly love, kindness and support

It is so important to remember that one should give back to the furry members of society by adopting a pet in need of someone to love. Celebrities have long been using their status to help in the efforts of getting pets adopted.
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Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola  Spain - Hasha
Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain - Hasha
Jude  playing in the snow with his stuffed snowman toy
Jude, playing in the snow with his stuffed snowman toy
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DNA evidence indicates that the dog and the modern wolf (above) are both descendents of an extinct w...
DNA evidence indicates that the dog and the modern wolf (above) are both descendents of an extinct wolf-like canid that lived in Europe.
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SPCA: The frozen bodies of two bloodied and broken dogs were found in a bag off of the highway near ...
SPCA: The frozen bodies of two bloodied and broken dogs were found in a bag off of the highway near Prince Albert
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Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola  Spain - Hasha giving Nanu a little hell.
Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain - Hasha giving Nanu a little hell.
Molly B  a trained courthouse dog
Molly B, a trained courthouse dog
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Two puppies play tug-of-war during Puppy Bowl
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This little guy not only had a great time at the large dog park  he took time to pose of a picture.
This little guy not only had a great time at the large dog park, he took time to pose of a picture.
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Just a few of my favorite pictures of my animals..
A dog participating in a competition.  What it doesn t know is that it s being tricked because one b...
A dog participating in a competition. What it doesn't know is that it's being tricked because one ball has dog treats.
After a long game of chase  this worn out pup needed to take a nap.
After a long game of chase, this worn out pup needed to take a nap.
Polychrome painting of wolf in the Font-de-Gaume cavern. published by Henry Fairfield Osborn.
Polychrome painting of wolf in the Font-de-Gaume cavern. published by Henry Fairfield Osborn.
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Jude  playing in the snow with his stuffed snowman toy
Jude, playing in the snow with his stuffed snowman toy
Making new friends is also one of the best parts of visiting the dog park.
Making new friends is also one of the best parts of visiting the dog park.
A dog sporting some clothes during the Doggie Fashion Show.
A dog sporting some clothes during the Doggie Fashion Show.
Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola  Spain
Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain
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Just a few shots of my best friends, more to come
Some of the people and dogs at Charlee s Angels for the Animals rally on April 27  2014.
Some of the people and dogs at Charlee's Angels for the Animals rally on April 27, 2014.