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London greyhound racing goes to the dogs

London - Once a hugely popular working man's sport, Saturday marks the final demise of greyhound racing in London, closing a chapter of British social culture in the capital.

Hounded out: battle to save beloved British dogs

Birmingham - Eclipsed in the rush for so-called designer dogs, some famous British breeds are now threatened with extinction, the world's biggest dog show Crufts warned as it kicked off its annual showpiece event.

Many household dogs are carrying MRSA

Community transferred and acquired MRSA is a growing concern, especially for those admitted to hospital. One common reservoir for the antibiotic-resistant bacteria are domestic dogs. A new study reveals the extent of the problem.

Cats are as smart as dogs: Study

Dog owners and cat owners, along with those who own both, occasionally discuss and dispute whether dogs are smarter than cats, or vice versa. A new study suggests it's a dead heat: they are both as smart as each other.

Medication extends life of dogs with heart problems

Dogs of a smaller type tend to suffer from heart problems more often than larger dogs. A common condition is mitral valve disease and the risks of a dog dying from the condition are high. A new treatment might offer some hope for affected breeds.

Sea dogs take the lead at unique US surf competition

Huntington Beach - Dogs big and small, and some in tandem with their owners, braved the large swell that greeted them at a surfing competition with a difference in California.

Will technology allow us to talk to our dogs?

Some scientists are hopeful that a device will be created to allow humans to 'directly' communicate to their dogs. This is based on dogs being able to 'understand' some aspects of human vocabulary.

The further north the more likely a dog will have a limp tail

Edinburgh - According to a new study, dogs are far more likely to develop limp, hard-to-wag tails (erect-tail dysfunction) the further north they live.

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.
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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.
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Molly B, a trained courthouse dog
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This sweet girl takes a breather while still keeping up with the action.
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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.
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Making new friends is also one of the best parts of visiting the dog park.
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A dog participating in a competition. He stands by his owner getting ready to kick tail.
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Just a few of my favorite pictures of my animals..
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A dog sporting some clothes during the Doggie Fashion Show.
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Just a few of my favorite pictures of my animals..
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Dogs adjusting to Chicago's blizzard of 2011
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A dog being indifferent to the audience's amazement.
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Dogs adjusting to Chicago's blizzard of 2011
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Finding Rover is a new smartphone app that helps dog owners find their lost pets by using facial recognition technology.
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This pup was not too sure about having the headless horseman ride on his back.