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Study throws dog domestication theories to the wolves

Paris - From the tiny chihuahua to the massive Saint Bernard, domestic dogs today trace their roots to a single group of wolves that crossed the path of humans as long as 40,000 years ago, researchers said Tuesday.

Pet-parent Stefanie Michaels talks pet-friendly travel tips Special

New York - World renowned travel expert and pet-parent Stefanie Michaels chatted with Digital Journal. She gave pet-friendly travel tips for the summer season.

Polling station pooches lift spirits in UK election

London - Alsatians, poodles, pinschers and pugs lined up at Britain's polling stations on Thursday as thousands of voters brought their canine companions to take part in the general election.

Talk of China dog meat festival ban all bark, no bite: restaurants

Bejing - Animal rights groups say dog meat has been banned at a controversial festival in China, but local restaurants claim they haven't heard anything about the purported prohibition.

Talk of China dog meat festival ban all bark, no bite: restaurants

Bejing - Animal rights groups say dog meat has been banned at a controversial festival in China, but local restaurants claim they haven't heard anything about the purported prohibition.

Talk of China dog meat festival ban all bark, no bite: restaurants

Bejing - Animal rights groups say dog meat has been banned at a controversial festival in China, but local restaurants claim they haven't heard anything about the purported prohibition.

Keeping pets lowers allergy risk

Toronto - Does keeping cats and dogs help to protect children from developing allergies and does it also help to reduce obesity levels? These are the indicators from a new U.S. survey on families that keep pets. The reason comes down to the human microbiome.

Rumor has it: German Shepherd crowned at Westminster

New York - After endless primping, cheers and more than a little drool, the Westminster Dog Show culminated with a triumph for a German Shepherd named Rumor.

Dog forced into rushing water while making A Dog's Purpose

Filmmakers for the Hollywood film 'A Dog's Purpose' have been criticized after footage shows them forcing a dog into water against its will.

Exotic to mainstream: Australians wild about unusual pets

Sydney - The proud owner of dingo 'Kimba', James Bornstein, is part of the new wave of Australian exotic pet lovers whose unconventional companions are growing in popularity.

Pets help people through mental illness

Manchester - People who keep pets are often healthier than those who do not, according to a new study. The study focuses on people who suffer with a major mental illness.

The Internet is in love with commercial of dog on trampoline

After an intense U.S. presidential election, a commercial has been cheering up people around the world. The ad is of a dog jumping around on a trampoline.

Jailhouse dogs check in at Portugal prison

Lisbon - Gloria is a regular at Portugal's most infamous prison, but it isn't crime that keeps her coming back. The golden Barbado da Terceira is just one of the canine guests at a most unusual dog kennel run by inmates.

Fido forever? South Korea's dog cloning clinic

Seoul - At $100,000 a head, the puppies frolicking around the fenced lawn in western Seoul don't come cheap -- but at least their owners know exactly what they are getting.

Exotic pet trade sends Florida bird rescues soaring

Miami - In this small animal hospital perched on Miami's sun-splashed harbor, some of the most exotic creatures fly in and out of Carla Zepeda's life.

Foreign protesters' bark unleashes Chinese dog eaters' bite

Yulin - International groups and celebrities, backed by millions of foreign petitioners, have rallied against an annual dog meat festival in the Chinese city of Yulin: but the protests may have backfired, residents say, spurring more people to eat man's best f...

Activists intensify drive vs China dog meat festival

Beijing - This year’s dog meat festival in China is still two months away but local and international animal rights activists are already heightening their campaign against the event.

Armed man plotted to kidnap Obama family dog: Reports

Washington - A heavily armed man claiming to be Jesus allegedly plotted to kidnap one of the Obama family's dogs and has been arrested, US media and officials said.

Couple have their recently deceased dog cloned

British couple Laura Jacques and Richard Remde 43, mourning the loss of their pet boxer dog Dylan, have successfully had the dog cloned two weeks after the pet's passing.

Men and women deposit different types of bacteria

The types of bacteria found in the home vary according to whether more men or women live in the house, as well as whether household pets are present.

First litter of in vitro puppies born in U.S.

Washington - The first litter of puppies conceived through in vitro fertilization has been born, in a scientific breakthrough decades in the making, US researchers announced.

Puppy love: Russia's gift to France replaces slain police dog

Moscow - Russia symbolically handed over a puppy to France on Monday to replace a police dog called Diesel who was killed during a raid linked to the November 13 Paris attacks.

France accepts Russian replacement for police dog killed in Paris attack

Paris - France on Friday warmly accepted the offer of a puppy from Russia as a replacement for a police dog named Diesel which was killed during operations after the November 13 terror attacks in Paris.

Russia gives France puppy to replace killed police dog

Moscow - Russia has offered to send an Alsatian puppy to France in a gesture of solidarity after a police dog was killed during a raid on jihadists linked to the Paris attacks.

French police dog killed by jihadists during Paris raid

Paris - A French police dog named Diesel was killed Wednesday during a huge security services' operation against jihadists holed up in an apartment to the north of Paris, police said."Diesel, a seven-year-old Belgian Shepherd, a female assault dog ...

Florida police officer shoots dog in front of owner

A family in Florida City, Fla., is demanding an apology after a police officer shot and killed their dog. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning.

Woman arrested after dog flung from a balcony

Scarborough - Last month, a dog was thrown from an apartment balcony in Scarborough. Now, a woman has been arrested for allegedly committing the act.

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?

Man caught having sex with dog after phone pocket-dials

Phil Campbell - A man from Alabama was arrested after he was allegedly caught having sex with his dog. He was caught after he accidentally pocket-dialed someone.

Lost your dog? Finding Rover can be much easier with this app

Finding Rover is a new smartphone app that helps dog owners find their lost pets by using facial recognition technology. John Polimeno, developer of the app, was sitting in a coffee shop when he noticed the ever ubiquitous "lost dog" poster.
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Purebred Tibetan Mastiffs can sell for $600,000 in China.
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Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain
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Female beige registered pomeranian about five years of age.
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Just a few of my favorite pictures of my animals..
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General pictures of animals, camping, and food.
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Brin at his new home in Great Britain.
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Tibetan Mastiff puppy
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Furry little guy getting lots of love from the audience.
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Pupsicle was a 2-3 month old pup who as shut inside a freezer and left to die. When she was found she covered in feces, emaciated and close to death.
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It was the Poodle down the street that dug up your garden, I swear!
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Squirrel tries to bury nut in dog.
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Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain - Murray in the laundry basket.
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Winners of the "Stupid Top Dog Contest."
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