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  • Israeli forces leave no man—or dog—behind

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    Tuesday July 29th, 2014 at 07:09 AM

    With the conviction that no soldier should be left behind on the battlefield, the IDF was photographed carrying a wounded military dog to safety. Source In contrast, Hamas attempts to turn playgrounds into battlefields. They have been reported to have rigged donkeys and dogs with explosives to send into populated areas as suicide bombers. So where is PETA? Shouldn't they be protesting this outrageous use of animals?
  • Turbo the Chihuahua puppy gets toy wheels

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Sunday July 27th, 2014 at 04:28 PM

    When Turbo was born without front legs, his owners looked for help. After inquiring at several veterinarian hospitals, they found the staff at Downtown Veterinarian in Indianapolis who agreed to take him in and give him a chance at a life he deserves. Manager Amy Birk didn't even consider euthanizing him. He is an otherwise healthy puppy who could live a happy life with the right family in spite of his disability. He will be...
  • This is one of the best ideas I've seen in a long time

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Friday July 25th, 2014 at 06:44 AM

    A recent study in Sweden using Beagle dogs concluded that the dogs were happier and more excited when they worked for their reward instead of just having it handed to them. Bella is a gorgeous Belgian Malinois. Her owner, Eveline Poot, had this device made for her big appetite and inquisitive nature-- ...because she eats too fast when I just put the food in her bowl. But also because she has a lot of energy,...
  • Sketches of his dog brings success to formerly homeless man

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Thursday July 24th, 2014 at 07:37 AM

    A different kind of homeless story... John Dolan's life had descended into poverty, drugs, crime and homelessness at the age of 43 until his dog George came into it. A homeless woman gave the dog, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, to John when George was just a puppy. At first George was quite aggressive, but after a month of training, Dolan said, "He became a really pleasant dog." While begging on the street John drew sketches...
  • A heartwarming look at homelessness

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at 07:23 AM

    And that is not an oxymoron. We don't normally think of homelessness as being uplifting or heartwarming, but photographer Norah Levine and audio producer Gabrielle Amster worked together to document stories of homeless people and their faithful, loyal pets at Lifelines. The photographer says, "Its supposed to feel good when you look at my images. Im a happy photographer. The subject matter of homelessness is not a happy one, but I wanted to find the...
  • America’s 2014 Top Dog Model is a teacup Poodle

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 at 07:11 AM

    Wild Lil Ramblin Rose, a teacup Poodle from Georgia, has been named Americas Top Dog Model for 2014. Owned by Wendy Foskey, Rose beat nearly 1,000 contestants in the contest. She will be featured on the cover of the 2016 Americas Top Dog Model calendar and on the cover of an upcoming issue of Pet Style News." They have received interest from dog designer fashions and modeling offers. Although she is adorable, I'm afraid this...
  • Mr. Schnitzel is the Fastest Weiner in the West

    from The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

    Monday July 21st, 2014 at 06:20 AM

    It isn't exactly the Triple Crown but 11,000 people cheered on their favorite weiner at the 19th annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Course in California. Mr. Schnitzel, number 8, owned and trained by Luis and Lois Hernandez, became a two-time winner after having taken the title back in 2012. Lois Hernandez was a little surprised at the victory. While they vacationed, Mr. Schnitzel's human grandmother doggie sat for him and was quite...
  • Police dog put to death by authorities because he looked like a Pit Bull

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    Sunday July 20th, 2014 at 07:39 AM

    Pit Bulls have been banned in Great Britain since 1991 under the Dangerous Dogs Act. Although there are no DNA tests to determine if a dog is a Pit Bull, they are judged on appearance, such as body length, head size and markings. The purpose of the law was to protect the public from dogs bred as fighting dogs. Tyson was one of 12 dogs rehomed to police departments from the Taunton area animal center....
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