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South Korean tech giant Samsung recently unveiled the one-of-a-kind Dream Doghouse which cost $30,600 to make. Unfortunately, the Dream Doghouse will not be for sale yet [Cue cries of bitter disappointment] but was awarded as a prize across Samsung’s social media channels. It will be on display at Crufts through the days of the show, March 5-8. Samsung is a long time sponsor of Crufts. A news release from Andy Griffiths, president of Samsung Electronics... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
I think they were always crazy. Nathan Winograd calls Ingrid "the butcher of Norfolk." The mainstream media treats PETA as lovable and kooky, maybe misguided, but always good for a story. It was only through the internet that we were able to find out how dark and psychotic they really are.
This is the time of year when PETA is busy firing off letters to every news source in their database about how cruel dog sledding is. They use half truths and complete fiction to support their narrative. Unfortunately many news sources run PETA press releases without any fact checking. We always wonder how an organization that has killed thousands of pets, over 90% of the pets in their care every year, can object to an... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Margery, I am surprised that you and your Sled Dog Coalition are still around spouting your uninformed nonsense about sled dogs. I really thought since I hadn't heard from you for a few years that you had found a more rewarding and useful way to spend your time.
It isn’t likely to happen though because I hate snow, cold weather, darkness, heavy clothing, outdoor plumbing, and sleep deprivation. But this time of year my dream of going to Alaska and joining the mushing culture is shared by many people of all ages, according to a feature in the Alaska Dispatch. Young people come to Alaska to “find themselves.” The middle aged come to escape an unbearable life situation, and the older folks are... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
The Golden Poodle award goes to Officer Rodgers of the Dallas Police Department who was called to rescue a dog trapped on the interstate. By the time he got to the shelter, he had bought her treats, named her Laurel, and fallen in love. He applied for adoption. The Lizard Brain award goes to Denise Norton whose Seattle neighbor sued her for over a half million dollars for stress he received because of her barking... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
...the dog’s picture showed up on Google Street View. A dog owner in Israel, Reddit name Benlaor, posted that all the pictures of their late dog had been lost when their hard drive was damaged. Recently, using Google Street View for the first time, they spotted the dog just hanging out near their house. Google Street View, launched in 2007, has so far taken pictures of five million miles of roads, covering 39 countries and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Current February headlines Ice targets TX, deep South... Arctic air returns to New England... Detroit poised to break record for coldest month -- ever... Cleveland breaks 1873 record... Eight feet of snow hits Boston... Rabbis, Reverends, Imams Unite For Prayer Against More Snow in Boston... Ann Arbor breaks record low temperature set in 1900... Great Lakes frozen over... New storm headed west... Snow on ground in 48 states... It's all because of the Polar Vortex...... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
They are trying to put a spin on it, to say it isn't what it seems, but the camera doesn't lie.
The story about the doggie day care van containing seven dogs that was stolen at gunpoint in Chicago seems not to be supported by surveillance video. According to the driver the dogs were being delivered from day care to their owners when two men forced the driver from the van at a busy intersection. However, the police released the video. What really seems to have happened is that the van was left unlocked, unattended, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Thor, a Boxer-Pit Bull mix, was all waggy tail, greeting a visitor at Holly’s gas station in Saco, Maine. Justin Ireland, 21, Thor’s owner, was on duty when a man walked up to the office door with his face partially obscured. When the man pulled out a gun and shoved Ireland, Thor was no longer happy about having a visitor. Quickly figuring that the intruder was a threat, he lunged at him, biting him on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
To compete with the dogs at the annual Westminster Dog Show, a person should be prepared to spend $50,000 to $100,000 a year, according to Michael Canalizo, a former show dog owner and handler, now event manager for the American Kennel Club. The following information appeared on CNN Money. Buying the right dog: Whatever your favorite breed, you want to get a dog with the right pedigree, temperament and breed look. For a show-quality dog... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
When someone loses a dog, they print up signs to post around the town, go on the internet, buy ads in print media and call shelters. This is one of the cleverest ways I have seen to get the word out. A mother dog in China is carrying a sign saying Reward offered for those who find my pup Call 0431-xxxxx. The pup has a black-colored back and measures around 80cm long and 40cm in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
In this video the biped chuckles as his dog, awkwardly wearing boots, slips on the icy path. Then he slips himself when he reaches that spot. Instant Karma. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Starring a Dallas cop and a terrified dog Officer Rodgers with the Dallas Police Department responded to reports of a dog trapped on the northbound shoulder of the interstate. He called animal control but before they could get there the dog crawled all the way to the cop car. Rodgers picked up the dog to take her to the shelter. On the way he stopped to buy her some dog treats to console her after... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Losing our family dog can be a horrible nightmare, but having one stolen from our own home or yard is even worse. In recent weeks three dogs have been stolen from the Hollywood Hills neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Jacqueline Bucci’s 9-year-old Shih Tzu, Charlie, disappeared in front of her Hollywood Hills home. She turned for a minute to go inside and when she came back he was gone. She spent the rest of the day... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Home and dog owner Denise Norton and her mother have learned a valuable lesson about barking dogs and lawsuits. Their Seattle neighbor sued them for over half a million dollars because of their barking dog, Cawper…and won! In a sprawling 36-page complaint, Norton's neighbor Woodrow Thompson alleged that Cawper is known for "raucously, wildly bellowing, howling and explosively barking" and that he is an outrage, with intentional infliction of emotional distress -- and that his... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Dogs don’t understand “disabled.” Deaf, blind, 3-legged and even 2-legged dogs can lead happy doggie lives. San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control (California) officers received a report of an injured dog last week. What they found was a 6-year-old male Chihuahua with no tags or microchip. The dog had not been injured, but he was missing most of his right front and left rear legs. They think this is due to a birth defect... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Pet the lamb was one of twin lambs born in the Scottish highlands last April. Because she was having trouble surviving, owner Mairi Mackenzie brought the her into the warmth of the home. The pack of Border Collies who lived in the home took her under their wing paws and now she thinks she is a sheep dog. She goes on daily walks with the dogs and even wags her tail. She leaps around in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Rami is the result of a love match between a Pit Bull and a Dachshund. She was taken in by the Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society in Georgia and has attracted attention all over the internet. Miss Lollipop is an Olde English Bulldog/Basset Hound mix held at the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe (AWSOM) in Pennsylvania. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Five-week-old Digby the Chihuahua was found shivering between two trash bins when he was brought into an RSPCA centre in London. There he bonded with Nero, a Neapolitan Mastiff who weighs over 130 pounds. Quickly they became inseparable. Nero belongs to the centre director Anna White. Digby was terrified when he first arrived, but when he spotted Nero, it was love at first sniff. Gentle giant Nero eats 4 pounds of food a day, four... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Cakes with a dog theme, made by professional and student decorators, were on display at Chocolatefest 2015 at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Chocolatefest is an annual month long celebration of chocolate which as we all now know has been found to have remarkable health benefits as outlined in a study on Web MD. Chocolate can be toxic to dogs so humans can eat chocolate around them without feeling guilty. Anyone interested in a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Former astronaut Leland Melvin sneaked his dogs, Jake and Scout, into the studio when his official NASA photograph was to be taken. Although Melvin was once drafted by the NFL, Jake was so protective of him that they appeared on an episode of "The Dog Whisperer" to modify Jake's behavior. Later in the photo shoot the dogs showed much more decorum. Not many government photos make us go “Awwww.” Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
The Golden Poodle award goes to Dean Parlett, a truck driver in England who found a stray Poodle, fell in love with her and then made a heartbreaking 300 mile trip to return her to her owner. But there was a happy ending. Contrasted with the Neanderthal award to Dave and Trisha Watson from South Carolina who found a Chihuahua and made the owners, a family with five children, go through an expensive 2½ year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
A young couple in a pet store in Texas fell in love with an English Bulldog puppy. They are seen on surveillance video playing with the puppy and talking for a while with a store employee. Then they filled out a financial application to buy the puppy for $3000. OK. That isn’t what made them the world’s dumbest criminals although that is pretty dumb--$3000 for a pet store puppy that almost certainly came from a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog