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Jan
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credit: Oscar Ward Professor Mike Daube, public health expert in Australia, decided to test how carefully some scientific journals vetted their editorial reviewers. He invented Dr. Olivia Doll — also known as his Staffordshire Terrier Ollie — and made up her credentials. Her impressive rèsumè lists her current role as “senior lecturer at the Subiaco College of Veterinary Science and past associate of the Shenton Park Institute for Canine Refuge Studies” — which is code... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The results are in. Winner at the 27th annual Sonoma-Marin Fair is Martha, a 3-year-old Neopolitan Mastiff. According to a contest spokesperson Martha won over the judges and the crowd for her drooling chops, excess skin and wrinkles. Chief Judge Brian Sobel added: We were impressed by a 125-pound dog with 300 pounds of skin. ... Martha was the overwhelming crowd favorite. Martha’s foster mom, Shirley Dawn Zindler, who works for the Sebastapol-based Dogwood Animal... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Tim, a Yorkshire Terrier puppy, stands at the same size of a can of beans. He weighed just 2.5 oz when he was born and wasn’t breathing – so owner Andrea McGowan revived him with a towel. Raising a puppy this size is difficult. He had to be bottle fed every two hours until he was strong enough to survive. And there was the constant worrying about him getting dehydrated. After the feeding McGowan had... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Amazon Online retailer, Seattle, Washington Hundreds of dogs roam Amazon's campus on any given day. And why wouldn't they? There are doggie water fountains, dog treats at the reception desk and even a small dog park. Ben & Jerry's Ice cream company, South Burlington, Vermont The Vermont headquarters of Ben & Jerry's has special employees called K-9 to 5'ers, who receive payment in the form of cookies at the reception desk. Big Spaceship Advertising agency,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Sometimes it isn't good to clean up an area at night Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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With over 10,000 entries from 74 countries, Maria Davison’s candid picture of the cute black puppy, Yzma, took top honors in the Kennel Club’s prestigious annual competition. Kaylee Greer’s Dogs at Play photo of Petey won the Dog's at Play section Mirjam Schreur’s image from the Netherlands of a young boxer won the Puppy section Congratulations to all winners More info Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A Chicago police officer, Juan Farris, not long out of the police academy, sprang into action to rescue a Pit Bull from drowning in Lake Michigan. He and other officers had responded to an auto accident when they saw a dog running along the edge of the lake. As the dog was drinking out of Lake Michigan, he apparently leaned too far over and tumbled into the water. He struggled to get back on the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Hecate Verona. Photo A UK company is ready to offer dogs the best in living quarters. Hecate Verona is launching the world’s first line of luxury dog mansions, which include. Hardwood floors Columns and balconies carved from marble and dolomite, Indoor and outdoor lighting, Automated food and water systems, Treat dispensers, TV and sound system, Prices start at around $40,000 and reach up to $200,000 for the high-end models. The development of these luxury dog... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Credit WTTE Two-year-old Leonard was set to be euthanized at an Ohio humane society after the staff found him to be “aggressive, and not suitable for adoption.” But the humane society’s director, Jim Alloway, who has a background in working with police dogs, thought he would be perfect for law enforcement. After some training, he is officially on duty with the Clay Township Police Department. Turns out he was not aggressive, just bored and needed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Dachshunds are for the most part house pets, but Rocco apparently remembered his ancient breeding. Following his prey through a ground hole he managed to get stuck in a tree and needed help from the fire department getting out. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Gavel washed out of police training, preferring to snuggle with strangers rather than chase criminals. But then he got the perfect job. During his training, Gavel had been fostered at the Paddington home of the Governor of Queensland, Australia, Paul de Jersey. The staff decided to keep him on when he flunked out of police academy. Gavel now spends his days greeting visitors and hanging out with his friends at Government House, in the position... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This cute, friendly Poodle was brought to the Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS) animal shelter after being found locked in a suitcase in a wooded area of Richmond. He’d been in the suitcase for about three hours. It was a hard-shelled suitcase left in the middle of the woods in a ditch. The suitcase was double locked … the person purposely locked the suitcase and it had to be broken into. The dog was very... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Michael Sears A 5-star restaurant? 1000-thread count sheets? A $9000 mattress? A furry staff member? At the Milwaukee Hilton City Center Hotel their friendly, furry new concierge delights hotel guests and visitors. Millie is a mini Goldendoodle who works with her owner, human concierge, Rusty Dahler. Dahler was given the task of choosing the new concierge. Having raised Golden Retrievers for most of his life, he looked for a dog that was fairly small, could... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Courtesy Delta Animal Shelter Dogs have superior hearing but it seems that there are some dogs with a supernatural, sixth sense gift for finding trouble. Sort of real life Lassies. This happened a few weeks ago and somehow the information got hidden away in another file before I could publish it. But we think hero dogs like Peanut deserve all the coverage they can get. A dog arrived at the Delta Animal Shelter in Escanaba,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to K-9 officer Casper who took a bullet from a bad guy that was meant for his human partner. Fortunately he is making a full recovery. The Lizard brain award goes to the California lawmakers for adopting, then dumping a $15.3 million high tech program to stop smuggling in prison. They found that a dog nose was better than the high priced electronics. And far less expensive. Duh. The Neanderthal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Elliot, a 4-year-old Guinea pig, is a member of the media team with the New Zealand Police Department. He joins one of his owners who thought Elliot would be a perfect media spokesperson... spokespig(?). His job is to write about issues such as car theft and safe driving. He has his own uniform to wear when he’s spreading awareness and giving safety tips, including a little hat and a miniature version of the harnesses that... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Like almost everyone in Indiana, Kerry Inglis is a lifelong Indianapolis 500 fan. Last year, she got a puppy just a few days before the race. After Alexander Rossi won the 100th running of the Indy 500, she decided to name her dog after him. A few days ago Rossi the driver invited them to the track to meet his namesake. Unlike some athletes and performers, Indy car and NASCAR drivers have a reputation for... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Javier Brosch, photo More Americans are terrified of public speaking than are afraid of earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, blizzards, loneliness, dying, theft, volcanoes, aging, needles, mass shootings, kidnappings and zombies, according to a Chapman University Survey. Around 70% of college students have some fear of public speaking. To help conquer the fears Kogod Center for Business Communications at American University in Washington, DC, gives students the chance to practice speeches and presentations by addressing a friendly... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Gov. Jerry Brown is asking state clowns lawmakers to dump a three-year, $15.3 million high tech program intended to stop prison smuggling. The program made extensive use of airport-style scanners, metal detectors, surveillance cameras, urine tests and drug-sniffing dogs at 11 of California’s 35 prisons. Although researchers found some improvement ... “the overall results were mixed and inconclusive,” said the revised budget that Governor Brown sent to lawmakers. The program certainly wasn't worth the millions... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo Rachel Leathe Bozeman Chronicle ...don't sound good to the human palette, but dogs lap them up, according to Amy Henkle, owner and founder of Happy Dog Beer Co. There’s no alcohol or hops in these “beers,” rather the liquid is a chicken or beef stock. The glass bottles look just like normal beer, labels and all, but with one big difference: they feature dogs. The names — Irresistible Pooch Ale and Dubble Dog Dare... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Credit Newsha Tavakolian In today’s Iran it’s hard to predict. Payam Mohebi, Teheran’s star veterinarian, thinks it’s worth the risk of a public lashing to get one seat on the City Council for the animals. His campaign posters feature him with stray dogs. The Koran does not prohibit contact with dogs. However, according to Islamic law dogs are unclean and must be avoided. Today satellite TV and the internet have opened a world where Iranians... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Connor Guillet is a nonverbal 6-year-old boy from Florida. He was born addicted to opiates, with a disorder that causes severe developmental delays. Connor was adopted when he was just a few weeks old. From the beginning his mother Brandi knew her son would have an uphill battle. She was searching for the right canine companion for Connor. That’s when the Coastal Boxer Rescue in West Melbourne, Florida asked if she would be interested in... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog