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Jan
Northern California
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World's Ugliest Dog 2016 Sweepee Rambo, a 17-year-old Chihuahua/Chinese Crested mix owned by Jason Wurtz of Encino, California, She is 17-years-old, weighs 4 pounds and has blue eyes. This is her third year to enter. She enjoys riding on a motorcycle with her owner. Winners are judged on their personalities, appearance and audience reaction. Among the rules: The dog must be healthy and not have been intentionally altered to enhance appearance for the purpose of... Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
The Contest will be held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair today. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Below is a comment left on the Facebook page of The Farmer's Daughter Thank you for giving us our daily bread and so much more. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Four people left the Kansas City Royals game in the 8th inning Sunday because of the heat. The game would end in a 2-1 win for the Royals in 13 innings. As Josh Lee, his wife, son, and brother walked through the parking lot, they heard a dog whimpering. They followed the sound to a car where a puppy of about 16 weeks was in a hot car with no water. They called the Kansas... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Animals seem to be winning important cases in the often convoluted criminal justice system. This is a recent case. Traditionally animals are considered to be property but the Oregon Supremes didn’t agree in this case. In 2010 then 28-year-old Amanda Newcomb from Portland was accused of animal abuse. The investigating officer found abundant evidence of abuse and took Juno the dog to a veterinarian who drew blood, examined her feces, and determined that she was... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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How cool is this? Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley walked into a local shelter with his girl friend and a teammate. He said: "We are looking for a dog that's been here a long time and maybe not so adoptable." Not so adoptable can mean several things that might make someone overlook a dog: they’re old, they have a medical problem or they’re not good looking physically. After seeing several dogs, they decided on... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The staff at Anderson Community Hospital is used to seeing injured people walking into the emergency room at all hours. But they were more than a little surprised when a dog limped straight in at around 5 am with a leg injury as if he knew he was in the right place. They comforted the friendly little dog before taking him to a veterinarian. But first they got a picture for their Facebook page. It... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Bitsy the Chihuahua, weighing in at around two pounds, jumped out of her owners' motor home at a rest stop along the Trans-Canada highway and disappeared into the wilderness of Banff National Park. After searching for hours, her owners reported her missing. For five days and four chilly nights little Bitsy was able to survive in an area where bears, cougars and birds of prey are in constant search of Chihuahua cacciatore. There is also... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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ironically to receive an environment award. Leonardo DiCaprio faces major criticism for jetting from Cannes to New York and back again in a day’s time, burning more fossil fuel than many of us use in years. I try not to criticize other people’s lifestyles, their beliefs, or the way they spend their money, but when it is a person like good old Leo who ceaselessly lectures the rest of us on the way we should... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Credit: Paul A. Smith At a recent Upland Gundog Association Open Challenge held near Milwaukee, standard Poodles tied with Labradors as the most represented breed. The reason? The Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club members are committed to hunting with their canine companions. Although Poodles are often thought of as being frou frou and wimpy, they were originally bred to be hunting dogs. Royalty and noblemen used them for hunting even before the invention and development of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Underdogs: Children, Dogs, and the Power of Unconditional Love is an upbeat story of families with severely disabled children who are experiencing grief and emotional turmoil and their experiences with service dogs they have come to love. It is the story of Karen Shirk who was diagnosed at the age of 24 with an incurable neuromuscular disease which left her immobile and dependent on a ventilator to breathe. Her nurse suggested a service dog,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Vivian, a Dachshund belonging to writer and photographer Mitch Boyer, thinks she is much larger than she is so he thought it would be fun to make a photo series where her physical size matched her self image and personality. The photo series has become so popular, Mitch has now turned them into a children's book, Vivian the Dog Moves to Brooklyn. He hopes his young readers will get help from Vivian when they face... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The royal family watches a fly-past at the 2015 official celebration Queen Elizabeth’s real birthday was April 21 and it was celebrated quietly with the royal family. But June 11 will be official celebration of her 90th birthday which will include the whole country. This is a tradition thought to go back to the reign of Edward VII in the year 1748. It is due to the unreliable British weather. The monarchy wanted to have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Trip Hazard and Lucy have won hearts on Britain’s Got Talent with their cute routines and polished production numbers. But the second video, Tillie and Nathan, is unforgettable. ``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````` The next ones might not make it on a talent show. But it's hard to imagine anyone having more fun! Warning: (bad) accordion music ahead...you may want to adjust your speakers. Presenting Grandma Tillie and Hairless, Neckid Nathan Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Guinness World Records has confirmed an amazing new world record for Sailor the Poodle. His title is Fastest 10m on a walking globe by a dog in an incredible 33.22 seconds. This became official recently at the gymnasium of Hawthorn Middle School South in Vernon Hills, Illinois, USA. When Sailor was only six months old, he was so aggressive that his owners took him to a vet to be put down. The vet offered him... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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REUTERS/Carlos Garcia As in the oil rich country of Venezuela where people are now forced to stand in long lines for the essentials. A recent poll shows that 80 percent of basic consumer products including food, medicine, and toilet paper are now in short supply. At least two-thirds of the population admit they rely on the expensive (and illegal) black market for basic goods. Around 86 percent of Venezuelans polled blamed President Nicolás Maduro's leftist... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Artist’s conception of “The Barkyard” at Petco Park. Image via Petco. With their season already pretty much in the litter box, the San Diego Padres are getting creative in trying to draw fans to fill the seats. They are in last place, winning a rousing .389, and are already 12 games behind the SF Giants in the National League West. So for the rest of their season which seems to be going to the dogs... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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During his patrol Officer Kareen Garibaldi of Florida’s Lakeland Police Department found a lonely lost puppy wondering around with no collar. When he couldn’t find the owner he took her home and set out the next day to try again, but again no luck. After his third 12-hour shift in as many days, Garibaldi brought the puppy to the SPCA Florida for a check-up. That is when the shelter's safety net manager, Connie Johnson, came... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Mugly, the World’s Ugliest Dog 2012 and retired therapy dog who was recently awarded the Heroic Hounds award 2016 because of all the people whose lives he has touched. The Lizard Brain award goes to Hope Sanchez, the 38-year-old college instructor who lied about finding an abandoned puppy and made a false police report. We hope you look good in orange. The Neanderthal award goes to the breeder of... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Thirty years after Harvey Milk rose to power in San Francisco on the issue of dog poop, a group of irate dog owners met with the Board of Supervisors. The federal government had threatened to enforce leash laws on federal parkland that the city had originally given to them. Dog owners were beyond angry and the meeting got raucous and out of control. Federal law prohibits unleashed dogs in federal parks. A young member of... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Dogs have played a big role in San Francisco politics where there are more dog owners than parents of human children. Two civic leaders---Harvey Milk and Gavin Newsom—rose to power in very different ways in different decades, but it all started with dogs. Harvey Milk was the first openly gay elected official in the country. He was portrayed by Sean Penn in the Academy Award-winning movie, Milk. Milk spent his early life in various closets... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Kevin Schultz AP Unlike most major cities, San Francisco has more dogs than children. As a result through the years dog owners have had tremendous political clout. They are passionate enough to march on city hall, disrupt meetings and fund costly lawsuits over off-leash space. Some have even broken laws when they didn’t get their way. To many of them forcing a dog to wear a leash is restricting not just the dog’s freedom, it... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Unless there is a large protective dog involved. Watch the rear window roll down then roll back up. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Thanks for letting us know about this, Cyndi. Comedy Plus, you sound like such a loving dog person. I hope you get another one soon.