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Jan
Northern California
Jan's evil twin
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Who knows what lurks in the mind of a dog? Does Laca the Sheepdog in the clip below think the Poodle is an errant sheep? Is Laca confused or embarrassed by the weird Poodle haircut? Is this town not big enough for both of them? Must she face the dog who hates her or lie a coward in her grave? Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Deputies were called out to a residential neighborhood in San Bernardino County in California when a giant pig the size of a mini horse was running loose. Fortunately the pig had a giant case of the munchies (don’t they always?) and the deputy was willing to sacrifice part of her lunch. Deputy Ponce and Deputy Berg, because of the pig’s activities from previous calls, knew where he lived. They lured him back home by making... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Sombra (Shadow, in English), a 6-year-old German Shepherd, has a bounty of 200 million pesos ($70,000) on her head. Her talent for sniffing out drugs has led to the capture of at least 245 people and the seizure of 9 tons of cocaine from the powerful Urabeños gang in Colombia. 9 tons! The thre at is serious enough for the National Police to take extra precautions for Sombra’s security. Fearing for her safety authorities have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Like most Americans I put the excitement level of professional soccer on a plane with watching paint dry or leaves turn colors. Growing up in Indiana to us soccer was a little girls’ game. We started playing in fifth grade and played through college. It never occurred to us to watch grown men play soccer and get paid for it. So it is easy for me to identify with the little stray dog who saw... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Deputy Mark Stasyuk, 27, kissed his wife of 5 months goodbye and went off for another day of working a job he loved. Mark had been with the Sacramento Sheriff’s department for four and a half years. According to those who knew him, he loved being a deputy. Everyone agreed that he was a man full of integrity. He went to the academy and worked full-time while earning his degree in criminal justice. On this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Known for their outgoing personalities and sweet dispositions, two Golden Retrievers have recently distinguished themselves as Top Dogs in national competitions. Penny Penny, a 4-year-old one-eyed Golden Retriever from Sliver Spring, Maryland, beat out over 10,000 other deserving dogs to win People’s World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest presented by Pedigree. Penny’s prize includes a one-year supply of Pedigree dog food, a $1,000 donation to Kyra's Rescue — the organization that saved Penny — and an... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Patches, a 9-year-old dog from Ontario, was suffering from a cancerous skull tumor. It was so large it was weighing down her head and was dangerously close to her brain and eye socket. The tumor had to come out or she would die a painful death, but removing it would also mean removing part of her skull. Dr. Michelle Oblak, a veterinary surgical oncologist with the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, worked with Galina... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Patrick Cullen of the Draper City, Utah Fire Department and Mendo, a 2-year-old stray German Shepherd, who found each other in the middle of a ravaging wildfire in California. The Lizard Brain award goes to the Arctic sailing ship carrying scientists, filmmakers and students whose purpose was to raise awareness and document global warming, but which got stuck in massive Arctic ice and the passengers had to be rescued.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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There was a happy ending in a doggie drama that involved two states and two months. But it all ended happily at LAX with a lot of tail wagging and doggie kisses. Pumpkin the Chihuahua disappeared in Pasadena. Somehow she ended up in Phoenix. She didn’t have a microchip. No one will ever know the details of her journey but she became involved with several rescue organization before her owners were able to track her... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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There may be a back story here to excuse the owners of these dogs. But over 50,000 people on the internet who have shared this picture are ready to get out the torches and pitchforks to go after them. Rescue workers found these six dogs just in time. They were found abandoned in a locked cage in Leland, North Carolina, as flood waters rose. In the clip, the trapped dogs can be seen standing on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Images and videos of adorable Golden Retriever puppies taking part in Chile's annual military parade are flooding social media, and people are talking about moving to Chile, their new favorite country. The puppies were part of the annual military parade to celebrate Chile's 208th Independence Day. More than 9,500 Chilean troupes marched for the Great Military Parade, but the puppies stole the show. These puppies will grow up to be police and military dogs, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Via AP An Oregon man, Josh Horner, who was sentenced to 50 years in prison for sex abuse, is a free man, thanks to the Oregon Innocence Project and a black Lab named Lucy. A judge dismissed Joshua Horner’s case more than a month after he walked out of Jail when an Oregon Court of Appeals reversed his conviction. He will not have to stand trial for a second time. Horner, a 41-year-old plumber from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Aibo via Sony ...may sound like a lot of money, but consider this: the cost of owning a small dog with a 15-year life expectancy according to the American Kennel Club is over $15,000. And Aibo doesn’t need walks or food or grooming and he never poops. Sony’s smartphone-connected Aibo is making a return to the U.S., with the “first litter” of Aibos slated to be released this month. Aibo was first introduced to the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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San Francisco 49'ers - 30 Detroit Lions - 27 Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Humans first started domesticating animals and breeding them for food about 10,000 years ago, according to SCIENCE INSIDER. Since then the way they look has changed drastically. Sheep have lost their horns, pigs have lost their tusks, cows have gained a lot of muscle, chickens are less exotic looking, and turkeys have doubled in weight. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Here we go again. This time it was group of scientists, filmmakers and studemts from the University of Rhode Island. The ill fated venture was sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation. Your tax dollars at work. Their mission: “Research to aid understanding of/document climate change effects” Certain that the Arctic ice caps were melting at an alarming rate, they planned to film a ”two-hour documentary" to provide a "visually stunning and historically poignant platform... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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I enjoy certain TV shows but I’ve never followed the gossip that goes along with them, who is feuding with whom, who is leaving the show and why… But I will admit I am intrigued by the recent off screen drama of NCIS, one of my favorite shows. A number of major characters have left through the years, but Abby, everyone’s favorite Goth-forensic scientist, seemed entrenched in her role. Until this year. Who could blame... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A soot-covered white Poodle survived a wildfire that ravaged land and villages in Greece by crawling into an outdoor oven. The “oven dog” has found a new forever home with Antonia Paraschou, a woman who is familiar with the needs of stray animals. It is estimated that at least 91 people died in the inferno that destroyed seaside resorts, holiday homes and permanent residences. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Getty images Purina calls it a “study” but it isn’t. It is just the result of a questionnaire returned to them. Since dog lovers are most likely to return the questionnaires, we can expect the result to be somewhat skewed. The results are predictable rather than amazing. More than 1,000 dog owners responded to the Purina 2018 Pets and People Survey, 95 percent agreed they saw their canine as part of the family. Half of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Draper City Fire Department Sometimes a kind of happiness can come out of a terrible event. Draper City, Utah Fire Department member Patrick Cullen had been battling the massive blaze in Mendocino County when suddenly one night he heard or felt something that he feared was a mountain lion. Instead bounding out of the darkness came a 2-year-old German Shepherd. He was tired, weak and thirsty having obviously been out there a long time. Cullen... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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There were a lot of contenders for the Golden Poodle award but the winner is Todd, the young Golden Retriever from Arizona who was bitten by a rattlesnake while protecting his human. The Lizard Brain award goes to Christopher M. Binion, 46, and Mitchell Adkins, 52, two Ohio men who stole a boxed aquarium from the local PetSmart and tried to make their getaway on a motorcycle. The Neanderthal award goes to the sub-humans who... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Dogs have been patrolling to protect endangered elephants and rhinos in Africa for a long time, but now a new anti-smuggling technique shows great promise in stopping illegal shipments of ivory from going out of the country. Called Remote Air Sampling for Canine Olfaction (RASCO), the dogs will sniff air samples collected from suspected shipments using the technique. Samples are taken of the air in containers using filters and then presented to the dogs who... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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One of our favorite historic dog posts was about Stubby or Sergeant Stubby as he was sometimes known. About a century ago Stubby became a hero in World War I. A film "An American Hero" which opened this spring details the heroics of the scruffy little stray Boston Terrier. It all began in New Haven, Connecticut where the 192nd regiment was training. A recruit, J. Robert Conrad, taught Stubby to salute and smuggled him aboard... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog