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Jan
Northern California
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Derek Binstead and his dog Muz as a pink tiger won the novice creative class at the Coffs Pup Cup held recently in New South Wales. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This blog has had a stormy relationship with China for many years. China doesn’t know about it because the feud started when they censored us and some other blogs for no apparent reason. (Well, we did accuse them of killing our dogs and poisoning their own babies. There was evidence, but they may have taken that personally.) Now they have reportedly blacklisted Winnie the Pooh. Attempts to post Pooh's Chinese name on Weibo (similar to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Picture:CEN A street vender in Russia was charging tourists to take pictures with his panda cub. People became concerned because the temperature was hot and there are strict laws concerning the capture of wild animals. But when police investigated, they found the man was scamming people by dyeing his Chow Chow puppy with black panda markings. A spokesman for the local prosecutor's office said his team launched an investigation as soon as they heard reports... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This sweet little Chihuahua, Lu-Seal, was classified as morbidly obese – when she weighed 16 lbs. She was so overweight she could barely walk and had torn ligaments in both knees. She was so fat that her owner abandoned her. Unless this tiny girl can open the freezer and take out a quart of Ben and Jerry’s, we can project that she had human help to pork out like that. But when she no longer... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Three-year-old Rio gave birth to nine puppies but one came out mint green. It is a rare occurrence but not unheard of. It is caused by a bile pigment called biliverdin that is found in the placenta of dogs which can stain the puppy’s coat when it mixes with the mother’s amniotic fluid – the liquid that protects her pups. We wrote about a green Labrador puppy earlier this year whose mother was chocolate. Owner... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A team of scientists at Florida State University's psychology department led by Professor McNulty wanted to test the hypothesis that changing one's thoughts about a spouse can improve the relationship. Such feelings can be caused by something unrelated to a partner's behavior. Like puppy pictures. Or kitten pictures. Or bunnies. They were asked to do this by the Department of Defense. Military families have high divorce rates. For their research, the team asked 144 married... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Katrina is a pet groomer in the California Bay area. She will be opening Katrina's Pet Salon later in the year. Her Instagram features different paint jobs that she has done on her Poodle Zeus and other dogs. She does her work free hand without a stencil. Before Zeus got his zebra look the pair won first place for the design in orange and black celebrating the San Francisco Giants baseball team. Watching Zeus’ happy... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Apparently it’s all in your outfit. File this under household hints or fashion statements. - - A Florida man (where else?) discovered a large iguana in his toilet. Apparently it had slid down a plumbing vent from the roof of his home in Miami. Or it might have come in through the sewer system. They can hold their breath for up to 7 minutes underwater while they swim up pipes into the toilet. David Adams... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Volunteers at Hi Tor Animal Care Center in New York state think the best way to describe Kasper is “sweet,” a word not often used with Pit Bulls. When Kasper came to the shelter in the fall, workers there knew the 5-month old pup had a sad life up to then. He was very underweight and was missing part of his tail. But he was sweet and eager to please. After three months of working... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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American Kennel Club Press release To celebrate the dogs who do extraordinary things in the service of humankind, the AKC Humane FundSM is seeking YOUR nominations for its AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE). Nominations are now open and winners will be announced in fall 2017. Each year, the AKC Humane Fund pays tribute to five dedicated, hardworking dogs for making significant contributions to an individual or entire community. Since its creation in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Co-founder at Scottish beer-brewing company BrewDog is the man responsible for this wonderful idea. Workers get to have one week of ‘puppy leave’ to allow them to bond with their new furry family member. Adopting a dog can be stressful for humans and canines. Time off to welcome the pitter patter of little paws would be great. “Many members of our crew have four-legged friends at home. So we wanted to take the stress out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It's nice to know that words didn’t come easily even to the most gifted. ...We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable self-evident that all men are created equal and independent, that they are endowed by their Creator with equal certain inalienable rights, some of which are derive in rights inherent & inalienable that among which these are the preservation of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Happy 241 Birthday, America Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes two-year-old Leonard the Pit Bull who was thought to be aggressive and not suitable for adoption but who became a valued member of a police department in Ohio as their chief drug sniffing dog. The Lizard Brain award goes to the editors and staff of seven scientific/medical journals that put Ollie the dog on their editorial boards. The Neanderthal award goes to the judge in Texas who returned Annabelle the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A Texas man, Chandler Allen Bullen, 20, who police say left his puppy in a hot car, was arrested on a charge of animal cruelty. Police arrived at a Wal-Mart in Manor, about 15 miles northeast of Austin, and reported seeing Annabelle the puppy panting, crying and attempting to hide from the sun under a seat. When Bullen returned to his car, his excuse was that he didn’t want to waste gas. His bail was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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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 Jun 27, 2017 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 Jun 25, 2017 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 Jun 23, 2017 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 Jun 22, 2017 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 Jun 21, 2017 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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