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Jan
Northern California
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Massachusetts State Police received multiple calls of a dog dashing in and out of traffic on both sides of Interstate 291. What could have resulted in a tragic situation was averted by Trooper Corey Brown. Two other troopers arrived to slow traffic while Brown attempted to capture the dog using…a bright pink teddy bear he happened to have in his cruiser. When the dog grabbed the teddy bear, Brown told the animal to sit and... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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People shoplifting expensive puppies from pet shops and making a getaway in a car is not that unusual. But in Niles, Ohio two men were arrested after passing a police car on a motorcycle while the passenger was holding a boxed aquarium reported stolen from the local PetSmart. As a responding officer chased them, the passenger jumped off the bike, breaking the aquarium. He was quickly taken into custody. Meanwhile another officer was chasing the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Todd, a very good Golden Retriever less than a year old, was on a walk with his human, Paula Godwin, in Arizona when he saw a rattlesnake on their path. He quickly jumped between Godwin and the snake. Unfortunately, the snake bit him. Godwin rushed Todd to the doggie hospital where he was successfully treated for the bite. Despite this shocking photo of poor Todd's face as a result of the bite, he is making... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Tia Vargas and her father were on their annual hike this summer in the Grand Tetons. Just below the 11,000-foot peak she ran into a family who had found an injured English Springer Spaniel. The dog’s owner could not be found and the family had children to take care of. Vargas figured it was easier for her to carry the dog down where he could get help for his injuries. Easier thought than done. "I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photo: Sukpaiboonwat/Shutterstock) Maybe size does matter among dogs. We all know dogs can communicate through scent when they urinate. They leave messages about themselves for other dogs to read, known in some circles as pee-mail. We also know that some male dogs lift their legs in order to pee higher. But new research from Cornell University found that smaller dogs lift their legs at an even higher angle than larger dogs, perhaps to make themselves... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Rhea Wholey/AFP Among the 94 participants in Australia’s Ellery Brookman Goldfields Pipeline Half Marathon was a stray dog named Stormy. Stormy ran around introducing himself to all the runners before the race and then joined them at the starting line. He hit every checkpoint and finished with an estimated time of 2:30 — good enough for a top 70 finish. He earned a medal for running 13.1 miles despite having little short stumpy legs. But... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Apollo, a Pit Bull mix who followed his 2-year-old human on his outdoor adventure. Without Apollo’s tracks to follow, the child might not have been found until it was too late. The Lizard Brain award goes to Florida driver Scott Garrett, 56. When he was stopped for weaving across traffic lanes, he told police his dog was driving. The dog was not cited. Garrett was arrested. The Neanderthal award... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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An adorable family of eight living in Bangkok, Thailand has an unusual pack arrangement. Richie the cat is the leader and oversees the seven Chihuahuas in his charge. Richie rules with love and an iron paw as you can see from their Instagram page. This pack is too cute to ignore Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This is Macy, Mesa Arizona Police department’s newest officer in training, a 16-week-old English Labrador Retriever. Macy is learning to sit, come, and stay, but she will never learn to sniff drugs or explosives. She will never learn to attack bad guys. When she completes her training and gets her certifications in two years, she will be the department’s first therapy and emotional support dog, ready to work with child abuse and adult sex victims.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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When arrested for drunk driving, Scott Garrett, 56, told police that his dog was driving when officers saw the vehicle weaving across lanes on a Florida interstate. State troopers pulled over the 2005 Nissan after spotting it being driven erratically on Interstate 95 outside Port St. Lucie. Officers detected the “obvious and distinct odor” of booze “coming from inside the vehicle.” The motorist, was lethargic, slurring his words, and had “red, very glassy, and blood... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Twitter/allizesalgado Dogs seldom get rewarded for heroics except for an extra helping of hamburger. But that changed recently in Mexico City when the people dedicated a statue of Frida and her handler, Israel Arauz. Frida, an 8-year-old rescue dog, was credited with saving at least 12 lives following the 2017 Central Mexican Earthquake. The earthquake, which registered at 7.1, killed almost 400 people. Frida sniffed through the rubble and found people helplessly trapped. At the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Monica van der Maden The Kennel Club has announced the winners of the 2018 Dog Photographer of the Year. The overall top prize went to Dutch photographer Monica van der Maden for her photo of Noa, a most photogenic Great Dane, titled The Lady of the Mystery Forest. Entered into the Oldies category, the photo shows Noa posing in a misty woodland. The photographer states, This picture was made in the early morning in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Although this looks like a cyclist and his best buddy out for a ride, the back story is much more dramatic. About seven miles outside of Columbus, Georgia, a group of cyclists found a 5-month-old male Great Dane mix puppy who had apparently been hit by a vehicle. He had a broken hind leg, a broken toe, and road rash. He was very malnourished, with his ribs visible under his coat. Cyclists Chris Dixon and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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From RSPCA An unforgettable rescue was conducted last year by the RSPCA for the British TV program The Dog Rescuers. It all started years ago with two pet Chihuahuas who were not spayed or neutered. Their owners, an aging couple, loved them, but through the years became overwhelmed as the dogs bred indiscriminately—parent with child, brother with sister. When the woman died, the RSPCA began receiving calls about the condition of a home in Birmingham,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A pack of dogs at the Cincinnati doggie day care gathered to create this artistic rendition of a canine selfie and the resemblance to human activity is stunning. At the center is a grinning black Labrador mix named Rouge. He’s posing with his tongue out in front of around three dozen canines, some posing for the camera. Daycare owner Matt Ramsey said the photo was not staged. The dogs gathered spontaneously outside the play area... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Oscar the singing Golden Retriever charmed the audience with his rendition of Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major." But let's be honest. Oscar could have taken a dump on stage and the audience still would have lovingly chanted "Oscar, Oscar"... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Unlike most other dogs, the Poodle fur grows until it is cut. We have done many posts in which the Poodle was subjected to extreme grooming as they were turned into various fantasies by their groomer. We have also done posts where sadly the dogs have been neglected and allowed to become unrecognizable masses of filthy fur. Sesame, a toy Poodle in Japan, has been turned into an actual round ball of fluff at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Millie is the smallest dog on the planet. A tiny Chihuahua, she weighed less than one ounce at birth and could curl up inside the head of a teaspoon. No one expected her to survive, but she did, thanks to her loving human Vanesa Semler, 38, of Kissimmee, Florida who fed the puppy every two hours using an eyedropper. Researchers at the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation in Seoul, Korea approached Ms. Semler wanting to clone... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. You go to sleep with your 2-year-old child safely locked in. Michigan mother, Myhia Perez, woke up to find her son. Princeton, missing from his bedroom and the front door unlocked. Domonic Peake, his father, said he panicked while searching the cornfields, woods and swamps, finding only son's sippy cup. Sheriff Daniel Abbott said Apollo, the family's 2-year-old Pit-Boxer mix, may have saved Princeton's life by staying by his side.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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From USA Today A group of suspected rhino poachers may have been killed and eaten by a pride of lions after sneaking into a South African game reserve, park officials said. Staff at the Sibuya Game Reserve found what appeared to be human remains alongside tools typically used by poachers to kill rhinos and remove their horns, according to a press release from Nick Fox, the park's owner. South Africa is home to one of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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After almost being euthanized because of being heartworm positive this Beagle in Ohio got a new life — and his look of affection and gratitude has gone viral. "The BEST Freedom Ride Picture EVER!" wrote Schenley Kirk in a Facebook post that has been shared more than 8,000 times, and shows her husband, Joe, rescuing the pup. "'Gregory' is one thankful and appreciative Beagle! He KNOWS he is SAFE!" The BEST Freedom Ride Picture EVER!... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
On her way to winning an Academy Award and a Tony for Original Musical Scores, granddaughter Alia is studying at CalArts and composing the scores for short animations created by some of her classmates. CalArts is one of the top schools for animation and for music composition/film scoring. When the two teams collaborate, wonderful things develop. Side Effects from Eleonora Stella Hariyono Oei on Vimeo. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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The Golden Poodle award goes to Fred. Fred is a 10-year-old Labrador Retriever who become a single father after adopting nine orphaned ducklings at the Mountfitchet Castle in Essex, UK. The Lizard brain award goes to those humans who don’t pay proper respect to devoted watchdogs who protect them from unhinged mail carriers, deranged Girl Scouts, assorted serial killers and psychopathic plastic bags roaming the neighborhood. The Neanderthal award goes to Mohammad Nayl who seemed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog