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Jan
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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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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For 25 years The World's Ugliest Dog contest has been a popular attraction at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. There have been other ugly dog contests but this is the original. It has also been a celebration of the indisputable fact that all dogs have a beauty of their own. Each of the winners was loved by their human who didn’t consider them ugly because love. For several years the Chinese Crested dominated the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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It would seem that a small number of people think they are entitled to walk away with other people’s stuff every chance they get. In San Jose, California Luis Gutierrez took his 6-week-old Husky mix pup, Nyla, to work with him in his warehouse because he didn't want her to stay home alone. Surveillance cameras both inside and out show a man walk up to Nyla and call the friendly pup to him before he... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Isn’t it great that disabled students can finally exercise their legal right to have the help of a service dog without having to sue the school system? It wasn’t always this way. Linda, a 4-year-old yellow Lab, attends Orange City Elementary School in Florida with Rachel Watton, an 11-year-old with spina bifida. Linda helps Rachel navigate in her wheelchair. Linda opens doors and picks up things but most important serves as the little girl’s best... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This post is reprinted from June 19, 2014 Growing up in Indiana, to me soccer is a game played by little girls. I loved playing it. It was my favorite sport through school and into college. I'm not sure when I became aware that grown men played it. And got paid for it. Or that people filled whole stadiums to cheer on their favorite teams. Or that a player might be killed for accidentally scoring... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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This is Fred. He lives in an English castle with his nine fluffy children. He says that being a father is challenging but lots of fun. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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When I first heard that there were implants to replace the testicles of male dogs who had been neutered, I thought it was a joke. But it isn’t. Gregg Miller, the inventor and founder of Neuticles, has become a millionaire since he started the company in the mid-90’s. Neuticles relies on the guilt of the owners. Particularly male owners who have ordered the dog’s testicles to be snipped away. Miller was inspired to create the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A blind Dachshund named O.J. and his Pit Bull bff, Dozer, were surrendered to the Richmond Animal Care and Control in Virginia because their owner became homeless. From the beginning they were inseparable. O.J. had lost his sight and Dozer serves as his guide dog to keep him from running into things. Their former owner pleaded with the shelter staff to keep the bonded pair together as she could no longer care for them. A... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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A very successful program is operating at Olomana School in Hawaii. It involves at-risk youth and shelter dogs. Twice a week, seventh graders become dog trainers to teach rescue dogs basic obedience. The program is having a positive impact on both the students and the dogs. While the dogs learn to be good citizens to have a better chance of being adopted, the students learn consistency, patience and understanding. The neglected dogs in need of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Getty images Many people talk to dogs in the same high pitched cartoony voice that they use with babies. A team of researchers from UK’s York University, who seemed to have nothing better to do, wanted to see if there was any real benefit to this strange human to animal behavior. And what they found was somewhat surprising. The researchers borrowed 37 pet dogs from volunteers and ran a series of tests. Each dog was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Photos by Officer Steve McDonald Huskies are sweet, beautiful dogs but easily bored. They don’t usually make good watchdogs because they love all humanity. When his owners left him in the house alone, ten-year-old Jasper, a Husky from Maine, ripped a hole in the screen of an upstairs window, walked onto the roof and stood there waiting for human attention. It came quickly. Concerned neighbors called the authorities. Officers from the Wells Police and Fire... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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John Roark/Post Register Police dogs have been a vital presence in law enforcement for many years. Urban and village departments rely on K-9 officers. But what about rural departments? Dexter, an energetic 3-year-old black Lab, is one of three dogs in the Idaho Department of Fish and Game department. He joined the department in 2016 as part of its effort to incorporate canines into its law enforcement efforts. Dexter is trained to detect various wildlife,... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
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Robot dogs are not usually considered members of the family, but recently 114 of Sony’s old generation dogs were given a send off as they shuffled off their immortal coil. The AIBO robot dogs were the world's first machine pets capable of developing their own personalities. They also made a lot of money for the Japanese economy. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at The Poodle (and Dog) Blog