New dog museum unleashed in New York

U.S. 01/11/19, 01:07

It's a museum that invites visitors to come! Sit! And stay.The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog opens Feb. 8 in midtown Manhattan, returning to New York after three decades on the outskirts of St. Louis.The collection boasts portraits of royal and presidential pets, artifacts that trace canine history ...

American Kennel Club adds a breed: the speedy, sleek Azawakh

World 01/02/19, 17:51

A fleet-footed hound that hails from West Africa is the latest dog in the American Kennel Club's pack of recognized breeds.The club announced Wednesday that the Azawakh (AHZ'-ah-wahk) became the 193rd breed in its roster. That means Azawakhs can now compete in many dog shows, though they're not eligible for ...

Good boy! Service dog gets honorary diploma

New York 12/17/18, 19:37

Whenever Brittany Hawley went to class, her loyal service dog Griffin was there. If she needed her cell phone, Griffin would fetch it. Even when she assisted patients as part of an internship, Griffin was there helping out as well. So it's only fitting that when Hawley receives her master's degree ...

Trucker saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highway

New York 12/15/18, 15:01

A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. State police on Saturday asked for the public's help in finding the suspect in the incident Wednesday on Interstate 81 near Whitney Point, north of ...

California man accused of killing dog that peed on yard

U.S. 12/11/18, 14:55

Authorities in California say a man accused of using an assault rifle to shoot and kill a dog that peed on his lawn and car was arrested and faces animal cruelty charges.The Tulare County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday that the dog's owner contacted officials Saturday after noticing ...

Dog that survived California wildfire guarded home for weeks

California 12/08/18, 17:22

A dog that survived the catastrophic wildfire in Northern California apparently protected the ruins of his home for almost a month until his owner returned. Madison was there waiting when Andrea Gaylord was allowed back to check on her burned property in Paradise this week. Gaylord fled when the Nov. 8 fire ...

Iditarod clears four-time champion in dog-doping scandal

U.S. 12/06/18, 11:09

Iditarod officials have cleared a four-time champion of any wrongdoing in a dog-doping scandal that followed the sled dog race last year.Officials for the 1,000-mile (1,610 kilometer) Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race issued a statement this week absolving musher Dallas Seavey of any involvement in the drugging of his dogs, ...

Elm Pet Foods, others recall dog food over vitamin D

Health 12/04/18, 22:09

Elm Pet Foods is the latest maker of dog food to issue a recall over elevated levels of vitamin D, which can cause kidney failure at high enough levels. Similar recalls have been issued by ANF Inc., Sunshine Mills Inc., Natural Life Pet Products, and Nutrisca over the last month. Elm and ...

Good boy: Sully the service dog visits Bush’s casket

U.S. 12/04/18, 13:16

It's often said that if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. At the end of his life, Sully the service dog was President George H.W. Bush's. The yellow Labrador Retriever visited the president's remains in the Capitol rotunda Tuesday alongside other people in wheelchairs that benefited from the ...

In photo, Bush’s service dog honors the late president

U.S. 12/03/18, 09:50

Former President George H.W. Bush's service dog has honored his master with his own tribute in front of the late leader's flag-draped casket.Bush spokesman Jim McGrath posted a picture Sunday of the yellow Labrador retriever named Sully with the caption, "Mission complete. #Remembering41."Mission complete. #Remembering41 pic.twitter.com/rXdyXAS4lkThe 41st president died Friday ...

Sinatra: New York dog found in Florida 18 months after disappearing

New York 11/24/18, 19:46

Eighteen months after Sinatra the brown and white Husky disappeared from his home in New York, he ended up wandering in a Florida neighborhood where 13-year-old Rose Verrill took him in. Turns out, Sinatra once belonged to 16-year-old Zion Willis, who died in a gun accident in Brooklyn, New York, in ...

19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier retires from ‘The Nutcracker’

Amazing 11/22/18, 08:45

After more than 125 performances in "The Nutcracker" in Providence, a 19-year-old Yorkshire Terrier named Archie is leaving the stage.Festival Ballet Providence announced this week that its beloved "Nutcracker" dog is retiring.This undated photo provided by Festival Ballet Providence shows Archie, a Yorkshire Terrier who has performed in more than ...

Dog snarls Phoenix freeway traffic, bites state trooper

U.S. 11/20/18, 14:56

A German shepherd snarled traffic as it loped on and off two Phoenix freeways during Tuesday morning's commute before it was captured by a state trooper who was bit on the hand while grabbing its collar.The trooper is going to be fine, and the wayward dog was being evaluated at ...

Woman had 44 frozen dogs, 130 live dogs in home

U.S. 11/14/18, 17:38

Authorities say 44 frozen dogs and 130 live dogs were found at a New Jersey home that reeked of animal feces and urine.State police say 65-year-old Donna Roberts was charged with animal cruelty following an inspection Tuesday at her Shamong Township residence in the Philadelphia suburbs. Officials allege living dogs ...

Unsung heroes, animals were vital part of WWI war machine

World 11/10/18, 05:32

They were messengers, spies and sentinels. They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, and died by the millions during World War I.Horses, mules, dogs, pigeons, even a baboon, all were a vital — and for decades overlooked — part of the Allied war machine.Researchers have been hard-pressed to ...

Florida voters choose to phase out greyhound racing by 2021

Sports 11/08/18, 15:05

Florida voters decided to phase out greyhound racing in the state by 2021, meaning thousands of dogs will soon need new homes.The state voted 69 to 31 percent Tuesday to pass Amendment 13, which bans the sport beginning on Jan. 1, 2021. It is an overwhelming defeat for an industry ...

How dogs make us love them

Culture 10/31/18, 11:54

Dogs have gone through a long process of evolution to become domesticated. And in that process, they have for the most part relinquished their howls to communicate non-verbally with us, humans. Now, the moment we look a dog in its eye is the moment a deep understanding that fosters an ...

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