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[Photos] Border Collie Missing for 7 Years Reunited With Family

Ten years ago, Australian couple Nikki and Simon were devastated when their 6-month-old Border Collie, Sammy, went missing from their yard. After seven years, their dog was returned to them, and it was clear he had suffered from neglect. After he was nursed back to health, the couple invited photographer Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne to do a photo shoot with Sammy and their other Border Collie, Billie. Sammie as a puppy before he went missing Nikki and Simon had welcomed Billie into their home after

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Bruiser, Chihuahua from Legally Blonde, Passes Away at 18

Moonie, the Chihuahua who played Bruiser in the 2001 film Legally Blonde, has passed away at age 18. His costar, Reese Witherspoon, who played the fashionable Harvard law student Elle Woods, took to Facebook to post a touching tribute in his honor: "He was a sweet little Chihuahua who was very loved," she wrote. "I will never forget all the days we spent together ... I'm sure his tail is wagging in the sky."       RIP, Moonie.  View the source article

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Do Dog Owners or Cat Owners Take More Pet Photos?

How many pictures and videos do you take of your pet? According to new research, dog owners and cat owners differ in their digital habits.   Cat owners take more photos. A study of 1,000 participants conducted by digital-content storage company MiMedia of 1,000 participants found that dog owners take an average of two photos of their dog everyday. Comparatively, cat owners take about four to five photos a day.   But dog owners take more video. Ten percent of dog owners ta

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Twitter User Compares Dogs to Food and Objects

Karen Zack (@teenybiscuit) has taken the Internet by storm with a different kind of Hunger Games. She created memes, which she’s posted to Twitter and Imgur, asking people to pick out curled-up dogs next to bagels. It’s harder than you’d think:   The post has since gone viral, earning coverage in the New York Daily News, Food and Wine, and Tech Insider. She’s also created a few other equally entertaining memes comparing dogs to blueberry muffins and fried chicken. "I've been making t

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Teen and Service Dog Wear Matching Dresses for Formal

Erin Condrin of Queensland, Australia, does everything with her service dog, Lacey. So when it was time to plan her 12th grade formal, naturally, Lacey was part of the process. Lacey, a three-year-old service dog trained by Canine Helpers Queensland, helps Condrin with tasks like fetching objects, opening and closing doors, and pressing light switches. She also is a dedicated companion to Condrin, who suffers from a connective tissue disorder called Classical Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, along with

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See Dogs Ride the Waves at Australian Surfing Competition

Dogs down under were riding high last weekend. Now in its 25th year, the Australian Noosa Festival of Surfing, which was held March 5 to 12, featured dozens of events for surfers and stand-up paddleboarders, both human and canine. See the video here: Interested in surfing with your dog? Peter Noll of So Cal Surf Dogs offered advice on getting your dog started (originally published in AKC Family Dog): Your dog should be comfortable swimming in ocean water and should always wear a life v

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Increase in the number of dog attacks on guide dogs in the UK

Reported dog attacks on guide dogs have risen significantly over a five year period, finds a study. A total of 629 attacks were reported between 2010 and 2015, with an increase from an average of three per month in 2010 to eleven attacks per month in 2015. The authors say it is not clear whether this reflects higher levels of reporting or a real trend. View the source article

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Man Writes Heartbreaking Essay about His Dog’s Death

The pain of losing a pet is something many owners can relate to. In fact, a recent survey of pet owners found that 30 percent of pet owners felt grief for six months following the death of a pet. John Pointer, a musician from Texas, recently lost his dog, Benny, to cancer. To help cope with the emotional pain, Pointer wrote an essay from Benny’s perspective of his last few days. “Yesterday Was Weird” was posted on Facebook and has been shared almost 40,000 times. “I flipped the story,” Point

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See What Happens When a Real Dog Meets a Robo Dog

Last year, the Google-owned Boston Dynamics introduced Spot, a 160-pound robo dog. The creation was tested by the US Marine Corps to determine if using robotic models of dogs can be as efficient at military tasks as live K9s. The military ruled that the dogs aren’t yet ready, so in the meantime, Boston Dynamics is having a little fun with the remote-control robot. This week, Spot got to have a play date with Alex, the dog owned by Android’s co-founder Andy Rubin. See the two interact here:

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Dog Shows He’s Not Ashamed of Wearing Braces

As February’s National Pet Dental Health Month was drawing to a close, a veterinary clinic in Spring Lake, Michigan, reached out to its Facebook followers to discuss pet dentistry and, believe it or not, pet orthodontia. Since the post was shared on February 26, it has been more than 200,000 times and attracted almost 100,000 comments, but Wesley's veterinarian, practice owner Dr. James Moore, explains that this type of procedure is never done for aesthetics. "It is critical to note we (and al

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Police Dog’s Instagram Account in the Best Thing on the Internet Right Now

While at work, Maximus has a pretty big job to do. The two-year-old German Shepherd Dog works in patrol and drug detection as the K9 partner of Vermont State Trooper Nicholas Arlington. It’s dangerous work, but last October, he was given a free stab- and bullet-proof vest from Vested Interest in K9s, a nonprofit committed to outfitting working dogs with ballistic vests. Although his job is very serious, Maximus and Arlington enjoy giving the public a glimpse into the life of a police dog throu

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[Video]: See an Avalanche Dog in Action

For avalanche dogs, snow days are work days. Take for instance Mason, the youngest Golden Retriever working in seach and rescue at Copper Mountain in Colorado. “In an avalanche, time is of the essence for saving somebody,” Mason’s handler Chris Gray tells Camping with Dogs, which produced a video on the team (see a sneak peek below—click here for the full video). In the event of an avalanche, the nearest dog team is loaded into a helicopter and rushed to the scene. The dogs are trained to find

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Magnetoreception molecule found in the eyes of dogs, primates

The magnetic sense in migratory birds has been studied in considerable detail: unlike a boy scout's compass, which shows the compass direction, a bird's compass recognizes the inclination of the magnetic field lines relative to Earth's surface. Now scientists report that dog-like carnivores and some primate species may have a magnetic compass similar to that of birds. View the source article

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