Pooches compete in US surfing competition

by Leanne Thompson on September 18, 2014

The annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon took place in Southern California recently, with 80 canine entrants taking part.

Despite warnings of a hurricane, the (more…)

Dogs prefer petting to talking

by Mark James on September 11, 2014

The University of Florida has carried out a study that found that pooches prefer a pat on the head rather than verbal praise.

For some time it has been known that (more…)

Novel about Royal dog released

by Darren Jamieson on September 4, 2014

A new book detailing the fictional adventures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s dog is available to the public.

The author of the novel, Aby King, was inspired to pen the book after (more…)

Dogs blessed on Saint Roch day

by Clare Jones on August 28, 2014

In El Alto, Bolivia, a Roman Catholic priest blessed dozens of pooches on a saint’s commemoration day.

Saint Roch is the patron saint of the Bolivian city, but he is also that of dogs, along with (more…)

Breast cancer detection by dogs trialled

by Vivien Richardson on August 21, 2014

A UK charity is funding a scheme to work out whether it is practical to use canines to detect a serious form of cancer.

The Buckinghamshire-based charity, Medical Detection Dogs, was set up to (more…)

Doggy detective continues his adventures

by Darren Jamieson on August 8, 2014

The seventh book in a popular canine mystery series has been released.

Paw and Order, which went on (more…)

BVA reminds owners to keep pets cool

by Mark James on July 30, 2014

As temperatures continue to rise, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has once again reminded dog owners of the dangers of heatstroke.

Every time that the weather gets hot, vets witness (more…)

Sniffer dog trained to find computer data

by Clare Jones on July 23, 2014

US law enforcement agencies have successfully trained a sniffer dog to find data storage devices.

The Connecticut State Police are the first force to (more…)

Dolly to adopt Glastonbury Lurcher

by Susan Partridge on July 16, 2014

dog-rescued-from-lakeA seven-year-old white Lurcher found in a tent when organisers were clearing up after the recent Glastonbury festival looks set to find a new home with Dolly Parton.

When the organisers found the (more…)

Dog owners petition Eurostar and UK government

by Mark James on July 9, 2014

Pet owners have set up a petition to try to persuade the owners of Eurostar to provide dog-friendly carriages on their trains.

Currently, no pets are (more…)

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