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…)

Family adopts son’s bomb-sniffing dog

by Mark James on June 25, 2014

The family of a US marine dog handler who died in Afghanistan has adopted the canine that served alongside him.

On 28 September (more…)

Dogs really do love their owners

by Vivien Richardson on May 9, 2014

Research has suggested that dogs really are a man’s best friend, after scientists found they release the same chemical solution as humans to show love.

According to a study by boffins at (more…)

Labrador to be posthumously awarded highest military honour

by Mark James on May 2, 2014

A British Army yellow Labrador is to be awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross six years after she was killed in a Taliban attack.

Sasha, who had been trained to (more…)

First cloned British dog born

by Leanne Thompson on April 17, 2014

A caterer from West London recently won a £60,000 contest to clone her beloved dachshund, Winnie.

Rebecca Smith, 29, had previously made jokes about (more…)

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