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Labrador retriever Carmen, 4, of Warren, N.J., is posed during a news conference on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in New York. The Labrador retriever was the most popular dog breed in the U.S. last year for a 23rd year in a row, the American Kennel Club announced Friday. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

Labrador retrievers set popularity-ranking record

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s puppy love for the record books: The Labrador retriever was the nation’s most popular dog breed last year for a 23rd year in a row, the American Kennel Club announced […]

01/31/2014

PetSmart groomer, Michelle Boch, assisted by salon manager, Joel Mitchell, adds color during a chalking treatment to a 2 year old dachshund, Sugarplum, at PetSmart in Culver City, Calif. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Groomers are dazzling up dogs with bling, bows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sugarplum went into the salon as a reddish-blonde dachshund mix and came out with pink and green ears, a rainbow tail and a bow in her fur. “It’s like having a […]

01/01/2014

Cecil Williams pets his guide dog Orlando in his hospital bed following a fall onto subway tracks from the platform, Dec. 17, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Blind man, guide dog struck by NYC subway

NEW YORK (AP) — A blind man and his guide dog were struck by a subway train in Manhattan on Tuesday after the man lost consciousness and they tumbled on to the tracks, but both […]

12/17/2013

A cava-poo-chon dog owned by Brande Bradshaw.  (AP Photo/Courtesy Brande Bradshaw)

New find in search for puppy face that never fades

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imagine the ideal designer dog. It would be smart, healthy and hypoallergenic. It would have the yap bred out and longevity bred in. And, most important, it would never lose its […]

11/20/2013

Commissioner creates ‘pensions’ for police dogs

  LONDON (AP) — They work hard, sniffing out crime with only the occasional pat on the nose in gratitude. But police dogs deserve better, according to the police and crime commissioner in the English […]

11/05/2013

In this 2012 image provided by the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, a dog, bottom right, watches a video of the silhouette of another dog. (AP Photo/Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari)

Fido’s tail wags may reveal more than you think

NEW YORK (AP) — The way Fido wags his tail might reveal more about him than you know. Just ask another dog. A few years ago, researchers discovered a subtle difference in how dogs wag […]

10/31/2013

Neighbors add to a makeshift memorial set up at the Moore home on Monday Oct. 28, 2013, in Phoenix, to honor the four shooting victims.  Police say loud barking dogs might have led to 56-year-old Michael Guzzo to kill four of his neighbors and the neighbors' two dogs before turning the gun on himself, and dying.  The victims were identified as Bruce Moore, 66; his daughter, Renee Moore, 36; her husband, Michael Moore, 42, who took his wife's name; and Renee's son, Shannon Moore, 17. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Barking dogs may have been reason for fatal shootings of 4

PHOENIX (AP) — For months, Michael Guzzo complained to neighbors about incessant dog barking, even putting up fliers on doors throughout his Phoenix townhome complex advising people of pet ordinances and fines. This weekend, police […]

10/28/2013

Kim Arney, of Evansville, Ind., right, poses with Boogie, an 8-year-old chocolate Labrador owned by Jerry Butts, center, outside the Downtown YMCA after awarding him his medal for finishing Saturday's Evansville Half Marathon. (AP Photo/Courier & Press, Denny Simmons)

Dog that crashed half marathon dies a week later

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A dog that became an Internet sensation after crashing an Indiana half marathon has died just a week after receiving a medal for completing the race. The 100-pound chocolate Labrador retriever […]

10/18/2013

MGA Research Corp. staff preping a crash test dog for testing. Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety in Manassas, Virginia. (AP Photo/Subaru)

Crash test doggies help to improve pet safety in autos

LOS ANGELES (AP) — To make the world safer for pets, Lindsey Wolko had to design an indestructible dog. Two years and hundreds of thousands of dollars later, her nonprofit Center for Pet Safety in […]

10/16/2013

Odie welcomes home his owner from deployment, posted on YouTube.

Feel good video of dog welcoming soldier home

Watch Odie welcome home his master in this video.

10/09/2013

4 injured in dog attacks near LA school

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say four people were hospitalized after being attacked by a pack of dogs near a Los Angeles elementary school. KABC-TV says five German shepherds started attacking parents and children as […]

10/02/2013

22 dogs will get lucky on new CBS television show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon McMillan has trained as many as 10,000 dogs for television, movies, commercials, videos and people. Then he started saving dogs from animal shelters, training them and finding homes for them. […]

10/01/2013

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