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  1. Dog Resources (NetVet - Boschert)
      Provides hundreds of sources of information on dogs.

Multimedia
  1. Specialist Warns About Leaving the Family Dog With a Baby or Toddler (CNN News)
      A one-year--old baby was killed by the family dog because the parents left the two alone together. The specialist warns that babies and toddlers should never be left alone together. 05-12

News
  1. -02-17-06 Greenies Could Endanger Your Dog (ABC News)
      "One veterinarian told us preliminary national figures he'd compiled indicated that Greenies were the No. 3 cause of blockages in the esophagus behind bones and fish hooks."

      " 'There have been eight complaints about Greenies,' said Joe Roetheli, the manufacturer's chief executive officer. 'That's over eight years and 700 million sold.' " 02-06

  2. -03-31-07 Texas Lawmakers Propose Strong Dog-Bite Law (Bloomberg.com)
      "Lawmakers are reacting to a spate of fatal attacks that manifest Texas's status as the U.S. dog-bite capital. Texas has had at least 13 fatal dog attacks since 2004 and the most such fatalities in two of the past three years, according to data compiled by Richard Polsky, an animal behaviorist based in Los Angeles." 03-07

  3. Pet Food Recall (MenuFoods.com)
      Provides a list of products for dogs that are on the recall list for possibly causing kidney failure and death.

Papers
  1. "No-Kill" Shelters for Dogs and Cats? (MSNBC News)
      "When the Richmond SPCA in Virginia announced plans to become a no-kill animal shelter beginning in 2002, there was one thing that CEO Robin Starr didn’t expect: vocal opposition from local rescue groups."

  2. Bo Obama, the First Dog (CBS News)
      " 'Here he is, the newest addition to the family," the president said in an introduction adding that 'we all have to take turns walking the dog' – famous last words for parents of puppies." 04-09

  3. Dog Training (Dr. P.)
      Provides training tips by topic, such as obedience, protection, assistance and more.

  4. Dogs - Family Histories Revealed (BBC News)
      "All 300 domestic purebred dog breeds fall into one of 10 major groupings, scientists have told a US conference." 6-04

  5. Dogs - Herding Group (Planet-Pets.com)
      Provides descriptions and pictures of the Australian Cattle Dog, Bearded Collie, Belgian Malinois, Belgian Sheepdog, Belgian Tervuren, Border Collie, Bouvier des Flandres, Briard, Collie, German Shepherd, Old English Sheepdog, Puli, Shetland Sheepdog , Welsh Corgi Cardigan, and Welsh Corgi Pembroke. 06-07

  6. Dogs - Hound Group (Planet-Pets.com)
      Provides descriptions and pictures of the Afghan Hound, American Foxhound, Basenji, Basset Hound, Beagle, Black and Tan Coonhound, Bloodhound, Borzoi, Dachshund, English Foxhound, Greyhound, Harrier, Ibizan, Irish Wolfhound, Norwegian Elkhound, Otter Hound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Saluki, Scottish Deerhound, and Whippet. 06-07

  7. Dogs - Long-Legged Terriers Group (Planet-Pets.com)
      Provides descriptions and pictures of the Airedale, American Staffordshire, Bedlington, Border Terrier, Bull Terrier, Fox Terrier, Irish Terrier, Kerry Blue, Lakeland, Manchester, Miniature Schnauzer, Soft-Coated Wheaton, and Welsh Terrier. 06-07

  8. Dogs - Mastiffs Group (Planet-Pets.com)
      Provides descriptions and pictures of the Appenzeller, Belgian Mastiff, Canary, Danish Broholmer, Dogo Argentino, Dogue Bordeaux, Entelbucher, Fila Brasileiro, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Landseer, Leonberger, Mini-Bull Terrier, Moscow Watchdog, Neapolitan Mastiff, Perro de Presa, Mallorquin, and Tosa Inu. 06-07

  9. Dogs - Non-Sporting Group (Planet-Pets.com)
      Provides descriptions and pictures of the Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, Bichon Frise, Boston Terrier, Bulldog, Chow Chow, Dalmatian, French Bulldog, Keeshond, Lhasa Apso, Poodle, and Schipperke. 06-07

  10. Dogs - Nordic Group (Planet-Pets.com)
      Provides descriptions and pictures of the Ainu, American Eskimo, Chinese Shar Pei, Chinook, East Siberian Laika, Eskimo Dog, Eurasier, Finnish Lappland, Finnish Spitz, German Spitz, German Wolfspitz, Giant German Wolfspitz, Greenland Dog, Iceland Dog, Jamthund, Kai Dog, Karelian Bear Dog, Karelo-Finnish Laika, Kishu, Nenet Herding Laika, Norbottenspets, Norwegian Buhund, Norwegian Lundehund, Russo European Laika, Sanshu, Shiba Inu, Shikoku, Swedish Lapphund, and West Siberian Laika. 06-07

  11. Dogs - Salukis (ClassicSaluki.com)
      Describes the Saluki, a dog dating back to ancient Egypt. 2-04

  12. Dogs - Salukis (SalukiForum.Homestead.com)
      Provides breeders and clubs. 2-04

  13. Dogs - Short-Legged Terriers Group (Planet-Pets.com)
      Provides descriptions and pictures of the Australian, Cairn, Dandi Dinmont , Norfolk, Norwich, Scottish, Sealyham, Skye, West Highland White, and Yorkshire Terrier. 06-07

  14. Dogs - Sighthounds Group (Planet-Pets.com)
      Provides descriptions and pictures of the Azawakh, Chortaj, Cirneco, Grande Podengo, Magyar, Pharaoh Hound, Sloughi, Taigan, and Tasy. 06-07

  15. Dogs - Sporting Group (Planet-Pets.com)
      "Very active and alert, Sporting dogs make loving family dogs and all around companions." Provides descriptions and pictures of the American Water Spaniel, Brittany, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Clumber Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Curly-Coated Retriever, English Cocker, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Field Spaniel, Flat-Coated Retriever, German Shorthair Pointer, German Wirehair Pointer, Golden Retriever, Gordon Setter, Irish Setter, Irish Water Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, Pointer, Sussex , Viszla, Weimaraner, Welsh Springer, and Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. 06-07

  16. Dogs - Tapeworms (Centers for Disease Control and Preventionr)
      Provides a factsheet on dog and cat tapeworms, including treatment. Visitors sometimes misspell as tape worms. 6-01

  17. Dogs - Toys Group (Planet-Pets.com)
      Provides descriptions and pictures of the Affenpinscher, Brussels, Griffon, Chihuahua, English Toy Spaniel, Italian Greyhound, Japanese Chin, Maltese, Toy Manchester, Miniature Pinscher, Papillon, Pekingese, Pomeranian, Poodle, Pug, Shih Tzu, and Silky Terrier. Visitors may misspell words as Chiwawa, Peckinese or Pekinese, Sure Zu, or Pincher. 06-07

  18. Dogs - Working Group (Planet-Pets.com)
      Provides descriptions and pictures of the Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Anatolian, Bernese Mountain Dog, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Doberman Pinscher, Giant Schnauzer, Great Dane, Great Pyrenees, Komondor, Kuvasz, Mastiff, Newfoundland, Rottweiler, St. Bernard, Samoyed, Siberian Husky, and Standard Schnauzer. (Sometimes Pinscher may be misspelled by visitors as Pincher and Schnauzer may be misspelled as Snowzer.) 06-07

  19. Dogs by Type (Planet-Pets.com)
      Provides descriptions and pictures of dogs by group, including sporting, non-sporting, hounds, working, toys, herding, nordics, mastiffs, shortl-legged terriers, long-legged terriers, and sighthounds. 06-07

  20. Laughing Dog Sound Calms Other Dogs (ABC News)
      "Researchers at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service in Washington state say sometimes a bark is just a bark — but a long, loud panting sound has real meaning."

      "They say the long, loud pant is the sound of a dog laughing, and it has a direct impact on the behavior of other dogs." 12-05

  21. Man Saves Dog, Dog Saves Man (ABC News)
      "Michael Bosch of San Rafael, Calif., knew he had a loyal friend in his dog, Honey. But until Monday night, he didn't know he had a savior too." 11-05

  22. Picked Up By Tornado, Dog Crawls Home on Two Broken Legs (Time.com)
      "Amid the destruction and devastation that has followed the severe tornadoes sweeping across the country, there's one touching survivor tail worth celebrating — and it wags. (See what we did there?)

      "Three weeks after a series of tornadoes blew through Alabama, leveling everything in their path, a family in North Smithfield returned to their damaged home to sift through debris. Miraculously, they found their missing dog Mason waiting for them on the porch." 05-11

  23. Study: Dogs More Intelligent Than Scientists Thought (MSNBC News)
      " 'What's surprising and shocking about this is that we thought this sort of imitation was very sophisticated, something seen only in humans,' said Brian Hare, who studies dogs at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany. 'Once again, it ends up dogs are smarter than scientists thought.' "

      "The experiment suggests that dogs can put themselves inside the head of another dog -- and perhaps people -- to make relatively complex decisions."

      " 'This suggests they can actually think about your intention -- they can look for explanations of your behavior and make inferences about what you are thinking,' Hare said." 06-07

  24. Study: Dogs are Not Harmless Pets (USA Today)
      "The study, done by Vikram Durairaj of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, found that dogs usually target a child's face and eyes and most often it's a breed considered "good" with children, like a Labrador Retriever."

      "The study, done by Vikram Durairaj of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, found that dogs usually target a child's face and eyes and most often it's a breed considered "good" with children, like a Labrador Retriever."

      "The study says the likelihood of a child getting bitten in their lifetime is around 50 % with 80 % of those bites involving the head and neck. If a dog bites once, it's likely to bite again with the second attack often more brutal than the first." 04-11

  25. Study: Social Animals Have Grown Larger Brains (ScienceDaily.com)
      "Co-author and Director of ICEA Professor Robin Dunbar said: 'For the first time, it has been possible to provide a genuine evolutionary time depth to the study of brain evolution. It is interesting to see that even animals that have contact with humans, like cats, have much smaller brains than dogs and horses because of their lack of sociality.' "

  26. The "Alpha Dog" Myth (Time.com)
      "The debate has its roots in 1940s studies of captive wolves gathered from various places that, when forced to live together, naturally competed for status. Acclaimed animal behaviorist Rudolph Schenkel dubbed the male and female who won out the alpha pair. As it turns out, this research was based on a faulty premise: wolves in the wild, says L. David Mech, founder of the Minnesota-based International Wolf Center, actually live in nuclear families, not randomly assembled units, in which the mother and father are the pack leaders and their offspring's status is based on birth order."

  27. The 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds (PuppyToob.com)
      Describes the 10 most dangerous dog breeds based on fatalities caused.

  28. World's Tallest Dog (USA Today)
      "When the 3-year-old Great Dane [Zeus] stands up on his hind legs, he’s 7-foot-4, beating out the previous record-holder, Giant George, by an inch." 09-12


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