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    Hoping for a Dog Phone? You May Have a Long Wait.

    Away from home, dog owners can use technology to talk to their pets, track their every movement, launch projectile treats into the air and even spy on them while they’re sleeping. Dogs themselves can’t do much more than watch longingly out the window. Maybe that’s why the possibility of a “DogPhone” briefly entranced the media world. Who wouldn’t want to take that call? But the new research that inspired those stories, led by Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, an assistant professor at the University of Glasgow, was mostly aspirational. The study only involved one dog. The device was not an actual phone nor is anything of the kind close to market. And the…

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    The 16 best gifts for dog lovers and their furry friends

    If there is one thing that I know to be 100 percent, indisputably true, it’s that dogs are better than cats. OK, that is entirely subjective, but it might be true that more U.S. households have dogs than cats: A recent report from market research firm Packaged Facts found that 39 percent of all pet-owning households in the U.S. had dogs, while only 24 percent were cat owners. And while you are gift shopping this season, odds are you’ll come across someone on your list who either owns a dog or just really, really loves them. With these compassionate canine comrades in mind, we rounded up some of our favorite…

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    Most Dog Breeds Highly Inbred

    Dog breeds are often recognized for distinctive traits — the short legs of a dachshund, wrinkled face of a pug, spotted coat of a Dalmatian. Unfortunately, the genetics that give various breeds their particular attributes are often the result of inbreeding. In a recent study published in Canine Medicine and Genetics, an international team of researchers led by University of California, Davis, veterinary geneticist Danika Bannasch show that the majority of canine breeds are highly inbred, contributing to an increase in disease and health care costs throughout their lifespan. “It’s amazing how inbreeding seems to matter to health,” Bannasch said. “While previous studies have shown that small dogs live longer…

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    Ranking the NHL’s best team dogs

    The 2021-22 NHL season is well underway, and the opportunity to win the Stanley Cup has players across hockey begging to see their rivals go belly up. While the action heats up in this dog-eat-dog league, it’s time for a different kind of ranking: a countdown of the best NHL team dogs. For those who might be scratching their heads (or ears): Several teams around the NHL have team dogs, many of whom are training under different organizations to become service dogs. These precocious pups are seen around team facilities, cuddling up to the players, posing for photos with fans (hopefully non-rabid ones) and being doggone cute social media darlings.…

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    ‘It Just Happened So Fast’

    Dramatic video captured the moment a red-tailed hawk attacked a 12-week-old chihuahua named Lola. In the video, as reported by KHOU-TV, Lola is walking around her front yard in Missouri City, Texas, when the hawk swooped down and attempted to snatch her. But Lola—who weighs only four pounds—quickly ran away toward bushes closer to home. Fortunately for the pup, her owner Kathryn Garver was only a few feet away at the time of the attack and quickly realized what was going on, per KHOU. “I didn’t even see it until it was right on top of her. That’s how fast it happened,” Garver said. “There was nothing I could’ve done…

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    Tiffany Frangione, 48, was mauled to death by her own dogs

    A Texas woman found dead in her backyard may have been mauled by her own dogs, police said. Tiffany L. Frangione, 48, was found with fatal puncture wounds to her neck in her Houston yard last Friday morning. Police believe Tiffany Frangione attempted to intervene in a fight between her dog’s and the neighbor’s dog when they turned on her. Courtesy of @ rachiriusthebandog Frangione had let her two pups out into her backyard when they started fighting with the neighbor’s dog through the fence, according to detectives. They believe Frangione was trying to intervene when her own dogs – a 5-year-old female Alaskan husky mix and male Cane Corso mix…

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    Mysterious ‘ghost dog’ seen running around garden on security camera – World News

    Australian truck driver Jake DeMarco, 38, was baffled when he saw what looked like his dog, Ryder, running around his backyard – which is secured by a locked 8ft fence – with a new canine ghost pal Video Loading Video Unavailable The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Woman spots ‘ghost dog’ in eerie footage A man has spoken of how baffled he felt after seeing what appeared to be a mysterious canine phantom running around his fully secured back garden. Jake DeMarco, was shocked by the mystery footage recorded on his home security camera in Melbourne, Austalia. The clip appears to show Jake’s dog, Ryder, playing and running around…