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Day at the dog park turns tragic for Calgary couple

July 30, 2013: Picture above of James Larose holds a newly erected snow fence with his common-law partner Celia Sweeney next to a cliff on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 where their dogs Stella and Vinny took a horrific tumble just a week earlier at Edworthy Dog Park in Calgary, Alta. If Rover goes over, the […]

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Bizarre Dog News: Dog eats paralyzed Arkansas man’s testicle

July 30, 2013: Bizarre Dog News TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) – An Arkansas man awoke Monday morning to find his dog had eaten one of his testicles, police say. The 39-year-pold man, who will not be identified, is paralyzed and told Trumann police he had “no feeling from the waist down.” Around 7:45 a.m. Monday he […]

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Make Health, Not Show, the Breed Standard

July 2013: Alexandra Horowitz is a professor of psychology at Barnard College and a researcher of dog behavior and cognition and. She is the author of “Inside of a Dog: .” It is now well known both within and outside scientific communities that elements of many breed standards are linked to inherited disorders, sometimes quite […]

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Rescue dog stolen; thieves call to rub it in

July 29, 2013: A local dog was rescued once, only to find herself in need of rescue again. Tiger Lily was staying with a family after the five- or six-month old pup was rescued by Happy Trails Adoption Centre. But last week, the foster family came home to find their West End door wide open, […]

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80 dogs seized from a house Darlene and Marshall Dougherty Charged

July 29, 2013: As we first reported last night at 11, the Brant County SPCA is dealing with the worst case of animal cruelty it has seen in 10 years. 80 dogs and two cats were seized from a house near Paris after a couple of visits by investigators last week. OSPCA inspector Brandon James […]

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Small Dog Can Do Big Tricks VIDEO:

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Champion Merles and Grand Champion Merles CKC and AKC

Beauty Comes In All Colors! Merle Champions & Pets

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Beijing’s big dog ban raises debate on dog ownership

July 28, 2013: Beijing has stepped up enforcement on banning large and vicious dogs, which has sparked heated debate about the height and breed of the animals and owners’ responsibility of regulating canine behavior. Beijing issued the Regulations on Dog Ownership in 2003. Since June, local authorities have stepped up enforcement measures by banning dog […]

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Merle Strain

Merle Strain George M. Strain, PhD Recent issues of Top Notch Toys have printed dialog about the merle gene, especially relating to its presence in the Chihuahua breed. One particular article (1) cited research of mine (2) with an incorrect interpretation that I wish to correct. In addition, I would like to provide unbiased up-to-date […]

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Merle Deafness in dogs

Prevalence of deafness in dogs for merle allele Strain GM, Clark LA, Wahl JM, Turner AE, Murphy KE. Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA. strain@lsu.edu Abstract BACKGROUND: Deafness in dogs is frequently associated with the pigment genes piebald and merle. Little is known about […]