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Swedish Showjumping Rabbits Compete in London

Swedish showjumping rabbits are competing in an event in London this weekend at the London Pet Show. The rabbits are flown in from Sweden. The Swedish bunnies have been performing in these types of competitions in Sweden for about twenty years. The rabbits can be seen leaping over different sized hurdles in this ITN video. Read more... May 17, 2014

Scientists Find Genetic Mutation That Causes Albinism in Doberman Pinschers

Researchers at Michigan State University have found the genetic mutation that causes albinism in Doberman pinschers. The albino dogs above are squinting in the bright sunlight. Paige Winkler, a doctoral student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, co-led the study with Joshua Bartoe, an assistant professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. The mutated gene is also associated with a form of albinism in humans. Read more... May 12, 2014

Police Dog Reunited With Officer After Being Shot in Line of Duty

ABC News reports that Bruno, a German Shepard police dog, has been reunited with his owner, Anaheim police officer R.J. Young, after being shot in the line of duty. There were concerns Bruno would not survive, but he made it through surgery and is recovering. Bruno is eager to leave with Young but he is still in recovery at an animal hospital. Young plans to adopt Bruno once he has fully recovered, which we hope will be very soon. Read more... March 29, 2014





Jiff the Pomeranian Performs a Trick for Katy Perry

Jiff the Pomeranian, pictured above with Katy Perry, is an actor/model dog. Jiff is very popular online with over 1.25 million followers on his Facebook page. Jiff has role in Katy Perry's new Dark Horse music video. Jiff also performed an adorable trick for Katy. Katy wrote on Instagram, "BREAKING NEWS: I'm turning into a dog person! Meet @jiffpom who came to visit me... my new favorite cuddle bug." Read more... February 22, 2014

Company Develops Jackets for Chickens

A pet product company named Omlet has developed high-visibility jackets for chickens. The jackets make it easier for the chickens to be seen so motorists can avoid them if they are crossing hthe road. The jackets don't interfere with the chicken's wings. The High-Vis Chicken Jacket comes in pink and yellow. The Telegraph says the company is planning to launch new styles. Read more... January 19, 2014

Siberian Husky Plays in Pile of Leaves

This video, which has viraled around the Internet, shows Butch, a Siberian husky, having the best time in a huge pile of leaves racked by his owner. Butch runs around the entire yard so he can build up enough speed to jump into the leaves. That's one happy dog. The video was uploaded last November. Butch's owner, Kent Petersen, writes, "I just had just finished raking leaves, when Butch decided to help." Read more... September 24, 2013

Photo: Oprah Winfrey Makes Homemade Dog Treats

Oprah makes homemade doggie treats for her dogs. She used oatmeal, cheese and bacon and oatmeal and peanut butter for the yummy dog treats. Oprah shared the photo on Instagram and wrote, "Making home made doggie treats .. Oatmeal/cheese/bacon.. Oatmeal/ peanut butter #yumyum." Read more... September 14, 2013

Video: Two Dogs Playing Tetherball

Two dogs play tetherball in this "Distraction" video shared by CNN. The dogs are really good at tetherball and also seem to love the game. They give it their all to jump up and reach the ball. Read more... September 8, 2013

Stella the Dog Plays Dead

This is Stella, a yellow lab, and she excels at playing dead. Stella lifts up her paws when her own says, "Stick em' up." She then dramatically flips her head back before falling to the ground after being pretend shot by her owner, Steven Blakel. Read more... August 4, 2013

Sheep Dog Sets Record for Riding a Scooter

Norman, a French sheep dog who stars in Who Let The Dogs Out, has set a record for riding a scooter unassisted. Norman's trainer Karen Cobb said Guiness World Record contacted her about the new record opportunity. Norman road the scooter for 98.2 feet in 20.75 seconds. The record has not been yet been certified by Guinness World Record, but it is pretty clear Norman had no problem setting it. Read more... July 12, 2013


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