Have you heard about China, the hero dog from Argentina? Apparently, she is a better mom than her 14-year old human neighbor. Check out this story from the small town of La Plata, about 40 miles south of Buenos Aires.
The town of Oakville hosts a large school for training guide dogs for the blind – maybe there are lots of foster families in the area, starting dogs out with the proper obedience training before turning them over to the school.
Anyways, it got me to wondering how many dogs might live in my hometown.
The National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy brings us this list of the top ten reasons why people relinquish their dogs to shelters.
One of our readers sent me this clipping from the San Marcos Register.
Seems a young couple was rushing their dog to the emergency vet when they were stopped for a traffic ticket. When they pointed out that their dog was having trouble breathing, the officer mocked them, saying, “It’s just a dog. You can get another one.” And proceeded to take nearly 20 minutes to write the ticket.
This was placed as a comment on the blog, but I wanted to make sure everyone sees it, so I am re-posting. Thanks to Joann C for letting us know about this.
Today (8/25) there was a raid in Parkersburg WVa on a “puppy mill”. The Humane society is trying to find homes for over 1000 puppies & breeder dogs. For info call 304-422-5541
If you haven’t seen the news about this, there is a product called Neuticles. Yep, you guessed it, Neuticles are prosthetic testicles some people use after neutering their dogs to make it look like the dog has not undergone the procedure. What are your thoughts about the procedure? Continue reading Survey Saturday: Neuticles for your dog
Few of us have the millions Leona Helmsley set aside to care for her dog after her death, but that doesn’t mean we can’t set aside some money to make sure our beloved family members are cared for when we are gone. You don’t necessarily have to have money now to set up a trust. You can specify that a certain amount of your life insurance benefit or some other source of income payable to you will be used to fund the trust at a later date. However, making sure your wishes are carried out may not be as easy as it seems.
1. First find a baby…….
From Greeley, Colorado: We all know dogs are man’s best friend, but have you ever wondered just how far your dog’s loyalty goes? Jake Baysinger, unfortunately, will never know, but his family sure will. Cash, a 3-year old German Shepherd stayed by Baysinger’s body for 6 weeks after the man committed suicide, guarding it from coyote attacks.
Today’s topic: The Top Ten Breeds at the Westminster Kennel Club Show.
9 – 11 (3-way tie).
The Airedale Terrier, with three wins: 1912, 1919, and 1922.
The Pekingese, winning in 1960, 1982, and 1990
The Pointer, which took the prize in 1925, 1932, and 1986.
8. The Boxer, winning in 1947, 1949, 1951, and 1970.
7. The Doberman Pinscher, with four wins: 1939, 1952, 1953, and 1989. The ’52 / ’53 winners were the same dog.
6. The Sealyham Terrier, winning in 1924, 1927, 1936, and 1977.
5. The Cocker Spaniel, with wins in 1921, 1940, 1941, and 1954. The 1921 was parti-colored, the ’40 / ’41 winners were the same dog, which was black, and the ’54 winner was ASCOB (any solid color other than black).
4. The English Springer Spaniel, with 6 wins, in 1963, 1971, 1972, 1993, 2000, and 2007. The ’71 / ’72 winners were the same dog.
3. The Scottish Terrier, winning 7 times, in 1911, 1945, 1950, 1965, 1967, 1985, and 1995.
2. With 9 total wins, the Poodle. The toy size won in 1956 and 1961, the miniature was best in breed in 1959 and 2002, and the standard size won in 1935, 1958, 1973, and 1991.
1. And the breed to most often win Best in Show at Westminster is the Fox Terrier! The smooth variety won four times, in 1907, 1908, 1909, and 1910. The first three were the same dog, Ch Warren Remedy (pictured above). He is the only dog ever to have won 3 times. The wire-haired type won 13 times, in 1915, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1934, 1937, 1946, 1966, and 1992. The ’15 / ’16 winners were the same dog, as were the ’30 / ’31 winners. The dog who won in both 1917 and 1920 is the only dog to have won twice in non-sequential years.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!