Today is National K9 Veterans Day! Why today? Glad you asked. On March 13, 1942, the US Army first began training dogs for its newly established K9 Corps. Since that fateful day, we’ve come to learn of several dogs who have become full-fledged heroes. Continue reading It’s A Special Saturday!
From NBC4i in Columbus: His name is Leonard, and he is Ohio’s first pit bull police officer about to embark on a career as a narcotics K-9. He is also the first K-9 for Clay Township on the western edge of Lake Erie, near the community of Genoa. Many departments across the country are rescuing Pitties from shelters and finding out they make excellent K9s. Continue reading Pit Bulls: From Feared to Revered
The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading advocate for dogs, is proud to announce the recipients of the first 2018 AKC Paw of Courage awards to show appreciation for the working canines that put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe. This award specifically recognizes those who are serving or have served their departments honorably and have demonstrated heroism in the line of duty.
“The inspiring stories of working canines touch our hearts every day,” said AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo. “Each of these dogs serves as a testimony to the loyalty and courage that dogs bring our communities. The sacrifices they make to serve and protect do not go unnoticed and we are honored to award these three brave canines with the 2018 AKC Paw of Courage as a symbol of our gratitude.” Continue reading 2018 Paw of Courage Award Winners
The Canton Repository is reporting on a new memorial that has been erected in front of the Stark County Courthouse to honor K9s killed in action. Jethro, the dog who died after being shot by a grocery store burglar in January, 2016, is one of two dogs whose names are “engraved and gilded in 23-karat gold leaf on a jet-black tablet with a gray granite base,” said Philip Lago, the monument designer.
Luko is the second dog whose name is already inscribed on the monument. He was hit by a car close to the same spot where Jethro was killed, back in February, 1998. Continue reading Monument for Jethro and other Stark County K9s
The Vancouver Police Department raised more than a few eyebrows recently when their Facebook photo of a K-9 team rappelling down a building face went viral. The caption read, “Hey dad… This rappelling? Yuh, I’m not a fan.” In Canada they are called Police Service Dogs rather than K9s, and this dog is named PSD Niko.
Continue reading Police Dog Not a Fan of Rappelling
Are you familiar with the sport of mondioring? I sure wasn’t until I saw this news piece from Fox 13 in Salt Lake City.
As I understand it, you get no money for winning, and it can be expensive to compete, so of course, who wouldn’t want to get involved?!?!
Continue reading Idol and The Sport of Mondioring