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Pixar’s Emotional New Short Will Make a Pet Lover Out of You

Those of us who have them know that pets are basically like best friends who are guaranteed to never desert you, and will always do their best to make you feel better when times are rough. That’s a big part of what makes it difficult to see people who abuse animals. Read More >>

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The Dogs That Stopped an 18th Century Crime Wave

Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend, but it wasn't until the 18th century that they truly secured that honour. All by doing one of the things dogs do best: stopping burglars and saving their owners a fortune. Read More >>

animals
Stop Letting Your Dogs Freeze to Death, You Slithering Ghouls

The polar vortex may be chilling much of the midwest United States to the bone this week, but it’s cold as hell elsewhere too. And a dog’s place during these frigid winter months is huddled up inside with their people where it’s toasty warm. But during the last few weeks, multiple reports have surfaced of dogs freezing to death after being left outside amid record-low temperatures. Read More >>

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Sony Gives Aibo a New Paint Job and Plans to Teach It Some Home Security Tricks

Resurrected back in 2017, Sony’s robotic dog Aibo made a big splash at CES 2018, but there wasn’t much fanfare for the pup at Sony’s CES booth this year. A few weeks later, however, Sony has announced a new version of the robotic companion featuring a beagle-inspired tri-colour paint job, and some new tricks that expand the pricey toy’s capabilities. Read More >>

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There’s Going To Be A London Dog Week

This is exactly the kind of news we need on Bollocks Blue Monday: the announcement of London's first ever Dog Week, which will be held between the 25th and 31st of March. Read More >>

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Tens Of Thousands Sign Petition To Let Snoop Dogg Adopt Abandoned Dog

Remember the dog who was heartlessly abandoned by the side of the road in Stoke-On-Trent in December? The one who ran pitifully after his owner's car, trying to get back in as the scumbag accelerated and drove away, leaving the dog to fend for itself with just its bed on the pavement for company? Read More >>

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Insect Dog Food Launches in the UK This Week

Around 40 per cent of the protein contained in Yora dog food comes from insect sources, making it the ideal choice for any highly evolved dogs able to make their own environmentally sound eating choices by woofing at Alexa. Read More >>

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A Bulldog’s Screw Tail Might Help Us Understand a Rare Genetic Disease in People

One of the most distinctive body parts of your typical English bulldog, French bulldog, or Boston terrier—their coiled screw tail—might be caused by a specific genetic mutation, suggests recent research. And more importantly for us humans, that same genetic quirk might help scientists better understand a rare disorder in people. Read More >>

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Snoop Dogg Offers Home To Dog Abandoned In Stoke-On-Trent

Some heartless git who abandoned his dog by the roadside is hopefully about to have the worst 2019 ever, while his former dog gets offered a place at Snoop Dogg's crib. Read More >>

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Ford’s Noise-Cancelling Kennel Keeps Dogs’ Ears Safe From Fireworks

Good Boy Of The Day goes to Ford, which has used its knowledge of noise cancelling tech to create a kennel that protects dogs from firework noise. Read More >>

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MPs Call For Entirely Unnecessary Ban on Eating Dogs

Apparently, it isn't technically illegal to eat dog meat in this country, a fact that shouldn't really need pointing out as it's honestly never really occurred to anyone. Dogs are for patting, walking, and social content generation, not stews. But the fact is being pointed out by international animal protection charities, so, always keen to enact the will of the people, our MPs are trying to make sure that the UK's dog-eating legal loophole is soon closed. Read More >>

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Good Boy Who Survived the California Camp Fire Guarded His Family’s Home for Nearly a Month

A good boy who survived the deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s history was found weeks later, apparently guarding the site of what was his family’s home. Read More >>

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The Best Pet Tech You Need This Christmas

Pets are part of the family, which means though they might not understand what Christmas is, they still deserve an exciting treat under the tree. Some of our choices here are more for you than them, but if a chilled out owner means more cuddle time, that works for everyone. Here's our pick of the pet tech for 2018. Read More >>

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Scientists Made a Remote-Control Dog Using Its Love of Chasing Things

Point the red dot of a laser anywhere near a dog, and they’ll obsessively chase and stalk it for hours. So researchers at Tohoku University took that idea one step further, creating a wearable vest covered in flashlights that create targeted dots of light to direct a pup’s movements – essentially creating a remote control dog without any kind of cybernetics. Read More >>

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Man Shot by His Own Dog Proves That in Virtually Any Scenario, They Are Still Good Boys

In an incident that is somehow somewhat common, a man is claiming he survived being accidentally shot with a shotgun by his own dog, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News this week. Perhaps unsurprising to anyone who’s ever owned a dog, however, is the fact that the pup’s owner says he’s still a good boy. Read More >>