The remains of an 18,000-year-old puppy might be those of a common ancestor of domestic dogs and modern gray wolves

A two-month-old puppy died 18,000 years ago, and it was preserved the permafrost near Yakutsk in Eastern Siberia.  I knew about this discovery a few weeks ago, but I was waiting DNA tests to see exactly what it was.  The … Continue reading

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Ohio Puppy Mill Reforms

I’m proud that my home state of Ohio has put into effect a new law upgrading standards of care for dogs kept in puppy mills. Our history in this area has not been great, with many commercial breeders keeping their … Continue reading

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Little puppy has big ears

He is gonna be a stallion of a dog. Natural History

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Once an abused puppy, new police dog finds important job on UC Berkeley campus

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Socializing Your Older Rescue Puppy: Barli’s Checklist

Since Bärli’s adoption on March 13, we’ve been busy socializing him, exposing him to experiences that he might come across on future outings or in our daily life. Bärli, now five (and… [[ This is a summary only. Click the … Continue reading

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What Can We Learn from the Puppy Who Died on United Airlines?

There are a lot of people who – when they learned about a puppy who died in an overhead luggage bin on a United Airlines flight last week – were filled with moral outrage against the airline. They went ballistic, … Continue reading

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We Have a New Puppy!!

I am SO excited to announce that we have adopted a four-month-old puppy! Named Baby Bear at the shelter, we’re now calling him Bärli (little bear). He was adopted from the Hill Country SPCA in… [[ This is a summary … Continue reading

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WEIMARANER “GALI” WINS INAUGURAL AKC ROYAL CANIN NATIONAL ALL-BREED PUPPY AND JUNIOR STAKES

From the AKC Royal Canin National Dog Show in Orlando this weekend: GCH CH Unity’s Maid an Entrance CGC, a Weimaraner known as “Gali” triumphed over more than 1,200 puppies and junior dogs to earn the title of AKC Royal … Continue reading

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Students buy their teacher a puppy after his beloved dog dies

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How to Puppy Proof Your Home

Puppies are inquisitive and playful by nature. They can be heaps of fun, but it is important to take the right steps to protect your home and protect them from themselves, as having a big heap of energy bulldozing through … Continue reading

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