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The Poodle (and Dog) Blog

The Poodle (and Dog) Blog
Posted on : April 10, 2008
Smugglers matching wits with drug dogs
No one ever said that criminals were smart"”especially drug smugglers"”but wouldn't you think they would learn not to try to fool the nose of a trained drug dog with their stupid hiding places? Two failed attempts took place at Arizona ports of entry recently. At the Port of San Luis, south of Yuma, Arizona, officers working the pedestrian crossing, pulled a 37-year-old California man for inspection after a border patrol canine alerted to an odor... ...»

Ā  Weiner dog museum opens
Josef KĆ¼blbeck (l) with "Seppi"¯ and Oliver Storz with "Moni"¯ (Armin Weigel/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images) Dachshunds, Doxies, sausage dogs, weiner dogs"”dogs with long bodies and stubby little legs"”are adored by people all over the world. But only Josef KĆ¼blbeck and Oliver Storz, two German former florists, love them enough to open a museum devoted entirely to the Dachshund. The Dackelmuseum "“-or Dachshund Museum-- opened in the Bavarian town of Passau on April 2. The museum contains 4,500... ...»

The happiest pups at the happiest place on earth
Lauren Allen/Canine Companions Some young service dogs in training got a special treat recently"”their first trip to Disneyland. They were accompanied by volunteers from Canine Companions for independence, a nonprofit organization that trains service dogs for children and adults with disabilities. Volunteers posted photos on Twitter. The pups who went on the trip to Disneyland are in training and will soon become full-fledged service dogs. Part of their training is to go to places where... ...»

This story is disgusting and gross... but too funny not to share
You've been warned. Talk about having a crappy night. A Parkland, Washington man was not only arrested for drunk driving but he also found himself covered in dog poop while trying to evade police. From KGBY Channel 11 News The ordeal began just after 11 p.m. Saturday when a man called 911 to report a car was running red lights, driving erratically and nearly hit several cars near the Brookdale area. About eight minutes later,... ...»

If you see Poodles in your neighborhood expect prices to skyrocket
New York. (Credit: Pexels, Pixabay) At least that is the story from New York City: if you see Poodles sniffing around your neighborhood, you can bet on prices of real estate going up. The New York Times ran the numbers and found it to be true: particular breeds of New York's 500,000 dogs can faithfully be trusted to forecast the city's hot markets. At the top of the list in terms of the most influential... ...»

Once an abused puppy, new police dog finds important job on UC Berkeley campus
Credit Brittany Hosea-Small Canine Officer Obi, a 14-month-old Springer Spaniel, started working last month as the University of California, Berkeley's new explosive-detecting dog. As a puppy in Wyoming, Obi was abused before a police dog trainer rescued him and brought him to Berkeley. Now Obi lives with UCPD Officer Sal Lopez, who works with the pup all day and takes him home each night. "He was treated very bad, abused physically, emotionally and deprived of... ...»

Golden Poodle awards for March
We're late"”we blame the time change, our move to a brand new city and the ensuing chaos-- but here are the award winners. The Golden Poodle award goes to the cat named D-O-G who is on the staff to train dogs to be well behaved service dogs at Support Dogs Incorporated in St. Louis. The Lizard brain award goes to whoever was responsible for sending a voter application to a dog who has been dead... ...»

200-pound pig thinks heā€™s a dog
Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN During the late 80's imported pigs made their way into a zoo in the USA. The zoo bred these pigs and sold the piglets to the pet industry. This was the start of the first potbellied pig craze. Motivated by money, breeders extolled the virtues of pigs as household pets and pigs became the fad pets of the day, some selling for thousands of dollars. But as pets, the pigs came... ...»

A dog dead for 18 years receives voter registration form
Where are we going and what am I doing in this handbasket? - Unknown Moco, one of MaryAnn Lucero's favorite dogs, passed away in 2000. So imagine her surprise when she found a letter addressed to him in her mailbox recently. It included a voter registration form for Moco to finish filling out. The form and letter came from a group called Voter Participation Center, a nonpartisan, non-governmental group whose purpose is to get more... ...»

This dog is being trained to sniffā€¦water
Siriusly. It makes sense when you think about it. Water is a precious commodity, without it there is no life. In December the Consumer Council for Water said that England and Wales lost 3.1 billion litres of water every day from leakage. So Snipe, a Cocker Spaniel, has undergone weeks of training by ex-military personnel in the UK. He is being trained to detect problems in underground pipes by sniffing out minuscule amounts of chlorine... ...»

A cat named D-O-G is a star dog trainer
How does a cat get a job training dogs? Last summer a black and white cat wandered into the facilities at Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis and now he has an significant job there. Support Dogs, Inc trains canines for important roles, assisting people with disabilities. The cat with the unlikely name D-O-G, pronounced Dee-Oh-jee, plays a key role in their training by getting them used to being around other animals. Assistance dogs have... ...»

United Airlines has not had a good month, or year, for canine public relations
Recently a puppy died on a United flight when the flight attendant for reasons known only to her insisted the dog carrier be put in the overhead bin. United took full responsibility, but they have a dismal record in handling dogs. Last year, 18 animals died while being transported on United, according to the Department of Transportation. There were six cases on all other U.S. carriers combined. Kara Swindle and her two children are moving... ...»