Archive for dogs

Labrador Retriever Saves Drowning Toddler

Patricia Drauch entered her garage assuming that, as always, her 14-month old son, Stanley, was close behind.

July 02, 2012

Dead Dog Receives Voter Registration Forms

Plus how the author's dog would vote in the 2012 presidential election.

June 20, 2012

Do You Take Your Bird Dog to Work?

Our friend Anthony Hauck, online editor for Pheasants Forever, has some great reasons why you should take your bird dog to work with you:

May 04, 2012

German Shorthair Points Family's Missing Cockatiel

Debbie Zuidema and her daughter Karri were getting ready for work when Karri's ride pulled up. Debbie went out to let the ride know that her daughter would be just a few minutes—but as she opened the door, the family's beloved pet cockatiel, Zoey, zoomed outside. Zoey landed on a nearby bush, then a house, then a rain gutter and then she was gone.

May 03, 2012

AKC: 2011 Was "Year of the Setter"

The American Kennel Club (AKC) releasted its annual list of most popular breeds. There's no news regarding the top dog—the Lab reigns supreme for the 21st straight year—but check out this list of setters on the move:

March 05, 2012

NPS Ranger Tases Man Walking Dogs Off-Leash

I've been known to flout a leash law or two (just ask my dog), but after reading this story I might just fall into line.

February 01, 2012

What Your Gun Dog Says About You: Part II

Here are five more breeds that tell the world what kind of hunter, and person, you really are

September 19, 2011

Meet a Dog with World-Record Ears

As a Denver Post writer quipped, here's a dog that's "all ears." In fact, owner Jennifer Wert of Boulder, Colo., says Harbor, an 8-year-old black and tan coonhound, had to grow into them.

September 12, 2011

Why We Love Dogs

It is said that you should never insult a man’s gun or his dog. I think further emphasis ought to be on the dog. Insult a gun in the presence of its owner and he will be mildly offended. Insult his dog and you better be prepared for a roll in the dirt.

May 25, 2011

Disabled Dog Finds Galapagos Tortoise Shell

When a Florida man went searching for fossils with his disabled dog he never imagined they would stumble upon the remains of a Galapagos tortoise.

April 11, 2011

What Your Gun Dog Says About You

Five breeds of dogs that tell the world what kind of hunter, and person, you really are.

February 24, 2011

A Dove Season Danger: Avoiding Canine Heat Stroke

With one of America's greatest outdoor traditions almost upon us—the opening day of dove season—it's the perfect time to review the prevention and symptoms of canine heat stroke. Every year a few dogs suffer its effects, usually due to the negligence of their owners.

August 16, 2010

Another Reason to Quit Smoking

According to some veterinarians, it's bad for your dog. From a USA Today report:

May 17, 2010

Are Cat Owners Smarter than Dog Owners?

I should've read the whole story instead of glancing at the blog headline, "Study Says Cat Owners Are Smarter Than Dog Owners," and spouting (with just a touch of cynicism), "Well that must be true because I'm too dumb to understand why anyone would own a damn cat!"

February 12, 2010

Is the Lab America's Most Popular Dog?

The American Kennel Club (AKC) has released its annual list of "the most popular purebred dogs in America." As expected, for the 19th consecutive year the Labrador retriever tops the list.

February 01, 2010