Dogs : Controversy
Bulldogs, with their flat noses and wrinkly skin, are candidates for medically-helpful plastic surgery, which is on the rise among pets.

Plastic surgery… for your pet?

No longer reserved for the rich and famous, cosmetic surgery on cats and dogs is on the rise

Dogs : Best Video
Otis, the adventurous pug, strapped into his specially-made harness for his 64th jump, was a skydiving convert from puppyhood on, says his owner.

Otis the 'ultimate' skydiving pug

The 10-year-old pooch, aloft since puppyhood, made his 64th jump this week. Does he really enjoy the thrill?

Dogs : Controversy
The American Kennel Club recommends dog owners not leave their pets unattended in order to curb recent canine theft increase.

The 'sharp rise' of dog-napping

More and more dogs are being literally stolen from their owners.

Dogs : Burning Question
Is there something about a dog's attentive, uncritical gaze that encourages children to master reading more quickly?

Can dogs teach kids to read?

New anecdotal evidence suggests that kids who practice reading to dogs become more adept than kids who read to humans

Dogs : Opinion Brief
La Vie is a therapy dog who accompanies young sexual assault victims in the courtroom, though some lawyers argue that such canine cuteness unfairly sways jurors.

Courtroom dogs: An unfair advantage?

Service dogs are increasingly being used to comfort witnesses during difficult testimony, but some lawyers argue that the practice prejudices jurors

Dogs : Fact Sheet
A truck carrying dogs on the outskirts of Beijing: A southern Chinese city was planning to force dog-owners to turn over their pets for adoption by rural dwellers or euthanasia.

A Chinese city's heartless plan to ban pet dogs

The city of Jiangmen had devised a brutal scheme to curb rabies and dog attacks — but anguished pet-owners prevailed at the last minute

Dogs : Slideshow
Giant George: Life With The Tallest Dog in The World

Pet memoirs: A visual history

Before Marley and Giant George, the 7-foot-tall Great Dane, creatures were already inspiring books from Virginia Woolf and John Steinbeck

Dogs : Burning Question
A dog feeds its 15 puppies in China in 2009: Researchers are working on a contraceptive drug for dogs that would replace the need to spay females.

A birth control pill... for dogs?

Scientists are developing a chemical means of curbing the unwanted consequences of puppy love

Dogs : Opinion Brief
Puget Sound Starts Here's catchy music video urges residents of The Evergreen State to scoop up their dogs' poop.

The $27,000 music video to fight dog poo

Did the Washington state government really need to produce such a clever clip to get people to scoop their dog's poop?

Dogs : Instant Guide
Bo Obama, the First Family's Portuguese Water Dog, may be cute but, according to new research, he may be just as allergy-inducing as his shedding peers.

The 'myth' of hypoallergenic dogs

A new study finds that Poodles, Portuguese Water Dogs, and other supposedly hypoallergenic pooches produce no fewer allergens than other dogs

Dogs : Instant Guide
To prevent pups from becoming projectiles in the car, law enforcement officials suggest strapping them in.

Should dogs wear seat belts?

The holiday weekend is here, and many families — and their pets — are hitting the road to celebrate. Here, a guide to ensuring that Fido travels safely

Dogs : Fact Sheet
This professionally soothing dog stood by a 15-year-old who had to identify her alleged attacker in court, a first in New York state.

The dog who took the witness stand

An 11-year-old golden retriever becomes a courtroom pioneer by comforting a young victim while she testifies

Dogs : Only in America
Neighbors fed up with illicit dog poop on their lawns are turning to DNA testing to find out which pet owner failed to scoop.

Only in America: DNA testing to prove which neighbor's dog pooped

Faced with dog owners who refuse to pick up after their pets, several apartment complexes are using a CSI-like test to unmask the culprit

Dogs : Opinion Brief
Naki'o acts just like any other eager puppy, except that he has four mechanical paws.

Can a dog survive with 4 bionic legs?

Naki'o, the first dog to be fitted with four prosthetic paws, is turning out to be a model patient

Dogs : Instant Guide
A pack of "bloodthirsty" dogs (not pictured) roaming the countryside of Washington state has killed about 100 animals in the past three months.

Washington state's 'bloodthirsty' killer dogs

A pack of elusive, llama-murdering canines are terrorizing residents in the Evergreen State

Dogs : By the numbers
Though Leona Helmsley bequeathed her maltese, Trouble, $12 million, the dog's caretaker later estimated that Trouble could squeeze by on $100,000 a year.

The $12 million dog: By the numbers

Trouble, the lucky maltese to whom Leona Helmsley left millions when she died in 2007, has joined her notorious owner in the afterlife. A look at Trouble's charmed life

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