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More Highlights from the 2014 National Dog Show

Nathan, 2014 Best Dog Show Performance National Dog Show [photo grab from time.com

Nathan, a 4-year old bloodhound wows everyone with his performance and bagged this year’s Best in Show at the 2014 National Dog Show, Thursday, November 27, Thanksgiving Day. The handsome bloodhound was owned by Heather Helmer.  Nathan is Helmer’s apple of her eye bragging that Nathan is so darn friendly and playful, he kisses everyone he meets. She said, Nathan make her smile every day.  Along with Freda, the French bulldog and Bogey the Samoyed, judges had difficulty on picking which is the best pooch. But Nathan is really a stand out. Nathan is extremely adorable and well trained by his owner, Heather. In the event, he first topped his Bloodhound Gang breed before going to the top prize. His breed is surely so proud of their comrade Nathan.  The dog has been competing since he was six months old and the 2014 National Dog Show performance has been his biggest so far.

The competition was able to catalogued 1,612 dog pedigrees from 175 breeds and varieties presented. Two breeds were introduced as new competitors:  the Coton de Tulear and the Wirehaired Vizsla lapdog. Other highlights below:

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Bogey, a Samoyed grabs the top in the working class.

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Freda, the French bulldog won in the non-sporting group

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Zack, a bearded collie beat out in the herding category.

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The Coton de Tulear  and the Wirehaired Vizsla lapdog breeds had its first introduction in the competition.

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Fox Terrier Sky Rules at the 2014 Philly National Dog Show

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[photo grab from nationaldogshow]

Sky, a 4-year old bitch wire fox terrier bags the top prize for second year in a row at the Philadelphia National Dog Show besting 1,500 kennels who participated in the event last Sunday, November 16, 2014. The event took place at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Sky was owned by Torie Steele of Malibu, California and Victor Malzoni of Sao Paolo, Brazil. Sky was handled by Gabriel Rangel of Rialto, California during the event. Steele also owned Eira, also a wire fox terrier who won last year’s same event.

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[photo grab from zap2it]

A natural dog show, Sky wowed the judges and the audience with her keen expression and natural dense wiry coat. Sky also possess the most amazing head look and a well balanced short body. Her handler let her show herself naturally.

Sky was tops in the terrier breed group and number four on all-breed in the show.

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Cadaver Dogs: The Sherlock Bones of the K-9 Police

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The powerful sense of smell.  

One of the dog’s natural trait is its astounding sense of smell. In fact, a dog’s sense of smell is 100 times accurate and stronger than any human.  Thus, there is a particular classification of working dogs whose noses and their keen sense of smell have been developed to do an important role in crime forensics.  These dogs are called cadaver dogs. A cadaver dog is a classification of a search and rescue canine who are further categorized as ‘airscenting’ or trailing dogs.

Cadaver dogs are specially trained canines to trace and follow the scent of a decomposing human flesh.  Although their task was not a pretty thing to do and not the ordinary canine task of search and rescue, their job was vital not only to the families of a crime’s victims but pretty much helpful to the justice system that need a body to prove a crime. These dogs deal on the detection of scent of decomposing bodies above the soil and ground.  The same principle in a canine’s search and knowhow of where he last buried his bone.

Breed and training.

Although breed is not a factor for being a cadaver dog, but a well-built dog is needed to endure long hours of search and trailing. Training for a cadaver dog starts at the age range from 9 to 18 months. Training can take up from 4 to 18 months to complete allowing the dog to properly mature and develop their aptitude and skills in their sense of smell.  Aside from searching and locating cadavers on crime related assignments, they are also trained on various types of assignments such as disaster response and rescue.

Smell and Fetch!

It is said that the task of a cadaver dog can be the biggest challenge in a forensic investigation. Finding a corpse that may have been hidden on piles of dirt, soil and other rubbles is always a difficult place to be especially for humans. But canines whose role was to seek for the scent of a decomposing body the task was just an ordinary play of seeking an object given some point of scent their handler would give them to seek about. It is basically an ordinary game of ‘Fetch!’ to them no matter how stinky the object of the game was.  In order to give due credits to a few of these cadaver dogs whose immense contribution in bringing and finding justice to the bodies they’ve found. In human remains detection, a canine’s nose knows best and can be relied upon in helping solve forensic cases.

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Gulluk’s Voyage to Nowhere: A Puzzle Everyone Awaits

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Gulluk, an 11 year old 30 kg black, grey and white Labrador husky was born to survive even the worst cold weather condition and was a trained sled dog. He belong to a unique rare breed of emblematic cross breed of Labrador with the wolves who now has as few as 60 to 70 in number remaining alive all over the world.  Owned by Dan and Donna Bowden, the dog have broader chest, stockier legs, enormous paws and massive head.  Labrador huskies are a working breed who are trained to run on vast snow fields and terrains, Gulluk loves to run and so he did.  On March 26 while snow wind howls at 145 kms/hr he leaped out the fence of the Bowdens and started his runaway journey and initially wandering around St. Margaret’s Bay where the Bowdens and their neighbors rally around luring him with everything from roasts chicken, turkey, steak, bacon and everything they could think of.

Gulluk came to the Bowden’s home when the couple was still in grief from the death of Gulluk’s older brother Jack, who died from a massive heart attack on the night of Jan. 31, Donna’s birthday. Jack was a sled dog given to them by Scott Hudson who also gave them Gulluk when Jack died. When Gulluk came to them, he initially went straight to the fridge and lay down the floor as if sniffing the scent of his brother who was has once lied in the same spot dead. Brothers Jack and Gulluk even appeared together before when they are both living on the TV series Survivorman in the episode entitled: Labrador.

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It might be that Gulluk wandered somewhere looking for his long lost brother Jack or maybe he has gone to the rest of his own pack and breed somewhere in the vast snowy terrains.  The search continue and the Bowdens although devastated by their loss was optimistic Gulluk would find his way home to his loving adopted parents.

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The unfortunate death of a bubbly girl and her pet dog.

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A pet dog so wanted by a bright and bubbly little girl.

Lexi Branson was a four year old bubbly little girl from Leicestershire, England who loves to cuddle her new pet white and brindle Aylestone bulldog Mulan.  Ms Hudson described Mulan as very gentle and shows no aggression towards Lexi.

A dog not suited to a family with small children.

When Jodi Hudson sees the advertised dog on the Willow Tree Kennels, a dog rehoming kennels at Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire, all she ever wanted was to make Lexi enjoy and be happy about the pet. She then showed Lexi the dog on the kennels’ place. The staff of the kennel shop had noted that the dog might not be suited for a Family with small children.  But the dog was placid and Lexi seem to like her a lot and keep on stroking her repeatedly. And although Ms Hudson took some time on thoughts. When she returned to the kennels’ she paid £50 to take her home.

The Unheard Warning.

The dog was advertised by Willow Tree Kennels, a dog rehoming Kennels at Barrow-on-Soar, Leicestershire and described it as a dog suited to a home without young children due to its size yet staff described the dog’s temperament as “very friendly. Mulan was brought by Lexi’s mother, Jodi Hudson for £50. But little did she doesn’t know that the dog’s last owner had complained, the dog had attached other dog in their garden and that this owner was also concerned for the safety of his children. So as to be removed from that owner immediately, this last owner tried lying and told the council warden that the dog was a stray. This event should have been properly noted, recorded and known about this animal which could serve as a warning and will aid in the proper information, training and caring for this dog.

The tragic sudden attack.

On September 5, Lexi was off from school because she was not feeling continue well and watching TV. The dog just went up over Lexi and attack her getting straight to her throat.  And although Ms Hudson had tapped the dog’s bum and Sid, ‘No!’ she continued getting through Lexi’s throat and around her mouth. Ms Hudson, upon seeing her struggling daughter desperately tried to pull off the dog from her trying all means possible.  Her screams alerted a neighbor who tried pulling off the dog with a rolled blanket but to no avail. Ms. Hudson then ran over to the kitchen and got hold of the largest knife she saw and went back to the dog repeatedly stabbing it to death with the kitchen knife. She managed to snatch Lexi off outside and began CPR when paramedics and rescuers came shortly.  Lexi has been managed to be airlifted to the Queen’s Medical Centre but died later due to severe facial injuries and suffocation.

A lesson learned.

Adopting a pet, not only dogs have some pros and cons. But it is very vital and important that everything must be accounted for on the past and present situation of the pet for adoption. Every pet owner past and present must account for the animal’s behavior as an aid to properly address and train an animal who rely greatly on care, understanding and proper training on his masters. All of us, humans or not undergo a certain degree of mental and psychological history brought by several circumstances controllable and uncontrollable that information from the past serve as the crucial link for the cure and in seeking for the right treatment. Animal behavior varies not only by its species and breed but most significantly from a prior experience and abuse. We all react based on a given stimuli and the outcome, unfortunate it may seem can sometimes lead to a tragic end and lost lives – human or not.

Source:  BBC News, Huffington Post, Mirror

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Jed: UK’s Most Unfortunate Dog

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He was rejected a home 17,000 times. Jed, a seven year old lurcher has been entrusted in the Darington’s Dog Trust, a dog shelter in the UK since he was four months old. Lurchers are exceptional family pets due to their being so affectionate and friendly.

Jed has been taken and returned a couple of times for unknown circumstances and adoption simply did not work out. Now the Darlington’s Dog Trust appeal once again for a home to this friendly and affectionate loving dog.

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Storekeeper Shiba Inu: Hello, Canine help you?

 

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Shiba Inu is a dog breed that originates in Japan who was said to be from the original European spitz.

Even with their prick ears, squinty eyes, curly tail and their fox like stuff toy feature make them fancy to look at, one would not dare approach them.  Although their built is small (20 lbs.), Shiba Inu dog are known for their bold and fiery personality. But Shiba Inu was described to be intelligent breed of dog. They are athletic and with strong willed temperament.  Its unique calm dignity coupled with keen and alertness creates a notion why Shiba Inu dogs are free spirited yet stubborn attitude. But to many Japanese, they believe Shiba Inu dogs are like ninja warriors simply because they are quick and alert to react nimbly and effortlessly. They cannot be trusted off leash because they are hunters and love to chase.  They are great territorial guards. He is a keen and alert guard to watch over his place, territory, food and toys.  It is best to understand especially during training the independence and free spirited trait of a Shiba Inu to make the training effective. Because of his independence trait, Shiba Inu are less sociable and training is therefore needed for proper canine manners. Shiba Inu is the smallest and probably the earliest known spitz that originate in Japan. Shiba Inu is the relative of today’s Chow Chow and Akita Inu.

Overall Shiba Inu is a wonderful loyal companion, a great watch dog and a good family dog. A daily walk along the neighbourhood or jogging trail are great exercise habits with the Shiba Inu.

See how a Shiba Inu Storekeeper in Japan enjoys helping out running a corner store for his master as he enjoys nap and his zucchini in between:

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