The Daily Dog

Daily news about your best friend

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Canine coiffures

Groomers gussy up dogs from the animal shelter
Charleston (WV) Gazette

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Points on Pets: Addison’s disease adds vague symptoms

“Is Addison’s disease common in dogs?”
Bend (OR) Weekly News

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AKC Lists Top Breeds By City

According to the American Kennel Club, these are the most popular breeds of dog in the US:

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Golden Retriever
5. Beagle
6. Dachshund
7. Boxer
8. Poodle
9. Shih Tzu
10. Miniature Schnauzer

Click the headline to see lists of most popular dogs in major US metro areas.

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Old dogs won’t even learn the old tricks

“Our flabrador retrievers, Zoe and Scout, have impeccable manners. They share their food, open doors for each other and even check to see that the other is comfortable before attending to their own needs. I’m lying, of course.”
Salt Lake Tribune

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Pet board puts gourmet treats to the test

“Oscar spits out ordinary treats, preferring gourmet goodies from upscale boutiques. Annie Mae is a gourmand whose palette is easily pleased. Koukla isn’t a vegetarian, yet she craves broccoli, boiled endive and tomatoes. And Fred becomes ecstatic over vegetable soup and beer-can chicken.”
Joliet Herald News

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Paws that refresh

“The claw marks on the wall show that repetition allows a skill to be mastered. Ansley, for example, knows how to turn off the lights in his handler’s office — but often needs more than one try. The 2-year-old Labrador/golden-retriever mix, a recent hire at Children’s Hospital, is learning to help rehabilitate young patients with brain and spinal-cord injuries.”
Columbus Dispatch