This is a tear-jerking tribute to two fallen police dogs, Dox and Lyon, in Brazil who died in the line of duty.
Category Archives: Dogs in the News
Announcing the relocation of A Doggie Bloggie to a new site: Motley Dogs!
Same content, same postings – but a new look and feel! Please come over to the new site to check it out… and DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE!
This site will remain up, but I will no longer be posting here. Well, maybe a reminder or two about the move… 🙂
Please check it out… I think you will like it!
The owner of Boo started up a Facebook page for Boo a few years ago. Now, Boo’s page now has 1,619,103 “Likes”. And he is a cutie, I do have to agree. He is a Pomeranian with an odd haircut for a Pom.
When looking for Boo on Facebook, there are some impersonators… but his wasn’t hard to find. Click here to see the correct Boo on Facebook. Here are Boo’s favorites from Facebook:
• Favourite foods: chicken, cheese, flowers, grass, dirt …
• Favourite games: running outside, following around big bro, squeaky toys!
• Favourite pastime: wearing shirts
• Favourite colour: pink
Here is his feature on Good Morning America… which is adorable…
Photo’s of Boo from Facebook:
A Doggie Bloggie has a new site! Please come visit Motley Dogs!!!
Harbor, a black and tan coonhound, has earned recognition from Guinness World Records as the living dog with the world’s longest ears.
The 8-year-old pooch has a left ear that measures 12.25 inches and a right ear that measures 13.5 inches, according to the 2012 edition of the record book, which will be released Sept. 15.
Harbor’s enormous ears have earned him plenty of fans, according to his owner Jennifer Wert, of Boulder, Colo.
But they can also be a burden. When the purebred was a pup, he used to trip over them and tumble down the stairs, a Guinness press release notes.
Today, passersby often take pictures of Harbor’s droopy ears or give them a friendly tug when he’s out for a walk.
“Most days I forget how oddly long his ears are,” said Wert. “He’s a phenomenon in the world and he creates smiles wherever we go.”
Odd as it might sound, Harbor’s huge ears don’t necessarily improve his hearing — instead they boost his sense of smell. When a black and tan coonhound moves, its swinging ears push scents towards its nostrils, helping it detect and follow prey.
With his inclusion in the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records, Harbor joins a long list of dogs with very long ears.
A basset hound named Mr. Jeffries set a world record in 2002 with ears measuring about 11.5 inches, according to the BBC.
In 2003, a German basset hound named Jack took the title with ears reportedly measuring just over 13 inches.
The following year, Tigger, a bloodhound from Illinois, set a world record that still stands today, with ears measuring 13.5 inches on the left and 13.75 inches on the right — 1.25 and .25 inches longer than Harbor’s droopy ears, respectively.
Tigger, who won many dog show titles and awards, passed away in 2009, according to the Guinness website.
On Saturday, August 20th, Edgewood, New Mexico had their very first “Woofstock”! The event was put on to help promote and celebrate anything canine – and a benefit for the Edgewood Animal Care Facility Building Fund.
Here is a scan of the follow-up article – which is featuring a great picture of my dear friend Kaia! You have a wonderful dog there, Clint!
Remember “Little House on the Prairie”? The trusted family pet “Jack the Brindle dog” was a pit bull. Jack was not the only pit bull famous for being a faithful family dog, as Helen Keller’s beloved companion was also a pit bull. Then there was Petey, the dog from “The Little Rascals” who was indeed an American pit bull terrier. It seems that many people have forgotten how America has loved this breed over time, and have forgotten that many choose this breed of dog today for a reliable and loving family dog. This was the breed that was affectionately known as “America’s Nanny Dog.”