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Kevin McClintock: Dog named Lucky hoping for some luck with new owners  Joplin Globe

An Australian cattle dog by the name of Lucky is hoping some of her namesake will help her find a new forever home.

What to Know About Your 10-Year-Old Dog

Is your doggo celebrating double digits? Find out what the 10-year mark means for your dog's behavior and well-being.

Portsmouth man accused of jerking dog on leash, kicking it

Police charged 36-year-old David Dantino with three counts of animal cruelty. Read more on

2019 AKC National Championship Judging Panel Now Available  American Kennel Club

The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2019 AKC National Championship to be held at the Orange County ...

VIDEO: Portsmouth man man facing animal cruelty charges after 'disturbing' incident  WGME

PORTSMOUTH (WGME) – A man is facing animal cruelty charges in the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, after an incident that police call "quite disturbing.

Boulder Couple Involved In Crash Pleading For Help Find Their Missing Dogs  CBS Denver

UPDATE: Both dogs have been found and reunited with their owners. BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – The search is on for two lost dogs in Boulder. They ran away ...

Franklin's 'Top Dog' contest is incentive to license pets  Milford Daily News

The winner of Franklin's 'Top Dog' contest will have their picture displayed on the dog registration form that is sent out every year, as well as a free dog tag for ...

10 dog breeds that are easy to train  INSIDER

From German Shepherds to golden retrievers, here are some of the easiest dog breeds to train based on their eagerness to please and intelligence.

Favorite Dog Breeds to Never Win The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show  American Kennel Club

Of the top five breeds registered by the American Kennel Club, three have never won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

Adoptable pets at Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (1/16/19)  ABC15 Arizona

Want to save the life of a shelter pet and bring a new best friend into your home? There are hundreds of adoptable cats and dogs awaiting a new home.

Dallas Brand to Know: Person + Dog  D Magazine

Whitney Goellner's line is a design-conscious pet owner's dream.

Need a Disc-Golf Buddy? One-Year-Old Riku Wants to Go  Redheaded Blackbelt

Riku is at the Sequoia Humane Society located at the King Salmon exit off the 101 just south of Eureka. This information is provided by

It is a wonderful world after all  The Daily Nonpareil

We asked. You delivered. The month of December was a banner month. One-hundred sixty-eight animals found a new leash on life (no pun intended), and 119 ...

Find a Friend: Australian cattle dog and blue healer mix Sarah

Today's adoptable pet on Find A Friend is a 2 year old Australian cattle dog and blue healer mix.

Adoptable pets from Arizona Humane Society and Maricopa County Animal Care (1/9/19)  ABC15 Arizona

Want to save the life of a shelter pet and bring a new best friend into your home? There are hundreds of adoptable cats and dogs awaiting a new home.

The true blue: Book reveals the real origins of Australia's famous cattle dog  ABC News

The origins of the blue heeler are mired in myth and mystery. Some websites even claim that the breed is descended from six breeds, including the Dalmatian, ...

Old cattle dog teaches new pup some tricks  AG Week

It was a wonderful weekend with the opportunity to have everyone home to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. In our home, as in most, we have much to be ...

Meet Phoenix, a beautiful Australian Cattle Dog | Pets

Phoenix is a beautiful five-year-old Australian Cattle Dog. Her striking blue merle coat and perky ears make her a great photography subject – perhaps she's the ...

WHAT A WHISTLE: Brushgrove lad beats nation's best  Grafton Daily Examiner

ETHAN Davis and his canine friend Jess beat the nation's best at the Australian Cattle Dog Trial Championships.

Max the Australian Cattle Dog is a National Hero After Saving Young Girl  Fatherly

A 17-year-old Australian Cattle Dog named Max saved the life of a young girl lost in the mountains of Queensland, Australia last week. The good, old boy found ...

Pet of the Week: Meet Cinch, a 4-year-old Australian cattle dog

BOISE — Friday on the News at News, we introduced our viewers to our newest Pet of the Week. Cinch is a 4-year-old Australian cattle dog who enjoys playing ...

Blessed holidays | News, Sports, Jobs  Marietta Times

The holidays for many are a time of reflection on what's good, just and enriching about life. For a few grateful Marietta area residents, the gift of life itsel.

Max's Mission: Australian Cattle Dog Colt, 1, looking for active family

This week, Hattie and Max stopped by Pawsavers special needs rescue to meet Colt, a 1-year-old Australian Cattle Dog who is deaf.

Cattledog Australian Championship trials  Grafton Daily Examiner

Cattledog Australian Championship trials - See David Bennett and his dogs get in some quick practice befor this weekend's Australian championship catteldog ...

The cow dogs are coming to Cheyenne, Wyo.  Fence Post

The National Cattle Dog Association National Finals will be held in Cheyenne Wyo., June 13-17 at the Laramie County Fairgrounds. Talented canines will ...

Legislation giving courts more discretion in 'dangerous' dog cases could save this dog's life  Roanoke Times

A judge said Niko killed a cat and sentenced him to death. His owners, weary from years of legal wrangling to save the Staffordshire pit bull terrier, are asking ...

Grace Harper  Madisonville Meteor

Grace Elaine Harper was born Jan. 18, 1948, in Port Arthur. She graduated from Kirbyville High School in 1966 and served her country in the U.S. Navy ...

This 'Australian Cattle Dog Mix' Need a Good Home  Redheaded Blackbelt

I am an unaltered female, blue merle and black Australian Cattle Dog mix. The shelter thinks I am about 5 years old. I have been at the shelter since May 01, ...

10 Of The Healthiest Dog Breeds

Although this varies on an individual basis, here are 10 dog breeds that tend to have the fewest health problems.

This 'Australian Cattle Dog and Pit Bull Terrier' Mix Needs a Good Home  Redheaded Blackbelt

I am a spayed female, white and tan Australian Cattle Dog and Pit Bull Terrier. The shelter thinks I am about 8 months old. I have been at the shelter since Oct 04 ...

Adopt these pets: A boxer mix, a cattle dog mix and a Maltese mix

These pets are available for adoption from the Humane Society of Missouri.

Deaf, partially blind dog kept child safe in Australian wilderness  Mother Nature Network

Queensland, Australia, police credit a deaf and partially blind Australian cattle dog, aka a blue heeler, for keeping a lost 3-year-old girl safe after she wandered ...

Pet of the Week: Adopt Keegan the Cattle Dog

Keegan is a ten-month-old Australian Cattle Dog mix ready to jump into your Jeep and explore the outback. He weighs thirty-two pounds, and although he might ...

Cattle dog Zoey's new owner thanks those who passed her by | Going Home  TCPalm

FORT PIERCE — When Zoey's new owner asked why it took so long for the nine-year-old Australian Cattle Dog to be adopted, the answer was obvious to ...

They loved their cattle dog. Then it ran at police and was shot, video shows  The Charlotte Observer

A police officer in Reidsville, NC, was cleared of wrongdoing by the police chief and has returned to duty after shooting and killing a family's dog in the police ...

Family of missing dog moves on with hope despite new struggles  Green Bay Press Gazette

SUAMICO - There's no longer an open crate filled with dog toys on the front porch. The backyard doesn't smell of meat and bones marinating in a crock pot ...

Pet of the Week: Nala!  WesternSlopeNow

Meet our pet of the week, Nala! She's a two year old Australian Cattle Dog mix that weighs around 40 pounds. She can be shy at first, but when she gets to know ...

Australian Cattle Dog Missing In Glen Ellyn  Glen Ellyn, IL Patch

Australian Cattle Dog Missing In Glen Ellyn - Glen Ellyn, IL - Roxy was last seen on March 10 near the intersection of Main Street and First Street in Glen Ellyn.

Clarence Valley to host cattle dog trials  Grafton Daily Examiner

FOR the very first time, The Australian Cattle Dog Trials Championships will be held in the Clarence Valley. Organiser David Bennett said about 80 competitors, ...

Dogs, owners raise funds for Humane Society with show  Wilkes Journal Patriot

Dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds, along with their human companions, braved the cool, damp morning on Saturday to participate in the 16th annual “Bark in ...

All paws on board for Placerville training facility  Mountain Democrat

Charlotte Sanchez-Kosa Democrat correspondent. It's been a dream that Placerville area resident Ann McQuillen has had for years. To create a place where ...

(VIDEO) Caring for cattle dogs | Living  Cleburne Times-Review

The first time Shirley Norwood of Cleburne knew she had adopted more than just a stray dog was when a man tried to break into her home one night while.

Dog trainer held elderly baroness' pooch for ransom: cops  New York Post

An elderly Austrian baroness got royally screwed by a rogue dog trainer who took her prized pooch hostage and demanded $1000 for its return, cops said.

Family Wants Answers After Dog Shot, Killed By Reidsville Police Officer

"He took my best friend Auger for no reason. Complete cold blood, and the only thing he could say was I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. And he kept on saying ...

16 To The Rescue: Domino  WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

Domino is a 5-year-old Australian cattle dog/ lab mix with Haven to Home Rescue in the Milton area.

Pets of the week: A cattle dog mix, a shorthair cat, German shepherd mix puppy

Max is a handsome 9-year-old Australian cattle dog mix with a black and white coat and a friendly personality. Max is a medium-sized pup who weighs about 42 ...

Planning a Thru-Hike With Your Dog? Read This First  GearJunkie

Dogs can go darned near everywhere with us — even on a thru-hike. But, just like humans, they require some TLC to ramble on and on.

Hilton Head blue heeler cattle dog swallows Bic lighter  The Island Packet

Blue heeler cattle dog on Hilton Head swallows Bic lighter fished out by veterinarian at Heritage Animal Hospital.

This Australian cattle dog is up for adoption  Press-Enterprise

Name: Tracker. Gender, breed: Male Australian cattle dog. Age: 1 1/2 years old. About the animal: Tracker is smart and wants to please. He is house-trained, ...

For centuries the rivers sustained Aboriginal culture. Now they are dry, elders despair  The Guardian

Indigenous people and farmers alike fear Walgett has only six months left if they don't get water.

Temple Animal Shelter offers free adoptions Saturday  Temple Daily Telegram

The Temple Animal Shelter is offering residents a chance to bring home a four-legged friend with no strings attached.The shelter will waive adoption fees ...

Riverside man charged after dog attacks teenager | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

More than two weeks after an Australian cattle dog attacked and severely injured a 15-year-old North Riverside boy near First and Forest avenues, Riverside ...

The best dogs for guarding, herding livestock and pest control on the farm  Bangor Daily News

Farm dogs are often essential members of livestock operations, providing much-needed services, including corralling of farm animals, herding and providing ...

Disc dog competition comes to Naperville's Nike Park Sept. 1-2  Chicago Daily Herald

Get a look at disc dog competition when the 2018 Ashley Whippet Invitational World Championship comes to Naperville's Nike Park Saturday and Sunday, Sept.

Pets of the week: A cattle dog mix, a Pomeranian and a Basenji mix

Belle is a striking 1-year-old Australian cattle dog mix with a black nose and ears that really pop against the rest of her lightly dappled white coat. She's a ...

Pets of the week for April 9  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

Dogs and cats of all ages, breeds and sizes are available through area animal rescues and shelters.

Dog Gone Problems: Help! My Australian cattle dog nips  Omaha World-Herald

Dog Gone Problems: I have a 1-year-old Australian cattle dog mix. He has a strong tendency to nip and bite. What do I do to curb this? He tends to.

Dog cross breeds that will make you fall in love  The Frisky

Pedigree dogs used to be a huge thing when it came to best breeds, but recently, cross-breeding is taking over. Cross-breeding makes you avoid fur molting, ...

A real dill-emma: Ditmas Parkers lead weeks-long search for pup Pickles  Brooklyn Daily

A pair of Ditmas Park dog owners are desperately searching for their pooch Pickles, whom Brooklynites have spotted scampering across the borough since he ...

Over 690 canines competing to be top dog in McDonald, Tennessee  Chattanooga Times Free Press

More than 690 dogs representing 124 breeds make it appear the AKC All-Breed Dog Show, which starts Thursday in the Tri-State Exhibition Center in McDonald ...

Can you guess the breeds of these dogs? Their parents couldn't, so we tested their DNA

Doggy DNA tests can now pinpoint Fido's family tree.

A client's perspective on CCL repair  dvm360

In March, my 6-and-a-half-year-old Australian cattle dog mix, Blitz, ruptured his right cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). Today, he's 14 weeks post-tibial plateau ...

Six under 6 | Cover Stories  Arkansas Times

Jasper is a 5-month-old Blue Heeler, aka an Australian cattle dog. He loves playing catch, "has super wiggle butt powers" and "loves giving kisses to humans, ...

Yip, yip, hooray! Fair dog show showcases canine talent  CullmanSense

Savannah Bischoff with her Australian Cattle Dog, Skye (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - The dog show, hosted by the Cullman County 4-H ...

Retired Cop Who Shot Neighbor's Dog Found Guilty of Animal Abuse  Riverfront Times

More than a year has passed since Manchester resident Barry Armfield shot and killed his neighbor's dog. Today, a St. Louis County judge found Armfield guilty ...

Tchoup! Nola! and Stellaaaa! Some dogs' names are an ode to New Orleans  The Advocate

Brees! Chicory! Tchoup! Nola! It's not unusual to hear those names called out in the dog park. New Orleans has its own set of names for canine companions.

Beware the dog police: they're canvassing neighborhoods right now  Allentown Morning Call

Every spring, representatives with the state's Department of Dog Law canvas neighborhoods throughout the state to ensure dogs have the proper licensing and ...

Valparaiso family's pet raccoon to be euthanized, tested for rabies after concern over bite  Lincoln Journal Star

Charlie, the pet raccoon of a Valparaiso family, has been condemned to die.

How often and how far should you walk your dog? It depends  Sacramento Bee

At our house, a long dog walk is 45 minutes each way and may involve stairs and beach walking. A moderate walk is 20 to 30 minutes around the block. A short ...

DNA testing growing in popularity for dogs, cats, and even birds

It was bound to happen. Bolstered by people's insatiable curiosity to find out who they are and where they came from, the quest for genealogical information via ...

These Are The 'Smartest' Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist  ScienceAlert

There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing. As canine psychologist Stanley Coren wrote back in the '90s, there's ...

Physical rehab helps 'rock star' Ranger walk again  Penn: Office of University Communications

One morning in August, the Laslocky family's four-year-old Australian cattle dog, Ranger, was limping. By the end of the day, he was unable to stand and didn't ...

Cattle dog nails the mannequin challenge so well it's almost creepy  Mashable

Had enough of the mannequin challenge? Not until you see this, you haven't! A very cute and even more obedient Australian cattle dog has nailed the ...

Family’s Dog Killed; Reidsville Officer Acted In Compliance: Final Report

It comes after an investigation revealed Officer Glen Wade was compliant with the department's standards when he shot and killed the family's dog.

Doggy DNA: Could Your Bulldog Be Part Chihuahua?  NECN

If you've ever wanted to know more about your furry family member and where they came from, a dog DNA testing kit could help. When Amanda Olafsoon of ...

22 Of The Most Active Dog Breeds  Simplemost

There are nearly 200 dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, and many more combinations when you include mixed pups. Each one comes with ...

Dogs and children and books, oh my!  The Daily Progress

The spirit of Halloween was mixed with getting in the spirit of reading Tuesday night at Waynesboro Public Library for the 3 rd annual Bark and Boo. Dogs from ...

Pickles And Violet Run Away and Find Each Other - A Tale of Two Dogs  BKLYNER

DITMAS PARK - After three months of searching for this good boy, Pickles the Dog has finally been found. But wait, there's more! Pickles brought along a friend, ...

Smiling Dog: Joaquin  The Bark

Adoption Story: We heard about him from an Australian Cattle Dog rescue. They learned he was in an outdoor cage in a so-called “kill” facility in the agricultural ...

The Mutt | By Tomi Juric  The Players' Tribune

"Tomi, do you ever imagine a stadium of 50000 people chanting your name?”

5 things you probably don't know about Australian Cattle Dogs  The Birmingham News -

These working dogs are commonly known as Blue Heelers.

2016 National Dog Show-Australian Cattle Dog, Herding Group  NBC Sports - Misc.

Watch the Australian Cattle Dog from the Herding Group as it takes part in the 2016 National Dog Show.

Rescued shelter dog joins Dearborn Heights Fire Department  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

An Australian cattle dog, commonly known as a blue heeler, has joined the Dearborn Heights Fire Department just weeks before she's due for surgery.

Owner believes Dayton dog could be world's oldest  WDTN

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Whether you measure it in human or dog years, Darla Sue Scammahorn is defying the odds and baffling veterinarians. Darla's owner ...

Dill-ightful! Lost dog, Pickles, rescued after three-month search  Brooklyn Paper

This lost pup is home — just in time for the holidays!

Manchester Terrier Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts  DogTime

This lively, spirited dog breed is a true terrier. Bred in Manchester, England, for the common man's sports of rat killing and rabbit coursing, he's got game and he ...

10 Tips for Navigating Tough Decisions about your Dog  The Bark

Many of us—myself included—live in dread of receiving bad news about our pets. We fear the moment when, looking at our vet's face or hearing her voice, we ...

Great Pyrenees Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts  DogTime

The Great Pyrenees dog breed's goal in life is to protect sheep, goats, livestock, people, children, grass, flowers, the moon, the lawn furniture, bird feeders, and ...

Bearded Collie Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts  DogTime

Bearded Collie information including pictures, training, behavior, and care of Bearded Collies and dog breed mixes.

DAWS puppies now available for adoption!  HamletHub

DAWS has puppies! These eight-week-old Australian cattle dog/blue heeler and lab retriever mix pups are officially ready to find families of their own. All of these ...

Most popular and unusual Australian dog names and breeds revealed  The Guardian

Using council dog registration data from 11 areas, we've crunched the numbers to work out the most popular names and breeds, and how they compare with ...

There are 192 registered dog breeds — here are the 100 most popular in the US  Business Insider

60 million American households have a total of almost 90 million dogs as pets. According to the American Kennel Club, there are currently 192 breeds of dogs ...

Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds: Best Dogs for Allergies  American Kennel Club

These dogs are the best breeds for allergy sufferers because they have a predictable, non-shedding coat which produces less dander. Dander, which is ...

The Smartest Dogs, Ranked by Breed  Reader's Digest

Dog experts everywhere are chasing their tails as to which breeds are the smartest dogs. With the help of our canine experts, we managed to cut to the chase.

TOP DOGS: D.D. & Velma Davis YMCA hosts 13th annual Pooch Pentathlon  Youngstown Vindicator

By Sean Barron · BOARDMAN. For Sela, being overly excited was the biggest obstacle, but she still did her best to stay on course. “She's a ...

Finding Flikr: The WA search for a stolen cattle dog  PerthNow

FROM Kununurra to Halls Creek - the woman who won't stop until she finds her pet pal.

Google Lens allows you to identify dog and cat breeds  Mashable

If you're using Google Photos across across Android and iOS, you can use Lens to identify pet breeds from your snaps and get more information on breeds.

Dogs rescued after being found wedged by a wall  ABC15 Arizona

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control says they worked to rescue two dogs wedged between a wall Monday in Phoenix.

Get to Know Blue Heelers: Fiercely Independent Charmers

Blue Heelers are usually devoted to one person, but that doesn't keep these dogs from being great family pets.


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