Some 2,500 dogs have accompanied American warriors on patrol and in close combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tasks like bomb detection and protection demand dedication to their human handlers, with whom they often form a special bond in the face…
By Margaret Warner
The crucial link for an effective war-dog-and-handler team in battle zones is the psychological bond between the two. They depend on each other for their lives. And if their assignment is detecting deadly IEDs -- as it was for many…
By PBS NewsHour
By Lorna Baldwin
Norman Bridwell, who brought Clifford the Big Red Dog to life in a series of books and later an animated show on PBS, died in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts on Friday. He was 86 years old.
The United States Secret Service Thursday tweeted out photos of the two dogs that sustained minor injuries from Wednesday's White House fence jumper.
You might know that golf, Scotch and haggis come from Scotland, but did you know the blockbuster video game "Grand Theft Auto" does as well? As Scots go to the polls today to vote on whether to stick with the…
At the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia, service dogs go through a rigorous training course, including search and rescue, obedience and agility drills in order to eventually fill a variety of jobs helping people.
By PBS NewsHour
For the past few decades, researchers have been exploring the possibility that cancer, possibly created by the growth of tumors, actually has a particular odor -- and dogs can pick up on that smell. Some doctors believe this area of…
By Caitlin Cress, The Hale Center for Journalism at KCPT
Making the decision to put down your pet is never easy, but a Kansas bioscience firm is offering dog and cat owners a little comfort -- in the form of an organ donation. Now, tissue taken from a euthanized animal…
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Planning a visit to the White House? Bring your kids and camera. But please, don't feed the animals.
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