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A dog's life: Scientists find new formula for canine age

Jul 10, 2020 - 10:15 AM

The scientists devise a more complex formula that better matches the canine-human life stages – but you'll need a scientific calculator to figure it out

DOGGY DIPLOMACY. This handout provided by the South Korean presidential Blue House and taken on November 25, 2018 shows 6 puppies born from a Pungsan-breed dog, gifted to South Korea's president Moon jae-in by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at his residence in Seoul. Handout/The Blue House/AFP

Robot dog hounds Thai shoppers to keep hands virus-free

Jun 04, 2020 - 4:16 PM

Mimicking an excited puppy, the robot dog names K9 roams around the popular Central World mall in downtown Bangkok, drawing the attention of delighted children eager to get hand sanitizer gel from a bottle attached to its back

A 5G K9 robot distributes hand sanitiser to visitors in a shopping mall in Bangkok on June 4, 2020, as sectors of the economy reopen following restrictions to halt the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Mladen ANTONOV / AFP

Robot dog on coronavirus park patrol in Singapore

May 21, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Spot, the robotic dog, blasts out a message to ensure joggers and walkers keep their distance to limit the spread of the coronavirus

PARK PATROLLER. A woman jogs past a four-legged robot called Spot, which broadcasts a recorded message reminding people to observe safe distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, during its two-week trial at the Bishan-Ang Moh Kio Park in Singapore on May 8, 2020. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

'Last of Us Part II' gets new June 19 release date

Apr 28, 2020 - 2:43 PM

The post-apocalyptic PlayStation exclusive gets a new release date, about a month after an announcement delaying its launch

LAST OF US. Series protagonist Ellie appears in a screenshot for Last of Us Part II. Image from Sony

At Crufts dog show, dog lovers defy coronavirus fears

Mar 06, 2020 - 4:22 PM

Despite the coronavirus spreading to dogs, animal lovers still flocked to the opening day of the world's biggest dog show, Crufts, in Birmingham, England

Hong Kong pets face coronavirus quarantine after dog tests positive

Feb 28, 2020 - 5:55 PM

The move is the first reported case anywhere in the world of a government quarantining pets over the outbreak and is prompted by a positive test in the pet of an infected patient

DOGS, TOO. A man takes photos of dogs wearing masks in a stroller in Shanghai on February 19, 2020. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

What makes dogs so special? Science says love

Feb 20, 2020 - 12:43 PM

'Our dogs give us so much, and in return they don't ask for much,' says Clive Wynne, founder of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University

Canine Behaviorist Gen Reyes. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Snoop Dogg apologizes for attacking TV anchor Gayle King over Kobe Bryant story

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:50 PM

'Two wrongs don't make no right. When you're wrong, you gotta fix it,' says the rapper

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - JANUARY 30: DJ Snoopadelic, aka Snoop Dogg, performs at the Rookie of the Year Party during Pepsi Zero Sugar presents Neon Beach at Clevelander at the Clevelander South Beach on January 30, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Pepsi/AFP

Stray dog saves abandoned kittens from cold Canada winter

Nov 26, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Serenity, a two-year-old female mongrel, snuggling 5 tiny black kittens in the dead of winter is a heartfelt story of survival and cross-species nurturing that has been widely shared on social media

PROUD RESCUER. Serenity the dog stands next to a litter of kittens at a shelter in Chatham, Ontario on November 17, 2019. Handout photo/Pet And Wildlife Rescue/AFP

Kim Chiu to dog owners: 'Please be mindful and always keep them on a leash'

Nov 25, 2019 - 3:22 PM

The actress is rushed to the ER after being bitten by a dog

Lost pup turns out to be a rare purebred dingo

Nov 06, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Rescuers at first thought Wandi was either a dog or a fox, but months later DNA samples have revealed that he is in fact a purebred dingo

PUREBRED DINGO. This picture taken on October 6, 2019, and released by the Australian Dingo Foundation shows a dingo pup named Wandi at the foundation's headquarters near Melbourne. AFP PHOTO/AUSTRALIAN DINGO FOUNDATION

'Panda dog' cafe sparks China animal rights debate

Oct 26, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The Cute Pet Games cafe opened last month in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province which is home to China's famous giant pandas, and features 6 panda-like Chow Chow dogs

OUTRAGE. A dog dyed black and white to mimic a panda cub is pictured at Cute Pet Games cafe in Chengdu in China's southwestern Sichuan province on October 23, 2019. AFP Photo

In Greenland village, shorter winters cast doubts over dog sledding

Sep 07, 2019 - 11:04 PM

As the ice that covers 85% of Greenland melts and its winters grow unpredictable, climate change is casting a shadow over the much loved tradition of dog sledding

Kunuk Abelsen, a 27-years-old Greenlandic musher with his dogs kept on an island near Kulusuk (also spelled Qulusuk), a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality located on the island of the same name on the southeastern shore of Greenland on August 19, 2019. Tethered between pastel-coloured wooden houses in the Greenlandic village of Kulusuk and on hills nearby, the island's famous sled dogs wait through the summer for the ice to form so their hunting season can begin. But as the ice that covers 85 percent of Greenland melts and its winters grow unpredictable, climate change is casting a shadow over the much loved tradition in Denmark's autonomous territory.

Here are our favorite Instagram puppers in celebration of International Dog Day

Aug 27, 2019 - 4:26 PM

These are some of the cutest dogs we follow on Instagram

INSTAGRAM DOGS. Some of the most popular dog accounts on Instagram have become internet sensations with more than a million followers. Photos from Instagram/@mayapolarbear and @tuckerbudzyn

[OPINION] I adopted a stray dog, or a stray dog adopted me

Aug 18, 2019 - 8:50 PM

We have 5 dogs in total, and while all of them are special, it's the stray aspin that has the most remarkable story

Baguio plans to require microchip implants in pet dogs

Aug 10, 2019 - 3:27 PM

This should decrease the number of 'asbags' (asong Baguio) or stray dogs, says the city veterinarian


Stewart, the corgi who played Cheddar on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' dies

Jul 11, 2019 - 4:05 PM

'He was a one in a million kind of dog'

GOODBYE, STEWART. The 13-year-old corgi who played Cheddar on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' the longest, crosses the rainbow bridge. Photo from Stewart and Stellat the corgis' Instagram

Frida, Mexico's famous rescue dog, retires

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:18 AM

The canine unit of Mexico's Marines honors Frida during her retirement after saving 12 people's lives in her decade-long career as a search and rescue dog

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 06, 2018, a rescue dog from the Mexican Navy, Frida, is pictured during a training session in Mexico City. Frida, a nine-year-old Labrador retriever who was a hero among rescue dogs in the September 2017 quake, retired this June 24, 2019 during a ceremony. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

Hero dog saves buried baby in northeastern Thailand

May 18, 2019 - 3:10 PM

The baby boy is healthy, recovering in hospital, and is so young he has no name yet

Australian researchers say dingo is not a dog, but own species

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:04 PM

Twenty researchers from a number of Australian universities found the dingo has many characteristics that differentiate it from domestic and feral dogs, and other wild canids

Dogs offer emotional support for U.P. Diliman students, staff

Feb 12, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Cotton and Tisay are UP's first emotional support dogs

DOG HEALERS. The University of the Philippines - Diliman launches its new program that will involve dogs around the campus in lightening the burden of people. Photos from Utak at Pusa Facebook page

Tech today: A new PH esport league, Tesla 'dog mode,' Theranos documentary

Feb 11, 2019 - 6:15 PM

The Nationals featuring 'Tekken 7,' 'Dota 2' and 'Mobile Legends' start on March 17

Dogs have their day at revived New York museum

Feb 09, 2019 - 9:28 PM

The American Kennel Club's Museum of the Dog in midtown Manhattan, contains a smorgasbord of works of varying aesthetic ambition, along with interactive displays

CANINE MUSEUM. This picture taken on February 1, 2019 in New York City shows a display with dog figures at The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Paw patrol: Sony offers robocop dog at home

Jan 23, 2019 - 3:38 PM

The robopup Aibo will roam around the home at pre-designated times looking for family members, with the owner receiving progress reports via smartphone using a connected service

AIBO! Versions of Sony's puppy-sized robot dog "aibo", including a 2019 limited special colour model (L), are displayed during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on January 23, 2019. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

World-famous pup Boo barks his last

Jan 19, 2019 - 12:44 PM

The 'world's cutest dog' boasts of over 16.6 million Facebook followers

GOODBYE, BOO. The world-famous pup dies in his sleep. Photo from Boo's Facebook page

9 Christmas gifts ideas for the dog lovers (and dogs) in your life

Nov 30, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Because all dogs end up on Santa’s Nice List

Image from Shutterstock

Doggy diplomacy: South Korea unveils newborn Northern pups

Nov 26, 2018 - 5:36 PM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife displays his litter of new Pungsan puppies, whelped by one of the dogs given to them by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

DOGGY DIPLOMACY. This handout provided by the South Korean presidential Blue House and taken on November 25, 2018 shows 6 puppies born from a Pungsan-breed dog, gifted to South Korea's president Moon jae-in by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at his residence in Seoul. Handout/The Blue House/AFP

'For the dog, it's a game': sniffing out truffles in Italy

Nov 11, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Giovanni Monchiero is the dean of the unusual academy in Roddi in northwestern Italy where the graduates wag their tails. This is Italy's 'truffle dog university.'

DOGS GAME. Truffle hunter Giovanni Monchiero searches for truffles with his dogs in Verduno near Alba, northwestern Italy on October 24, 2018. Giovanni Monchiero is the heir of dinasty of rectors of the "University of truffles dogs", founded in 1880 by his great grandfather Antonio Monchiero. In three weeks, the University can train a dog to be a truffle hunter. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP

3 arrested for transporting dog meat in Batangas

Oct 22, 2018 - 3:18 PM

Over 600 kilograms of slaughtered dogs were seized from a van in Lemery, Batangas

CONFISCATED. A van-load of dogmeat confiscated by the police of Lemery, Batangas. Photo courtesy of Lemery PNP

The week in photos: September 29-October 5, 2018

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SURFER DUDES. Dogs ride a wave in tandem during the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 29, 2018. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

How K-9 units helped in Naga and Itogon landslide search operations

Oct 02, 2018 - 4:43 PM

For the trainers, the story of how canines responded in the operations is a testament to the bond between dogs and humans – in life and in death

Pyongyang gifts dogs to South Korea President

Sep 30, 2018 - 5:08 PM

The Pungsan breed – a hunting dog with thick, creamy white coat, pointy ears and hazel eyes – is one of the National Treasures of North Korea

GIFT. This undated handout photo released by South Korea's presidential Blue House on September 30, 2018 shows a one-year-old Pungsan breed dog gifted from North Korea. Handout/The Blue House/AFP

Meet the other family members at Trillanes' homecoming

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Furry members of the Trillanes family steal the spotlight from the opposition senator

HOME AT LAST. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is met by his dog, Bruno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PSG gets more bomb-sniffing dogs to protect Duterte

Sep 17, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The Presidential Security Group will get 18 new dogs under the 2018 budget

DINDO'S DUTY. Presidential Security Guard (PSG) Chief Sergeant Richard Parco plays with Dindo, a k9 Belgian Malinois dog, inside the Malacanang Grounds in Manila. File photo by Lito Boras/

Want to adopt a K9? Look at these PDEA dogs

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) Here's how you can adopt anti-narcotics dogs retiring from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

RETIREMENT TIME. The PDEA puts up its anti-drug dogs for adoption after deeming them as 'unoperational'. Photos by PDEA

How old is my pet in dog or cat years? A veterinarian explains

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:30 AM

There’s an old myth that one regular year is like 7 years for dogs and cats. There’s a bit of logic behind it.

DOG AGE. KikoStock/

This company is building a massive pack of robot dogs for purchase starting in 2019

Jul 25, 2018 - 8:30 AM

By the middle of 2019, the company hopes to reach a production rate of 1,000 units a year

ROBODOG. Award recipient SpotMini Boston Dynamics Marc Raibert's dog-like robot comes up stage during Genius Gala 6.0 at Liberty Science Center on May 5, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. File photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Liberty Science Center/AFP

The week in photos: July 14-20, 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:13 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Croatian supporters react after their team scored in downtown Zagreb on July 15, 2018, during the 2018 Russia World Cup final football match between Croatia and France, the first final World Cup match ever in the history of Croatia. AFP Photo

Dog gone: European canines replaced New World's ancient breeds

Jul 06, 2018 - 12:49 PM

'People in Europe and the Americas were genetically distinct, and so were their dogs,' says Greger Larson, senior author of the study

LOOK: Zsa Zsa the english bulldog is 'world's ugliest dog'

Jun 25, 2018 - 10:43 AM

That extra-long tongue is a little hard to ignore!

ZSA ZSA. The 9-year-old English Bulldog wins this year's ugliest dog contest. Photo from AFP

Tips for bringing your dog on outdoor adventures

Jun 23, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Want your dog by your side when you climb that summit or ride those waves? Here are tips for raising an adventure dog and how to keep them safe while they get stoked.

Dog parks (and dog-friendly parks) in Manila where you and your pup can hang out

Jun 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Go on a doggie date this weekend!

'Isle of Dogs' Review: More than just puppy love

Jun 03, 2018 - 3:41 PM

'There is more to Isle of Dogs than just puppy love. It is first and foremost a fable of its time.'

Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' screens exclusively at Ayala Cinemas

May 31, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Here's where you can watch the film that opened the 68th Berlin International Film Festival

Japan keeps word, gifts Akita dog to Russian skater Zagitova

May 26, 2018 - 7:58 PM

During a visit to Moscow, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe presents the puppy to Zagitova, who won gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics

French Bulldog's cute face exposes it to welfare risks – study

May 03, 2018 - 11:53 AM

'There is a worry that increased demand for the French Bulldog is damaging to these dogs' welfare because of the health risks associated with their extreme physical features,' says Dan O'Neill of The Royal Veterinary College

Japan's Akita dogs melt foreign hearts

Apr 20, 2018 - 6:39 PM

In recent years, foreign ownership of one of Japan's most famous indigenous breeds has skyrocketed, outstripping domestic demand for the fluffy, perky-eared pooches

CUTIE. This picture taken on April 3, 2018 shows an Akita dog in a kennel at a breeding centre in Takasaki, Gunma prefecture.  Behrouz Mehri/AFP

AI system predicts dog behavior by thinking like a dog

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The study reportedly opens up new research possibilities for AI systems and shows that animals could be new sources of its training data.

Dog dies in United Airlines overhead bin

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:28 PM

According to reports, the owner was told to put her dog in the compartment after boarding with two kids, including an infant

Why Barbra Streisand's cloned dogs aren't identical to the original pet

Mar 03, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Sad to say, cloning will not bring back Sammie, nor your own beloved pet

CLONE DOG. Barbra Streisand says in an interview with 'Variety' magazine that she had her dog Samantha cloned before she died. Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival/AFP