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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

Man's best friend: The dogs who sniff out explosives in Kabul

Jul 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It takes about two years to train an explosives dog, and the process is intense for both the handler and the canine

In this photo taken on April 7, 2019, an explosive detection dog is kept on leash during a practice session at the Mine Detection Centre (MDC) in Kabul. Naya, a three-year-old Belgian malinois, focuses intently as she leaps over hurdles and zooms through tunnels on an obstacle course at a training centre on a hill overlooking Kabul. WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP

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

Rescue of 200 dogs destined for slaughterhouse begins in South Korea

Feb 14, 2019 - 11:53 AM

About one million dogs are eaten a year in South Korea, often as a summertime delicacy, with the greasy red meat – invariably boiled for tenderness – believed to increase energy

Members of the Humane Society International (HSI) carry dogs in crates for transport at a dog farm during a rescue event, involving the closure of the farm organised by the HSI, in Hongseong on February 13, 2019. This farm is a combined dog meat and puppy mill business with almost 200 dogs and puppies on site. HSI provides a solution to help dog meat farmers give up their business as a growing number of South Koreans oppose the cruelty of the dog meat industry.  Jung Yeon-je / 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

Dogs shield South Africa's youth from violence

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:11 PM

Project 'Funda Nenja' – Zulu for 'learn with the dog' – help to nurture kinship and respect between humans and their dogs in a township in South Africa

BEST FRIENDS. Boys sit against a wall with their dogs outside the Zamuthule Primary School at the Mpophomeni township in Kwazulu-Natal, on September 22, 2017. Children from the area of Mpophomeni in KwaZulu-Natal province take part in the Funda Nenja dog training initiative which seeks to teach children in the township dog handling skills. Photo by Tadeu Andre/AFP

Sunday in the park with your dog

Sep 24, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Amid a boom in pet ownership and pampering – as well as rescuing and neutering dogs and cats – a dog trainer organizes a regular, supervised off-leash dog park

What's The Big Idea? How to make your dogs happy

Sep 21, 2017 - 6:46 PM

In this week's episode of 'What's The Big Idea?' with Coco Alcuaz, a canine behavior expert talks about what humans should do to keep dogs happy – making them man's best friend for life

Man's best friend? It may be genetic

Sep 30, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Experiments involving several hundred dogs and a sweeping analysis of their genomes uncovered a handful of genetic variants clearly linked to canines being friendly with humans

WATCH: Dogs dressed as Kim Kardashian, Edward Scissorhands, and more

Oct 30, 2015 - 4:13 PM

A creative dog groomer dresses these dogs up for the 3rd Annual Kimmel Canine Halloween Costume Parade

The dogs we love

Jul 09, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Dog lives may be short but they are well lived In the end we learn that our dogs also give us everything they have – a love that never wanes or changes a thirst for life and its pleasures and the courage to let us know when they ve had enough

(L-R) Oscar, Greta, and Hershey

Philippine Canine Club faces P68-M tax evasion case

Jun 19, 2014 - 5:59 PM

The tax bureau claims the club failed to pay VAT and file its VAT returns from 2006 2011

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the loveliest pup of all?

Aug 31, 2013 - 11:39 PM

Beauty is not the only focus at the show which also features competitions focused on abilities like dog dancing where dogs and their handlers do small choreographed dances to music

DOLLED UP. Big, small, shaved, hairy, curly, more than 11,000 doggies of all kinds, pampered to the extreme, and from all corners of Europe compete in Geneva until Sunday to win the title of the most beautiful dog in Europe. Photo by AFP/FABRICE COFFRINI

Dogs yawn along with their masters, Japan researchers say

Aug 09, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Tired dog lovers who think their pet pooch is yawning right along with them may just be right according to a Japanese study

Photo from AFP