Bad news: Your chocolate Labrador won't live as long as other Labs

Bad news: Your chocolate Labrador won't live as long as other Labs

In some bad news for chocolate Labrador Retriever lovers everywhere, new research shows that they have shorter life spans than their black and yellow cousins.Not only that, but they also have higher rates of skin disease and ear infections.For the study, researchers analysed data from more than 33 000 Labradors in the United Kingdom.

Life expectancy of chocolate labradors is linked to their colour, finds study

Life expectancy of chocolate labradors is linked to their colour, finds study

Scientists are warning that the second most popular dog breed in the UK is more vulnerable to a number of serious health problems including obesity, ear infections and joint conditions.

Does your dog really understand you?

Does your dog really understand you?

The dogs may show greater brain activity in response to a new word because they sense their owners want them to understand what they are saying, and they are trying to do so, the researchers suggested."Dogs ultimately want to please their owners, and perhaps also receive praise or food," said study senior author and neuroscientist Gregory Berns.

Rabies alert in Gauteng

Rabies alert in Gauteng

complete record of rabies vaccinations could be an infection risk, and members where they could potentially infect domestic pets.” Read: Rabies worse scourge than Ebola The virus is spread of protection against rabies is to avoid contact with stray, wild or unfamiliar

Dogs born in summer at greater risk for heart disease

Dogs born in summer at greater risk for heart disease

Dogs born in the summer are at higher risk for heart disease than pups born at other times of the year, according to new research.Environment probably a factorScientists think exposure to outdoor air pollution may be to blame.

Dogs can recognise liars

Dogs can recognise liars

The experiment also showed that dogs don’t like it if people are rude to their owners or treat their owners badly. As most pet owners say, “we don’t trust someone if our dog doesn’t”.

Owning a dog will help you find love

Owning a dog will help you find love

New figures suggests that dog owners are far more likely to meet new people, be asked on a date, and find love than those without a furry friend.

It turns out dogs sort of understand what we’re saying

It turns out dogs sort of understand what we’re saying

The researchers say the dogs may show greater neural activation to a novel word because they sense their owners want them to understand what they are saying, and they are trying to do so.

Very proud police dog finds illegal roast pig head in traveller’s baggage

Very proud police dog finds illegal roast pig head in traveller’s baggage

(Picture: US Customs and Border Protection)Carey Davis, CBP Port Director for the Port of Atlanta, said: ‘Our best defense against destructive pests and animal diseases is to prevent the entry of prohibited agriculture products from entering the United State

Hot Aussie firefighters pose half-naked with adorable baby animals

Hot Aussie firefighters pose half-naked with adorable baby animals

The proceeds help animals in need (Picture: Australian Firefighters Calendar/Cover Images) Now the organisers are searching for the hottest firefighters in the world (Picture: Australian Firefighters Calendar/Cover Images)Following the global success of the project, the organisers are now looking to globalise their search for sexy firefighters.

Sorry, but your dog just isn’t that clever

Sorry, but your dog just isn’t that clever

There were also various other tasks looked at in the journal of Learning & Behaviour, such as releasing food with a string and being able to recognise human faces.

Police Dog Rescues 7 Year Old Girl from a Freezing Snow Hole

Police Dog Rescues 7 Year Old Girl from a Freezing Snow Hole

He told The Siberian Times, “There were several groups, I was the head of one group, there was a trained dog in our group [Rising Star Britney].” The group also included Rising Star Britney’s trainer, Oksana Khabarovsk, and Liza’s grandmother.

Pets across the UK are ‘lonely, overweight and stressed’, says new report

Pets across the UK are ‘lonely, overweight and stressed’, says new report

A report from the veterinary charity PDSA revealed that 24 per cent of British pet owners carried out no preparatory work ahead of bringing an animal into their home, a figure equating to 5.2 million people.

Top 7 Dog-Friendly Cities in the United States

Top 7 Dog-Friendly Cities in the United States

From places with more than 300 sunny days annually to those teeming with pet-friendly hotels, here are seven dog-friendly cities with plenty to offer pooches and their parents. From off-leash parks and hiking trails to dog-friendly restaurants, breweries and coffee shops, Seattle welcomes all dog-lovers and their canine companions with open arms.”

Police dog who killed OAP was “in fight mode”

Police dog who killed OAP was “in fight mode”

Police dog who killed OAP was “in fight mode” A SEVEN-stone police Alsatian was in “fight mode” when it savagely attacked and killed an innocent 73-year-old grandmother during a drug search, his handler told an inquest.

Dog news: Killer dog bowl warning after DEADLY bugs discovered in scientific study

Dog news: Killer dog bowl warning after DEADLY bugs discovered in scientific study

Dog news: Killer dog bowl warning after DEADLY bugs discovered in scientific study DEADLY bugs have been found lurking in dog drinking bowls.

What not to feed your pet

What not to feed your pet

Chocolates have caffeine and theobromine that can cause anything from vomiting to seizure. Even small quantities of grapes and raisins can make your pet sick with vomiting and exhaustion. Adult dogs and cats cannot digest milk and other dairy products.

Test-tube lion cubs raise hope for big cats’ survival

Test-tube lion cubs raise hope for big cats’ survival

The owner of Ukutula Game Reserve & Conservation Centre Willi Jacobs, 60, said: “They are both absolutely perfect cubs in every way."They are happy, healthy and playful – and leading us a merry dance."We decided to honour the researcher Isabella by naming the female cub after her and the male after her fiance Victor.”

Cute moment dog rescues girl in the sea after thinking she’s in trouble

Cute moment dog rescues girl in the sea after thinking she’s in trouble

The loyal dog did his best to drag the little girl to safety (Picture: Jukin Media) Matyas didn’t stop until the girl was safely on the beach (Picture: Jukin Media)‘How clever is he as soon as the waves washed over her.

A TV Channel for Dogs -- Yes, Really -- Just Got Some Wagging Validation

A TV Channel for Dogs -- Yes, Really -- Just Got Some Wagging Validation

“After finishing three years [of research], we felt confident that we knew what dogs need, what they like, that we could create content,” Levi says.

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