Welsh sheepdog most expensive in world after selling for £27,100

Welsh sheepdog most expensive in world after selling for £27,100

Kim was sold a few days before her first birthday at an online auction (Picture: Wessex News Agency)A trained sheepdog has become the most expensive border collie in the world after selling for £27,100.

Dogs are humankind’s oldest companions, DNA research shows

Dogs are humankind’s oldest companions, DNA research shows

Lead author Anders Bergstrom, a post-doctoral researcher in the Ancient Genomics laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute, said: ‘The dog is the oldest domesticated animal and has a very long relationship with humans.

Interactive: see how your favourite dog breeds are related to each other

Interactive: see how your favourite dog breeds are related to each other

Photograph: Phil Crowder/Alamy This created a messy, intertwined relationship between different dog types, with the details of a breed’s origin sometimes recorded only in oral history.The German shepherd shares DNA with Italian dog breeds, including the cane paratore, according to researchers.

The internet loves this thicc puppy with a huge butt

The internet loves this thicc puppy with a huge butt

The picture Alyssa initially shared (Picture: @thegoldenporterlee / CATERS NEW)Alyssa has had over 28 million impressions on Twitter, and her inbox has been flooded with messages from people who love Porter.

Artist makes incredible felt models that look like tiny versions of people’s pets

Artist makes incredible felt models that look like tiny versions of people’s pets

Alyson Gurney, 24, from Washington, DC, makes the felt sculptures looking at pictures that are sent in from customers.The artist said: ‘My favourite part of the whole process is receiving pictures of the real pets with their little felted friend.

Keep pet cats indoors, say researchers who found they kill 230m native Australian animals each year

Keep pet cats indoors, say researchers who found they kill 230m native Australian animals each year

Researchers said owners of Australia’s 3.7m domestic cats needed to make sure their pets were indoors or contained to reduce their impact on native species.

Dog is reunited with woman after 56 days apart in quarantine

Dog is reunited with woman after 56 days apart in quarantine

Aly couldn’t contain her excitement when she saw Jessica for the first time (Picture: Caters News Agency) The pair had been apart for 56 days because of quarantine (Picture: Caters News Agency) Jessica’s boyfriend is Aly’s owner, but she has an incredible bond with the dog (Picture: Caters News Agency)Bars and restaurants can now resume takeaway services, and buildings sites and factories were also allowed to resume production.

Doggone it! How an 18,000-year-old puppy could change everything we know about dogs

Doggone it! How an 18,000-year-old puppy could change everything we know about dogs

But is he an early modern wolf – or one of the world’s very oldest domesticated dogs?.How an 18,000-year-old puppy could change everything we know about dogs.That’s 64.9m years before Dogor existed.

Having a pet dog could lead to better heart health, research suggests

Having a pet dog could lead to better heart health, research suggests

The findings, published by the Mayo Clinic journal, are based on a first analysis of data from the Kardiozive Brno 2030 study which followed 1,769 people in the Czech Republic with no history of heart disease over five years.

Home to roost: my life as a pigeon fancier

Home to roost: my life as a pigeon fancier

A few months before I joined the club, Natalya and I found out we were going to have another baby, and our son was born, at home, the night before my first pigeon race. We’d watch them fly around the house each morning, and wait in the garden for them to come home from races.

Cat who can’t stop sneezing stuck at rescue centre because ‘nobody will adopt him’

Cat who can’t stop sneezing stuck at rescue centre because ‘nobody will adopt him’

“He has been in our homing wing for around 10 days now,” she adds, explaining that as soon as people know a cat has a medical issue, people are reluctant to adopt them.

Crufts 2019: Dog owners show their pets watching the competition

Crufts 2019: Dog owners show their pets watching the competition

Pet owners are sharing photos and videos of their dogs watching the Crufts dog show from home. This year, 160,000 people are estimated to be in attendance at the dog show, with thousands more watching from home.

Need to track down a dog poo-petrator? There’s a DNA test for that

Need to track down a dog poo-petrator? There’s a DNA test for that

A Pennsylvania complex is requiring its residents’ canines to undergo testing so any dog poop can be traced back – and there are health benefits too If you’re in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and want to live in the Parkland View apartment complex, then you’re going to need to undergo a DNA test.

Have You Seen the Bucket Video Yet?

Have You Seen the Bucket Video Yet?

A two-minute long clip made by the folks at the Southwest Texas Alternative Energy and Sustainable Living Field Laboratory shows the various animals who reside on the desert property going to a bucket to have a refreshing drink of water.

Ikea opens its doors to help protect stray dogs from the rain

Ikea opens its doors to help protect stray dogs from the rain

Workers at an Ikea in Italy have transformed the store into a makeshift shelter for stray dogs with nowhere else to go. A post shared by noahromley (@noahromley) on Oct 21, 2018 at 9:58am PDT

Adorable dog tries real hard to get big stick through door

Adorable dog tries real hard to get big stick through door

Adorable dog tries real hard to get big stick through door copied! A dog in Manchester was so excited to find a huge stick to play with, but he ran into some issues when trying to bring the stick home. TODAY’s Carson Daly has the Daly Click. Read More

Viral social media post sparks important PSA about service animals

Viral social media post sparks important PSA about service animals

Viral social media post sparks important PSA about service animals copied! A woman’s story about a service dog approaching her without its owner has gone viral and started an important conversation.

George H.W. Bush’s service dog does a social media takeover

George H.W. Bush’s service dog does a social media takeover

Sully, the new service dog of former President George H.W. Bush, took to Instagram to show off how his new gig is going. He “wrote” in one of his posts that he feels like “the luckiest pupper in the world,” TODAY’s Carson Daly reports for PopStart. Read More

Google’s snooping proves big tech will not change – unless governments step in | Arwa Mahdawi

Google’s snooping proves big tech will not change – unless governments step in | Arwa Mahdawi

The news that Google is recording everything you do, even if you have signalled that you don’t want it to, is yet another indicator that the tech company, like many of its peers, doesn’t seem to care much for ethics.

Fish owner tells how cleaning out tank released deadly palytoxin that poisoned family and led to closure of entire street

Fish owner tells how cleaning out tank released deadly palytoxin that poisoned family and led to closure of entire street

A man has revealed how coral in a fish tank poisoned him and other family members while he was cleaning it. The following day the entire family suffered flu-like symptoms, and even their two dogs became ill.