Cocker spaniel becomes ‘first in world’ to master hopscotch

Cocker spaniel becomes ‘first in world’ to master hopscotch

Footage of the spaniel playing hopscotch has been met with joy (Pictures: Kennedy News and Media) Hobby-loving Leo can also play tennis and paint with a brush (Picture: Kennedy News/@trickspaniel)‘I didn’t think it was possible but yet again, he’s amazed me.

Toddler’s face almost ripped off by ‘soft’ Staffie that was his ‘best friend’

Toddler’s face almost ripped off by ‘soft’ Staffie that was his ‘best friend’

Romy Griffiths, 2, was suddenly attacked by Blizzard, his family’s eight-year-old Staffy cross (Picture: Kennedy)A little boy’s face was ripped to shreds by his pet dog who was supposed to be his ‘best friend’.

Couple spent £250 treating their cockapoo who swallowed a thong

Couple spent £250 treating their cockapoo who swallowed a thong

Naughty Charlie Bear (Picture: Kennedy News and MediaAn Instagram-famous pup with a penchant for his owners’ underwear had to be taken to the vets after eating a thong.Charlie Bear, a three-year-old cockapoo, cost his owners Helen Morgan and David Ferry £250 in vet bills after swallowing to undergarment whole.

Presidential pets: From Joe Biden’s dogs in disgrace for biting to Larry the Downing Street cat

Presidential pets: From Joe Biden’s dogs in disgrace for biting to Larry the Downing Street cat

It’s been a busy week for animals in the media spotlight, with Prince Harry taking time out from his explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey to feed the chickens and US president Joe Biden forced to banish his two German shepherds Champ and Major home to Delaware following a “biting incident” at the White House.

Pets are back: Biden's 2 dogs settle in at White House

Pets are back: Biden's 2 dogs settle in at White House

The patter of paws is being heard in the White House again following the arrival of President Joe Biden s dogs Champ and Major.Major burst onto the national scene late last year after Biden, then president-elect, broke his right foot while playing with the dog at their home in Wilmington, Delaware.

Dogs and owners may share resemblance in diabetes risk

Dogs and owners may share resemblance in diabetes risk

“Given the previous research on the shared risk of [being overweight] between dog owners and their animals, we believe that shared dietary habits and also physical activity levels might be involved,” said Kennedy.

It's Major: Pets poised for a return to the White House

It's Major: Pets poised for a return to the White House

Major Biden is getting an early start in the spotlight as a presidential pet after a play date ended with his owner, President-elect Joe Biden, suffering a broken foot As if that weren’t enough for one weekend, it was also confirmed that Major will have to share the White House with, of all things, a cat.

All the presidents’ pets: a history of strange animals to live in the White House

All the presidents’ pets: a history of strange animals to live in the White House

President Herbert Hoover had several dogs during his tenure at the White House, from 1929 to 1933, but few appeared to attract as much attention as Billy, a wild opossum the family adopted after he strayed onto the property, according to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

Melodramatic dog fakes own death in walk protest

Melodramatic dog fakes own death in walk protest

Begbie at home, again alive (Picture: Kennedy News and Media) ‘I told them he was fine and just having a tantrum and sulking so he wouldn’t move because he was playing dead.’ Begbie staged a minute-long protest before conceding defeat and starting plodding along the road in Muthill, Perth and Kinross.

These cute puppies are some of Britain’s rarest dogs

These cute puppies are some of Britain’s rarest dogs

The Dandie Dinmont terrier has become a forgotten breed over the last 40 years, with owners preferring designer dogs like cockerpoos, labradoodles and French bulldog.