A genetic study has debunked the stereotypes leashed to dog breeds

A genetic study has debunked the stereotypes leashed to dog breeds

Overall, the study is a reminder that pet owners (particularly those looking to find a clone-like stand-in for old companions ) are better off choosing dogs based on their individuality and behaviors, not their breeding.

Getting a dog helped me heal after a suicide attempt

Getting a dog helped me heal after a suicide attempt

Even if I did want to talk, I felt like there was no one there to help me or turn to – even though my partner of 12 years, Annette, 56, is the most loving person I know.

Maryland man with 124 snakes in his house died of snake bite, autopsy finds

Maryland man with 124 snakes in his house died of snake bite, autopsy finds

A Maryland man found dead at his home alongside over 100 caged snakes died of accidental snake envenomation, according to an autopsy.Charles County officials investigate the death of a man who was found dead in his home with more than 100 snakes, including some venomous snakes.

Meet Red, the cross-eyed Maine Coon kitten who will steal your heart

Meet Red, the cross-eyed Maine Coon kitten who will steal your heart

As a little kitty (Picture: Cattery Maine Coons UK / SWNS) ‘He’s got a ridiculous amount of confidence for a cat that’s cross-eyed’ (Picture: Cattery Maine Coons UK / SWNS)Rebecca and her four-year-old son Eli spent hours delivering the kittens on December 18.

Soul animal: A dog or a cat: Which is your soul animal?

Soul animal: A dog or a cat: Which is your soul animal?

Training a cat is typically more difficult than a dog, because a cat has its way of doing things, and he will do only what he likes to do.If that is how you like your things to be, you may be a cat person.

Halsey mourns sudden death of dog in heartbreaking post: ‘The worst week of my life’

Halsey mourns sudden death of dog in heartbreaking post: ‘The worst week of my life’

Halsey is mourning the death of her five-year-old dog, Jagger, with a heartbreaking and candid post on social media.“I don’t know why I’m sharing all this besides to just say love your pets every single second because anything can change in a moment,” she added.

Abused blind dog who likes to be cuddled like a baby is searching for a new home

Abused blind dog who likes to be cuddled like a baby is searching for a new home

A lover of hugs (Picture: Blind Dog Rescue)A spokesperson for the charity said: ‘Palomo was abandoned in a street near the home of one of our shelter volunteers.

Britain’s loneliest dog has been in an animal shelter for nine years

Britain’s loneliest dog has been in an animal shelter for nine years

Staff at his animal shelter call him ‘the perfect pet’ but note Freddie is ‘complex’ and needs a strong owner as he tends to over-guard and this puts people off.

Powerline falls on kennels killing 13 pedigree dogs during Storm Dudley

Powerline falls on kennels killing 13 pedigree dogs during Storm Dudley

A full investigation is now underway by Northern Power Grid (Picture: Cuckavalda Gundogs) A powerline of 11,000 volts was brought crashing down onto the runs where the dogs were kept (Picture: North News and Pictures)All of the dogs killed in yesterday’s accident were aged between seven months and six years.

‘Now is the danger time’: why the end of lockdown puts puppies at risk

‘Now is the danger time’: why the end of lockdown puts puppies at risk

As more people return to physical workplaces, fears are growing that new owners may try to sell on dogs on to inappropriate homes or simply abandon them.

Adorable dog saved from cancer thanks to nose amputation

Adorable dog saved from cancer thanks to nose amputation

Oh buddy (Picture: SWNS)This is Yogi, a Border Terrier who’s had to have his nose removed to save his life from a rare form of soft-tissue cancer.

As a blind guide dog user, I want social distancing to stay forever

As a blind guide dog user, I want social distancing to stay forever

Disabled people are once again being forgotten about (Picture: Grace Elizabeth Photography) It’s 10am and I’m walking down the street to catch my next train for work with my guide dog, Ida. Despite it still being early, I’ve already been shoulder-barged twice, and a member of the public has stepped into my personal space to stroke Ida, irrespective of her wearing a harness that clearly displays the words: ‘Please do not distract me, I’m a working guide dog’.

French Bulldog’s face balloons after owner cleaned kitchen floor

French Bulldog’s face balloons after owner cleaned kitchen floor

Leanne Lindsay, 42, ‘thought 14-month-old Pixie was going to die’ (Picture: Caters News)A puppy’s face was left majorly swollen after a suspected allergic reaction to a cleaning product.Owner Leanne Lindsay, 42, said her 14-month-old French bulldog Pixie started struggling to breathe hours after she used Fabulosa products.

This 'Queer Eye' hero spreads joy by inviting kids with disabilities to her animal rescue farm

This 'Queer Eye' hero spreads joy by inviting kids with disabilities to her animal rescue farm

With around 185 animals on her farm, Wallace-Griner almost didn't do the show because she worried that reaching the large audience of "Queer Eye" would also increase scrutiny of her family and the work they do.

Creepy or cute? Neil Patrick Harris gets ‘replica stuffed versions’ of his dogs

Creepy or cute? Neil Patrick Harris gets ‘replica stuffed versions’ of his dogs

The "Matrix Resurrections" star showed off a Christmas gift on given to him by husband David Burtka in the form of eerily accurate stuffed animal replicas of their family's three dogs — Spike, Gidget and Ella.

The history-making winner of this year's National Dog Show stops by TODAY

The history-making winner of this year's National Dog Show stops by TODAY

A Scottish deerhound named Claire just made history by becoming the first dog to win the Best in Show title two years in a row at the National Dog Show in Philadelphia.

Everything you should consider before getting a pet

Everything you should consider before getting a pet

Homer-Early says that it’s ‘important to do your research and ensure whatever animal you’re planning to get will fit your lifestyle.’.Plus, if you’re working full-time, you may need to cover daycare and dog walker costs too, Ali says.

Mayim Bialik talks response to 'Jeopardy!' hosting: 'We're all learning as we go here'

Mayim Bialik talks response to 'Jeopardy!' hosting: 'We're all learning as we go here'

Ken Jennings and Bialik will continue hosting "Jeopardy!"On "Call Me Kat" and in a new cat food promotion, Bialik is fine with the felines."We have noticed a marked difference in our lives (since her cats began eating the food)," Bialik, a spokesperson for the brand, says.

Incredible German Shepherd puppy predicts baby's gender in heartwarming video

Incredible German Shepherd puppy predicts baby's gender in heartwarming video

Incredible German Shepherd puppy predicts baby's gender in heartwarming video.Rollo the German Shepherd, not pictured predicted correctly the gender of his owner's baby (Image: GETTY) Sign up for FREE for latest news plus tips to save money and the environment.

Delhi HC orders all stray dogs to have right to food and be taken care of, without any nuisance

Delhi HC orders all stray dogs to have right to food and be taken care of, without any nuisance

It’s a happy victory day for all animal lovers as recently Delhi High Court has passed an order that enables citizens to feed stray dogs food without any intervention.