This Distillery Has Hired a Dog to 'Sniff Out' Whiskey Imperfections

This Distillery Has Hired a Dog to 'Sniff Out' Whiskey Imperfections

Grant's Whiskey distillery in Scotland — belonging to the brand William Grant & Sons — has just hired a curious quality expert to detect imperfections in the barrels of its product.One-year-old cocker spaniel, Rocco, will be the new sniffer dog and will report to new boss Mr Wooff #Whisky https://t.co/GIJ31PbGNh- ScotlandNow (@ScotlandNow).

Rare litter of wolf-like puppies born in Scotland

Rare litter of wolf-like puppies born in Scotland

Owners Andrew Connolly and Monika Connolly hold two of the new wolf-like Tamaskan puppies (Picture: Greenock Telegraph / SWNS.COM)A rare litter of wolf-like puppies has been born in Scotland – thought to be for the first time in more than ten years.

These dogs are waiting for a home in lockdown

These dogs are waiting for a home in lockdown

These angels need a home (Picture: Birmingham Dogs Home)Last week, we told you about Alfie, the adorable pup who hadn’t received a single adoption enquiry.Look at this beauty (Picture: Birmingham Dogs Home)This 10-year-old Staffie might be old, but she still likes to play and be active.

Scientists found something weird when they scanned dogs’ brains

Scientists found something weird when they scanned dogs’ brains

(Credits: Eötvös Loránd University / SW)When a dog looks at you, they are ‘seeing’ whether you are from the same species as them, whereas humans look to the face of whatever animal they gaze on, a new study shows.

A mazing and Weirdest Ways Your Dog Says i love you

A mazing and Weirdest Ways Your Dog Says i love you

Dog lovers everywhere know that the real reason they do is to show us love.Mama dogs lick their puppies primarily as a way to keep them clean, but a lot of love and devotion is communicated through this grooming process.

Your dog can figure out if you’re lying about how many treats you have

Your dog can figure out if you’re lying about how many treats you have

Gregory Berns, professor of psychology at Emory University in America, and senior author of the study, said: ‘Our work not only shows that dogs use a similar part of their brain to process numbers of objects as humans do – it shows that they don’t need to be trained to do it.’.

Owners shove dog off wall into animal shelter and abandon it

Owners shove dog off wall into animal shelter and abandon it

The men are seen pushing the dog over the railings (Picture: Dave Rudge News)The video shared on Thursday on social media, shows the two men initially checking the area outside the shelter for witnesses.

Catnip: the 'why' behind cats' favourite high

Catnip: the 'why' behind cats' favourite high

But Lichman's group found that in catnip, terpenes are formed in a two-step process involving three newly identified enzymes.

Petting away grooming anxiety

Petting away grooming anxiety

Not all dogs are scared of groomers, but for some it may be a cause for huge stress. If during this time, he sniffs the grooming table, lets out a big yawn, shakes off or scratches himself; you should know that s/he’s trying to diffuse his stress.

Boarding Pets: Know Your Pet Boarding Options

Boarding Pets: Know Your Pet Boarding Options

To help you make the best choice for your fur baby, get to know your pet boarding options, as well as what you should do and know before leaving your dog or cat with a boarding facility.

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.

Do you look like your dog? Canine-human lookalikes in pictures

Do you look like your dog? Canine-human lookalikes in pictures

Gerrad Gethings says: “Certain breeds would be essential because of their unique characteristics: Afghan hounds, poodles, pugs, bulldogs etc. Many of the subjects I stopped in the park or on the bus, and had to find a tactful way of saying you look exactly like a poodle, can I take your photograph?

How to adopt dogs ‘not brave enough’ for police front line

How to adopt dogs ‘not brave enough’ for police front line

Not all dogs have what it takes – this one clearly does (Picture: Getty)It’s a highly selective process that finds the right dog for every situation within a police force.