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More Training For Major After Second Biting Incident

The Washington Post reports: Major, the Biden family’s younger German shepherd, is receiving additional training following a second biting incident on the White House grounds. Michael LaRosa, press secretary to first lady Jill Biden, confirmed that Major is receiving the training “to help him adjust to life in the White House.” “The off-site, private training will take place in the …

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Biden’s Dog Bites Federal Worker In Second Incident

CNN reports: The Bidens’ dog Major has been involved in another biting incident that required medical attention, two people with knowledge of the incident tell CNN. The incident, which involved a National Park Service employee, took place on the White House South Lawn on Monday afternoon. The employee was working at the time and needed to stop in order to …

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Major Biden Back At WH After Behavior Training

The New York Daily News report: Presidential pet German Shepherd, Major Biden, has returned to the White House after undergoing behavioral therapy with a trainer following an “aggressive behavior incident” involving an aide. Both Major and his more laid back fellow pooch Champ are “back at the White House,” Michael LaRosa, a spokesman for First Lady Jill Biden, said Wednesday. …

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Biden’s Dogs Sent Home After “Biting Incident” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The two German Shepherds belonging to President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were returned to the Biden family home in Delaware last week after aggressive behavior at the White House involving Major Biden, two sources with knowledge tell CNN. Major, who was adopted by Biden in November 2018 from a Delaware animal shelter, had what one …

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Lady Gaga’s Stolen Dogs Recovered Unharmed

The Associated Press reports: Lady Gaga’s two French bulldogs, which were stolen by thieves who shot and wounded the dog walker, were recovered unharmed Friday, Los Angeles police said. A woman brought the dogs to the LAPD’s Olympic Community Police Station around 6 p.m, said Capt. Jonathan Tippet, commanding officer of the department’s elite Robbery-Homicide Division. Lady Gaga’s representative and …

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Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Shot, Dogs Stolen [VIDEO]

TMZ reports: Lady Gaga’s dogs were targeted by thieves Wednesday night … thieves who shot her dog walker and stole 2 of her French Bulldogs … law enforcement sources tell TMZ, and we’re told Gaga is offering $500,000 for the return of her dogs, “no questions asked.” The dog walker had three of Gaga’s Bulldogs out in Hollywood just before …

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NBA Team To Use COVID-Sniffing Dogs To Screen Fans

CBS News reports: The Miami Heat are bringing back some fans, with help from some dogs. The Heat will use coronavirus-sniffing dogs at American Airlines Arena to screen fans who want to attend their games. They’ve been working on the plan for months, and the highly trained dogs have been in place for some games this season where the team …

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DE Animal Shelter To “Indogurate” Biden’s Shepherd

NPR reports: President-elect Joe Biden is set to restore a bipartisan norm upon moving into the White House: presidential dogs. The Bidens have two German shepherds, Champ and Major. Major, in particular, has a “wags to riches” tail. He’ll soon be the first dog to go from a shelter to the White House. That shelter, the Delaware Humane Association, plans …

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FDA Issues Recall Notice On “Potentially Fatal” Pet Food

Via press release from the FDA: On December 30, 2020, Midwestern Pet Food, Inc. announced a recall of certain lots of Sportmix pet food products after FDA was alerted about reports of at least 28 dogs that have died and eight that have fallen ill after consuming the recalled Sportmix pet food. Multiple product samples were tested by the Missouri …

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DOT: No More Emotional Support Animals On Planes

NBC News reports: The era of emotional support pigs and peacocks on airplanes is about to end after the Transportation Department ruled Wednesday that dogs are the only animals defined as service animals. The regulation tightens the reins after a yearslong battle between airlines and passengers who have requested permission to carry a menagerie of animals onboard in the name …

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Biden Sprains Ankle While Playing With His Dog

The Washington Post reports: President-elect Joe Biden sprained his right foot Saturday while playing with his dog, his transition team said Sunday after Biden was taken to an orthopedist “out of an abundance of caution.” Biden, 78, slipped while playing with his dog Major, one of his two German shepherds, his office said. Late Sunday afternoon, Biden visited Delaware Orthopaedic …

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Biden’s German Shepherd To Be First WH Rescue Dog

People Magazine reports: Now introducing the First Dog-elects, Major and Champ Biden! For the first time in four years, dogs are heading back to the White House thanks to president-elect Joe Biden, who won the election over Donald Trump on Saturday. Biden’s German shepherd, Major, will also make history as the first rescue dog to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, …

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German Study Finds Dogs Can Sniff Out COVID

Deutsche Welle reports: Researchers in Germany have found that army sniffer dogs can discern between samples from coronavirus-infected and healthy patients. So high is the level of accuracy, they hope this can be used in real-life scenarios. Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover have found that trained sniffer dogs could be used to detect COVID-19 in human samples …

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NC Dog Is First Known COVID Case In Canines

Raleigh’s NBC News affiliate reports: A Chapel Hill family’s dog has tested positive for coronavirus. The family was involved in a study at Duke in which the mother, father and son tested positive for COVID-19. During this study, the family had their pets tested and found out their pug, Winston, had coronavirus. Dr. Chris Woods, the principal investigator of the …

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Shelter Celebrates: We’re Out Of Dogs For First Time

Some good news amid the incessant chaos: Volunteers at the Friends of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control erupted in joyful celebration over a completely empty kennel. The milestone happened at the West Palm Beach, Florida, shelter’s stray housing and adoption overflow kennel, where all of the dogs were happily adopted. Many shelters have been reporting an increase in …

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China Reclassifies Dogs As Pets Rather Than Livestock

Reuters reports: China has drawn up new guidelines to reclassify dogs as pets rather than livestock, the agriculture ministry said, part of a response to the coronavirus outbreak that the Humane Society called a potential “game changer” in animal welfare. Though dog meat remains a delicacy in many regions, the Ministry of Agriculture said in a notice published on Wednesday …

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NYC’s Animal Shelters Are Out Of Dogs And Cats

Bloomberg News reports: Of all the shortages created by the coronavirus pandemic — the toilet paper and the hand sanitizer and the bottled water — the oddest of them all has to be dogs. Oh, and cats too. That’s right, in the New York city area, the epicenter of the disease, there is suddenly a run on pets. At least …

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Standard Poodle Wins Westminster Dog Show [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Siba, a black standard poodle with a meticulously groomed coat and a taste for chicken, won best in show at the 144th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday night, defeating a final group of contenders that included a wildly popular golden retriever and two repeat best in show contestants. Siba is the fifth standard …

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ISRAEL: City’s Rabbis Declare That All Dogs Are Bad And Anyone Who Owns One Will Become “Accursed”

The Times Of Israel reports: More than a dozen rabbis from the city of Elad near Tel Aviv issued an edict declaring all dogs bad and warning residents that keeping them will make them accursed. The edict, dated June 14, contains the signatures of all the Sephardic rabbis in Elad, a city of about 46,000 residents where most of the …

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Animal Rights Activists Object After Healthy Pet Dog Is Euthanized For Burial With Owner Per Her Will [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A healthy dog was put to death in Virginia at the behest of its owner, who made the request in her will. The owner of Emma, a Shih Tzu mix, died March 8. Her dog was held at the Chesterfield Animal Shelter before it was picked up March 22 and then euthanized. Heartbroken animal shelter officials said …

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