The DogChannel Newswire (12-02-08)

Beagle proves to be dog show’s best friend; treadmills go to the dogs; and other news.

Posted: December 2, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Trial Starts in Case of Dog Killed by Police
A federal civil rights trial is set to begin this week in the case of a 7-year-old Labrador/Springer Spaniel mix named Bubba killed by a Milwaukee police officer in 2004, The Associated Press reports.
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Uno Proves to Be Dog Show’s Best Friend
Nine months into his reign as the first Beagle to win the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, 3-year-old Uno is not fading away. He is the show’s busiest-ever Best in Show titlist. He was the first one to be celebrated as a champion by President Bush in the White House Rose Garden in May and still wears the red, white, and blue collar that Laura Bush gave him, The New York Times reports.
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Samuel Fuller’s ‘White Dog’ Really Made the Fur Fly
The controversial 1982 film about a German Shepherd Dog taught to attack black people is released on DVD, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Treadmill Workouts Also for the Dogs
The low-slung Basset Hound strides along at a brisk pace, engaging in part of the regular exercise routine that keeps her trim and fit. She wears a collar but no leash as she walks on a treadmill designed especially for dogs. Twice a week she does a 3-kilometer workout. The weight of the 6-year-old dog has remained a steady 45 pounds, which pleases her veterinarian, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Heal, Boy: CSU Testing If Herbs Ease Dogs’ Pain
Edward, a 4-year-old retriever, has had a bad hip since he was 6 months old. In search of some relief, Edward’s owner, Krystal Reagan, enrolled the retriever in a clinical trial at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biosciences. So, Edward has spent the past five weeks helping to answer the question: Can juniper, goldenrod, dandelion, meadow sweet, willow bark and cranberry heal an aching canine? The Denver Post reports.
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