The DogChannel Newswire (02-05-09)

Dog DNA tests used to fight poop problem; dogs tackle Cincinnati’s bedbugs; and other news.

Posted: February 5, 2009, 5 a.m. EST

Students Support Chinook Becoming State Dog of New Hampshire
Abby, a Chinook dog, showed she didn't care much for Senate hearings by letting out a quiet whimper during a hearing on a bill to name her breed as New Hampshire's state dog, The Associated Press reports.
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Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport Gets New Bomb-Sniffing Canines
The federal agency responsible for security at the nation’s airports has a new weapon at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport — and this one has four legs, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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L.A. County Hires Firm to Search Juvenile Halls With Dogs
A private company will use drug-sniffing dogs to search Los Angeles County juvenile probation camps and halls beginning in March, marking the first time the Probation Department has turned to a non-law enforcement agency for such searches, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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German Town to DNA Test All Dogs in Fight Against Pooch Poop
A small town in Germany plans to DNA test every dog so it can fine the owners when they foul public places, the Daily Mail (U.K.) reports.
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Dog Provides Business With Nose for Bedbugs
The newest weapon in the war on bedbugs in Cincinnati has four legs, a tail that wags, and big brown eyes, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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