The DogChannel Newswire (09-01-09)

World’s oldest dog dies; 1,000 magnets removed from insider dog; and other news.

Posted: September 1, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

World’s Oldest Dog Record Holder Dies at 21
Every dog has its day – and for Chanel, the wirehaired Dachshund who held the Guinness World Record for oldest dog, her last day finally came. The adorable pooch, who celebrated her 21st birthday this year, passed away on Friday, the New York Daily News reports.
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Kennedy’s Dogs Will Be Missed on the Hill
Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) was years ahead of the curve when it came to Take Your Dog to Work Day. The constant presence of his three Portuguese Water Dogs in his Russell building office helped humanize their owner and brought a sense of fun to a workplace known for rules and formalities, reports.
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1,000 Magnets Removed From Inside Dog
An Australian woman said her dog is recovering from emergency surgery to remove 1,000 magnets from its stomach. Cathy James of Mickleham said her 11-year-old Australian Cattle Dog, Polly, swallowed the magnets from her office Aug. 11 and underwent emergency surgery the next day, United Press International reports.
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Clone Expert to Recreate Dogs for Province
South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-Suk plans to present two cloned dogs to one of the country's provinces to help it nurture a bio-technology industry, his research centre said Monday. The Sooam Biotech Research Foundation led by Hwang said it was ready to clone a Tibetan Mastiff for North Chungcheong province, AFP reports.
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Firefighters Rescue Dog as Fire Destroys Home
A quickly spreading fire destroyed a single-family home in southeast San Jose, Calif., early Monday morning, but not before firefighters rescued a family dog and saved neighboring houses from the blaze, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
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