The DogChannel Newswire (01-13-10)

Geneticists explain Shar-Pei’s wrinkles; Illinois dog hoarder pleads guilty; and other news.

Posted: January 13, 2010, 2 a.m. EST

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Shar-Pei Wrinkles Explained by Dog Geneticists
Just how did the Shar-Pei get its famous wrinkled appearance? Scientists who have analyzed the genetics of 10 pedigree dog breeds believe they now have the answer, BBC News reports.
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Ticket Issued to Off-Duty Cop Who Shot Dog
The Chicago Police Department has issued a ticket to an off-duty officer who fatally shot a German Shepherd after she said the dog attacked her own dog and was threatening her, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Dearborn Dog Hoarder Pleads Guilty
The Dearborn, Ill., man found with hundreds of live and dead Chihuahuas in his home last summer will avoid jail and instead serve five years' probation while being supervised by mental health personnel, The Detroit News reports.
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A Sanctuary for Special Dogs
Joyce Darrell and her husband Michael Dickerson have devoted their lives to dogs, but not just any dogs. Tucked away on a farm in Maryland lies a loving sanctuary they created for special-needs animals, MSNBC reports.
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Karen   St. Marys, PA

1/14/2010 7:52:29 AM

Want you cover the story of Renny, the greyhound in Trenton N.J. that was beaten and kicked to death by her owener, Gordon Reiban, a person employed by the Corrections program ib N.J.,

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