The DogChannel Newswire (01-27-10)

Three charged with running dogfighting ring; breeding diversified dogs’ skulls; and other news.

Posted: January 27, 2010, 2 a.m. EST

Three Charged With Running Dogfighting Ring
Three Baltimore County, Md., residents have been arrested and charged with running a dogfighting ring from a house stocked with steroids and exercise equipment designed to give the dogs extra strength and stamina, The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Breeding Made Dogs’ Heads Incredibly Diverse
A new study reveals that the variety of skull shapes among domestic dogs has become just as diverse as the variety between other mammal species, such as bears, weasels and seals. In fact some dog breeds’ heads vary in shape by more than the variation between cats and walruses, MSNBC reports.
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Kicking the Dog Out of Bed
We love our animal friends, of course, and for good reason. If we care for them and show them affection, they will love us forever. But the same is not necessarily true for humans, and there's the rub. Sometimes our slavish bonds with our pets can damage our relationships with family, friends and, especially, lovers, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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LAFD Says Saving Dog Was the Right Things to Do
Saving a German Shepherd stuck in the rising Los Angeles River was the right thing to do. The risks were slight, rescue crews were on standby, extra taxpayer money wasn't used and the alternatives were unacceptable, authorities said Monday, The Associated Press reports.
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Bernie   Malden, MA

1/27/2010 6:56:34 PM

Figures, the people against the rescue of the dog in the river would not be identified. Cowards.

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Roberta   Wikieup, AZ

1/27/2010 10:46:04 AM

I get so fed up with the way some people fill about animals. It's always the money and the excitment that makes some of these people trive. They don't care about animals and like the smell of blood. These people I have no use for.

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