The DogChannel Newswire (03-24-10)

Dogs take lead role in Iraq’s terror war; 15 dogs rescued from dogfighting ring; other news.

Posted: March 24, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

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Tibetan Mastiff New Chinese Status Symbol
China's latest must-have luxury for the ultra-rich, to go with mansions and sports cars, is a large, slobbery dog with massive amounts of hair best known for herding sheep in Tibet. The Tibetan Mastiff is the dog of the moment for those who want to spread their wealth beyond stocks and real estate, The Associated Press reports.
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Dogs Take Lead Role in Iraq’s Terror War
Iraqis aren't what you would call dog people. The streets of the capital are filled with mangy canines and dog owners are few. But in a country where bombs and explosives are an everyday threat, Iraqis may start learning to love man's best friend, USA Today reports.
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For Self Control, Try a Dog Biscuit
New research indicates that dogs and humans have some things in common in the willpower department. Psychologists found that for dogs, as for humans, “self-control is a limited resource, one that can and does get depleted,” The New York Times reports.
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Fifteen Dogs Rescued From Oregon Dogfighting Ring
Sheriff's deputies in Benton County, Ore., found 15 malnourished pit bulls with old scars or fresh wounds last week, providing a glimpse into dogfighting rings in the area. Deputies also found three dead dogs buried under trees in a 6-acre property in Alsea, The Associated Press reports.
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