The DogChannel Newswire (05-04-10)

Pet heroes inducted into hall of fame; handler chronicles search dog partnership; other news.

Posted: May 4, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Missouri Petition to Restrict Dog Breeding Is Filed
Missourians seeking new restrictions for dog breeders have submitted a proposed ballot measure. It would bar people from having more than 50 breeding dogs, establish requirements to care for the animals and make violations a misdemeanor, The Associated Press reports.
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Four Pet Heroes Inducted Into Purina Hall of Fame
Four four-legged heroes have been inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame for their bravery, determination, selflessness and devotion. Chance, Patty, Gepetto and Bingo demonstrated a powerful bond with their families and have saved human lives, the National Post reports.
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‘Labradoodle’ Pioneer Regrets Fashioning ‘Designer Dog’
The man who claims to have bred the first “labradoodle” – and in the process made the mutt a desirable accessory – says it's the great regret of his life. The Labrador Retriever-Poodle mix is now recognized as the first of the so-called "designer dogs," selling for more than $1,000 a puppy, FOX News reports.
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Rescue Dog Searches for ‘Scent of the Missing’
In almost any American disaster you'll see search-and-rescue dogs sniffing the ground in search of the subtle olfactory cues that will lead them to missing persons, living or dead. In her new book, "Scent of the Missing: Love and Partnership with a Search-and-Rescue Dog," handler Susannah Charleson chronicles her relationship with a furry, four-legged partner named Puzzle, The Denver Post reports.
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