The DogChannel Newswire (05-07-10)

Health of mutts versus purebred dogs; Oklahoma passes puppy mill bill; other news.

Posted: May 7, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Dog Shot at Washington Park During Dogfight
A dog was shot at a dog park in Monroe, Wash. Police said the owner of a Golden Retriever was trying to protect his pet Tuesday from being attacked by two Bulldogs. The 44-year-old man, who has a concealed weapons permit, was hitting one of the Bulldogs with the gun when it fired, The Associated Press reports.
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Expressway Dog Moves Into a Foster Home
The pit bull who eluded police, stymied motorists and mesmerized TV viewers for two days running along the Eisenhower Expressway in Illinois last week got a new home. The dog now known as Ike finally succumbed to exhaustion, enabling three officers from the Broadview Police Department to finally take him into custody, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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When Cancer Comes With a Pedigree
Are mutts less prone to cancer than purebreds? Not necessarily, several experts say. Some studies that have compared purebreds in general to Mixed Breeds find about a 10 percent increase in lifespan for comparably sized mixed-breed dogs. But there's no predicting what traits, and health problems, could show up, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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Oklahoma Governor Signs Puppy Mill Bill
Gov. Brad Henry has signed a bill to regulate puppy mills. Henry on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 1712. Dubbed the "Commercial Pet Breeders Act," it would regulate those with 11 or more female cats or dogs capable of breeding for commercial purposes, Tulsa World reports.
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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

5/9/2010 7:00:10 PM

Thanks for the updates!

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lala   salinas, CA

5/8/2010 9:13:06 PM

great storys

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S   Three Oaks, MI

5/8/2010 4:03:57 PM

Funny story about the dog running along the expressway!!

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