The DogChannel Newswire (06-04-10)

Former "World’s Ugliest Dog” dies; family and dog reunited after four years; and other news.

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

Former ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Dies at Age 17
A Tennessee canine dubbed the "World's Ugliest Dog" for 2009 has died at the age of 17, her owner said. Dawn Goehring of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., said Miss Ellie, the hairless Chinese Crested she adopted eight years ago, raised more than $100,000 for animal shelters during various ugly dog competitions, United Press International reports.
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Microchip Helps Reunite Dog and Family After Four Years
A family on New York's Long Island is celebrating the return of a little white dog who went missing four years ago. The fluffy dog, named Cooper, was dropped off about a month ago at an animal shelter in Islip, 35 miles east of New York City. He'd been reported missing in 2006, The Associated Press reports.
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When Arson Occurs, Dogs’ Noses Know
Man’s best friend is an arsonist’s worst nightmare. That’s the opinion of arson-dog handler Shane Arndt. He and his 3-year-old Labrador Retriever, Rusty, along with 26 other dogs, participated Thursday in the final exercises of their State Farm Insurance arson dog recertification in Columbia, Mo., the Columbia Tribune reports.
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Food Puzzles Unleash a Pet’s Wild Side
Pursuing food was an all-consuming life for our dogs' ancestors. While it might seem an improvement to have meals handed to you, that's not really true. The mental and physical lives of pets suffer when their minds and bodies lie idle. Food puzzles are an easy way to make the modern dog work for a living, and become happier and healthier, ABC News reports.
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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

6/6/2010 11:41:16 PM

Poor ugly dog.

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