The DogChannel Newswire (08-24-10)

Demand grows for bedbug-sniffing dogs; company investigates pet food complaint; and other news.

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

Can Bedbug-Sniffing Dogs Save Us?
Bedbugs conquered the Empire State Building last week and many have also found their way into several movie theaters around New York City. As bedbugs continue to spread and the demand for bug-sniffing dogs rises, the National Pest Management Association is considering a certification program for dogs and handlers that could help standardize the nascent industry, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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Sheepdog Turns to Herding Ducks
Border Collie in Northumberland, England, whose owner hopes he can make the English sheepdog team has been honing his skills – by herding ducks. The talented canine, named Roy, has been in training for a competition that could see him chosen to represent England at future international events, BBC News reports.
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How 12 Dog Breeds Got Their Names
Every dog owner knows why they gave their dog its name, but how well do you know the story behind their breed names? CNN and MentalFloss.com take a look at where a handful of common breeds, like the Jack Russell Terrier or Poodle found their monikers.
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Procter & Gamble Probes Pet Food Complaint
A man from Ohio says his Golden Retriever mix became ill while eating a Eukanuba pet food that Procter & Gamble recalled over concerns that it might have been contaminated with salmonella bacteria. P&G said it is investigating Steve Brandell’s complaint that his dog suffered several weeks of vomiting and diarrhea while eating the Eukanuba Naturally Wild dry food he bought, the Dayton Daily News reports.
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