The DogChannel Newswire (10-26-10)

Costumed dogs take over New York; man jailed for breaking dog out of pound; other news.

Posted: October 26, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

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Pit Bull Owners March to Change Breed’s Perception
At the ends of the leashes of those who joined in at the annual Luv a Bully dog walk in Indianapolis were dogs often labeled dangerous, a moniker their owners are hoping to shed. The Luv a Bully march is part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about often misunderstood pit bull-type dogs and the reputations they carry, WTHR.com reports.
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Man Jailed for Breaking Dog Out of Pound
An Oklahoma man landed himself in jail after using bolt cutters to break out his dog from the pound. Instead of paying a $100 fine for not having his Poodle on a leash, 73-year-old Edwin Fry of Hydro decided to bust Buddy Tough out. Authorities say Fry drove his lawnmower to the city pound Oct. 13 and broke into the cage with bolt cutters, The Associated Press reports.
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Costumed Dogs Take Over New York
Dogs in New York City stepped out in their best costumes on Saturday for the 20th annual Tompkins Square Park Dog Halloween Parade. Hundreds of dogs and their owners participated, and prizes were given out for a number of categories. But the overall winner was a Pug named Gracie who went as Scarlett O’Hara from “Gone with the Wind,” the National Post reports.
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Study Suggests Dogs Recognize Their Owners’ Faces
Does your dog like to watch you and to follow you when you walk around a room? He's studying, and recognizing, your face, according to new research published in the journal Animal Behavior. The study, led by Paolo Mongillo from the University of Padua in Italy, found that dogs can not only recognize their owners' faces, but they also rely on their sense of sight more than previously understood, Mother Nature Network reports.
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