The DogChannel Newswire (1-12-11)

Puppy Bowl returns on Super Bowl Sunday; Alaskan dog breeder arrested for neglect; other news.

Posted: January 12, 2011, 2 a.m. EST

Puppy Bowl Returns
World premiere airs Sunday, February 6, at 3 p.m. (EDT/PST). Puppy Bowl is back for its seventh consecutive year with an all-star, all-adorable cast that’s ready to mix it up on the grand gridiron of Animal Planet Stadium. Puppy Bowl VII offers viewers a lovable lineup that’s itching to play in a winning combination of terrier tackles, touchdowns, puppy penalties, fumbles and Fido first downs, reports.
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New Dearborn, Mich., City Laws Put Teeth Into Rules on Aggressive Dogs
Dog owners with tough pets will now face tougher rules if their animals exhibit aggressive behavior. The Dearborn city council unanimously approved companion ordinances concerning the city’s canine denizens. The first one overhauls the city’s existing dog control codes to a two-tier system with more teeth in enforcement provisions, while the second one relates to a practice many experts believe could make good dogs go bad, Press & Guide reports.
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Man Accused of Stealing a $3,000 French Bulldog Is Possibly Tied to Other Dog Thefts
Police are investigating whether a Duarte man arrested in the theft of a $3,000 French Bulldog in Santa Ana, Calif., was behind similar dog thefts in nearby cities. Darryl Jerome Cole, 20, allegedly went to the home of dog breeder Lorinda Tucker on Dec. 14 after responding to an advertisement about a French Bulldog she wanted to sell, said Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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More than 130 Dogs Seized from Montana Creek, Alaska, Breeder
A Willow-area dog breeder faces 50 counts of cruelty to animals after Mat-Su Borough animal control officials found more than 100 neglected animals on his property. Frank Rich, 53, was arrested Monday afternoon after animal control officers found about 110 dogs on his property, “almost all of which were malnourished and dehydrated,” says a report filed by Alaska State Troopers. In addition to the live dogs, another 22 that had already died were also found, reports.
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Kiki   Naperville, IL

1/12/2011 12:46:18 PM

As far as the Dearborn, MI ordinances go, is the Animal Shelter Manager trained as an animal behaviorist as well?  I am wondering as to his or her qualifications for determining the dog as vicious. Why not first go to an animal behaviorist?  All in all I agree with that law though, an antitethering law where the city states they ate avoiding bsl to boot :).  Wonderful.

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