The DogChannel Newswire (01-17-08)

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Posted: January 17, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Dog Ownership Dispute On Its Way to Court
A Palos Park, Ill., family adopted a Siberian Husky last year from a shelter in Chicago, only to find out later that she had been stolen from another family. Both families are fighting for the dog in a dispute that’s headed to court, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Every Dog Into the Pool for Fitness, Fun
Pooch parents are adding a splash of variety to their dogs' exercise routines. Swimming pools for canines are drawing in high-energy pets that relish change-of-pace workouts, as well as older, overweight, injured, or post-surgery dogs, USA Today reports.
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Computer Learns Dogspeak
Researchers from a university in Hungary show that a new piece of software is able to classify dog barks according to different situations and even identify barks from individual dogs, Science Daily reports.
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Woman Lauds Firefighters for Dog Rescue
An icy rescue of her dog Buddy convinced Angie Bray she picked the right place to live when she moved to the town of Menasha, Wis., two years ago. Her dog fell into a lake and was clinging to ice about 300 feet from shore when firefighters arrived with self-inflating wetsuits and ropes, headed onto the ice, and rescued the dog, the Associated Press reports.
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Yorkshire Terrier Thief Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison
A man who stole purebred Yorkshire Terrier puppies at gunpoint was sentenced to eight years in prison. Under a plea deal, he got eight years for the holdup and a concurrent three-year sentence for the assault, the Sacramento (Calif.) Bee reports.
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