The DogChannel Newswire (04-23-08)

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Posted: April 23, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Dogs Gone Wild at LAX
Most of the snarling and flashing of teeth at the Los Angeles travel hub is done by passengers whose flight has been canceled. But about once a week there really is a dog fight between passengers' pets and the LAPD's bomb and drug sniffing pooches, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Indian Baby ‘Found’ By Stray Dogs
Officials say stray dogs in a village in eastern India "rescued" a baby girl abandoned under a mound of mud and leaves. The area's district magistrate told The Associated Press that the new-born child was discovered when a pack of dogs began barking and alerted villagers, CNN International reports.
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Barking Dogs Have Something to Say
The emotion conveyed by a dog's bark often seems obvious to its human companions, but new research shows just how clear the message can be – at least, to other dogs. The study presents the first concrete evidence that dogs can perceive the difference between barks arising from different situations, Discovery news reports.
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Authorities: Dozens of Puppies Abused in Home
Authorities have seized more than two dozen puppies that they say were living in miserable conditions in a New Jersey home. Officers found 27 puppies crowded in sweltering conditions in a basement closet when they searched the home Saturday morning. The owner of the homehas been charged with willfully selling an animal with a communicable disease, Newsday reports.
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South Korea Trains Sniffer-Dog Clones
The world's first cloned sniffer dogs have begun training in South Korea. Seven puppies have been created using cells taken from a Labrador Retriever considered by customs officials to be their best sniffer dog. Their handlers say they are already showing the same high level of skill as the original dog, BBC News reports.
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