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  1. Pet corners

    Posted Jun 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... These five puppies are brothers and sisters. They're only three weeks old. They like to play and drink milk. They are adorable! Tul from Thailand This is Coco. We adopted her in January 2004 from a Sai Kung pet shop. She was abandoned in a garbage bi ...

  2. New varieties of dogs, such as the 'cockapoo' and 'Labradoodle', seem to be the celebrity pets du jour. How did these 'designer dogs' become the talk of Hollywood?

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the poodle but without the high-maintenance temperament and yappiness. Poodles can be crossed with almost any other dog breed since they come in a range of sizes. The non-poodle parent is often ... an all-purpose working dog and set up extensive trials with various breeds. Another designer dog that has plenty of fans is the Rhodesian ridgeback. This dog was developed in South Africa to hunt lions. ...

  3. Hounded by eyesores

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Debbie Mason

    ... Debbie Mason, Beijing Since Beijing's authorities slashed the cost of dog licences three years ago, man's best friend has been breaking out and roaming free all over the city. Before 2003, it would set you back an initial 5,000 yuan, followed by 2,000 yuan annually, to buy a permit for a dog. It's now just 1,000 yuan, with an annual fee of 65 yuan. Despite ...

  4. Man, 83, fined $500 for beating noisy dog

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter An elderly man was fined $500 in Fanling Court yesterday for severely beating a neighbour's dog with a stick. The court heard that Lai Cheong, 83, entered his ... but for his age. 'A dispute between people shouldn't be taken out on a dog,' Mr Ma said. The court heard that the dog's owner, Hon Pui-ki, took a nap around noon in her house ...

  5. A new must-have: the 'lion of dogs'

    Posted Jul 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... secretary of the China National Tibetan Mastiff Club, says the dog's unique qualities have seen the large and powerful breed become especially popular among the rich. Mr You says the breed ... enamoured, he headed to Lhasa, Tibet, a month later to buy two more- one black and one white. 'They are extremely excellent dogs,' he says. 'The Tibetan mastiff is known as the lion ...

  6. Animal-lovers' marriage of interests breeds a business

    Posted Aug 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhao Qiang, a 37-year-old Beijing dentist, talks to Vivian Wu about how she became involved in breeding dogs and homing pigeons. Q: How did you start? A: My husband has loved breeding racing pigeons since he was young, and I have loved dogs since I was very little. We got married and have had about 30 dogs of different kinds around the house. I have bred toy poodles, ...

  7. New tricks from the old ringmaster

    Posted Dec 14th 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun The Wow Wow Dog Circus is back at Whampoa. During the Lunar New Year, the Japanese performing dog troupe thrilled crowds in Hung Hom with tricks like rope jumping, tightrope walking and a canine that can do maths. This time, director and trainer Uchida Hiroaki offers some new feats, like dogs jumping through a ring of fire and playing piano. 'My father told me ...

  8. Hu halts dog cull after reading owners' petitions

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai President Hu Jintao has intervened to end a national crackdown on dogs after reading complaints sent to him from dog owners, sources said yesterday. One petitioner said Mr ... Tens of thousands of dogs have been culled since the eradication campaign began in August. Authorities maintained it was necessary to deal with a rise in cases of rabies. In Beijing, ...

  9. Dog circus returns

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Dog Circus, which made its overseas debut in Hong Kong during the 2005 Lunar New Year celebrations. The canine stars will perform a variety of tricks, including rope skipping, tightrope walking and singing. Set up 50 years ago, the circus now has about 100 dogs and 12 trainers. Although it takes numerous training sessions for the dogs to master the tricks, the well-being ...

  10. Please, call off the dogs and grannies

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... their duties, but under rather embarrassing circumstances. On Thursday, an airport sergeant and dog handler was bitten by a seasoned police sniffer dog while the latter was performing a routine drug ... beloved animal whimpering in pain, the officer immediately pressed the stop button and jumped to his rescue. Already in a panic, the dog took a bite at his master's hand. Now bleeding ...




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