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  1. Designer dogs get the star treatment- and then they are dumped

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry They bring crowds of sentimental animal-lovers flocking to the cinemas- but dog rescuers groan in exasperation when films like the US Christmas number one Marley & Me, starring a Labrador puppy, hit the big screen in Hong Kong. 'Films like Marley & Me don't help our situation,' said Sally Andersen of Hong Kong Dog Rescue, recalling how hundreds ...

  2. Availability of DNA test helps to unravel mystery of mixed breeds

    Posted Dec 06th 2009, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Ever wondered if your dog has a touch of Afghan Hound or Great Pyrenees in its genes? Caroline Bullock was told that her mixed breed dog was part French Bulldog, but when ... and sometimes there are surprises with breeds they didn't expect,' Bullock says. The laboratory has a pool of 63 breeds, which account for 92 per cent of the American dog population. Bullock ...

  3. Dalmatian that trains dogs

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... their customers are safe. Corporate security dogs can: guard people and places protect money sent to and from the bank disarm and track robbers find lost children Popular corporate security dog breeds ... Ellen Whyte Max is a 12-year-old Dalmatian. When he was younger, Max was a corporate security dog. Max patrolled shopping malls, making sure nobody would break in. When his bosses ...

  4. Grace gives up her retirement to sniff out phones smuggled into prisons

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to improve its dog breeds by importing guard dogs and sniffer dogs from the mainland for the first time last year, said Mr Wong. 'Inbreeding appears to be a problem among our dogs, and we need ... Joshua But They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but Grace the English springer spaniel would beg to differ. The 12-year-old dog was recently brought out of retirement ...

  5. Mischievous, neurotic dogs need to be brought to heel with training

    Posted May 10th 2009, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy All dog owners have expectations of their pet. If we love, feed and care for man's best friend, it should love us back and treat us with respect. But what happens when your dog is less like Lassie and more like a Tasmanian Devil? Victoria Chow Ka-yue envisioned owning a friendly and dutiful dog named Jack, similar to her sister's dog, Daisy, when she ...

  6. Detours: Saint Bernard

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Phoenix Arrien

    ... in the Grand St Bernard Hospice, built around AD1050 by a cleric, Bernard de Menthon, who was later declared a saint. The monks started breeding a large dog to accompany them on their travels. Thus ... the dogs' breeding and care, although the hounds still spend the summer with the monks. At the Barry Foundation's kennels, visitors can pat the dogs and watch them at play and training and even ...

  7. Not just for Christmas

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yuen says. 'We tried to find a breed that we can really take good care of. We initially wanted to adopt one, but it's just too cruel to keep such a big dog in our 600 square foot ... to be the world's most disobedient dog, refusing to be trained and causing the couple a lot of trouble. However, as Jenny and John come to terms with his behaviourial problems, they get to know ...

  8. Dog row leaves villagers hot under the collar

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... will breed a special type of dog and contribute to Hong Kong's pet-abandonment problems. Lui Wing-cheung says he has applied to the Lands Department to obtain a garden tenancy, and he wants to put an end to inaccuracies. 'It's my garden. I want to rent it,' he said. 'A lot of people- whether they breed dogs or don't breed dogs- want to rent ...

  9. Top dog

    Posted Jan 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... beagle, bull dog and golden retriever. In all fairness, the kennel club also listed favourite breeds according to city. People in Chicago prefer vizslas while those in San Diego like miniature ... Staff reporter American dog lovers have made Labradors their top dogs for the 18th year in a row, the American Kennel Club said. According to USA Today, more pure-bred Labradors were ...

  10. 'One-dog policy' starts to bite

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... on an altogether tighter leash. Under the old regulations, dog owners were forced to pay a whopping 10,000 yuan (HK$11,370) breeding fee, plus an annual 6,000 yuan 'dog management' fee. ... Breeding fees were reduced to 500 yuan, and the annual management fee dropped to 300 yuan. After four months, it appears the change is having an impact. The bureau section in charge of dog ...




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