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  1. Home is best for bringing puppies into the world

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cyndi Ma A dog is man's best friend so we need to take care of every aspect of its life. And that includes helping pregnant dogs through their most delicate time by overseeing the pregnancy and delivery at home. An adult female dog is fertile only during her heat cycle, which begins when she is about six months old and lasts for an average of 21 days, the duration varying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687292/home-best-bringing-puppies-world
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665717/designer-dogs-get-star-treatment-and-then-they-are-dumped
  3. Not just for Christmas

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

    ... 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 and understand each other better, and become closer than ever. Dogs are certainly one of the best companions for people and are capable of bonding human friends and families together. But it's easy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667402/not-just-christmas
  4. Sniff it out

    Posted Jul 21st 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... Ellen Whyte A sniffer dog's sense of smell is 2,000 times better than ours. They can smell where you have walked, even after several days. They can detect a spot of blood so small that we need a microscope to see it. Because sniffer dogs have a very good sense of smell, they work with scientists and police. At big sports competitions and political rallies, sniffer dogs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687392/sniff-it-out
  5. Overcoming the fear of dogs

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am extremely afraid of dogs, but I like guide dogs very much. Guide dogs make life much easier for blind people. They are also known as 'seeing-eye' dogs because they provide 'eyes' for the blind. They have to be trained at special schools to learn to help blind people. When I was a little girl, I went to Sai Kung with my parents. I saw a guide dog and a blind man get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699422/overcoming-fear-dogs
  6. Dalmatian that trains dogs

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

    ... 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 ... a consultant. Max is teaching other dogs to be good security dogs. Max and Val train young security dogs by example. The young dogs watch how Max patrols and tracks and then they copy what the old dog ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685997/dalmatian-trains-dogs
  7. 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 the veterinarian disputed this opinion, she wanted to find out once and for all. After searching the internet, she discovered Biopet, an American laboratory that analyses a dog's DNA from a pool of 63 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/700383/availability-dna-test-helps-unravel-mystery-mixed-breeds
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679703/mischievous-neurotic-dogs-need-be-brought-heel-training
  9. Grace gives up her retirement to sniff out phones smuggled into prisons

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

    ... 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 ... 20 brands. Grace is one of two elite sniffer dogs the Correctional Services Department has trained under a new programme started last year, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/685374/grace-gives-her-retirement-sniff-out-phones-smuggled-prisons
  10. More dogs at border to help sniff out drugs over Easter holiday

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Eleven extra sniffer dogs will be on duty at Easter as part of a crackdown on cross-border drug trafficking. The Customs and Excise Department made the announcement yesterday while ... drug-trafficking during Easter. 'We will send more dogs to assist the handling of passengers at land boundary control points.' The dogs, all trained in Britain, cost the department HK$1.7 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676245/more-dogs-border-help-sniff-out-drugs-over-easter-holiday

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