Puppy mills are not uncommon in Hong Kong, a city in which loopholes in animal trading legislation and lax enforcement allow unscrupulous breeders to churn out pedigree pups in the cruellest of conditions. (Photo: SCMP's Nora Tam)
Animal welfare groups have cast doubt on government plans to introduce three types of licences to control dog breeding, claiming the move won't protect animals.18 Feb 2013 - 8:42am 1 comment
Beijing prosecutors are investigating the death of a Tibetan mastiff that died while undergoing a 'facelift' to 'make it look better'.14 Feb 2013 - 9:19pm 3 comments
If you are thinking about getting a dog, but have never owned one before, what should you get? A big dog, small dog, smart dog or simple-minded dog?
Rosalind Cheung at HK Dog Training provides some insight on which of Hong Kong's most popular dog breeds may be best for you.12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Dog owners who decide to breed their pets and sell the puppies to shops have been warned that they will no longer fall outside animal trading laws under a new government proposal.19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Poodles and their owners descended on a Kowloon Bay mall yesterday, stealing hearts and drawing oohs and aahs from the crowd as they danced, leapt and cleared obstacle courses.5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Monchu does not need a disguise when she goes undercover because she already has the perfect camouflage: her fur.
Twelve-year-old Monchu, a quiet and tame golden retriever, has helped the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department bust illegal dog hotels which offer temporary housing for pets while their owners are away.16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
In 2009, Tommy Ho and his Standard Poodle show dog named Michael stepped into the ring at a dog show for the first time. 'I was very excited and nervous. It was my first experience and I didn't know how to walk with him,' Ho says. 'When the judge came to touch him, Michael started backing away. He was very nervous, too.'2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Some of the most popular pets in Hong Kong have been banned from flying Cathay Pacific.
From Monday flat-faced or snub-nosed dogs and cats - or, to give them their scientific name, brachycephalic animals - will not be allowed on board by the city's flagship airline amid fears for their health.15 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
An animal welfare group is urging people to avoid buying puppies over the internet after 44 pure-bred dogs, some just three weeks old, were rescued in a raid on a trader in Kwun Tong suspected of illegally selling dogs online.20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
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Some of the city's hard-working and highly skilled drug sniffers are to have their retirement delayed because of soaring demand for their services.17 Apr 2010 - 12:00am
There's a reason dogs are called man's best friend. Their value to society is well documented. They provide companionship, social contact with others and a stimulus for healthy exercise; they keep us busy and make us feel safe.16 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
After years of regulations concerning pet dogs that were all bark and no bite, Guangzhou is in the midst of a canine revolution that promises to keep the city's pooches on an altogether tighter leash.17 Oct 2009 - 12:00am
Wolves are top predators. They are excellent hunters who prey on big animals such as deer and wild boar. Wolves also hunt small animals such as ducks and chickens.
About 15,000 years ago, wolves began to live with people. Over time these wolves evolved into the dogs we know today.11 Aug 2009 - 12:00am