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In Greenland village, shorter winters cast doubts over dog sledding

Sep 07, 2019 - 11:04 PM

As the ice that covers 85% of Greenland melts and its winters grow unpredictable, climate change is casting a shadow over the much loved tradition of dog sledding

Kunuk Abelsen, a 27-years-old Greenlandic musher with his dogs kept on an island near Kulusuk (also spelled Qulusuk), a settlement in the Sermersooq municipality located on the island of the same name on the southeastern shore of Greenland on August 19, 2019. Tethered between pastel-coloured wooden houses in the Greenlandic village of Kulusuk and on hills nearby, the island's famous sled dogs wait through the summer for the ice to form so their hunting season can begin. But as the ice that covers 85 percent of Greenland melts and its winters grow unpredictable, climate change is casting a shadow over the much loved tradition in Denmark's autonomous territory.

Here are our favorite Instagram puppers in celebration of International Dog Day

Aug 27, 2019 - 4:26 PM

These are some of the cutest dogs we follow on Instagram

INSTAGRAM DOGS. Some of the most popular dog accounts on Instagram have become internet sensations with more than a million followers. Photos from Instagram/@mayapolarbear and @tuckerbudzyn

[OPINION] I adopted a stray dog, or a stray dog adopted me

Aug 18, 2019 - 8:50 PM

We have 5 dogs in total, and while all of them are special, it's the stray aspin that has the most remarkable story

Baguio plans to require microchip implants in pet dogs

Aug 10, 2019 - 3:27 PM

This should decrease the number of 'asbags' (asong Baguio) or stray dogs, says the city veterinarian

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Stewart, the corgi who played Cheddar on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' dies

Jul 11, 2019 - 4:05 PM

'He was a one in a million kind of dog'

GOODBYE, STEWART. The 13-year-old corgi who played Cheddar on 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' the longest, crosses the rainbow bridge. Photo from Stewart and Stellat the corgis' Instagram

Frida, Mexico's famous rescue dog, retires

Jun 26, 2019 - 7:18 AM

The canine unit of Mexico's Marines honors Frida during her retirement after saving 12 people's lives in her decade-long career as a search and rescue dog

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 06, 2018, a rescue dog from the Mexican Navy, Frida, is pictured during a training session in Mexico City. Frida, a nine-year-old Labrador retriever who was a hero among rescue dogs in the September 2017 quake, retired this June 24, 2019 during a ceremony. RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP

Hero dog saves buried baby in northeastern Thailand

May 18, 2019 - 3:10 PM

The baby boy is healthy, recovering in hospital, and is so young he has no name yet

Australian researchers say dingo is not a dog, but own species

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:04 PM

Twenty researchers from a number of Australian universities found the dingo has many characteristics that differentiate it from domestic and feral dogs, and other wild canids

Dogs offer emotional support for U.P. Diliman students, staff

Feb 12, 2019 - 5:44 PM

Cotton and Tisay are UP's first emotional support dogs

DOG HEALERS. The University of the Philippines - Diliman launches its new program that will involve dogs around the campus in lightening the burden of people. Photos from Utak at Pusa Facebook page

Tech today: A new PH esport league, Tesla 'dog mode,' Theranos documentary

Feb 11, 2019 - 6:15 PM

The Nationals featuring 'Tekken 7,' 'Dota 2' and 'Mobile Legends' start on March 17


Dogs have their day at revived New York museum

Feb 09, 2019 - 9:28 PM

The American Kennel Club's Museum of the Dog in midtown Manhattan, contains a smorgasbord of works of varying aesthetic ambition, along with interactive displays

CANINE MUSEUM. This picture taken on February 1, 2019 in New York City shows a display with dog figures at The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Paw patrol: Sony offers robocop dog at home

Jan 23, 2019 - 3:38 PM

The robopup Aibo will roam around the home at pre-designated times looking for family members, with the owner receiving progress reports via smartphone using a connected service

AIBO! Versions of Sony's puppy-sized robot dog "aibo", including a 2019 limited special colour model (L), are displayed during a press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo on January 23, 2019. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

World-famous pup Boo barks his last

Jan 19, 2019 - 12:44 PM

The 'world's cutest dog' boasts of over 16.6 million Facebook followers

GOODBYE, BOO. The world-famous pup dies in his sleep. Photo from Boo's Facebook page

9 Christmas gifts ideas for the dog lovers (and dogs) in your life

Nov 30, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Because all dogs end up on Santa’s Nice List

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Doggy diplomacy: South Korea unveils newborn Northern pups

Nov 26, 2018 - 5:36 PM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife displays his litter of new Pungsan puppies, whelped by one of the dogs given to them by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

DOGGY DIPLOMACY. This handout provided by the South Korean presidential Blue House and taken on November 25, 2018 shows 6 puppies born from a Pungsan-breed dog, gifted to South Korea's president Moon jae-in by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at his residence in Seoul. Handout/The Blue House/AFP

'For the dog, it's a game': sniffing out truffles in Italy

Nov 11, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Giovanni Monchiero is the dean of the unusual academy in Roddi in northwestern Italy where the graduates wag their tails. This is Italy's 'truffle dog university.'

DOGS GAME. Truffle hunter Giovanni Monchiero searches for truffles with his dogs in Verduno near Alba, northwestern Italy on October 24, 2018. Giovanni Monchiero is the heir of dinasty of rectors of the "University of truffles dogs", founded in 1880 by his great grandfather Antonio Monchiero. In three weeks, the University can train a dog to be a truffle hunter. MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP

3 arrested for transporting dog meat in Batangas

Oct 22, 2018 - 3:18 PM

Over 600 kilograms of slaughtered dogs were seized from a van in Lemery, Batangas

CONFISCATED. A van-load of dogmeat confiscated by the police of Lemery, Batangas. Photo courtesy of Lemery PNP

The week in photos: September 29-October 5, 2018

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SURFER DUDES. Dogs ride a wave in tandem during the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 29, 2018. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

How K-9 units helped in Naga and Itogon landslide search operations

Oct 02, 2018 - 4:43 PM

For the trainers, the story of how canines responded in the operations is a testament to the bond between dogs and humans – in life and in death

Pyongyang gifts dogs to South Korea President

Sep 30, 2018 - 5:08 PM

The Pungsan breed – a hunting dog with thick, creamy white coat, pointy ears and hazel eyes – is one of the National Treasures of North Korea

GIFT. This undated handout photo released by South Korea's presidential Blue House on September 30, 2018 shows a one-year-old Pungsan breed dog gifted from North Korea. Handout/The Blue House/AFP

Meet the other family members at Trillanes' homecoming

Sep 29, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Furry members of the Trillanes family steal the spotlight from the opposition senator

HOME AT LAST. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is met by his dog, Bruno. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PSG gets more bomb-sniffing dogs to protect Duterte

Sep 17, 2018 - 6:03 PM

The Presidential Security Group will get 18 new dogs under the 2018 budget

DINDO'S DUTY. Presidential Security Guard (PSG) Chief Sergeant Richard Parco plays with Dindo, a k9 Belgian Malinois dog, inside the Malacanang Grounds in Manila. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Want to adopt a K9? Look at these PDEA dogs

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) Here's how you can adopt anti-narcotics dogs retiring from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency

RETIREMENT TIME. The PDEA puts up its anti-drug dogs for adoption after deeming them as 'unoperational'. Photos by PDEA

How old is my pet in dog or cat years? A veterinarian explains

Jul 28, 2018 - 10:30 AM

There’s an old myth that one regular year is like 7 years for dogs and cats. There’s a bit of logic behind it.

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This company is building a massive pack of robot dogs for purchase starting in 2019

Jul 25, 2018 - 8:30 AM

By the middle of 2019, the company hopes to reach a production rate of 1,000 units a year

ROBODOG. Award recipient SpotMini Boston Dynamics Marc Raibert's dog-like robot comes up stage during Genius Gala 6.0 at Liberty Science Center on May 5, 2017 in Jersey City, New Jersey. File photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Liberty Science Center/AFP


The week in photos: July 14-20, 2018

Jul 21, 2018 - 1:13 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Croatian supporters react after their team scored in downtown Zagreb on July 15, 2018, during the 2018 Russia World Cup final football match between Croatia and France, the first final World Cup match ever in the history of Croatia. AFP Photo

Dog gone: European canines replaced New World's ancient breeds

Jul 06, 2018 - 12:49 PM

'People in Europe and the Americas were genetically distinct, and so were their dogs,' says Greger Larson, senior author of the study

LOOK: Zsa Zsa the english bulldog is 'world's ugliest dog'

Jun 25, 2018 - 10:43 AM

That extra-long tongue is a little hard to ignore!

ZSA ZSA. The 9-year-old English Bulldog wins this year's ugliest dog contest. Photo from AFP

Tips for bringing your dog on outdoor adventures

Jun 23, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Want your dog by your side when you climb that summit or ride those waves? Here are tips for raising an adventure dog and how to keep them safe while they get stoked.

Dog parks (and dog-friendly parks) in Manila where you and your pup can hang out

Jun 08, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Go on a doggie date this weekend!

'Isle of Dogs' Review: More than just puppy love

Jun 03, 2018 - 3:41 PM

'There is more to Isle of Dogs than just puppy love. It is first and foremost a fable of its time.'

Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs' screens exclusively at Ayala Cinemas

May 31, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Here's where you can watch the film that opened the 68th Berlin International Film Festival

Japan keeps word, gifts Akita dog to Russian skater Zagitova

May 26, 2018 - 7:58 PM

During a visit to Moscow, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe presents the puppy to Zagitova, who won gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics

French Bulldog's cute face exposes it to welfare risks – study

May 03, 2018 - 11:53 AM

'There is a worry that increased demand for the French Bulldog is damaging to these dogs' welfare because of the health risks associated with their extreme physical features,' says Dan O'Neill of The Royal Veterinary College

Japan's Akita dogs melt foreign hearts

Apr 20, 2018 - 6:39 PM

In recent years, foreign ownership of one of Japan's most famous indigenous breeds has skyrocketed, outstripping domestic demand for the fluffy, perky-eared pooches

CUTIE. This picture taken on April 3, 2018 shows an Akita dog in a kennel at a breeding centre in Takasaki, Gunma prefecture.  Behrouz Mehri/AFP

AI system predicts dog behavior by thinking like a dog

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The study reportedly opens up new research possibilities for AI systems and shows that animals could be new sources of its training data.

Dog dies in United Airlines overhead bin

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:28 PM

According to reports, the owner was told to put her dog in the compartment after boarding with two kids, including an infant

Why Barbra Streisand's cloned dogs aren't identical to the original pet

Mar 03, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Sad to say, cloning will not bring back Sammie, nor your own beloved pet

CLONE DOG. Barbra Streisand says in an interview with 'Variety' magazine that she had her dog Samantha cloned before she died. Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival/AFP

In year of #MeToo, women win big at Berlin filmfest

Feb 25, 2018 - 11:21 AM

The Romanian docudrama 'Touch Me Not' win the Golden Bear award

Romanian director Adina Pintilie holds her Golden Bear for Best Film she was awarded for the movie "Touch Me Not" during the awards ceremony of the 68th edition of the Berlinale film festival on February 24, 2018 in Berlin. / AFP PHOTO / Tobias SCHWARZ

Wes Anderson’s Kurosawa- and Miyazaki-inspired 'Isle of Dogs' opens 68th Berlinale

Feb 17, 2018 - 9:51 PM

The famous filmmaker's 'Isle of Dogs – Atari's Rise' is the first ever animated film to open the Berlin Film Festival

5 activities to do with your doggo in the Year of the Dog

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:33 PM

Bork if you love dogs!

The week in photos: February 10-16, 2018

Feb 17, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

People throw talcum powder during the street carnival 'Los Indianos' in Santa Cruz de la Palma, on the Spanish Canary island of La Palma, on February 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / DESIREE MARTIN

Milk spas and manicures: A Hong Kong dog's life

Feb 16, 2018 - 12:59 PM

As the city welcomes the Year of the Dog, pet owners are pushing out the boat more than ever to ensure their pooches are glossed and spritzed, with money no object

DOG'S LIFE. This picture taken on February 3, 2018 shows a dog getting a brushing and hair cut during a spa treatment session at a pet groomers in Hong Kong. Photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

WATCH: A scruffy doggo fights bad guys in the new ‘Benji’ trailer

Feb 15, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Add this to your Year of the Dog viewing list!

BENJI. The beloved dog returns to the screen in a new Netflix reboot. Screenshot from YouTube.com/NewonNetflix

5 feng shui pieces that will bring you luck this Chinese New Year

Feb 14, 2018 - 10:20 PM

These decorative pieces will help you out this Year of the Earth Dog

14 things you need to do for a lucky Chinese New Year

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:15 PM

Get ready for a lucky year ahead, regardless of your animal sign's horoscope!

Your horoscope for Chinese New Year 2018, the Year of the Dog

Jan 31, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Here's what the Year of the Earth Dog is set to bring

Dogs, cats slaughtered: 'Extreme' markets horrify activists

Jan 30, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Animal activists urge for the shut down of markets in Indonesia, where live dogs and cats are butchered and blow-torched alive

ANIMAL CRUELTY. A dog waits for slaughter at the Langowan market, before he was rescued by DMFI. Photo from DMFI

600 kilos of dog meat intercepted in Batangas

Jan 06, 2018 - 1:49 PM

Police say the dog meat trader pays P70 for each dog, then sells the meat to Baguio restaurants for P120 to P150 per kilo

2017 top science stories: Space 'visitors', smartphone addiction, and your pet dog

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

What are the biggest stories, discoveries and ideas in science this 2017? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months.