Force, Fantom, Freya and Francis – these are just some of the winning names of the RCMP’s annual puppy naming contest. Each year the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre runs a contest asking young Canadians to submit names for 10 German shepherd police puppies.
The winning names for this year’s contest are Fraser, Faro, Flixx, Felix, Force, Freya, Fantom, Finn. Francis and Flint.
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Baseball is America’s pastime and it isn’t just for humans.
A German Shepherd closely watching a baseball game on television got so excited when the pitcher threw the ball toward home plate that the dog jumped up on the TV screen to try to catch it.
The dog’s owner sprang to action after the pooch’s mistake and reached the TV in time to prevent it from falling over.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2306959/Millie-baseball-loving-german-shepherd-goes-ball-watching-game-TV.html
Not many people are aware that on D-Day there was a secret mission involving three DC 47s with American-German shepherd parachute dogs. There were about 25 dogs in each plane, and each had received a rigorous jump and infiltration training course during the previous six months.
Originally starting with 500 dogs, the program had a high washout rate due to many of the dogs not being able to speak in a convincing German accent. This was necessary because the dogs would be operating mainly behind enemy lines. Standard equipment for the dogs was a compass, flashlight, .45 caliber pistol, maps, medical supplies and K9 rations.
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Fears have been raised over the mysterious disappearance of around 30 dogs in southern Idaho after a missing German shepherd was found with its head crushed in a suspected ritual killing.
Animal control officials raised the alarm after dogs of various sizes, breeds and ages mysteriously began to vanish.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2297024/Fears-30-missing-dogs-Idaho-German-Shepherd-discovered-head-crushed-apparent-ritual-execution.html
A POLICE dog traced a German Shepherd abducted from a controlled breeding facility after following its scent for six kilometers. The dog, worth €850, was stolen by a 17-year-old named Radoslav from a plot surrounding a family house in Cana, Kosice Region.
Read More: http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/49448/8/police_dog_found_abducted_german_shepherd.html
10 German Shepherds were rescued in a raid on a “filthy and uninhabitable” house in North Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Pennsylvania SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Officers descended this afternoon on a rowhouse on the 2100 block of East Tioga Street. Nearby neighbors and business owners complained about the conditions at the house, officials said via the article.
A search warrant was served in order to rescue the 10 German Shepherd dogs from the site and according to George Bengal, director of Humane Law Enforcement, the property is in “filthy and uninhabitable condition.”
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OGDEN — Ogden police say a German shepherd that lunged at two officers was shot dead.
Officers were checking a report that a resident showed a gun at his front door when the man let his dog loose.
Dan Marocchi denies that his 2-year-old German shepherd, Max, was a threat to officers on Sunday.
The 67-year-old resident says he pulled out a gun earlier in the day when he found a man he didn’t recognize standing on his porch.
Ogden police officials say they will conduct an internal investigation into the shooting of Marocchi’s dog.
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LEE — He was obedient, smart, loyal and friendly. He was a companion, a friend and a part of the family.
At 9 years old, the day before Nemo hit the Seacoast, Janice and Orman Melanson’s longhaired German shepherd, Thor, passed away peacefully in their home in Sanford, Maine.
After hearing about Pet Passages, Purdy Funeral Service’s newest business, which cremates and provides memorial services for animals, the Melansons knew they needed to bring Thor there and spend an evening remembering their best buddy and oversized lap dog.
After taking their seats in a small, welcoming room, which resembles a common family room, owner Stephen Purdy started a short video, with music quietly playing along to photos of the Melansons’ beloved dog.
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READINGTON — One township resident is pulling out all the stops in an effort to be reunited with his German shepherd feared stolen last month, offering a five-figure reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible.
Keith Nicholson has posted pamphlets offering a $10,000 reward here and in several neighboring towns, with $1,000 going to anyone who simply orchestrates the dog’s return.
“I feel like if I put enough money out there, someone is going to get worried,” Nicholson said Tuesday. “I’m not going to let them just walk off with my dog.”
Read More : www.dailyrecord.com/article/20130115/NJNEWS/301150059/Hunterdon-County-man-offers-10G-reward-case-missing-German-shepherd-dog?nclick_check=1
WEST LOS ANGELES (KABC) — It was a dream come true for rescued German shepherds when a donor built a new state-of-the -rt facility in Los Angeles and promised financial support for the nonprofit.
But four months after moving day, that dream was shattered when the donor stopped the funding to Westside German Shepherd Rescue, leaving the shelter with mounds of bills and a monthly lease payment in the tens of thousands of dollars.
Many generous people have stepped forward with cash, but it’s still not enough to keep the recue under this roof.
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