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Dogs can sniff out Covid a week before swabs, trial reveals
A springer spaniel is trained to sniff out coronavirus
Stranger than fiction

Dogs can sniff out Covid a week before swabs, trial reveals

Coronavirus-detecting canines could pave the way to easing restrictions on large gatherings
5 Mar 2021
Wanted man hands himself in ‘for peace and quiet’
Man in handcuffs
Tall Tales

Wanted man hands himself in ‘for peace and quiet’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Feb 2021
Man leaves $5m to his dog
A border collie
Tall Tales

Man leaves $5m to his dog

And other stories from the stranger side of life
17 Feb 2021
Mayor dog raises funds for playground
A goat
Tall Tales

Mayor dog raises funds for playground

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Jan 2021
Elvis Presley's hair set to fetch £6,000 at auction
Elvis Presley
In Brief

Elvis Presley's hair set to fetch £6,000 at auction

And other stories from the stranger side of life
13 Nov 2020
Dead candidate wins election in North Dakota
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In Brief

Dead candidate wins election in North Dakota

And other stories from the stranger side of life
5 Nov 2020
Whale’s tail sculpture saves train from crashing
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In Brief

Whale’s tail sculpture saves train from crashing

And other stories from the stranger side of life
3 Nov 2020

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#FakeMelania conspiracy theory
Melania Trump
In Brief

#FakeMelania conspiracy theory

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 Oct 2020
Killer whales declare war on Spanish fishing boats
In Brief

Killer whales declare war on Spanish fishing boats

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Oct 2020
Labrador eats his entire lead in 15-minute car journey
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In Brief

Labrador eats his entire lead in 15-minute car journey

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Sep 2020
Wild mouse passes out after eating cannabis plant
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Wild mouse passes out after eating cannabis plant

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Sep 2020
Socially distanced drive-through haunted house opens
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In Brief

Socially distanced drive-through haunted house opens

And other stories from the stranger side of life
18 Aug 2020
Carrie Symonds denies Dilyn the dog rumours
Dilyn dog
In Brief

Carrie Symonds denies Dilyn the dog rumours

Prime minister’s fiancee says claims that Downing Street pet is to be re-homed are ‘total crap’
11 Mar 2020
What is petfishing?
Petfishing, cat, kitten
In Depth

What is petfishing?

New law to crack down on sale of cats and dogs by illegal breeders
2 Mar 2020
General Election 2019: best dogs at polling stations
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In Brief

General Election 2019: best dogs at polling stations

Voting day has brought out some very good boys
12 Dec 2019
Dog lick death: how dangerous is your canine’s mouth?
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In Brief

Dog lick death: how dangerous is your canine’s mouth?

Man dies after contracting rare infection from his pet
27 Nov 2019
Why everyone’s talking about Train Your Baby Like a Dog
How to Train Your Baby Like A Dog
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about Train Your Baby Like a Dog

Channel 4’s new documentary has attracted poor reviews and an online petition
21 Aug 2019
The science behind puppy dog eyes
Dog
In Depth

The science behind puppy dog eyes

New study says the animals have evolved facial muscles that allow them to ‘communicate’ with humans
18 Jun 2019
Why dog thefts are on the rise and how to protect your pet
A puppy sits in a plastic strainer, waiting to be sold by its owner, in front of a subway station in downtown Shanghai on October 28, 2015. The owner sold four puppies each selling for 100 yu
In Depth

Why dog thefts are on the rise and how to protect your pet

The Staffordshire bull terrier remains the most stolen breed
9 May 2019
Crufts 2019 - the best pictures
Dylan dog Crufts
In Brief

Crufts 2019 - the best pictures

A papillon named Dylan claimed top prize at this year’s dog show
11 Mar 2019
Dog bites off four-year-old boy’s hand ‘and eats it’
Dangerous dogs
In Brief

Dog bites off four-year-old boy’s hand ‘and eats it’

Police fears that neighbour’s husky swallowed the child’s severed lower arm
5 Mar 2019
Estonians rescue wild wolf from ice thinking it was a dog
Estonia Wolf
In Depth

Estonians rescue wild wolf from ice thinking it was a dog

Men bundled animal into car and drove it to a clinic before vets told them of their mistake
22 Feb 2019
Why Iran is making life difficult for dog owners
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In Depth

Why Iran is making life difficult for dog owners

Walking or driving with canine friends is now banned in Tehran
31 Jan 2019
The best Christmas dog jumpers 2018
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In Depth

The best Christmas dog jumpers 2018

Bring out the party animal in your pooch this season
10 Dec 2018
Should all cars include a ‘dog mode’?
Dog in hot car, Tesla, Elon Musk
In Depth

Should all cars include a ‘dog mode’?

Elon Musk suggests future Teslas may feature remote temperature control to keep pets cool and message display to reassure passersby
24 Oct 2018
Dogs march for second Brexit referendum - in pictures
Dogs on Brexit march
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Dogs march for second Brexit referendum - in pictures

Protesters call for ‘wooferendum’ as they walk to Parliament Square
8 Oct 2018
VIDEO: blind spaniel has its own guide dog
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In Brief

VIDEO: blind spaniel has its own guide dog

Golden retriever Ginger acts as a seeing eye for rescue dog Kimchi
24 Sep 2018
Vietnam’s capital Hanoi urges people to stop eating dog meat
Dog
In Depth

Vietnam’s capital Hanoi urges people to stop eating dog meat

Officials say the popular dish is tarnishing the city’s image and risks spreading rabies
12 Sep 2018
Dogs barred from all Wetherspoons pubs
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In Brief

Dogs barred from all Wetherspoons pubs

The UK’s biggest pub chain has said the animals are ‘unpredictable’ and frighten young children
10 Sep 2018
Is Gove right to bar electric shock collars for dogs
Michael Gove, Dog
In Brief

Is Gove right to bar electric shock collars for dogs

Activists welcome the ban on electrified training devices in England, but others accuse Environment Secretary of a policy U-turn
28 Aug 2018
Colombian drug cartel puts £53,000 price on dog’s head
Sombra dog
In Depth

Colombian drug cartel puts £53,000 price on dog’s head

Sombra had become something of a celebrity for her powers of drug-detection
27 Jul 2018
Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of Year: the winning pictures
Dogs 4
In Brief

Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of Year: the winning pictures

Annual competition celebrates all things canine
17 Jul 2018
Which dangerous dogs are banned in the UK?
Dogo Argentino
In Brief

Which dangerous dogs are banned in the UK?

Four specific breeds have been prohibited since 1991, but recent statistics are prompting MPs to reconsider the law
11 May 2018
Elderly dog stays with lost toddler for 15 hours in woods
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In Brief

Elderly dog stays with lost toddler for 15 hours in woods

Dog and child found safe and well after night on a mountainside
23 Apr 2018