dogs

Dogs can recognise around 89 words and phrases
A border collie
Tall Tales

Dogs can recognise around 89 words and phrases

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Dec 2021
Researchers pinpoint when babies develop sense of humour
A baby
Tall Tales

Researchers pinpoint when babies develop sense of humour

And other stories from the stranger side of life
29 Nov 2021
‘Centrism is back with a fresh coat of paint’
Keir Starmer
Instant Opinion

‘Centrism is back with a fresh coat of paint’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
22 Nov 2021
A dog is selling Madonna’s former mansion
A German Shepherd
Tall Tales

A dog is selling Madonna’s former mansion

And other stories from the stranger side of life
22 Nov 2021
World’s most premature baby named
A baby's feet
Tall Tales

World’s most premature baby named

And other stories from the stranger side of life
11 Nov 2021
Lloyd Webber hated Cats film so much he bought a dog
A scene from the Cats movie
Tall Tales

Lloyd Webber hated Cats film so much he bought a dog

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Oct 2021
Some dogs ‘as clever as human infants’
A young German Shepherd
Tall Tales

Some dogs ‘as clever as human infants’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
6 Oct 2021

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Alien soil, cookies and long dogs
Mars
Podcast

Alien soil, cookies and long dogs

Why does Nasa want to bring Martian soil samples back to Earth? Will cookie warnings soon be a thing of the past? And are dachshunds getting too cute …
10 Sep 2021
14 of the best dog-friendly UK staycations
Dogs in hotels
The big trip

14 of the best dog-friendly UK staycations

Featuring ‘doggie showers’, welcome bow ties and a specialist wine for pooches called ‘Tailwagger Creek’
3 Sep 2021
Bar offers cocktails to dogs
A dog licking its face
Tall Tales

Bar offers cocktails to dogs

And other stories from the stranger side of life
26 Jul 2021
Mcr-1: the potentially untreatable superbug being transmitted by dogs
Dog with owner
Getting to grips with . . .

Mcr-1: the potentially untreatable superbug being transmitted by dogs

Experts warn of ‘nightmare scenario’ after discovering that antibiotic-resistant gene can be transmitted to humans by pets
12 Jul 2021
TikToker says we are all dead
The TikTok logo on an iPhone
Tall Tales

TikToker says we are all dead

And other stories from the stranger side of life
19 Apr 2021
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
#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
stoned mouse
In Brief

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
boris_kissing_a_dog.jpg
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?
doglickingface.jpg
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
Crufts 2019 - the best pictures
Crufts
In Brief

Crufts 2019 - the best pictures

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
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