Category Archives: Other dog news

The week in dog news

Frenchman murders his girlfriend and flees with dog

His attachment to his pet led to his arrest. Too bad he wasn’t as nice to his girlfriend.

Uggie’s outfit wows the Red Carpet crowd

Uggie at the Oscars articleDetails at US Weekly on the Artist star.



Labs are number one for popularity, Scotties #54

The Dachshund has dropped to #9 after hitting its top ranking of #4 in 2001..

Tragic: Two newborns killed by huskies

In Alberta, the dog is euthanized. In Pittsburgh, the courts have yet to rule. Here’s an opinion piece on whether dogs who kill humans should be kept alive.

Take this, Malachy dissers — Pekingese is the toy breed most favoured by men

Poor Malachy the Pekingese. The little guy’s been dealing with a lot of haterz since he won the 2012 Westminster title earlier this week. While the Dachshund News agrees that his handler, David Fitzpatrick, was a bit OCD with that omnipresent purple brush, we don’t think Malachy should be blamed for that. The Pekes we’ve known have always been pretty tough little dogs. And according to, they are the toy dog most appealing to men. Famous owners of Pekingese include Alice Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, Elizabeth Taylor and Pakistan’s former President, Pervez Musharraf (shown below).

Pervez Musharraf with his two Pekingese dogs

The Pekingese is the preferred toy dog of macho men and dictators

Find out more about the artist at her Chapati Mystery blog and on her Flickr page

Staying home tonight? Watch Unlikely Animal Friends

It’s a new National Geographic documentary featuring, as the title says, strange BFFs. It includes the YouTube celebrity, Christian the lion, along with his trainers, John and Ace, an unlikely trio if ever there was one. And then there’s lots of other strange comrades including a baby hippo and a giant tortoise, a lioness and a baby oryx, an orangutan and a hound dog and more. Tonight at 8PM ET/PT.