The East Midlands has a new Fire Investigation Dog after the retirement of veteran 'Freckle'. He's replaced by Dexter the cocker spaniel.Read the full story ›
13-year-old Elise O'Connor from Malvern entered had high hopes for the junior handling competition with her tibetan terrier.Read the full story ›
A poodle named Ricky has landed the world's most prestigious dog show prize after being judged this year's Best-in-Show at Crufts.Read the full story ›
The Dog's Trust in Shrewsbury are hoping to find a new home for desperate pup this Valentine's Day.
Five-year-old Murray, a Boxer, has been at the centre for over a year and it is time he finds a loving home.
Louise Campbell, the Rehoming Centre Manager said:
"Murray is very loyal, and as he loves humans so much he isn’t too keen on being left alone. He has such a huge heart; he would make the perfect companion this Valentine's Day."
New research shows it costs more than £13k to keep a dog over its lifetime with Midlands' dogs' dinners coming in at £4000.Read the full story ›
Two dogs – named Posh and Becks – currently reside in Birmingham Dogs’ Home and need rehoming together.
The dogs seemingly cannot be split apart as they whimper when parted.
Posh and Becks were found walking side-by-side in a city street, and they were underweight and ownerless.
Three South American bush dogs have been born at Twycross Zoo, the first litter of bush dog pups to be born at the Zoo in almost a decade.
The pups arrived safely on 21st August 2013. The pups have so far remained off show in their nest, but are now beginning to venture into their outdoor viewing area and explore their new surroundings.
Bush dogs are members of the dog family and produce a strong scent that resembles vinegar. This has led to them being nicknamed the 'vinegar dog'. Bush dogs are well adapted for a semi-aquatic lifestyle and have webbed feet to aid swimming.
An underwater search and rescue company is today training dogs to detect bodies in the water.
The dogs are able to detect the scent of a drowning victim even at great depths.
Sarbot has traditionally used sonar equipment and robots to rescue drowning victims or recover bodies, as in the case of Dylan Cecil from Northamptonshire, who was blown off a pier while on holiday.
If a body can be brought to the surface within 90 minutes, they can generally survive with no lasting injuries.
The company hope to have a dog permanently based in the East Midlands.
Hear what Senior Vet Kurt Vandammer told ITV Central about the moment he realised a dog had swallowed three golf balls.