America's best dog surfers competed in the fifth annual Surf City Dog competition this weekend.
From Sesame Street to The Simpsons - the latest trend in dog grooming has turned canines into visual works of art.
The 15-month-old Shih Tzu was showing some tell tale signs that something wasn't quite right after swallowing the stick.
Nine thousand dogs were put to sleep last year according to figures from the Dogs Trust.
Hundreds of stray dogs are picked up by local authorities each day who say that they are struggling with such huge numbers of dogs in the current economic climate.
A man has been jailed after he left his dog to die in a ditch after shooting it six times and hitting the animal with a shovel.
Marc Turnbull shot cross-breed Rocky five times in the head and hit it with a shovel in an attempt to kill the dog.
The 38-year-old, from Northampton, claimed inflicting the injuries was his only option after he failed to find another home for the dog.
Magistrates heard Turnbull shot the dog with an air rifle, battered him with a spade and left the dog in a ditch on the A5 near Weedon, Northamptonshire, on April 21 this year.
Turnbull, who was traced due to the dog being microchipped, admitted three charges of causing unnecessary suffering to Rocky.
He was jailed for 20 weeks at Northampton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday. Rocky survived his injuries and has since been rehomed by the RSPCA.
A group of English bulldogs have been practicing their skateboarding skills in Lima, Peru.
With a little help from their owners, Otto, Biuf and Benito meet every Saturday in a nearby car park to practice their skateboarding.
One-year-old Biuf learnt how to skateboard under the guidance of owner and practice coordinator Ivan Juscamaita.
Mr Juscamaita has said he now plans to formally open a skateboarding school for dogs and to use the profits to help dog shelters.
A five-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after he was mauled by a dog in County Antrim.
The attack occurred at Carniny Primary School on the outskirts of Ballymena. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.
The chairwoman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, Anne McIntosh has backed Government proposals to tackle irresponsible dog ownership.
But speaking to Daybreak she expressed concerns that changes would not be acted on quick enough.
She said: "The government should act before an attack happens."
A Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs spokesman has responded to claims that dog ownership laws are too "limited".
– Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs spokesman
This Government is taking urgent action to protect the public from dangerous dogs.
We are changing the law so that owners can be prosecuted for dog attacks on private property and our anti-social behaviour reforms will give the police and local agencies more effective powers to deal with owners who fail to take responsibility for their dogs.
The chairwoman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee has warned that the Government needs to strengthen laws on down ownership. Anne McIntosh said:
Eight people, including six children, have died as a result of dog attacks since 2007; annual costs to the NHS of treating dog attack injuries are around £3 million; and some eight assistance dogs and hundreds of livestock are attacked each month.
The draft Bill's proposals are welcome, but are limited in scope and far short of providing a comprehensive and effective regime for tackling the increasing problem of out-of-control dogs.
Strong measures to prevent dog attacks are conspicuously absent - in particular targeted Dog Control Notices. The Government must bring together the disparate dog control and breeding legislation into a single, comprehensive Act.
MPs have warned that the Government's moves to tackle irresponsible dog ownership do not go far enough.
Plans to close a loophole which allowed dog owners to escape prosecution if the animal attacked someone in a private property have been announced.
Backed by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee, it said the plans fell short of creating a "comprehensive and effective regime for tackling the increasing problem of out-of-control dogs".