Video of Putin and Yume revives Akita boom in Russia

Dec 16, 2016

Video of Putin and Yume revives Akita boom in Russia

Russian dog lovers have been showing the Akita breed some major love ever since President Vladimir Putin received one as a gift from Japan in 2012. A new Akita boom was sparked this week by a video of a Japanese media interview with Putin ...

Nov 20, 2016

21% of old dogs may be senile: study

One in five pet dogs 8 years old or above — 50 in human terms — are suspected of having symptoms of dementia similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans, a survey by a veterinary researcher shows. The 2015-2016 survey by Mami Irimajiri of the ...

Man's best friend? It may be genetic

Sep 30, 2016

Man's best friend? It may be genetic

If you think dogs are drawn to your winning personality then think again — the attraction may be genetic, according to a study released Thursday that pinpoints genes linked to interspecies amity. Providing food and playing fetch, of course, also forge strong bonds. But ...