The DogChannel Newswire (02-25-10)

Military dog honored; world’s tallest dog declared; and other news.

Labrador Retriever Receives Top British Military Honor
The life-saving skills of a bomb-sniffing Labrador Retriever have earned him the Dickin Medal . The award is the highest accolade given to an animal in the British Army, FOX News reports. Read Now >>

Worried Dachshund Alerts Family to Fire

A 3-year-old Dachshund named JoJo is being credited for saving his Kennewick, Wash., family’s home from a fire. By trying to shove 11-year-old Kalen Huntley out of her bed, JoJo was able to rouse the family to attend to an electrical fire smoldering behind an outlet in her bedroom, the Tri-City Herald reports. Read Now >>

Great Dane Declared Tallest Dog Ever

George, a Great Dane owned by David Nasser of Tuscon, Ariz., has been named the World’s Tallest Dog and the Tallest Dog Ever by Guinness World Records. Officials certified George at 43 inches tall, Examiner.com reports. Read Now >>

Pets and People Buried Together

Like many people, widow Penny Lally plans to be buried alongside her family. But in her case, that includes a menagerie of family pets – a trend that is becoming more popular, CNN reports. Read Now >>

 

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