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William And Kate to Get a Dog?

William and Kate to get a dog? Now that the dust has cleared from the Royal Wedding, we wonder if William and Kate will be focusing on providing England with a Royal bundle of joy… a puppy of course.

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Yorkie Demanding Royal Treatment

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Royal Corgis

The Royal Family has a rich history of being owned by dogs, with Portraits as early as the 17th century prominently showing British Queens, Kinds, and family members posing with their dogs. Dog breeds including greyhounds, King Charles Spaniels, dachshunds, and pugs have owned various Royals, with Corgis ruling Queen Elizabeth since being given a Corgi named “Dookie” at a young age by her father, King George VI.

Since the Royal Wedding, there has been much talk about amending the current royal succession rights; allowing for a baby girl from William and Kate to eventually become queen. However, we wonder if the removal of this “male primogeniture” (royal baby boy favoritism) practice could clear the way for the first canine British monarch?

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Royal Successor?

Many wonder what dog breed William and Kate might get. While adopting a rescue dog would certainly go over well with the public, the couple might opt to go a more traditional route and get a purebred puppy of a historically English breed. (which they have already been offered by more than one breeder)

In any event, the Mountbatten-Windsors, (that is William and Kate’s last name!) have been tight-lipped about the potential puppy choice, but we’ll be keeping an eye on the situation.

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What breed do you think William and Kate should get?

more: Royal Family Dogs


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Dog Leads Raid on Bin Laden Compound

World’s Most Interesting Dog

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Could this be the dog?

He can speak French, in Russian… You can see his charisma from space… Sharks have a week dedicated to him…

He also played a key role in the recent raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound, and has become the world’s most interesting dog.

According to sources, a military dog joined (led?) the American raid on Bin Laden’s compound last week. The mysterious dog was reportedly strapped to the back of a Navy SEAL who was lowered from a Black Hawk helicopter in the raid that ultimately killed Osama Bin Laden.

Last year when asked about dogs role in the war on terror, General Petraeus was quoted as saying, “The capability they bring to the fight cannot be replicated by man or machine.”

Although the White House and Pentagon won’t confirm that the dog took part in the raid, it is reported that the U.S. military employs over 2,700 dogs who are very popular with U.S. Troops; the most common dog breeds being German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. (Although Labrador Retrievers have had a recent increase in popularity, walking ahead of troops to sniff out potential danger)

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The mystery dog’s role in the raid is also unknown, but one can speculate that it’s mission included sniffing out potential explosives or people hidden within the compound. (Remember that Saddam Hussein was found hiding in a “spider hole” under ground)

News of the mysterious canine hero has been reported by media outlets including the New York Times.

Who is this mystery dog? Stay thirsty, my friends.

more: Who’s the Dog Hero of the raid on Bin Laden’s Compound? – NY Times


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The Dog that Got into Hitler’s Head

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Jackie and Berg Pissed off nazis

Jackie: Mutt War Hero – Documents that were recently unearthed in the political archives of the German Foreign Ministry reveal details of an interesting footnote in history; a dog that mocked, and angered Hitler himself.

According to the documents, during WWII Nazis were enraged to learn about a mixed-breed dog named “Jackie” in Finland who earned the nickname “hitler” because of how  it would raise its paw in the air in what looked to be a mock “heil hitler” salute.

According to records, officials in Berlin heard about the dog’s strange habit, and ordered German diplomats in Finland to investigate and gather evidence. Soon, the dog’s owner, Tor Berg, was ordered to the German embassy in Helsinki for questioning.

As the scandal grew,  more ministries were involved including the foreign office in Berlin, the economy ministry and hitler’s chancellery. German suppliers were ordered by the nazis to end cooperation with Berg, who owned a pharmaceutical wholesale company. Records also show nazi  plans to destroy Berg’s company.

However, witnesses against Jackie and her owner were not willing to testify in court. As WWII progressed, attention to the matter was eventually diverted. Although Jackie was never given official credit as a war hero, the momentum in the war soon shifted in Russia’s favor against the Germans.

Stories like this, (along with the fact that one of Hitler’s last acts was to order the execution his own German Shepherd, Blondi) help to solidify his title as history’s biggest bastard. Thanks to Jim Dumont in Newtown, Pa

The Gosselin’s Say Good-Bye to the Family Dogs

Jon Gosselin, 32, has taken the German shepherds the family has raised since they were puppies last winter to a trainer for what’s been called an “indefinite” stay. It’s not clear when or whether the dogs would be coming back after Jon’s week taking care of the kids in Wernersville, Pa., comes to an end, but several reports hinted that the dogs were in permanent exile.

Full story can be read at People.com

Jessica Simpson’s Daisy Snatched by Coyotes

Through a divorce and several messy breakups, the one constant in Jessica Simpson‘s life has been her beloved malti-poo Daisy. But the singer is devastated because her precious pup was snatched by a coyote.

“My heart is broken because a coyote took my precious Daisy right in front of our eyes,” Jessica tweeted on Monday. “HORROR! We are searching. Hoping. Please help!”

Despite being taken by the wild animal, Jessica is still holding out hope that Daisy is alive, uploading a poster with information about the caramel colored canine on Twitter.

The dog was a gift to Jess in 2004 from her then-husband Nick Lachey. She named the pooch Daisy after the role she was playing in Dukes of Hazzard. Since then, Jess is often seen traveling with the dog, often toting her in a chic Louis Vuitton carrier.

“She goes with me everywhere,” Jessica has said. “It’s preparing me to be a mother, I think.” – so sad.

In the meantime, even though she is sans-dog, at least her shoe line is doing well. You can even get 10% off with this new coupon for Shoemall!

Al Franken Is Funny, But Dog-gone Serious!

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Former Saturday Night Live funnyman and newly inaugurated Democratic U.S.  Senator from Minnesota, Al Franken isn’t letting any grass grow under his feet before drafting his first piece of legislation: a bill that will provide companion dogs for wounded veterans!

Franken cites a chance encounter with Cpt. Luis Carlos Montalvan and his service dog Tuesday at a presidential inaugural event as the impetus for his bill, which drove him to do research on the benefits of service dogs for wounded veterans.

Finding  immense benefits for vets returning with physical and emotional wounds, including a likely decrease in the alarming number of suicides amongst veterans and reducing the number and length of hospitalizations and costs of medications and care, he is passionate about the vast possibilities.

The potential for this to not only aid our brave servicemen and women but to increase the number of shelter dogs being rescued is just a win-win situation! I’m staying on top of this one, and hope you will too!

For Al Franken’s story about making the service dog program more affordable for our troops, click  HERE.