Animal facts

From the messages of the Associated Press it became known that in China the dog has mastered surfing and became now a living advertisement of this water sport. The dog's owner - a surfing instructor Dachau Zhang - in his interview with the reporters said that decided to teach his dog to surf in order to attract the attention of the Chinese population to this kind of water sport.

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Great Britain is planning to introduce the new rules for those, who want to keep a dog. If those rules will be approved, any English person before buying a dog, will have to appear before the examiners.

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By the new law, issued by the Japanese government, it is prohibited to implement inside the country any pet food which contain substances, that may be harmful to the health of animals. Violators will be required to pay a fine of about one million dollars.

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Dog named Shina (breed German Boxer) and her owner, Kevin Eldon, from Toronto are wondering how to thank her neighbor, Matt Armstrong, who had saved the dog's life in one of the sunny week ends.

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Many international media reported about a competition, that was held in the United States. Those competition was for the title of the best assistant of policemen. In the competitive program there had participated dogs of different breeds.

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The Red Cross organisation in Nepal has always been providing assistance and help to both: people and animals, that are living in this country. In addition, the organization, that is engaged in humanitarian assistance has focused it's activity not only on the maintainance of the physical health, but also on the spiritual qualities of people.

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Adog named Baltic made his journey on the floating ice - not less than one hundred twenty kilometers. Passing through the waters of Poland, he made his way to the Baltic Sea, and there he found himself a new owner. Earlier it was reported that when a dog-traveler became famous thanks to the media of Poland, the journalists received a lot of phone calls. All of the callers claimed that they are the real owners of the traveling dog.

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Those dogs, which are traditionally considered to be obedient, live longer than those from their counterparts who do not tend much to the obedience. This is the conclusion of those experts, who published their research in "The American Naturalist". Experienced professionals in this field were analyzing the statistics, which concerned the life expectancy for the dogs of the most popular breeds.

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One of the scientific researches had successfully proved that humans and animals have much more common skills and habits than it was previously estimated. The observations helped to determine that cats and dogs, as well as people who prefer to use one hand more than the other, often use specifically the right or the left paw.
Not a long time ago it was believed, that for our foour-legged friends there is no difference, which of their front legs they will use. However, the recent studies refute this assumption.

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In the Australian prison lives a puppy named Pasco, who is trained to save human lives. In the near future he will be given to the family whose child suffers from diabetes. In the meantime, Pasco learns how to respond to the smell of the human body: a sweet-fruity odor means that the level of glucose in the blood is high, and rancid and sour odor indicates a low level of glucose.

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