Dogs Befuddled By Close-Up Magic Will Make Your Afternoon

Dogs are so sweet and so trusting (especially when treats are involved) that it seems almost cruel to confuse them by offering them a treat and then making it disappear before their very eyes. Dogs didn't pay $39.95 — and a two-drink minimum— for this show and they're not impressed by the way you move your hands,… » 3/22/14 12:47pm 3/22/14 12:47pm

Why the Brains of Dogs and Humans Are More Similar Than You Think

As any dedicated dog owner will tell you, canines often appear to grasp the emotional content of what's being said to them. An unprecedented brain scanning study now shows this is likely true — and that this capability pre-dates domestication. » 2/21/14 4:29pm 2/21/14 4:29pm

Puppy-Loving Olympic Silver Medalist Gus Kenworthy for President

Last week, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy won a silver medal in the slopestyle event at the Sochi Olympics. The following day, he won our hearts by announcing plans to adopt a family of stray puppies he found living near an Olympic media center. The next thing Gus Kenworthy should win? President. Because on… » 2/17/14 5:15pm 2/17/14 5:15pm

Dirty Mudbloods Allowed to Mingle with Purebred Dogs at Westminster

The Westminster Dog Show, a 138-year-old institution dedicated to preserving the once functional deformities produced by humanity's ancient breeding experiments with gray wolves, broke tradition last night and let, for the first time in a century, mixed breed dogs compete next to their purebred counterparts. The… » 2/09/14 12:30pm 2/09/14 12:30pm