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Extraordinary drug dog worries Colombian cartel

Sombra, a six-year-old German shepherd, has helped Colombia’s police detect more than 2,000 kilos of cocaine hidden in suitcases, boats and large shipments of fruit. But as the dog sniffs her way toward record cocaine interdictions, she has also become the latest target of Colombia’s most powerful drug gang.

Dogged: Badly wrecked, German shepherd shows at Westminster

A German shepherd that was badly injured in a highway accident a few years ago will be among the nearly 2,900 dogs taking part in the Westminster Kennel Club show that begins Monday in New York. America’s most prestigious dog competition leads up to the best in show being picked Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. A giant schnauzer, a Brussels griffon and a cocker spaniel are among the many favorites.

American Humane: Third-party report clears ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ movie

Leaked video showing a frightened dog being forced into churning water during filming of “A Dog’s Purpose” was misleadingly edited and the German shepherd was unharmed, according to third-party findings released by American Humane, the group responsible for overseeing animal safety on the movie set.

Doggone good tale: Pup found 5 weeks after falling overboard

SAN DIEGO – It sounds like a pitch for a far-fetched movie: “Cast Away,” but with a dog instead of Tom Hanks. Only this sea tale is true. A California fisherman’s beloved German shepherd fell overboard and was presumed drowned. More than a month later, she was found.

Dog days? It’s a good night for Leo

Good boy! A Spokane police dog named Leonidas had a busy night on Thursday, first catching an escaped fugitive and then overtaking a man fleeing from police on a dirt bike.

German shepherds fulfill trainers’ business vision

Under sunny skies at Mirabeau Park in Spokane Valley, Nick Lunga is living his dream. He spun, twisted and shouted as he attempted to break the hold that a very determined German shepherd had on the chew toy in his hand. His efforts proved fruitless.

Police Puppy

The Spokane Police' puppy program produced Ajax, a German shepherd puppy which will one day be a working police dog. But for now, the two-month-old is happy to make friends and play tug of war with caretaker Jay Kernkamp, a police officer who volunteered to raise the puppy until training starts.