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Real Euro Puppy Story

July 28, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

Let us share a letter with you that we received from a kind family some time ago:


“Dear Zoltan,

We hope you enjoy our special story about two Euro-Puppy bernese mountain dogs:

That’s right! When you view the photos,
you are NOT seeing double…Stanley’s REAL brother has joined
our family. Now there are over 200 pounds of canine fur living
at our house…YIKES! If you think you are surprised, our heads
our still spinning! Through an amazing twist of fate, we discovered
that one of Stanley’s littermates was in need of a new home.
The story is incredible….It involves two countries, three
states, three families, and two brain tumors (yes, you read
that right). The odds of all of the things that transpired over
the course of a mere 4 day period are astounding. We would have
had better odds of hitting a major Powerball jackpot than discovering
this one dog.



Lost dog found after 5 months

July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

How long would you keep hoping that you would ever see your dog again after losing it? Denise Shepard did her best to find her lost dog. She posted flyers and offered rewards, but after the third month, she was almost certain that she would never see her beloved Boston Bull Terrier again.

“After like the third month, I thought someone just had him and would never give him back,” she said. “He’s been gone so long I didn’t even think I was going to see him again.”

To her biggest surprise, 5 months after Frankie had gone missing she received a phone call from an animal hospital in Wheeling telling her that her dog was found 200 miles away from home.

None knows exactly the extraordinary chain of events that lead Frankie back to his owner, but Mark Feldstein certainly played a major part in Frankie’s discovery. Mark found the dog in a parking lot and took it to the police, who referred him to the animal hospital. Mark was ready to adopt the dog, but the veterinary found a chip under Frankie’s skin with the owner’s details.

Denise has no idea how Frankie managed to survive 5 months and the 200 mile journey, because in her own words “He is an indoor dog”. Stil, Denise was probably one of the happiest people in the world that day.

“I was so excited, people were all staring at me…” , “I can’t even tell you I was so happy.”

Frankie expressed his happiness to reunite with Denise by ‘singing’.

WATCH the video here!

Super dogs – How Canines Can Sense Earthquakes

July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

Dogs may be able to sense natural disasters – in particular, earthquakes.

The Greek historian Thucydides was probably the first to notice this ability.

He described how, days before a cataclysmic earthquake flattened the city of Helice, dogs abandoned the place in their droves. Thucydides was convinced the dogs knew what was coming and had run for their lives.
This has been borne out by scientific studies. One American study found that 17 out of 50 homes near the scene of a Californian quake in 1977 reported odd behaviour in their animals. Evidence ranged from a dog pacing around and fidgeting during its normal nap time to a normally placid dog whining excitedly. Studies in the Mojave desert in the US also found that dogs barked at small aftershocks unnoticed by humans but picked up by seismometers.

The most convincing recent evidence of this came before the Asian Tsunami struck on December 26th, 2004. In the hours before the tsunami many dogs refused to go for their daily walks near the sea. Many dogs were also seen running for higher ground minutes before the lethal tidal wave struck land killing thousands of people, who – unlike their pets – had been oblivious to the threat they faced.

For more odd and interesting scientific facts about man’s best friend you should read ‘Play It Again Tom: Curious Truths About Cats And Dogs’ by Augustus Brown.

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Canine Castaway: How A Modern Day Lassie Came Home

July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

One of the most heart-warming stories in the news this week has been of the incredible journey undertaken by an Australian dog. The dognamed Sophie Tucker after a famous US entertainer – had fallen overboard as its owners Jan and Dave Griffith sailed through a storm off the Queensland coast last November.
The distraught owners had thought they ha’d seen the last of their pet but – amazingly – four months later they were contacted by rangers who had found her on a desert island.

Sophie Tucker fell overboard

It turned out Sophie Tucker had swum five nautical miles to find safety on the island where she had lived on goats.
You can read a full version of the story – as well as an interview with the owners at the BBC News website. But this is far from the first incredible journey a dog has made.

In 1922 Science magazine reported on a one-year-old collie whose owners moved 160 miles from Canon City to Denver, Colorado. Within a week the dog was back at his old home, having crossed the Arkansas River and a mountain range including the giant Pike’s Peak. Perhaps even more amazingly, in 1994, a veterinary magazine reported how a Cocker Spaniel called Sadie safely returned to her home after losing her owner 45 miles away. What was remarkable about Sadie was the fact that she was blind.

Sadie’s story adds credence to the idea that dogs use their sense of smell to guide them home.
Many scientists think they encounter familiar odours from other dogs they have been in contact with and whose “home range” overlaps with theirs. They then calculate the right direction in which to head based on this information.

For more odd and interesting scientific facts about man’s best friend you should read ‘Play It Again Tom: Curious Truths About Cats And Dogs’ by Augustus Brown.

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Dogs Smelling out Cancer

July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

The Integrative Cancer Therapies Journal has provided scientific evidence that dogs are able to sniff out Cancer! We all know that the dog’s sense of smell is exceptional, being able to detect chemicals that are diluted to one part in trillion.

Dogs smelling out cancer

However, this new fact is truly astonishing. Apparently, a certain dog constantly sniffed the lesion of it’s owner alerting him to the fact that something was wrong. It was determined that he had Melanoma – a type of skin Cancer.

Clinical trials have established that trained dogs can sniff out lung and breast Cancer with accuracies of between 88% to 97%! An astonishing fact.

The study was conducted using standard double blind tests which means that neither the dogs, nor even those carrying out the experiments knew the patients in any way. Those conducting the test were not even aware of who had cancer. So the chances of even mild suggestion were ruled out.

It’s amazing how our canine friends can help us. In so many different ways, they show that they are the truest companions.

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Animals Are Far More Spiritually Advanced Than Humans….

July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

If you don’t already think animals are far more spiritually advanced than we humans, think again.

Norbert Rosing’s striking images of a wild polar bear coming upon tethered sled dogs in the wilds of Canada’s Hudson Bay…definitely makes you re-evaluate your feelings…

The photographer was sure that he was going to see the end of his dogs when the polar bear wandered in. He held his breath as the animals encountered each other for the first time….but…to his suprise…

Polar bear meets dogs











….the polar bear returned every night that week to play with the dogs. Now tell me what you know!

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Max, the Happy Dog on Two Legs, and Two Wheels!

July 12, 2010

Every so often, one hears of some canine miracle. At Euro Puppy, we are always happy to be able to give a small place for those dogs that one can really respect..look up to…and even admire.

Meet Max. He is an eight-year-old springer spaniel. Max is a retired police sniffer dog, and after he became crippled with hip, back and leg problems, he was let down from active duty.

After Max retired, his former colleagues organized a special ‘chariot’ to help him fight his disabilities. The device consists of two wheels attached to a frame strapped across his back to provide balance and support. With this, he can move, and even run…enjoying his retirement that much more. Although it is not an easy life, Max seems to be making the best out of an otherwise hopeless situation.

Max the Springer Spaniel

Max, on wheels

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Tunnel King Jake – Another Great Canine Escape

July 12, 2010
Sandor Fagyal

We love stories about dogs making great escapes. The latest to catch our eye is the one of the dog that escaped from a rabbit hole by losing weight.

Jake, a Jack Russell, disappeared after scrambling down into a rabbit warren in Pembrokeshire, Wales while out walking with his owners earlier this year. The owners, Jill and Rick Thomas, were distraught when he didn’t reappear. Despite them offering a reward to anyone who might have seen Jake emerging from another part of the rabbit warren, he remained missing for 25 days.

But then one day Jake reappeared – looking a lot slimmer. It turned out that he had been too overweight to squeeze back out of the hole and had remained trapped in the warren. As he lay in the tunnel Jake started to lose weight. When he had shed 2kg he was able to wriggle free.
“We are just so glad to have him home – it’s incredible he survived. He’s a lot thinner but very happy,” his owner Jill Thomas said.

Jake, Jack Russell

If you only buy and read one dog book this year, make it One dog at a Time.