Dogs on Bikes

Happy Tuesday! The weather is getting nicer here and I thought that we should celebrate with some pictures of dogs on bikes:

This might be a Shiba Inu

Dalmatian actually working a bike

Cool Dog

Dog on the Back

Pug up Front

All pictures found on Buzz Feed, visit if you would like to see more pictures.

I hope that you all have an amazing day!


Yesterday marked the beginning of the 40th Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska. Sixty-six mushers and their teams of dogs will race for 8 days, beginning in the town of Willow, to reach the town of Nome. The race covers around 1000 miles, with the actual mileage different as start points are changed around. Mushers have teams of 12 – 16 dogs, and must have 6 on the tow line in front of the sled when they reach Nome. The first 30 to finish split $550,000 – with the first team to cross the line receiving $50,400 and a new truck.

The race is loosely based off the 1925 serum run in which a diphtheria epidemic threatened the town of Nome. The closest available serum to treat the disease was in Anchorage. No safe planes were available to transport it, so it made the trip first by train and then my a relay team of 20 mushers and over 100 dogs. No dog ran over 100 miles. The famous Balto was lead dog of the team which arrived in town with the serum – just five and a half days after it left Anchorage.

Teams of dogs starting the race:

(REUTERS/Wayde Carroll)

The dogs wear booties to protect their paws:

(AP Photo/Anchorage Daily News, Bob Hallinen)

I think sled dogs are amazing, a wonderful example of a dog doing what it was bred to do in some of the harshest conditions possible. These dogs spend much of their lives outdoors, having thick fur which allows them to withstand freezing temperatures.

National Geographic also has a great set of pictures featuring military sled dogs. This is currently the only military dog sled team in the world which operates in Greenland, paroling the frozen coastline. There are 12 men who make up the team, and they complete a full investigation of the coast at least once every 5 years.

Here is a close up of two of the dogs:

Ariel shot out on the ice:

Dogs being transported by plane to the northern coast of Greenland:

Dogs kenneled outside, far apart so that they do not fight with each other:

(All photos taken by Fritz Hoffman)


Does your dog have to spend a lot of time at home alone? What I never thought could exist  now does, a tv channel dedicated to your dog – for your dog called DOGTV. The channel is not for people, it is literally designed for your dog to watch.

Currently DOGTV is only available in San Diego, but a nation wide release is in the works. It is a pay channel, and it will cost about $4.99 a month.

The cable channel is on air 24/7, and is designed to “stimulate, entertain, relax and habituate dogs with shows that expose them to various movements, sounds, objects, experiences and behavior patterns, all from a dog’s point of view.” The company’s website says dogs left alone can develop separation anxiety, boredom, or depression and this is a tool that can help prevent these problems.

Here is a commercial for the product:

The channel’s programming was scientifically developed to capture a dogs attention by a team of people including media professionals, pet experts, and trainers. The content has different segments which can be relaxing or stimulating.  Sounds are designed to be relaxing and at a range safe for dog ears. The channel is meant for all breeds. It is recommended that you watch the channel with your dog the first time just to get them used to it. DOGTV is recognized by the Humane Society of the United States.

Here is a video of the coloration process that programing goes through:

Here is a sample of a stimulation segment from DOGTV:

If you would like to learn more about the channel, how it works, and watch more segments please visit

Golden Collar Awards

The first ever Golden Collar Awards took place Monday honoring dogs on tv and in the movies. The awards show was only broadcast online, but the creators at hope to have it televised next year. The show drew dog and human stars alike. Six dogs received various awards.

Uggi, the small terrier from the movie The Artist took home the top prize this year for Best Dog in a Theatrical Film.


Here is B-Dawg from the Disney’s Buddies franchise:

(Gus Ruelas/Reuters)

Here is the prize, a golden collar covered in Swarovski crystals:

(Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

In a nice change for the image of Pit Bulls, Hercules from the show “Pit Boss” was nominated and tied as winner of the award for Best Dog in a Reality Television Series:

(Reuters/Gus Ruelas)

You can read more about the awards show and the other dog winners at

Westminster Dog Show

The 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show began yesterday, with the second half airing tonight on USA from 8 to 11 pm.

Groups judged yesterday: Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting, and Herding.

Tonight you can see: Sporting, Working, and Terriers. You will also be able to see the judging and announcement of Best in Show.

Six new breeds were recognized for this year’s show. These include the Norwegian Lundehund, the Entlebucher Mountain dog, and the xoloitzcuintli or Xolo for short, the American English coonhound, the Finnish lapphund, and the Cesky terrier.

Pictured below is the Xolo (left side), or Mexican hairless dog, and the Lundehund:

(Getty Images)

Ibizan Hounds

(AP / SL)

Cappy the German Shepherd

(AP / SL)

Ian the Dalmatian

(Seth Wenig/AP)

Malachy the Pekingese

(AP / SL)

Golden Retrievers

(TIMOTHY A. CLARY, AFP/Getty Images / 2012 AFP)

Phil the Bichon Frises

(AP / SL)

If you would like to see more pictures see

So, should you have nothing else going on this Valentine’s evening, or you love dogs this much – tune in to see the results of this prestigious event.

Boo the Dog

Have you seen Boo? This little guy is quite famous on the internet with a website, facebook page, many hits on youtube, and a book.

(photos from bannedinhollywood)

He is a pomeranian with a cute haircut, which makes him stand out compared to others of his breed. Take a look:

Boo was also featured on Good Morning America:

Here are some of Boo’s youtube videos:

To see more of Boo, visit his website:

Are you interested in his book? It is called Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog, available on Amazon for $9.30.

Golden Globes

The dog from the movie “The Artist” was a hit on the red carpet and on stage at this years Golden Globes. I saw him perform onstage when the actors came up to accept their Golden Globe for “best motion picture comedy or musical.” He walked on his hind legs and played dead on stage.

Here is the little guy:

Photo: Matt Sayles , AP

The dog’s name is Uggie, and he is a Jack Russel Terrier. He has won a palm dog award, and is in the running for a Golden Collar Award.

I do not know anything about the movie , or how prominently featured this dog actually is. The movie is rated pg 13 and IMDB explains “Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.”

In the movie:

Photo seen here

Standing on the red carpet:

Photo: Joel Ryan, AP

Posing with a Golden Globe:

photo from

If you would like to see more pictures of Uggie or read more about him, see The Washington Posts article ‘The Artist’ dog steals show at Golden Globes.


Have you ever watched the show Wishbone? I loved this show as a kid and it enhanced my love of reading.

Wishbone, which aired on PBS from 1995 – 1998 with reruns until 2001, featured a Jack Russel terrier named Wishbone. As IMDB explains – “An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.” Each episode featured a different classic book, in which Wishbone plays the main character, and the story plays out along with the day in the life of the dog with his owners. The classic story helping Wishbone to explain or teach something happening in his real life. The book story is shortened and simplified, but it does not take anything away from the book and served to show that these stories can be interesting and relevant to kids.

Here are some pictures of Wishbone dressed up in costume for various roles:

There are 48 episodes listed on Wikipedia for the show, where you can see all the books featured and whether the episode has ever been released on DVD or VHS.

Currently available on DVD:

Wishbone features 4 episodes of the show The Impawssible Dream, The Hunchdog of Notre Dame, Hot Diggety Dawg, and Paw Prints of Thieves. Currently $8.73 on Amazon. Each of the episodes is also avaiable seperately on its own DVD for around $7, but it is a much better deal to get this dvd.

Other Interesting Items:

The show’s theme song:

About the dogs who played Wishbone –

The animal actor who played Wishbone most of the time was Soccer the dog. He was in almost every episode of the show. Four other dogs also played Wishbone throughout the series:  Slugger, Shiner, Phoebe, and Bear.