Labradoodle creator calls the breed his “Frankenstein’s monster”
Dog’s are considered by many to be an ideal pet, yet the man behind the popular Labradoodle breed, Wally Conron believes he created a monster. “I released a Frankenstein,” he said, according to Global News.
Wally Conron bred the first Labradoodle—a crossbreed between a Labrador and a poodle—in Australia while in the employ of Guide Dogs Victoria. The breed was an inspired creation made specifically to help a blind woman whose husband was allergic to dog hair. The Labradoodle, being a hypoallergenic, intelligent dog was the perfect solution to the woman’s dilemma. Yet the creation of the breed led to a situation that Walton regrets. On an Australian Broadcasting Program podcast titled “The labradoodle of regret”, Walton commented on the breed’s current popularity.
It’s no secret that the English speaking world and the west is obsessed with pups. Man’s best friend, who co-evolved alongside humans, are fantastic companions to have alongside us.
Whether they’re used for work or for play, they’re a great fit. Especially this particularly smart pup, which has been taught to play the classic party game, Jenga.
Jenga, a game that takes a decent amount of concentration, is difficult enough with our hands. But this dog really shows us up, by taking bricks by his teeth.
“Turn-taking, fine motor control, apparent understanding of the aim of the game. I would not have guessed a dog could do this,” said Twitter user Steve Stewart-Williams of the adorable clip.
It appears though that this isn’t just some one-off trick. As mentioned by other users, this dog has a knack for dancing alongside its master, as well.
The dog, which apparently belongs to Instagram account my_aussie_gal, has even recently been uploaded baking freaking cookies.
The four-year-old Australian shepherd continues to turn heads, as the account has garnered nearly half a million followers.
A woman is wanted for stealing a dog on the subway in Toronto. On Friday the Toronto Police released images of the woman taken from security cameras.
According to police, the 45-year-old owner of the dog fell ill while at Kipling station and she lost consciousness due to a medical episode. Her dog “Charlie” was gone when she regained consciousness.
The woman boarded the subway at about 4:10 pm on October 27, 2019.
The images show the suspect leaving the subway with the dog in hand.
Her description says that she is 5’2 – 5’5 weighing about 100 pounds. She is slim and has long brown hair.
The suspect was wearing a purple jacket and blue jeans along with sunglasses and white and black running shoes. She also had two backpacks and a bag with white stars on it.
If you have any information please contact the Toronto police.
A dog, whose name is still classified, that helped track and hunt down the ISIS leader for US Special Forces has had his picture plastered online by U.S. President Donald Trump.
The dog suffered injuries after tracking Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as he blew himself up to avoid being mauled by the canine. Three children were also killed in the raid.
General Mark Milley told reporters that the dog “performed a tremendous service” in finding al-Baghdadi in a tunnel under his compound.
According to CTV, the dog is now back to doing work with the U.S. Army.
United States President Donald Trump has just confirmed during a White House press statement that Baghdadi died from a suicide vest detonation, taking the lives of three children with him.
“Last night, the United States brought the world’s number one terrorist leader to justice,” Trump began. “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead. He was the founder and leader of ISIS, the most ruthless and violent terror organization anywhere in the world.”
“The United States has been searching for Baghdadi for many years. Capturing or killing Baghdadi has been the top national security priority of my administration,” Trump continued.
“U.S. Special Operations Forces executed a dangerous and daring nighttime raid in Northwestern Syria and accomplished their mission in grand style. The U.S. personnel were incredible — I got to watch much of it.
“No personnel were lost in the operation, while a large number of Baghdadi’s fighters and companions were killed with him,” Trump said.
Trump goes on to describe the manner in which Baghdadi died, saying, “He died after running into a dead end tunnel, whimpering, and crying and screaming all the way.”
Trump says the compound had been cleared by this time, with many either surrendering or being shot and killed.
U.S. forces managed to rescue eleven young children from the compound, moving them out of the house as they conducted their raid. None of these children were injured during the operation.
“The only ones remaining,” Trump continued, “were Baghdadi in the tunnel, and he had dragged three of his young children with him. They were led to certain death.
“He reached the end of the tunnel as our dogs chased him down,” Trump said. “He ignited his vest, killing himself and the three children.”
Trump says that the blast, which caused the tunnel to cave in, mutilated Baghdadi, but that test results gave positive confirmation that the body at the end of the tunnel was Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS.
“The thug who tried so hard to intimidate others spent his last moments in utter fear, in total panic and dread, terrified of the American forces bearing down on him,” Trump said.
Trump says the entire operation took roughly two hours and that American forces were able to retrieve “highly sensitive” information from the compound related to ISIS, both their origins and their future plans of terrorism.
“Baghdadi’s demise demonstrates America’s relentless pursuit of terrorist leaders, and our commitment to the enduring and total defeat of ISIS and other terrorist organizations,” Trump said. “Our reach is very long.”
Trump also mentioned the U.S. successful killing of Al-Qaeda’s heir apparent Hamza bin Laden only last month. He says that terrorists should never sleep soundly knowing that the U.S. will completely destroy them.
“These savage monsters will not escaped their fate and they will not escape the final judgement of God,” Trump said.
“Today’s events are another reminder that we will continue to pursue the remaining ISIS terrorists to their brutal end. That also goes for other terrorist organizations,” Trump said. “They are likewise in our sights.
“Baghdadi and the losers who worked for him — and losers they are — they had no idea what they were getting into. In some cases, they were very frightened puppies; in other cases, they were hardcore killers.”
Trump then honoured the American lives lost in the U.S. campaign against ISIS, and detailed some of the horrendous acts of ISIS against U.S. troops and others in the Middle East.
Trump concluded his speech by thanking the other nations which aided the U.S. in decimating ISIS, including Russia, Syria, Turkey, and Iraq, as well as the Syrian Kurds.
“[Baghdadi] died like a dog. He died like a coward. The world is now a much safer place,” Trump said. “God bless America.”