How to compensate dog bite victims? SC asks govt

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the government to state the criteria for granting compensation to dog bite victims, especially when someone bitten dies.

Sit! Stay! NYC dogs to get place at the table at restaurants

New York City restaurants were previously required to restrict dogs to the area outside the patio railing. 

SC asks states to sterilise, vaccinate stray dogs as per law

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the states and the civic bodies to take steps to sterilise and vaccinate nuisance-causing stray dogs under the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

Really! Queen's dogs served steak on silver platters, receive meals in order of seniority

Really! Queen's dogs served steak on silver platters, receive meals in order of seniority

Each of the dogs also receive their fancy meals in strict order of seniority.

Microsoft's new app can identify your dog's breed

 US-based technology giant Microsoft has launched a new image recognition app that looks at photos of dogs to identify its breed or at least tell the percentage of the closest match in case it cannot make an exact match.

Dogs view facial expressions like us

The study by researchers at the University of Helsinki utilised eye gaze tracking to demonstrate how dogs view the emotional expressions of dog and human faces. 

After 26 years, Army dogs to walk down Rajpath this Republic Day

After 26 years, Army dogs to walk down Rajpath this Republic Day

This Republic Day, Indian Army dogs will put their best foot forward. 

Domestication may have damaged dog's DNA

Domestication may have damaged dog's DNA

The researchers analysed the complete genome sequences of 19 wolves, 25 wild dogs from 10 different countries, and 46 domesticated dogs from 34 different breeds. 

Tigers, leopards in Jim Corbett park at risk of canine diseases. Read the full report here

Tigers, leopards in Jim Corbett park at risk of canine diseases. Read the full report here

The Jim Corbett National Park has one of the densest tiger populations in the country.

Dogs can copy their pal's expressions

Dogs can copy their pal's expressions

In an indication that dogs could possess basic levels of empathy, researchers have found that our canine friends, just like humans, are capable of imitating the expression of their play mates.

There is more to sloppy dog slurping than meets the eye

There is more to sloppy dog slurping than meets the eye

The scientists discovered that even though feline and canine mouths structurally are similar, their approaches to drinking are as different as cats and dogs.

Dog slurping is no sloppy job

Looking at how dogs with their tongue raise fluids into their mouths to drink, researchers have discovered that sloppy-looking actions at the dog bowl are in fact high-speed, precisely timed movements that optimise a dogs' ability to acquire fluids.

World’s first test-tube puppies born in US

US researchers announced on Wednesday that world’s first ever test-tube puppies have been born.

Your pet dog has clear conscience too

Your pet dog has clear conscience too

According to lead researcher Roberto Cazzolla Gatti, till now only humans and great apes (gorillas excluded), a single Asian elephant, some dolphins, Eurasian magpies, and some ants have passed the test of mirror self-recognition (MSR).

Supreme Court for humane killing of certain kind of stray dogs under Rule

The Supreme Court today allowed the elimination of only "irretrievably ill or mortally wounded" stray dogs in a "humane manner" and asked all states and union territories to go by the central rules on the issue.

New device monitors health of guide dogs

New device monitors health of guide dogs

The prototype handle has been tested using simulated heart rate and respiratory data, and was found to be effective at accurately conveying information to users.

Pet dogs cut asthma risk in kids

Man's best friend is good for your child's health too!

When they met! The amazing tale of friendship between a jaguar and a dog - Watch

When they met! The amazing tale of friendship between a jaguar and a dog - Watch

Who says cats and dogs don’t mix well as pets? The unusual friendship between a jaguar and a Jack Russell dog, shown in the video here, will leave you in awe.

Therapy dogs can calm kids with cancer

In preliminary investigation of an ongoing study to be concluded in 2016, the researchers collected data on blood pressure, pulse rates and anxiety levels of children before and after a weekly visit from a therapy dog. 

DNA: Analysis of Union Minister VK Singh's 'dog' remark

Haryana's foreign minister VK Singh has used very offensive terms for the recent Dalit family burning incident, where he says that the government is not responsible if someone throws a stone on dog.