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Hound takes seventh place in Alabama half marathon

Runners in a half marathon must have thought they had gone barking mad when an Alabama dog got ‘fur-ther’ than expected and finished in the top 10, a paw-some performance. Ludivine, a two-and-a-half-year-old hound dog, snuck out of her owner’s yard in Elkmont, Alabama, on 16 January and wandered to the starting area of the town’s inaugural half marathon, the Trackless Train Trek.

Along with 165 runners, Ludivine then ran the half marathon, finishing in seventh place (unofficially speaking), despite wandering off during portions of the race to mingle with cheerleaders on the trail and to examine a rabbit’s carcass. Her owner, April Hamlin, did not realize Ludivine had even left the yard until friends who were volunteering at the race texted her photos of her dog.

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Dogs Trust saves two Dachshund puppies

We support the Dogs Trust and were pleased to read about their activities in trying to combat puppy smuggling. This article is cross-post from Kent Online.

Two Dachshunds named after Gogglebox’s Steph and Dom have been re-homed by the Dogs Trust after they were seized at the Eurotunnel in Folkestone.

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Westminster Dog of the Year

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Dr Who in dog form

Ok so not a dachshund but still worthy of a watch.

Corgi dresses up as all 13 Doctors in adorable Doctor Who clip

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Labor Day Wiener Dog Race

Dachshunds at the races

The annual Labor Day Wiener Dog races at Louisiana Downs kicked off this week. (This is a Facebook link so you may need to be logged in to see the video.)

Ways to know your dog loves you

25 ways you know your dog loves you

Dog songs

…Welcome to this special musical edition of best in show, with an opportunity to throw out then fetch and retrieve some particularly tasty musical snacks. Read on, but beware, as Groucho Marx put it: “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” …

Songs about dogs

Cross-post from The Guardian.

National Dog Day

Readers’ pictures

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Cross-post from the Guardian.

Working dogs

The author and ex-vet Gill Lewis shares photographs of the dogs that inspired Puppy Academy, her new series for younger readers, from her faithful childhood pet Zak the Alsatian, to companion dogs for autistic children to the wonderfully brave search and rescue dogs

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Your enemy’s enemy is your dog, scientists find

Research appears to show dogs will snub people who are mean to their owners.

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