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2016 UK National Service Dog Awards

In the 20th installment of this British ceremony, 20 nominees were considered for several categories including outstanding contribution of Bravery, Outstanding Achievement and Dedication to Duty made by uniformed working dog sections/teams and individuals from the Armed Forces, Police, Customs, Prison, Fire Service.

The complete list is located at the K9 Working Heroes website.

Two of the nominees are:

Two West Midlands Police officers and their canine partners. The two dogs are being commended for tracking suspects through dangerous conditions, and their prior service as bomb-sniffing dogs in battle.

Also, John Ball & Search Dog Darcy have been nominated. They were profiled in this K9 Working Heroes series.

The awards ceremony was April 16 to honor the recipients.

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American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards 2014

Watch the inspiring videos of the 2014 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

All eight finalists have been selected and the award was presented in October during a special on the Hallmark network. Watch the nomination videos at the link below, and read the story of the winning dog at the bottom of this page.

These stories show the incredible spirit and resolve of our canine friends.


Suzie the Pitbull Mix wins 2014 American Hero Dog Award

Top Five Movies Dexter Would Like

According to IMDB, these are the Top Five movies Dexter would like. They list 25 of the top dog movies, and these are the cream of the crop that made it to the top. Some I don’t know. Some I’ve never seen. They are all legendary in their own right, however.

Top Five:

1. Lady and the Tramp

Who can say anything badly about this movie. Its Disney and dogs at their finest. Its a love story, a story of separation and reunification; two lovers separated by their societal class. Heartwarming. I’m glad its number one.

2. Lassie Come Home

Wow. 1943. They are really reaching into the vault for this one. A story of a boy and his dog, his rescue dog. Lassie escapes from her new owner and travels across Great Britain. No boys in wells in this movie, but still a great family-friendly talking picture to bring back some memories.

3. Clash of the Wolves

Continuing the theme of description movie names, Clash of the Wolves as a title gives you a good idea what happens. This one is Rin Tin Tin, another golden oldie western, about a Miner and his dog.

4. Pups is Pups

Clearly, the use of the English languages hasn’t improved much since Number Four on our list was produced. I’ve never seen this one. The comments describe it as a “talking short” recorded in the nineteen thirties. While not unsafe for children, I read that you should probably have a talk with them before watching it.

5. The Pooch

Heavy in star power, The Pooch casts Norman ‘Chubby’ Chaney, Jackie Cooper, Dorothy DeBorba, Allen ‘Farina’ Hoskins in this 20-minute short as they enter their dog in a dog show.

The Contenders:

Surprising were the movies that ended up way down the list like Old Yeller, Turner and Hooch, The Incredible Journey, Call of the Wild, and the Wizard of Oz.