Dogs may mirror stress levels of owners – study

Stress hormone levels were ‘synchronised’ between dogs and their owners, the researchers found.

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NHL offers awards for best ice hockey dogs of the year

Both team’s and player’s dogs will be honoured, with nominees including Barclay of the St Louis Blues.

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Dog jumps from motor home during US police chase

Authorities said the dog did not have life-threatening injuries.

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Pet-owner horrified after kennel returns deceased dog 'crammed' into small parcel

A pet-owner was left horrified when her beloved dog who died while she was on holidays was returned to her in a black bag wrapped in duct tape.

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‘Good Samaritan’ rescuer praised after woman dumps bag of seven tiny puppies

The woman was caught on CCTV dumping a bag of puppies next to a rubbish dumpster outside a shop.

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Dogs Trust warn pet owners of dangers of leaving Easter Eggs around the house

Chocolate can be highly toxic for dogs and the charity says that it could be a recipe for disaster if they get their paws on it.

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Dog badly burned in house blaze adopted by firefighter

Travis Oliver said he felt an immediate connection with Lexi Ann.

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Puppy rescued after being snatched by owl and dropped on golf course

Latte was back with her foster family after a weekend at the vet.

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In pictures: Dogs wear crowns, tiaras and dresses for Furbabies dog pageant

Crowns were given to winning male dogs and tiaras for females.

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In Pictures: Four-legged friends descend on UK town for Crufts dog show

Organisers say 22,000 dogs will compete for Best In Show.

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Watch as dog runs 83 yards to catch frisbee during half-time show

The athletic animal wowed the crowd at an American football match in Orlando.

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Do dogs really feel empathy? The ‘dog decoder’ reveals all

It’s Me Or The Dog’s Victoria Stilwell has published a new guide to ‘unlocking’ canine minds. Hannah Stephenson finds out more.

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Social media falls in love with pups at this year’s Westminster Dog Show

Dogs competed in the 143rd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, and they’re all winners in Twitter’s eyes.

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Richard Collins: Man’s best friend our hunting partner

There are about 450,000 dogs in Ireland and, according to one guesstimate, over 500 million worldwide, writes Richard Collins.

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Sniffles, an abandoned dog with no nose, adopted by loving home in Florida

The pooch lost his nose after being attacked by other strays, but has now been settled in a new home.

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Two men sought in UK after dog abandoned in 'heartbreaking' video

Footage shows the terrier chasing a car as it drives away.

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45% don’t check whether new dog is from puppy farm

More than four out of 10 (45%) Irish people don’t take any steps to ensure their dog hasn’t come from a puppy farm, according to a new study.

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Seven good dogs who really did not enjoy the fireworks on Bonfire Night

The RSPCA says about 45% of dogs in the UK show signs of fear when they hear fireworks.

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Dogs are not as smart as we think they are

Lassie, the canine film-star, performed remarkable feats of derring-do, outwitting the villain in one particularly memorable sequence by floating down a river on a log, writes Richard Collins

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A trio of giant dog siblings who can’t be separated are about to find a home

The three St Bernards grew up together and don’t like to be apart.

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Dogs Trust launches second annual Pupcake Day

The charity is putting the ‘Fun’ in Fundraiser by asking the public to hold a bake sale in aid of Dogs Trust in October.

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See a dog in a tiny life jacket as stricken speedboat is towed to safety

Lola was onboard a boat which suffered engine trouble.

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These cinemas are hosting special dog-friendly screenings this month

We are all puppied-out this week with the opening of Bark & Bumble on Langford Row in Cork city.

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WATCH: These cute pups taste peanut butter for the first time

In this adorable clip these 10 week-old Staffie/German Shepherd cross puppies get their very first taste of peanut butter.

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Twitter is coming to the aid of a dog in trouble

‘Whoever did it, it wasn’t him. He’s a good boy.’

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Dogs show off their best cosplay outfits at San Diego's Comic Con

Cosplay isn’t just for humans at San Diego’s Comic Con

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Dog cafe to open in Cork and we can’t contain our excitement

Paws for thought and get excited because Cork is getting its first ever dog café.

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This girl tried playing #WhatTheFluff with her dog and it didn’t go to plan

It’s the human that’s supposed to disappear, not the dog…

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These pups were showing off in style at Gay Pride

A cute dog will always make any situation better and these gorgeous pooches stole the show at Gay Pride across the US.

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Dogs Trust helps make your day a little less ruff with new campaign

Dogs Trust has launched the first ever national ‘Dog Friendly Ireland Day’ as part of their ‘Dog Friendly Ireland’ campaign.

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Why dogs eating watermelon are the latest trend to take over the internet

An adorable viral sensation is changing the way we think about dogs and watermelon – kinda.

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This dog's oddly human-like face has got people talking

Yogi the dog looks strangely similar to a few celebrities.

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