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"I started with a box and some leg sticks."

ActualDog is making a game about rectangular pink dogs. This is the development log, which is six pages of amazing gifs of rectangular pink dogs doing rectangular pink dog stuff.
posted by cortex on May 12, 2016 - 20 comments

PSA: Dogs Hate Hugs

Dogs are technically cursorial animals, which is a term that indicates that they are designed for swift running. That implies that in times of stress or threat the first line of defense that a dog uses is not his teeth, but rather his ability to run away. Behaviorists believe that depriving a dog of that course of action by immobilizing him with a hug can increase his stress level and, if the dog's anxiety becomes significantly intense, he may bite.
posted by Etrigan on Apr 26, 2016 - 122 comments

Australians are both warm and erect

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have recorded what some describe as a "bizarre" and "awkward" apology for unlawfully bringing dogs into Australia. The Guardian's film critic is not impressed.
Original story with dramatised video re-enactment. [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Apr 18, 2016 - 58 comments

A Farewell to the Dog Who Helped Him Off the Streets

   Raymond Goynes went uptown to see Sonja one last time on March 8, a sunny Tuesday morning. He let himself into her owner’s penthouse duplex in Hell’s Kitchen. Sonja, an 11-year-old wheaten terrier, was sprawled on the wool kilim rug in the living room. Her head rested on a towel.
   “Look who it is, look who it is!” Sonja’s owner, Mary Kilty, cried.
   “Miss Sonja!” Mr. Goynes called out. For the first time in an hour or so, the little tan dog raised her head.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on Mar 19, 2016 - 16 comments

Dog mama gets reunited with her puppies

Scared dog + lost puppies = happy dog. With pics and video.
posted by phunniemee on Mar 10, 2016 - 37 comments

Hazard cone? Where?

To start your Tuesday morning: Pets that are stuck but pretending everything is fine.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Feb 16, 2016 - 47 comments

0/10 would send to Twitter jail

This week, copyright trolls came for @Dog_rates, the beloved Twitter account that rates dogs (but NOT saber-toothed tigers or t-rexes). In a chilling move, the troll threatened to make a similar attack on @Dog_rates's biggest rival/colleague, @EverythingGoats. Twitter has refused to comment.
posted by a fiendish thingy on Feb 10, 2016 - 19 comments

Going to the Puppies

This is in response to repeated requests on the grey for puppy theater FPPs.
In 1986, Dutch performing artist Wim T. Schippers put up his stageplay "Going to the Dogs", performed entirely by canines. It's available on Youtube in seven parts (poor quality video). Apparently, questions were raised in parliament.
posted by bleston hamilton station on Feb 4, 2016 - 8 comments

Kumbali and Kago's First Snow

Cheetah and dog play in the snow. SLYT, 1:43. [more inside]
posted by asperity on Jan 30, 2016 - 16 comments

The Dark Underside of the Show-Dog World

It was after the show, back home in Belgium, that Jagger began having such difficulty breathing that his alarmed owners called a veterinarian. By the time he got there it was too late: Jagger had collapsed and died. An autopsy found shocking evidence in the dog’s gastrointestinal tract: pieces of beef neatly folded with poison inside.
posted by Chrysostom on Jan 27, 2016 - 25 comments

YTMND is dead. Long live YADN.

You Are Dog Now is a Twitter account that matches pictures sent to it with 'doggie doppelgangers'. Since being discovered by BuzzFeed last week and forcibly made viral, YADN has matched hundreds of people with dogs, some simply by appearance (1, 2, 3), others based on expression (1, 2, 3), location (1, 2, 3) or props (1, 2, 3). And yes, some Celebrities Are Dog Now (1, 2, 3).
posted by oneswellfoop on Jan 25, 2016 - 14 comments

Such a good doge

If you like Shiba Inus, and you like slow-paced videos, you will love this hour-long video of a doge on a leisurely walk through a Japanese village. They visit a temple, stop for some noodles, take some photos, and create some paw print art. No dialogue, only music. No Japanese knowledge required. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Jan 24, 2016 - 28 comments

SNOW FROLIC

Stop Everything And Watch These Blizzard Puppy Videos [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Jan 24, 2016 - 25 comments

"No more I hear thee purr and purr as in the frolic days that were"

Cat Funerals in the Victorian Era: "During the early 19th century, it was not uncommon for the mortal remains of a beloved pet cat to be buried in the family garden. By the Victorian era, however, the formality of cat funerals had increased substantially. Bereaved pet owners commissioned undertakers to build elaborate cat caskets. Clergymen performed cat burial services. And stone masons chiseled cat names on cat headstones." Ends with a lovely elegy for Peter, aged 12, by poet Clinton Scollard. [more inside]
posted by fraula on Jan 24, 2016 - 8 comments

She’s actually really lazy

Ludivine, a two-and-a-half-year-old hound dog, was let out of the house in Elkmont, Alabama, to do her business. Prone to roaming around town at will, Ludivine snuck out of the backyard and made her way to the starting area of the inaugural Trackless Train Trek Half Marathon about a quarter mile away. Ludivine proceeded to mingle with the runners, run the entire 13.1-mile course, cross the finish line in an unofficial 1:32:56, and have a medal draped over her floppy brown ears—all without her owner, April Hamlin, realizing she had wandered off in the first place.
posted by mama casserole on Jan 23, 2016 - 47 comments

Sports person did a sports thing!

“the eleven most boring conversations i can’t stop overhearing” (in which a liberal white male american san francisco bay area resident possessive of the auditory acuity of a baby chihuahua learns to scream).
posted by blue_beetle on Jan 19, 2016 - 148 comments

The Internet can't decide how dogs should wear pants.

You can pin the blame on Maxim. Additional “coverage” from Thrillist, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, The Daily Mail, TIME, Mashable, and CBS.
posted by Going To Maine on Dec 29, 2015 - 83 comments

How smart animal shelters aim for zero kill.

How smart animal shelters aim for zero kill. Some shelters are euthanizing far fewer animals than others, and it's not because they have more funding: they're adopting different, smarter practices, including feline Trap-Neuter-Return, emphasizing spay and neuter in communities, encouraging owner retention, and making adoptions easier. Initiatives like Target Zero and The Million Cat Challenge help make it possible for cities achieve greater live-release rates. "In five years, Jacksonville’s shelter went from saving less than 30 percent of its animals to saving 90 percent, including many more dogs than before."
posted by Violet Hour on Dec 23, 2015 - 10 comments

You had dogs licking screens, now here's one licking windows

Gabephex Twin. A YouTube user known as APBradley has created a cover version of Aphex Twin’s ‘Windowlicker’ from the barks and howls of his small pet dog. (SLYT via FACT)
posted by lmfsilva on Dec 14, 2015 - 11 comments

Winter is ruff.

Dogs in the snow. (slyt)
posted by ladyriffraff on Nov 25, 2015 - 17 comments

A Labracadbrador

Jose Ahonen does magic tricks for dogs. [more inside]
posted by Ned G on Oct 29, 2015 - 50 comments

Twenty Years of Dogs

"Dog Years": in which a dog's portrait is taken twice, years apart. [more inside]
posted by cjelli on Oct 20, 2015 - 65 comments

Mans' best friend.

How Dogs Forge A Bond With Rio’s Homeless That Is Life-Saving For Both.
posted by adamvasco on Oct 15, 2015 - 5 comments

The Amazing Inner Lives of Animals

We have long asked whether we are alone in the universe. But clearly we are not alone on earth. The evolution of intelligence, of empathy and complex societies, is surely more likely than we have hitherto considered.
posted by roolya_boolya on Oct 5, 2015 - 23 comments

Flower Power: Pit Bulls of the Revolution

Sophie Gamand has created a photographic series of pit bulls wearing flower crowns to challenge the common association of pit bulls with violence. Inspired by Rococo and Baroque traditions of portraiture, the photographs reveal another side to these often-maligned dogs.
posted by Athanassiel on Oct 4, 2015 - 188 comments

38 Saint Bernards breathing

Lasqueti Island in British Colombia is home to about 350 year-round human residents and a whole bunch of Saint Bernards. [more inside]
posted by minsies on Oct 3, 2015 - 29 comments

this season's melting dogsquirrel look

The Google DeepDream makeup tutorial that nobody asked for. If you want to look like something hallucinated by a computer, here's how. (Halloween? I suppose you could do it for that too.) Neural network nightmares previously and previouslier.
posted by moonmilk on Sep 30, 2015 - 9 comments

Hear that lonesome whistle howl

Eugene Bostick built a train for his dog friends. More video here.
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide on Sep 24, 2015 - 39 comments

“...lot of dogs dont like black people but theyre fine w/everyone else.”

Our Racist Dogs by Kelly Mays McDonald [The Awl] Why do certain dogs attack certain people? Because they’re weaponized.
“Weaponized dogs are ever-present in humanity’s long legacy of colonialism and slavery. They have fought alongside many instances of human atrocity to perpetrate acts of physical and psychological violence that supersede the scope of a simple gunshot. European colonizers of the New World notably trained their dogs to “relish Indian flesh” by explicitly feeding them the bodies of the victims after a battle. Throughout America’s early history, slave masters and bounty hunters adopted bloodhounds as the primary means of tracking down runaway slaves by scent, which is widely depicted in popular media. What is left out of the popular narrative, however, is the fact that when they encountered people on the run, the dogs were often trained to bite and tear the flesh of slaves to hold them there until they could be shot, shackled and dragged back to their masters for public lynchings and beatings.”
posted by Fizz on Sep 18, 2015 - 31 comments

Two Dogs One Ice Cream Cone

Two Dogs One Ice Cream Cone. (SLYT)
posted by kmz on Sep 17, 2015 - 24 comments

why he lick me

God Bless The United States Of Police Horses Licking Dogs [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Sep 8, 2015 - 24 comments

best friends, best cuddlers, pyjama wearing blanket hoggers

Playing with bubbles, frolicking outside, after a bath, taking a nap. Meet Darren and Phillip, a pair of sweet Staffies from Brisbane: The Blueboys! [h/t]
posted by divined by radio on Sep 2, 2015 - 12 comments

A "Wonderously Wonderful" Film with the "Strangest Cast[...] in History"

There exists a film whose trailer tantalizes the brain; a film whose English dub, believed to have been created by the notorious K. Gordon Murray (his previous lies - he is described as a "flim-flammer" who ran a "kiddie circuit"), has eluded even the most fervent afficionados of strange cinema. Thanks to the people of Sweden and a translator known only as Doctor Death (and fixes from uploader Justin Sane - you can see the translation by turning on captions), you can enter the world of The Secret of Magic Island: the live-action children's film starring an all-animal cast.
posted by BiggerJ on Aug 31, 2015 - 14 comments

Find the porn, boy! Find it! Get the porn! Good boy!

Dogs can find people. Dogs can find cancer. Dogs can find porn.
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Aug 26, 2015 - 43 comments

Happiness is a warm puppy... holiday. It's National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day! Here are NDD's 20 ways to celebrate this, the finest of all holidays. For the next ~30 hours, you can post a photo of your pup to the National Dog Day Facebook page (or any other social media site) with the hashtags ‪#‎NationalDogDay‬ and ‪#‎DogDayCutestDog‬ to enter them into a quest for the title of Cutest Dog... IN THE WORLD. [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Aug 26, 2015 - 54 comments

Bulldog + box

Scientifically minded bulldog seeks to answer the age-old question: "Is it possible to walk around holding a box in front of your face?" [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Aug 10, 2015 - 51 comments

White God

How did they get those dogs to do that? "Hundreds of dogs rise up against their oppressors in this visually stunning, one-metaphor-fits-all Hungarian drama... a film featuring 274 dogs, no CGI, and a pair of canine protagonists who consistently out-emote their human co-stars."
posted by kliuless on Aug 9, 2015 - 32 comments

Canine Facial Recognition Area Identified

You Seem Familiar Probably not news to us dog owners, but Emory university researchers have confirmed via fMRI that dogs have a specialized brain region for facial recognizance. These are days of miracle and wonder, this is the long distance call.
posted by mrdaneri on Aug 5, 2015 - 31 comments

They say, ‘I never saw a Jew with a dog before!’

Meet Brooklyn's Fearless Hasidic Dog Walker [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Aug 4, 2015 - 57 comments

"We never forget them, they're always with us."

Inside a Dog Retirement Home [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Jul 27, 2015 - 27 comments

Beagle wins.

Real dogs pranked by fake dog (SLYT)
posted by griphus on Jun 25, 2015 - 20 comments

This Gene, and Carl my training partner.

This is obviously the reason you came to Metafilter today: videos of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu demonstrations featuring a big, friendly pitbull. Supplemental material:
posted by entropone on Jun 1, 2015 - 32 comments

Dog Dancing

In a relatively unknown sport, humans and dogs dance together. Headquartered in Germany, DogDance International says it's a fast-growing dog sport. Enjoy Sandra and Lizzy dancing; she says it's the perfect sport. The 2012 world championship finalists. Two 2014 finalists, and one more with that giant fluffy dog.
posted by stoneweaver on May 26, 2015 - 35 comments

It's Me or the Dog

On the pros and cons of letting your dog sleep in your bed (NYT).
posted by Short Attention Sp on May 4, 2015 - 76 comments

Canines are cool, too, MetaFilter!

The title of this collection is wrong. These are dogs at their doggiest.
posted by Johnny Wallflower on May 1, 2015 - 29 comments

Can't stay for long, just turn around and I'm gone again

An oral history of The Littlest Hobo, Canada's greatest TV show.
"My second episode was a few years later, as a DEA agent who was tracking some drug smuggling that was going on in a movie unit. So I was undercover as a vampire in this movie. And the dog was helping me unearth the bad guys."
posted by frimble on Apr 25, 2015 - 42 comments

:P

dogs with tongue sticking out a little
posted by NoraReed on Apr 24, 2015 - 62 comments

halp

29 Dogs Who've Just Made Poor Life Choices
posted by griphus on Apr 22, 2015 - 31 comments

“But Tibetan mastiffs are so 2013.”

Once-Prized Tibetan Mastiffs Are Discarded as Fad Ends in China [New York Times]
“Then there is the Tibetan mastiff, a lumbering shepherding dog native to the Himalayan highlands that was once the must-have accouterment for status-conscious Chinese. Four years ago, a reddish-brown purebred named Big Splash sold for $1.6 million, according to news reports, though cynics said the price was probably exaggerated for marketing purposes. No reasonable buyer, self-anointed experts said at the time, would pay more than $250,000 for a premium specimen.”
posted by Fizz on Apr 17, 2015 - 34 comments

There is a different dog under there.

15 Dogs Before And After Their Spring Haircuts
posted by griphus on Apr 15, 2015 - 47 comments

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