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Dogs find their master's yawns more contagious than their canine pals

New study shows that dogs yawning when their owners do is an emotional response

Rottweilers are often used as guard dogs

Rotherham toddler seriously hurt in Rottweiler attack

Two-year-old girl taken to hospital after attack by 'family pet' as government consultation on dangerous dogs begins

For owners whose dogs kill their victims, life imprisonment is an option, while 10 years is the maximum term suggested for injuring a person or killing an assistance dog, like a guide dog for the blind

Dangerous dogs: Owners could face life in prison if pet kills

The owners of killer dogs could face life in prison under new proposals if an online petition garners enough public support.

Pet food giant under fire over bear-baiting sponsorship

Animal welfare campaigners uncover evidence that Mars subsidiary Royal Canin sponsored illegal contest in Ukraine, where dogs were set on bears

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