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Footage has been viewed over 2.5m times on YouTube since it was posted

Bazz the beekeeping dog creates a buzz with outfit designed to protect him from stings

Suit is designed to protect Bazz as he attempts to detect the devastating disease which wipes out beehives

Five-year-old boy in hospital after being attacked in school playground by dog brought in as end of term treat

The attack took place in the playground at Carniny Primary in Ballymena at around 9am on Friday

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Following the runaway ratings success of Horizon: The Secret Life of the Cat, the BBC has announced plans for another animal-themed show, Ronnie's Pedigree Pals, presented by Ronnie Corbett.

Avon and Somerset Police pay tribute to police dog Roo

The dog, who died earlier this week, racked up more than 200 arrests in one year

Photographer Sebastian Magnani has used photo manipulation to create these images showing the resemblance between dogs and their owners

Barking! Photographer creates series of images proving dogs really DO look like their owners…

A Swiss photographer has tested the often quoted theory that dogs look like their owners by cleverly splicing pictures of pooches onto the head and shoulders of their owners.

Boy, 10, attacked by police dog while playing in his grandmother's Oldbury garden

West Midlands Police apologise unreservedly for the "horrendous ordeal"

Animal rights activists protest at Yulin's dog meat festival

Animal welfare activists criticise Yulin dog meat festival in China

The meat, not often consumed in China, is believed to boost the male libido

Cute animals on the Internet are the exact reason why you won't get a first

Each video of a pug struggling up a flight of stairs takes another mark off your final result, reckons Eleanor Doughty

Non-payment is thought to lose the BBC more than £190m each year

'I only use my TV as a lamp'...and other excuses for not paying your licence fee

Catalogue of excuses to feature in a YouTube video encourage people not to evade the annual TV licence fee

Dog meets cat and it's love at first fight

Our home zoo has expanded once again with the arrival last week of our new Labrador puppy, Fitzgerald. For the past 10 years we have been truly blessed with the existence of Huxley, a black Labrador and close personal friend of quite exceptional intelligence. Now, as Huxley approaches retirement age, we decided as a family that he should have the opportunity of passing on his considerable wisdom to the next generation – hence Fitzgerald.

Calls for action over attacks on guide dogs

Attacks on guide dogs are rising, it was revealed today as MPs prepare to debate extra controls for dangerous animals.

Police at the scene in Clubmoor, Liverpool

Liverpool dog attack: Two women on bail after mauling which killed pensioner Clifford Clarke

Clifford Clarke was mauled by an "out of control" dog on Saturday evening

Police at the scene in Clubmoor, Liverpool

Two women arrested after ‘out of control’ dog savages pensioner

Two women are being questioned on suspicion of manslaughter after an elderly man was mauled to death by a dog.

Liverpool pensioner killed after dog attack in garden of his home

A 79-year-old man has died after a dog attacked him in the garden of his home.

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