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Animals 01 Sep 2018 | 6:32 AM

Just like Lassie, dogs are just naturally empathetic

A new study – Timmy’s In The Well: Empathy And Prosocial Helping In Dogs – takes what’s known about canine empathy another step; it suggests that not only will dogs try to help someone in distress, they will overcome obstacles to do so.

Animals 22 Jan 2017 | 6:47 AM

Why do dogs sniff each other’s butts?

Columnist Ellen Whyte explores why dogs do that.

Animals 11 Aug 2018 | 6:03 AM

Dogs can sense what their owners are feeling, will go through hurdles to help them

Dogs have been by the side of humans for tens of thousands of years and they’ve learned to read our social cues. Dogs not only sense what their owners are feeling, but if it knows a way to help them, they’ll go through barriers to provide help to them.

Animals 03 Nov 2017 | 7:05 AM

Shelter dogs at 'Pawgwarts' sorted into homes by Harry Potter method

One shelter has stopped labelling its rescued dogs by breed type, and instead assigned the animals to groups based on personality and behaviour.

Animals 17 Sep 2018 | 6:06 AM

The winners (by a nose) in top US sniffer dogs competition

The United States Police Canine Association held the Detector Dog competition, which featured more than 100 dogs from across the country. Police dogs competed, as did dogs from the FBI and CIA.

Family 20 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM

BFFs: Study reveals deep hormonal link between dogs and owners

Scientists say the bond between people and their dogs may be deeper than previously thought.

Family 18 Apr 2014 | 12:55 PM

Romania's stray dogs find help from teenager who uses Facebook to save them

A 13-year-old girl's love and sympathy for stray dogs has inspired her to take up the crusade to save them from certain death.

Food News 26 Oct 2016 | 6:50 AM

Hot dogs to haute dogs, it's a total sausage feast!

In this exclusive menu, Star2 food writer Abirami Durai picks seven gourmet hot dogs, from the priciest to the bizarre, guaranteed to make you salivate.

Animals 18 Jan 2017 | 6:41 AM

Saved: Dogs headed for someone's dinner table

Raised for meat in South Korea, 200 dogs head for new homes in the US.

Movie Review 01 Jun 2018 | 7:07 AM

‘Isle Of Dogs’: Wes Anderson’s latest is a candid canine caper

Do you love dogs, stop-motion animation and deadpan humour? Catch Wes Anderson's 'Isle Of Dogs'. You'll enjoy this film, no bones about it.