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By Carrie Coppernoll Published: May 21, 2008
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I have to confess: I'm an animal news junkie.

Staff Writer Dawn Marks and I started recording the Pet Show podcast more than a year ago and since then, we've added staff writer Bryan Dean to our crew. Every week we talk about the latest animal news, share practical tips and visit with a guest. We've talked with veterinarians, trainers, advocates and even Attorney General Drew Edmondson.

As if a weekly broadcast about pets wasn't enough, we started a blog to share even more animal news. The blog, called The Dog House, can be found at blog.newsok.com/thedoghouse.

The Dog House is full of tips, photos and weird animal news. We've got everything from cats to cows, mutts to monkeys. But it's not all serious. We have videos of dancing birds and a dog on a water slide. Here are a few of our entries.

An entry I wrote Tuesday:

The American Kennel Club has added a new breed to its registry: the Dogue de Bordeaux. It's the dog from Turner and Hooch. They're a French mastiff bred for hunting and guarding. They're usually calm, affectionate dogs. The Dogue has become the 158th breed recognized by AKC.

I have to say, though, the faces of the Dogue de Bordeaux are so funny. When they're panting, they look hilariously happy. When they aren't panting, they look like a grumpy old man.

Anyway, if you're considering getting a Dogue de Bordeaux, please consider skipping the breeder. The Dogue de Bordeaux Society of America has a rescue organization.

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