Obedience schools are becoming ever more popular. But to date "dog trainer" has not been a profession with official qualifications in Germany. The animal welfare law now foresees tests for dog trainers.
The wolf management authority wants to put down six wolf-labrador dogs, sparking an outcry from puppy lovers. The hybrids threaten the genetic future of the resurgent wolf population.
Hundreds of dog lovers met in Berlin to crown this year's fastest - and slowest - pint-sized athletes. The 8th International Pug Meeting drew pug fans from around the world for a day of races, ice cream and belly rubs.
People routinely rent cars, houses and DVDs - but what about chickens, bees and rabbits? They're all for rent in Germany these days.
As some question the ethics of the fur trade, fur will be doubtless a staple in the current season, beginning with the Men's Fashion Week in London on January 6. Jan Tomes explores the practices and the issues at stake.
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