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.
Germans' uneasy relationship with their history is once again being tested, this time over controversial plans for a memorial to the country's reunification. This week, the project may come one step closer to completion.
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.
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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