The World’s First High Tech, All-In-One, Smart Dog Collar

Fifty-two percent of dogs are overweight in the US and only seven percent of owners are actually aware their dog is unhealthy. Dogtelligent seeks to change that statistic for the better with the Connected Collar. With virtual fence and leash technology that gently tugs, activity trackers, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, ambient temperature sensors, and an ultrasonic micro-speaker to correct barking, this all-in-one collar is everything a dog owner could ever need to keep his pet healthy and well managed. Many dogs are not getting enough exercise, but with an accelerometer (like a FitBit), you can measure your playful pup’s activity output and track it on your Smart device. You can program the app with your dog’s breed and age so that the perfect activity level can be calculated.

This Nikon Camera Case Captures What Dogs Are Excited About. Is Anyone Surprised?

We usually take picture of things we’re excited about, but what if a dog could do the same thing? Nikon recently created their ‘Heartography’ project to see what gets dogs excited, using a happy dog named Grizzler as the product tester for their special camera mount with a built-in heart-rate monitor. Whenever he saw something that made his heart beat rise, he snapped a picture. Is anyone really surprised by what Grizzler took pictures of?

Smart Machine That Feeds Stray Animals When Bottles Get Recycled

In the large city of Istanbul, Turkey, an estimated 150,000 stray cats and dogs roam the street. It’s a polarizing topic in the country, and any attempts to eliminate their presence is met with strong opposition. Local animal activists attribute the core problem to the city’s many illegal pet shops and active animal-smuggling trade. With only small fines issued if caught smuggling, many purebred puppies are brought to the stores. There, people buy them as pets but often abandoned the animals when they are too much to handle. The animals are left to fend for themselves on the streets, often malnourished, which is why an innovative company has decided to do something about it.

How Do You Boost Adoption Rates at the Pound? Create a Doggie Photo Booth!

Adopting a dog from the animal shelter is a wonderful thing, especially for the dog. But the images that most shelters post online are hardly flattering. That’s why the Humane Society of Utah teamed up with photographer Guinnevere Shuster to create a photo booth for the adorable dogs they have up for adoption.

The unusual idea is working like a charm and adoption rates for dogs have reached an incredible 93%. I mean with faces like these, who could say no?

Now Derby the Dog Can Run With 3D Printed Legs

Derby the dog was born with significantly deformed front legs, but that never stopped him from having a happy attitude or the tenacity to move around in the world. Until recently, that meant uncomfortably hobbling around on his short front legs, or using an awkward cart that limited his mobility. That was until Tara Anderson, director of 3D Systems came to the rescue. Using their ProJet 5500X, the team has created a set of custom tailored prosthetic legs perfectly suited to Derby’s condition. Just look how he gets around now

This Guy Poses His Bull Terrier in Hilariously Imaginative Scenes

When he’s not doodling on just about everything in sight, Rafael Mantesso is drawing silly scenes around his bull terrier and posting them on Instagram. Apparently this dog can sing, fly, does nude modeling and has broken the law at least once. But what’s most impressive is his patience – this dog seems to take it all in stride. It reminds us a lot of the playful work from ma_hovina and her german pointer.

This Photographer Did a Cliché Baby Photo Shoot with a Dog

Baby photography is one of those things that has quickly turned into a gigantic cliché. Do a little snuggle, snap some picture of tiny feet, wrap them in a blanket – don’t forget the soft lighting. That’s why this series by photographer Jamie Clauss is so awesome. She and her next door neighbors Jan and Chase Renegar were having a boring day, so to liven things up they created a newborn photo shoot using their Jack Russell terrier. Her name? Snuggles.

The Pugs of Westeros: A Fancy Photo Shoot and Video Has 3 Pugs Re-enacting Game of Thrones

If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones and/or a fan of adorable dogs, then you are going to love this series by Sue and Phillip Lauer. The couple has transformed their 3 precious pugs into the characters of the hit HBO series for a photo shoot and video of the opening sequence. The pups, Roxy, Blue and Bono, have been playing dress-up since they were puppies and take a lot of pride in these photo shoots, as you can see below. Sue Lauer is a professional photographer and designer and designed all of the costumes and sets for these little superstars.

This German Pointer Wears Wild Outfits

There are few things that inspire photographs like a pet… especially one with loads of character. Lal is a German shorthair pointer with character in spades, and a lot of patience too. He sits through loads of photo shoots with his owner (who goes by ma_hovina on Instagram), making images from the theatrical to the surreal. Get a load of all the bizarre hats, objects perfectly balanced on his head and even a few cased where he’s sprouted wings.

How Dog Breeds Have Changed in Just 100 Years

When we hear old stories of giant St. Bernards racing over the snowy alps to rescue some lost soul with the famous brandy barrel around their neck, it’s easy to imagine they looked just like St. Bernards today… but we’d be wrong. In fact, it’s a common misconception that dog breeds look the same as they did even 100 years ago. Doctor Caen Elegans has compiled a side-by-side comparison of some famous breeds with older images from a 1915 book, Breeds of All Nations by W.E. Mason. They show how breeders have been further changing the appearance of these dogs, and as Elegans’ points out – unintentionally introduced a number of defects and maladies.