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The puppies in this litter are the first ever born through IVF Mike Carroll/Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine hide caption

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Tang Xiong Xiong, a Bichon Frise, came into the salon as a ball of fluff and emerged with her head shaped like a square. "She's getting used to it," says her owner. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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For Taiwanese Dogs, Being Square Is Stylish

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A surgical team at Sooam Biotech in Seoul, South Korea, injects cloned embryos into the uterus of an anesthetized dog. Rob Stein/NPR hide caption

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Disgraced Scientist Clones Dogs, And Critics Question His Intent

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Ken (left) and Henry were created using DNA plucked from a skin cell of Melvin, the beloved pet of Paula and Phillip Dupont of Lafayette, La. Edmund D. Fountain for NPR hide caption

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Cloning Your Dog, For A Mere $100,000

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Rex, a retired K-9 dog, is in the custody of Animal Services as officials in Albuquerque, N.M., decide what to do with him. Albuquerque Police Department hide caption

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Lily chases sheep for the first time in her shepherd-mix life, at Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm in eastern Pennsylvania. Several times a year the farm invites dogs for "herding instinct tests." Fred Mogul/WNYC hide caption

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Do City Dogs Dream Of Chasing Country Sheep?

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Hard to resist. But if they're marijuana edibles, not such a treat. James A. Guilliam/Getty Images hide caption

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When Pets Do Pot: A High That's Not So Mighty

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Dinaz Campbell, 10, holds Sherry, her newly adopted dog, at an adoption clinic in Rockville, Md. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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For Many Adopted Dogs, The Journey Home Takes A Thousand Miles

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Researchers discovered ancient animal mummies piled up in heaps inside a catacomb. Many of the mummies were in poor condition. Courtesy of Paul Nicholson hide caption

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Millions Of Mummified Dogs Found In Ancient Egyptian Catacombs

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Allen Burnsworth, owner of Sit Means Sit Dog Training in Los Angeles, demonstrates how to fight off a dog attack with Flash, a trained 2-year-old Belgian Malinois. Allie Ferguson/NPR hide caption

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Helping Postal Workers Fend Off An Age-Old Problem: Dog Bites

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Actor Johnny Depp brought his dogs to Australia without first placing them under a mandated 10-day quarantine. Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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State Sens. Warren Limmer (left) and Bill Ingebrigtsen talk in the Senate chamber. Limmer said he has been scolded for looking at his colleagues during debate before, and had "to beg forgiveness to the Senate president." David J. Oakes/Minnesota State Senate hide caption

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What Eye Contact — And Dogs — Can Teach Us About Civility In Politics

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A direct, friendly gaze seems to help cement the bond of affection between people and their pooches. Dan Perez/Flickr hide caption

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Scientists Probe Puppy Love

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