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2010-02-12 11:13:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Beth Collins will be recognized on February 13, 2010 as the 2009 Groomer of the Year by Cardinal® Laboratories at the 55th Annual Purina® Pro Plan® Show Dogs of the Year® Awards, presented by Dogs In Review®, in New York City. Beth Collins, Nationally Certified Master Groomer, has been showing dogs since 1982, starting with Afghan Hounds, which remain her number...

2009-09-03 14:09:03

South Korean researchers said on Thursday that puppies from the world's first cloned dog would be offered to good homes later this year. The litter contained three males and six female pups fathered by an Afghan hound that was cloned in 2005 named Snuppy.  The dad's cloning was lead by Professor Lee Byung-Chun of Seoul National University. Snuppy impregnated two cloned female dogs of the same breed through artificial insemination, which was an experiment to test the reproductive...

2009-02-19 14:15:00

A South Korean cloning expert has announced that one of the world's first cloned wolves will mate with another clone to test their reproductive ability in an unprecedented experiment, the AFP reported. Seoul National University researcher Lee Byeong-Chun said Snuwolffy, born in October 2005, will pair with Minguk, a male clone born in August 2006. Lee said the experiment is aimed at verifying the cloned wolves' reproductive ability. In 2005, Lee and his team were credited with creating...

2008-09-04 12:13:10

South Korean researchers said Thursday that the first cloned dog, has become a father after the world's first successful breeding involving only cloned canines. A Seoul National University (SNU) research team said Snuppy, the Afghan hound, impregnated two cloned bitches of the same breed through artificial insemination. Team leader Lee Byung-Chun said it is the first time in the world that puppies have been born from cloned parents. He said one of the 10 puppies born between May 14 and 18...

2008-08-05 06:10:00

The first ever commercial cloning of a pet was carried out in South Korea, where five identical copies of Booger the pit bull terrier were created for an American client. The cloned puppies were created at Seoul National University's veterinary school using some of Booger's refrigerated ear tissue. The five puppies were born from two surrogate mothers on July 28, said Ra Jeong-Chan, CEO of RNL Bio which has launched a commercial dog cloning service in cooperation with the university...

2008-07-17 12:50:00

Two South Korean labs are offering pet owners the chance to clone their dogs in hopes of bringing a beloved pet back to life, but the service will come at a high price. Both Seoul-based labs "“ one affiliated to RNL Bio Co and the other to Sooam Biotech Research Foundation -- sit within just 20 miles of each other, and both claim to be the only places in the world where pet owners can clone their pets at prices ranging between $50,000 and $100,000. However, pet owners haven't been the...

2008-04-26 00:40:00

The country that created the world's first cloned canine plans to put duplicated dogs on patrol to sniff out drugs and explosives. The Korean Customs Service unveiled Thursday seven cloned Labrador retrievers being trained near Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul. The dogs were born five to six months ago after being separately cloned from a skilled drug-sniffing canine in active service. Due to the difficulties in finding dogs who are up to snuff for the critical jobs, officials...

2008-02-15 13:41:46

Booger, a dead Pit Bull owned by Bernann McKunney, may be brought back to life, or at least, "re-birthed." McKunney, who is from California, has put in an order with RNL Bio in South Korea to have her dog cloned. This is the company's first "commercial order", and it is costing McKunney $150,000. She was incredibly attached to Booger, due to the fact that he saved her life following an attack where another dog bit her arm off. Prior to Booger's death a year and a half ago, McKunney gave RNL...

2006-06-20 06:50:00

By Lee Jin-joo SEOUL -- South Korea began the trial of disgraced stem cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk on Tuesday with prosecutors charging the man once hailed as a national hero with fraud and embezzlement. Hwang was indicted last month after prosecutors said he was the mastermind of an elaborate scheme to manipulate research results to make it look like his team had actually produced stem cell lines through cloning human embryos. His reported breakthroughs in stem cell research had raised hopes...

2006-03-08 13:05:00

LONDON -- His creator has been discredited and controversy has long surrounded him but scientists confirmed on Wednesday that an Afghan hound named Snuppy is the world's first cloned dog. A panel of experts at Seoul National University and researchers in the United States carried out similar DNA experiments using blood samples from Snuppy, the cell donor dog and the surrogate mother. They said the results showed he was cloned by researchers led by disgraced South Korean scientist Hwang...

Latest Afghan Hound Reference Libraries

2008-09-06 21:14:45

The Afghan Hound is a sighthound "“ a dog that hunts by sight, as opposed to a scenthound). It is one of the most ancient dog breeds, dating back thousands of years. It is a tall dog, standing 24 to 29 inches and weighing 45 to 60 pounds. It is distinguished by its size as well as its thick, silky coat and its ring-curled tail. Other names for the Afghan Hound include the Balkh Hound, Baluchi Hound, Barutzy Hound and Kabul Hound. The coat of the Afghan Hound may be any color, and many...

2008-05-27 22:43:34

The Mudhol Hound, also called the Caravan Hound, the Pashmi, or the Karwani, is an Indian sight hound and a common companion to Indian villagers. It is also used in the Deccan Plateau as a hunting and guarding breed. It is a relatively rare breed and it is recognized by various Kennel Clubs in India. The breed is ancient and is probably a descendant of the Saluki and the Afghan Hound which were brought by Arabs, Persians and others when they came to India through the Khyber Pass. They were...

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