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Cross-breeding Has Muddled Genetic Link Between Modern And Ancient Dogs
2012-05-22 09:22:43

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com The breeding of domestic dogs over thousands of years has made it extremely difficult to trace the genetic roots of man´s best friend, according to a new study led by researchers at Durham University in the U.K. The research team set out to trace the origins of canine domestication, hoping to find a genetic link back to those animals pictured on the walls of Egyptian tombs or Roman ruins. Unfortunately, the genetic pool has been so muddled that they...

2007-02-17 18:00:22

By Chris Bowman, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Feb. 17--Larry and Laurie Fenner of Elk Grove are at their best when they go unnoticed. Dog shows, after all, are about the dogs, not the men and women who lead them about the ring. The less judges see of the Fenners, the better. The couple must have been downright cellophane earlier this week on the green carpet in Madison Square Garden. The dogs they showed each won best in their breed and in their group at the Westminster Kennel Club's...


Latest Akita Inu Reference Libraries

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2008-09-09 21:42:47

The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the six originally Japanese dog breeds. The breed was originally bred for hunting in mountainous terrain. It is one of the oldest dog breeds, originally bred to hunt and flush rabbits, mice, and other small game. The breed was declared a national monument of Japan in 1936. During World War II, the breed nearly reached extinction, due to bombing and distemper. Three bloodlines survived, the first Shiba Inu was brought to the United States in 1954, and in 1992...

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2007-12-18 10:48:36

The Akita Inu or Akita Ken is a large breed of dog standing 26 to 28 inches at the shoulders and weighing 75 to 120 pounds. The breed originated in Japan and is accepted there in only five colors: fawn, sesame, brindle, red and pure white. Each of these must have whitish hair on the sides of the muzzle, cheeks, neck, chest, body and tail. The American Akita can be any color. These dogs are classified in the working group, even though the breed's ancestors were used for fighting and...

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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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