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2010-11-19 10:02:00

Traditional Holiday TV Special, Hosted by John O'Hurley & David Frei, Features Over 160 Breeds NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NBC Thanksgiving Day special "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®," will crown one of America's great show dogs as its 2010 champion on Thanksgiving Day while offering family-oriented features and introducing six new American Kennel Club-sanctioned breeds. The holiday special (noon - 2 p.m. in all time zones)...

2010-11-10 09:57:00

Dogs from 49 States and More Than 40 Countries Compete for Over $225,000 in Prize Money and Prestigious Wins Event Broadcast on ABC Network Television on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 2,500 dogs will compete for more than $225,000 in cash prizes at the Tenth Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) on Dec. 4 and 5, 2010 in Long Beach, Calif. The two-day event is held in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC...

2010-09-08 07:46:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With an aim toward dramatically strengthening efforts to prevent, treat and cure canine disease, Pfizer Animal Health and the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. have formed an exclusive research partnership. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/NY61039LOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100908/NY61039LOGO ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100416/PFIZERLOGO ) (Logo:...

2010-07-12 08:00:00

NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by home fires; however, nearly 1,000 house fires each year are accidentally started by the homeowners' pets, according to a new data analysis by the National Fire Protection Association. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100712/LA33114LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100712/LA33114LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090303/LA78154LOGO-b) (Logo:...

2010-06-02 08:45:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A state ballot initiative committee, Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions (frequently referred to by media as BODA) is aggressively marketing a 2010 campaign to help improve the lives of dogs in Ohio commercial breeding operations. The action follows a scathing report issued on May 25, 2010 by the Inspector General critical of the government's handling of puppy mill investigations. The proposed law would make it illegal for anyone to...

2010-02-10 18:07:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The top show dogs of 2009 will be honored at Purina(R) Pro Plan(R)'s 55th Annual Show Dogs of the Year(R) Awards presented by Dogs In Review(R) during the weekend prior to the famous Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The awards recognize the dogs with the largest number of Group-Firsts in their respective categories. The "Best in Show" dog of the year, the dog that...

2010-01-27 10:06:00

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed As German Shepherd Dog Makes A Move For The Top Spot NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club(®) (AKC) announced today the "Top 5" most popular AKC-registered dog breeds in Orlando for 2009.* Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Orlando's top spot. "Although the German Shepherd rose in popularity in Orlando, the feisty Yorkshire Terrier held on to its ranking as the second...

2010-01-27 10:05:00

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed As German Shepherd Dog Makes A Move For The Top Spot NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club(®) (AKC) announced today the "Top 5" most popular AKC-registered dog breeds in Washington, D.C. for 2009.* Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Washington, D.C.'s top spot. "The Lab, Yorkie and Golden are all national favorites and lead D.C.'s top five," said AKC Spokesperson...

2010-01-27 10:04:00

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed As German Shepherd Dog Makes A Move For The Top Spot NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club(®) (AKC) announced today the "Top 5" most popular AKC-registered dog breeds in Portland for 2009.* Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Portland's top spot. "The Yorkshire Terrier, ranked third in the nation, isn't as popular as it once was in Portland. The Toy breed now ranks...

2010-01-27 09:57:00

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed As German Shepherd Dog Makes A Move For The Top Spot NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club(®) (AKC) announced today the "Top 5" most popular AKC-registered dog breeds in Little Rock for 2009.* Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Little Rock's top spot. "Little Rock's dog lovers may not have chosen many little breeds in their top 5, but they certainly chose petite breeds...


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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...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.