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2013-09-24 23:25:01

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces new grants to further canine health research. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Building on its 18 year commitment to the health of all dogs, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) today announces the approval of 17 research grants to 14 research institutions and universities. These grants, totaling nearly $1.5 million in funding for researchers studying canine health, will ultimately equip veterinarians to meet the most pressing health...

2013-09-19 16:20:33

-- New German Shepherd Dog Sworn In At 'Baro' Tribute Ceremony -- NEWTOWN, Conn., Sept. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newtown's newest K-9 Officer 'Saint Michael', a two-year-old German Shepherd Dog, was sworn in today during a ceremony to pay tribute to the Newtown Police Department's recently deceased K-9 officer 'Baro' at the Newtown Municipal Center. The new police dog's purchase and training was made possible by $14,250 in donations and grants from the American Kennel...

2013-09-18 23:01:38

Canine Good Citizen® Test Will Be Administered November 21st, 2013 for Both Intermediate Group Class Participants and for Any Other Dog Owners Interested in Having Their Dog Take the Test Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Park Cities Pet Sitter Inc. will be offering a 6-week Intermediate Group Dog Training Class beginning Thursday, October 17th through Thursday, November 21st, 2013. Classes will be held each Thursday during these dates at Glencoe Park in Dallas from 6:30pm-7:30pm...

2013-09-10 12:27:32

Centennial Celebration of 100 years of German Shepherd Dogs in America Dream Park (Gloucester NJ) and PPL Park (Philadelphia PA) October 6-20, 2013 PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The top German Shepherd Dogs from around the world are headed to Dream Park (NJ) and PPL Park (PA) October 6-20, 2013 to compete for top dog and top team honors in two separate public events, sponsored by the German Shepherd Dog Club of America (GSDCA) and the Working Dog...

2013-08-29 16:23:45

Exhibit is the Largest Display of AKC Art in the Organization's History HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today announced the latest art exhibition at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg, "If You Want a Friend in Politics, Get a Dog." The exhibition is on loan from the American Kennel Club and can be seen during the Residence public tours beginning September 3. "The governor and I are thrilled to partner with the American...

2013-08-28 23:26:16

Golden Meadows announces their dogs have earned Canine Good Citizenship Certifications. By stressing responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs, all dogs that pass this 10-step CGC test receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Central Ventura County, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 The renowned breeders at Golden Meadows Retrievers have a well-deserved reputation for breeding beautiful Golden Retriever and Vizsla dogs, however, now making the announcement...

2013-08-28 23:18:01

American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Owner Day Event - R.D.O.D. Escondido, California (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Executing on its mission: "To help people develop healthy and long-lasting relationships with their dogs," K9 Dog Park is pleased to partner with The American Kennel Club and sponsor its first annual Responsible Dog Owner Day (RDOD) event. RDOD is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at K9 Dog Park, 2750 Auto Park Way, Suite 22,...

2013-08-08 23:03:39

CHF presents Dr. Kathryn Meurs of North Carolina State University with the Asa Mays Excellence in Canine Health Research Award. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 08, 2013 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) will present Dr. Kathryn Meurs of North Carolina State University with the Asa Mays Excellence in Canine Health Research Award on August 10 at the National Parent Club Canine Health Conference. Dr. Meurs was selected to receive this biennial award based on her critical contributions to...

2013-08-07 23:03:21

CHF launches six week series highlighting three main health concerns for field and hunting dogs. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 The AKC Canine Foundation (CHF) today kicks off a public awareness campaign focused on Field and Hunting Dog Health Awareness. This six week series will highlight three main health issues of particular concern to field trial and hunting dog owners: Grass Awn Migration Disease, Leptospirosis, and Ehrlichiosis. Grass Awn Migration Disease, or “Mean Seed”...

2013-07-30 08:43:52

SpotLite 2.0 from Securus Gives Pet Owners Affordable, Real-Time Pet Tracking Technology CARY, N.C., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study found that approximately 15% of pet owners reported a lost or stolen animal over a five-year period. Pets can go missing in a variety of ways. Sometimes their owners forget to close a gate. A dog may dig under a fence or break through a screen to chase a squirrel. And because pets are beloved family members, their guardians want to recover...


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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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