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2014-04-25 16:23:08

The Coton de Tulear and Wirehaired Vizsla Gain Full AKC Recognition NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pack has expanded! The American Kennel Club(®) (AKC(®)) announced today the Coton de Tulear and Wirehaired Vizsla will be welcomed to its litter of recognized breeds this year, growing AKC's family to 180. "The AKC is excited to recognize these friendly, outgoing breeds, giving dog lovers everywhere even more choices to fit their lifestyle," said AKC...

2014-04-15 23:02:56

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups. CHF has provided a research grant to Dr. Clive...

2014-03-18 23:02:50

The AKC Canine Health Foundation's Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program recognizes five promising veterinary residents who are committed to the advancement of canine health. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 class of Clinician-Scientist Fellows. Five promising veterinary residents were selected by their colleges of veterinary medicine and will receive support from the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) for their...

2014-02-04 16:30:29

- Improvements Made to the Animal Welfare Act - NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club(®) (AKC(®)) applauds the US Senate today for passing a new five-year farm bill that addresses AKC concerns regarding recent regulatory changes to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regarding the redefinition of retail pet stores and licensing exemptions. The House of Representatives passed the bill last week. The measure now goes to the White House for President...

2014-01-30 23:03:14

AKC Canine Health Foundation-funded research looks at health implications of early spay and neuter in an expanded pool of dogs. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce additional funding for continuing research on the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs. The funding was awarded to Dr. Benjamin L. Hart of the University of California, Davis to expand his earlier work and consider breed differences in vulnerability...

2014-01-29 08:35:44

The nation's dog experts enhance engagement with dog lovers using leading marketing automation platform SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketo (NASDAQ: MKTO), provider of the leading cloud-based marketing software platform for building and sustaining engaging customer relationships, today announced that the American Kennel Club (AKC) selected Marketo's Dialog Edition to enable them to listen and engage with dog owners in real-time. By leveraging Marketo, the AKC...

2014-01-28 23:04:55

The top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in 2013. Boise, ID (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, today released its list of the top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in 2013. In the company’s eight years of insuring dogs and cats, the top 10 most popular breeds have remained relatively consistent. However, the agency has noticed definite trends during the years,...

2014-01-14 23:01:57

The AKC Canine Health Foundation has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, indicating that CHF adheres to sound governance, while consistently executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation is pleased to announce it has earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, bases their...

2013-10-08 23:19:29

CHF announces the approval of two research grants which will work to establish the causes and pre-dispositions for bloat. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has taken a significant step toward the eventual prevention of the devastating condition commonly known as bloat. CHF is pleased to announce the approval of two research grants which will work to establish the causes and pre-dispositions for gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), or bloat. These...


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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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