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2013-07-18 23:03:44

AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funded researcher, Benjamin L. Hart, has been honored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as the recipient of the Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year award. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) funded researcher, Benjamin L. Hart, has been honored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as the Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year. Dr. Hart is Distinguished Professor...

2013-06-21 23:03:26

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) announces an associate membership with Partners for Healthy Pets. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce an associate membership with Partners for Healthy Pets. This alliance of more than 20 leading veterinary associations and animal health companies is committed to a vision of improved overall health for pets. Created by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, Partners for Healthy Pets...

2013-06-06 08:29:59

DNA My Dog launches a new Breed Determination Test for Deceased Dogs TORONTO, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - DNA testing for breed determination in dogs has flourished over the past few years. For the owners of "mystery mutts," the opportunity to discover every breed that exists in their dogs has opened new windows into the health and personality of mixed-breed dogs. For those who have lost their canine companions, this advance often did not come soon enough. Until now. In response...

2013-05-30 12:25:11

-- More Than 140 Grants in 45 States to Support Volunteer Teams -- RALEIGH, N.C., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR) Canine Support and Relief Fund recently awarded $413,000 in grants, the majority to K-9 Search and Rescue (SAR) teams. Since 2002, AKC CAR has proudly supported the crucial role these volunteers play during natural disasters and other emergencies. The unique talents of a highly trained canine and its handler often...

2013-05-28 23:04:29

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and the Golden Retriever Foundation (GRF) embark on a new journey of finding answers to canine cancer by announcing the joint funding of nearly $1.5 million in canine cancer research. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) and the Golden Retriever Foundation (GRF) embark on a new journey of finding answers to canine cancer by announcing the joint funding of nearly $1.5 million in canine cancer research. The Foundations...

2013-05-22 23:28:49

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company supports the AKC Canine Health Foundation for the seventeenth consecutive year. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Nestlé Purina PetCare Company continues its long-standing support of canine health with recent donations to the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) for the seventeenth consecutive year. Combined, the 2013 donations represent over $1 million and make a significant impact on the health concerns of all dogs. "Purina is proud to partner with...

2013-04-23 08:34:44

Advanced Science Enables Improved Accuracy and Breed Coverage in Wisdom Panel 2.0® GERMANTOWN, Md., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- You think she's part Boxer, but it's anyone's guess why she has herding tendencies. Is your "Labradoodle" really the combination of a purebred Labrador Retriever and a purebred Poodle? Your Collie may look like a purebred, but is he really? For curious parents of mixed breed and presumed designer or purebred dogs, the guessing game is now over....

2013-03-07 08:34:31

Latest Version of GPS Pet Locator is now Waterproof to Help Track Pets in Any Environment CARY, N.C., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Securus, Inc., proud maker of groundbreaking mobile safety and security products, today announced the release of SpotLite 2.0, an advanced GPS pet locator that enables users to keep their best friends safe. Like the original SpotLite, the 2.0 version enables pet owners to keep tabs on companion animals 24/7 online or via their Apple, BlackBerry or...

2013-01-30 12:24:29

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular As Bigger Breeds Shake up the List NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Raleigh's top spot in the American Kennel Club's (AKC(®)) 2012 ranking of the most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds in the U.S. "The Yorkshire Terrier lived up to its determined nature and made its way into Raleigh's top 5," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "The brave little dog took fifth...

2013-01-30 12:24:27

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular As Bigger Breeds Shake up the List NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, the Yorkshire Terrier took Orlando's top spot in the American Kennel Club's (AKC®) 2012 ranking of the most popular AKC-recognized dog breeds in the U.S. "The people of Orlando must think the Yorkshire Terrier is one terrific dog," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "While the Yorkie fell out of favor nationally, the tiny...


Latest American Kennel Club Reference Libraries

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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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