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2011-01-18 15:36:00

-- Watch Reckon Defeat Nearly 2,500 Top Dogs During the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Broadcast on January 23, 2011, on ABC Television Network -- NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AKC/Eukanuba National Champion and New Hampshire's Top Dog, Australian Shepherd Ch. Propwash Reckon, received an Official Commendation today from New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, congratulating him and owners Leslie Frank and Judy Harrington for his Best in Show win at the AKC/Eukanuba...

2010-12-06 13:02:00

National Champion Emerges From Nearly 2,500 Canine Competitors LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Best in Show honors and $50,000 in prize money went to CH Propwash Reckon, an Australian Shepherd known affectionately as "Reckon" owned by Leslie Frank and Judy Harrington of Kensington, New Hampshire. Before a crowd at the Long Beach Convention Center Sunday night "Reckon" was crowned "National Champion" by Best in Show judge...

2009-12-01 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club® and Eukanuba announced today that nearly 4,000 dogs will compete for more than $225,000 in cash prizes at the Ninth Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship on Dec. 12 and 13, 2009, in Long Beach, Calif. The two-day event is held in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC National Obedience Invitational (entries of 457 and 109 respectively) making for a combined entry of almost 5,000 dogs...

2009-09-08 09:43:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People and their dogs both need physical activity to fight obesity, and there are many exercises that owner and pet can do together that can improve their health and their relationship, according to a Kansas State University expert. Dr. Susan Nelson, K-State veterinarian and assistant professor of clinical sciences, said dogs, like people, reap many benefits from exercise. She said there are physical and mental health advantages for the...

2009-09-08 11:19:23

People and their dogs both need physical activity to fight obesity, and there are many exercises that owner and pet can do together that can improve their health and their relationship, according to a Kansas State University expert. Dr. Susan Nelson, K-State veterinarian and assistant professor of clinical sciences, said dogs, like people, reap many benefits from exercise. She said there are physical and mental health advantages for the dog owner and the dog when they exercise together....


Latest Australian Shepherd Reference Libraries

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2008-06-03 17:25:13

The Pyrenean Shepherd originated in the Pyrenees Mountains in the south of France during medieval times. It was bred for the purpose of herding livestock, and generally worked in conjunction with the Great Pyrenees. The breed is the smallest of the French herding dogs, but is still little known, only gaining national recognition in its country of origin following World War I. The breed is not only an excellent herder but also an efficient courier, search and rescue dog, water dog, and company...

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2008-05-27 15:29:25

The English Shepherd is a working breed. It was developed as a farm dog used for a variety of services such as herding, hunting, removing rodents, as well as a watch dog and a companion. It is often used to herd livestock; however, unlike other breeds, it is not specialized for only one species. The English shepherd works well with cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and birds. The English Shepherd shares similar characteristics with the Border Collie and the Australian Shepherd, but there are very...

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2007-12-18 12:01:53

The Australian Shepherd is a working breed that was developed in the United States, not Australia as its name implies. It has excessive energy and drive and needs a job to do. The Aussie stands between 18 and 23 inches tall and weighs between 35 and 75 pounds. The working segment of Aussies tends to have slightly shorter coats than the show dogs. Their coat can be one of eight colors: blue merle, red merle, black, or red; each of these may have copper points to create four additional...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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