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2009-06-09 07:35:00

CHINO VALLEY, Ariz., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- BestFriends General Store is proud to present a revolutionary white paper on NormBet Bark Recognition Software. Introduction While some dogs today enjoy full-time employment, like herding sheep or cattle, search and rescue, service dogs, and K9 police dogs, the vast majority are dramatically under-employed. This in turn has had a deleterious effect on their self-worth and created untold negative societal impacts. Today, the vast majority of "The...

2009-05-14 10:00:00

Learn to Be a Puppy Raiser at the Verizon Festival of Speed Presented by SPEEDCOM Partners Eukanuba Pet Food, Morris Animal Foundation and Canine Companions SANTA ROSA, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Puppies will be taking over the racetrack at the Verizon Festival of Speed presented by SPEEDCOM on May 15-17. Canine Companions for Independence, the national nonprofit that trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities, will be attending the event for the first time in partnership with...

2009-05-13 11:27:54

Some dog owners in Baltimore say the Maryland city's increased fines for a violation of a leash law are completely unfair. Baltimore resident and dog owner Jackie McGee said during a recent City Hall meeting she considered moving out of Baltimore after learning the hard way the city increased the fine for dogs caught outside without a leash from $100 to $1,000, The Baltimore Sun said Wednesday. I really wanted to pack my bags and move, she said at a City Council hearing Tuesday. One of the...

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2009-03-17 17:10:00

A British couple said their pet duck has become the talk of the town with its dog-emulating behavior, including tail wagging and attempts at barking. Steph and Tony Tufft from the Charminster area of Bournemouth, England, said they adopted Essy the duck when she was only 8 weeks old and the waterfowl chose the couple's two dogs as role models, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. We are known throughout Charminster. People come out of bars to see her. They love it, Tony Tufft said. She...

2008-09-13 00:00:15

Utah researchers said bark beetles are destroying spruce trees in the Dixie National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service's Bark Beetle Technical Working Group said the bark beetle is an "agent of change" in conifer forests in the Rocky Mountain region, the Deseret Morning News reported this week. "We're talking hundreds of thousands of acres they have basically been wiped out -- pretty much the entire spruce component in the Dixie National Forest," Colleen Keyes of the Utah Division of...

2008-09-08 09:00:24

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News A vicious cycle is brewing in Utah: Bark beetles are killing a lot of trees in the state. Dead trees are fuel for wildfires, which experts say contributes to global warming. And climate change is now being blamed for an increased population of bark beetles. The Dixie National Forest bears one of the most obvious signs in Utah of the mark being left by a tiny tree predator commonly known as the bark beetle, a wood-boring insect that in large enough numbers...

2008-08-28 03:00:40

By Paul English SOMEONE at stv obviously hadn't changed the intelligence settings after The X Factor. Before Martin Clunes' film about mutts, the station's announcer was still addressing the sort of audience who think "canine" is a good name for a boy band. The patronising voice said: "And now on stv, did you know a dog's genetic make-up is similar to that of a wolf? Me neither." Granted, there are a lot of people out there with the IQ of a minty fresh breath, but come on - one year-old...

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2008-08-21 15:10:00

Scientists say dogs are becoming increasingly more intelligent and are even learning morals from living in close contact with humans. The fact that dogs' play rarely escalates into a fight shows the animals abide by social rules, they say. One study observed dogs in an experimental setting where when they held up a paw, they were rewarded with a food treat, but when a lone dog was asked to raise its paw but received no treat, the researchers found it begged for up to 30 minutes. Researchers...

2008-07-06 18:00:15

By Jane C. Martin, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jul. 6--Dear Jane: I've noticed the Bradford pear trees in our neighborhood have brown, dead leaves -- as much as 50 percent on some. I can find no indication of insects or disease. I haven't noticed damage to other trees such as maples or oaks. Could late spring's scattered frost have caused this damage? -- Lori Stewart, Powell Dear Lori: The frost could have injured the pear trees in your neighborhood. One tree species can be affected...

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2008-01-16 13:25:00

A new study shows that computer programs can classify dog barks better than humans. Csaba Molnár from Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary and his research team claims that computer programs may be the most accurate tool for studying acoustic communications between animals. Their paper, published in Springer's journal Animal Cognition this week, shows that a new piece of software is able to classify dog barks according to different situations and even identify barks...


Latest Bark Reference Libraries

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2007-12-27 09:16:35

The Par Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis), is a tree belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae. It is the most economically important member of the genus Hevea. It is of major economic importance because its sap-like extract (latex) can be collected and is the primary source of natural rubber. The Pará rubber tree initially grew only in the Amazon Rainforest. Now most rubber tree plantations are in southeast Asia and tropical Africa. Attempts to cultivate the tree in other areas in South...

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2007-01-21 19:37:02

The gray wolf also known as timber wolf or wolf is a mammal in the order Carnivora. The gray wolf shares a common ancestry with the domestic dog. Gray wolves were once abundant and distributed over much of North America, Eurasia, and the Middle East. Today, for a variety of human-related reasons including widespread habitat destruction and excessive hunting, wolves inhabit only a very limited portion of their former range. It is listed as a species of least concern for extinction worldwide....

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