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Border Collies Chase Away Gulls To Reduce Beach Contamination
2014-05-19 03:37:11

American Society for Microbiology Border Collies are effective at reducing gull congregation on recreational beaches, resulting in lower E. coli abundance in the sand. Researchers from Central Michigan University reported the findings at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Gull droppings may be one source of the indicator bacterium Escherichia coli to beach water, which can lead to swim advisories and beach closings. In addition, gull droppings may contain...

How Does A Dog's Attention Change In The Course Of Its Life?
2014-04-02 09:55:56

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna Dogs are known to be Man's best friend. No other pet has adjusted to Man's lifestyle as this four-legged animal. Scientists at the Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna, have been the first to investigate the evolution of dogs' attentiveness in the course of their lives and to what extent they resemble Man in this regard. The outcome: dogs' attentional and sensorimotor control developmental trajectories are very similar to those found...

Study Determines Why Dogs Can Be Tamed, While Wolves Remain Wild
2013-01-18 06:58:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dogs and wolves are genetically very similar, which has made it difficult for scientists to understand why dogs are happy to become "man's best friend" while wolves remain fiercely wild. Kathryn Lord, doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, suggests the different behaviors are related to the animals' earliest sensory experiences and the critical period of socialization. Previous to this study, little was known...

Dogs Learn Differently Than Humans
2012-11-23 05:55:02

[ Watch the Video: Familiarization with Word ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from the University of Lincoln, UK, have discovered that dogs learn to associate words with objects in different ways than humans do. Human children between the ages of two and three typically learn to associate words with the shapes of objects, rather than their size or texture. If you teach a toddler what a "ball" is and then present them with an array of other...

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...

2010-11-10 09:57:00

Dogs from 49 States and More Than 40 Countries Compete for Over $225,000 in Prize Money and Prestigious Wins Event Broadcast on ABC Network Television on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 2,500 dogs will compete for more than $225,000 in cash prizes at the Tenth Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) on Dec. 4 and 5, 2010 in Long Beach, Calif. The two-day event is held in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC...

2009-12-14 08:57:00

New Champions Emerge from Field of Nearly 4,000 Canine Competitors LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Earning a $50,000 cash prize and the title of Best in Show at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship was CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, a Scottish Terrier known as "Sadie," owned by Amelia Musser of Mackinac Island, Mich. Sadie was named the nation's top dog by Best in Show judge Dr. Robert J. Moore after a weekend of intense canine competition in Long Beach, Calif. The...

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 Border Collie Reference Libraries

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2008-09-09 19:06:25

The Shetland Sheepdog, also called the Sheltie, hails from the Shetland Islands off the north coast of mainland Scotland. The breed is a descendant of the Collie, and its ancestors may have included the Greenland Yakki dog, King Charles Spaniel, Pomeranian, and the Border Collie, although this is uncertain. Up until the mid 20th century the breed was often called the Shetland Collie. The breed may have been used to herd small sheep and chase off scavengers, birds, pests, and wandering...

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2008-05-27 23:08:19

The Old English Sheepdog is a livestock herding breed which originated in the southern part of England during the 19th century. The breed's ancestors may include the Scottish Bearded Collie and the Russian Owtchar. The breed was likely used as a "drover's dog" which would drive cattle and sheep to market. The Old English Sheepdog is large, standing 22 inches high and weighing 60 to 100 pounds. The coat of the breed is excessively shaggy, covering their entire body and face. The coat begins...

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2008-05-18 18:19:00

The Border Collie is a herding breed that descended from breeds near the border of England and Scotland. It is commonly considered the most intelligent breed of dog. It has always been a herding breed and has more recently become popular as a pet and a sporting dog. The Border Collie is a medium-sized dog with a fairly thick double coat. Black and white is the most common color combination, although its coat can be black tricolor, red and white, red tricolor, blue and white, red merle,...

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2008-05-06 22:34:12

The Bearded Collie originated in Scotland and is a herding breed. Legend has it that a Scottish shepherd was impressed with the Polish Lowland Sheepdog that he'd seen that he decided to breed them with some local Scottish dogs to produce the Bearded Collie for its herding ability. There are very few registered bloodlines of Bearded Collie today, but they do exist. The Bearded Collie is a working dog, bred often to herd sheep and cattle. In the last few decades, the working Bearded Collie...

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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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