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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....

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2009-08-09 09:35:00

Although you wouldn't want one to balance your checkbook, dogs can count.They can also understand more than 150 words and intentionally deceive other dogs and people to get treats, according to psychologist and leading canine researcher Stanley Coren, PhD, of the University of British Columbia. He spoke Saturday on the topic "How Dogs Think" at the American Psychological Association's 117th Annual Convention.Coren, author of more than a half-dozen popular books on dogs and dog behavior, has...

2009-05-19 16:36:31

Boston officials are considering a volunteer squad of dog owners to harass Canada geese along the banks of the Charles River. The Esplanade Association already pays $24,000 for the services of Len Ellis, owner of two border collies, the Boston Globe reports. Ellis, a veteran of six years of war on geese, and his dogs spend about two hours a day in the Esplanade, a riverside park. They have everything they need here, plenty of grass, plenty of water, plenty of places to nest, Ellis said. You...

2008-11-06 06:00:13

By Laura Ruane FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Just in time for the fall migrations, Southwest Florida International Airport has unleashed its newest tool for keeping birds and aircraft apart. She's Sky, a 1-year-old border collie less than two months into her job of shooing birds off the airfield. "She's not aggressive at all, but to the birds, she looks like a predator -- a wolf or a coyote," said James Hess, airport operations agent and Sky's handler. Big birds or flocks of birds can...

2008-07-04 15:00:24

By ALEX LUNDY The Milwaukee County Parks Department has given summer jobs to border collies, to make the shore at Bradford Beach less hospitable to E. coli-spreading gulls. "The beach had such a challenge with the seagulls," Parks Director Sue Black said. "This is a low-tech solution. It's been very, very successful." The program started two weeks ago as part of an effort to improve the beach's environment. Gull droppings on the beach contain E. coli bacteria, which can contaminate the...

2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Alex Lundy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jul. 4--The Milwaukee County Parks Department has given summer jobs to border collies, to make the shore at Bradford Beach less hospitable to E. coli-spreading gulls. "The beach had such a challenge with the seagulls," Parks Director Sue Black said. "This is a low-tech solution. It's been very, very successful." The program started two weeks ago as part of an effort to improve the beach's environment. Gull droppings on the beach contain E. coli...


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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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