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Some Traditional UK Dog Breeds Face Extinction
2012-01-26 06:06:10

Dog breeds across the UK are at risk of becoming extinct as owners want to emulate Hollywood fashionistas such as Paris Hilton. Paris Hilton owns a Chihuahua named Tinkerbell, considered exotic in the UK, which more people are choosing as the more traditional dog breeds fall out of favor with the public, reports BBC News. One of the oldest breeds that risks extinction, according to the Huffington Post UK, is the English Setter. Registration with the Kennel Club dropped 33 percent to only...

2011-04-05 08:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While the results of the U.S. Census continue to roll out, the findings of a more pet-friendly version - the National Mutt Census - are released today. Launched in March 2010, the Mutt Census - conducted by Mars Veterinary, the leading authority in dog DNA analysis - took a paw print of America's mixed breed population and aimed to help strengthen the pet-owner bond. Mixed breed dogs account for more than half (53 percent) of all pet dogs in...

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2009-06-20 10:20:00

U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to tab a Portuguese water dog as his family's pet has prompted a boost of interest in the canine breed, experts say. Portuguese Water Dog Club of America officials said since Bo the Portuguese water dog joined the Obama family, requests for the breed have increase by 100 percent in the United States compared with the previous year, The Wall Street Journal said Saturday. The officials said the increased interest, which includes a 122 percent jump in water...


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2008-07-07 22:10:26

The Saluki may be the oldest breed of dog; its history can be traced nearly 7000 years, and it is definitely one of the earliest breeds to diverge from wolves. Historically the breed's purpose was coursing and hunting in packs, sometimes in tandem with falcons to locate the prey for the breed to chase down. The breed once traveled with nomadic desert tribes throughout the Middle East. The breed appears inscribed on Egyptian tombs, and bones of some Saluki have been found in the tombs of the...

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2008-05-27 22:26:19

The Miniature Fox Terrier is a lightweight Australian breed developed for hunting rats, rabbits, and other vermin. The breed was most likely a cross between smaller Fox Terriers and Manchester Terriers. This cross was later mixed with other toy breeds such as the Whippet and the English Toy Terrier in order to make it smaller and quicker. The breed was identifiable in the late 1800s and began to work on Australian farms. They were also often seen on the hunt. It eventually became a popular...

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2007-12-18 11:53:18

The Australian Bulldog is a developing dog breed from Australia; development began in the 1990s in an attempt to create a dog that looked like a bulldog but lacked its health problems. There are two separate parent breed clubs for the Australian Bulldog, one run by the original founders of the breed, Noel and Tina Green.

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