Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 1:21 EDT

Latest Breeding Stories

2010-03-15 10:27:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Chewing on shoes? Yipping at midnight? Accidents on the kitchen floor? Must be a new puppy in the house! In recognition of National Puppy Day on March 23, Holistic Select® staff veterinarian Dr. Al Townshend shares the five key things new puppy parents should know to nourish their growing dogs' brains and activate a higher level of health. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100315/NE70416 ) The first step is...

d0a07ac026b265522fd1d2b3a89098371
2010-01-14 08:27:47

Scientists believe they have the answer to why the Chinese Shar-pei dog breed has a wrinkled appearance. In the analysis of ten pedigree dog breeds, scientists have discovered 155 unique locations in the animals' genetic code that may play a role in giving a dog its distinct appearance. In the Shar-pei, researchers found differences in the HAS2 gene which makes an enzyme known to be important in the production of skin. Joshua Akey, from the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of...

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...

2009-10-01 12:51:00

ST. CHARLES, Mo., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- There have been nine competitions so far in Royal Canin's 2009 DockDogs sponsorship, all leading up to the final event where the 2009 National Champions will be crowned. With 400 of the most experienced teams traveling from all parts of the country to compete, this final event will be a true exhibition of the nation's most athletic canines. It will also represent the final event in Royal Canin's 2009 sponsorship with the dock jumping and dock...

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....

2009-09-01 21:45:31

A Dachshund that ran away from his Kingsburg, Calif., home four months ago turned up safe and sound in Phoenix, animal control officials said. Max, a dog adopted from a shelter by Pamela Ekizian, was wearing a $25 microchip that enabled the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Center Monday to locate its owner 588 miles away, The Arizona Republic reported. When the control center asked Ekizian if she wanted to pick up Max up or put him up for adoption, as they lived so far away, Ekizian...

2009-08-14 14:27:46

The U.S. horse-breeding organization, The Jockey Club, says the 2010 crop of Thoroughbred foals could be the smallest in at least 33 years. Matt Iuliano, vice president of registration services for the official registrar for Thoroughbred breeding, said in a statement recent reports from mare breeders indicate only 30,000 foals may be registered in 2010, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal said Friday. The predicted 2010 total of 30,000 would be the lowest foal tally since 1976 when 28,809...

2009-08-07 08:58:27

Although you wouldn't want one to balance your checkbook, dogs can count. They also can understand more than 150 words and will 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.Coren, author of popular books on dogs and dog behavior, has reviewed numerous studies to conclude that dogs have the ability to solve complex problems and are more like humans and other higher...

2009-06-29 10:26:00

- Buy Your Tickets to Meet American Breeds and Many More at NYC's Javits Center October 17-18, 2009 at www.meetthebreeds.com - NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With dogs and cats having been domesticated for thousands of years, many of the breeds we know and enjoy today originated in other countries. However, there are some dog and cat breeds that are truly all-American. In the spirit of July 4th, and to announce Meet the Breeds - a showcase of over 200 dog and cat breeds that...

2009-06-11 16:37:06

A Virginia police chief said an officer followed regulations when he shot and killed a miniature dachshund that growled and ran at him. Danville Police Chief Philip Broadfoot said the officer, whose name was not released by police, encountered the 11-year-old dog while serving two outstanding warrants to a neighbor, the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch reported Thursday. Broadfoot said in a release that the officer was returning to his car when he was surprised by a growling dog running through...


Latest Breeding Reference Libraries

Highland Pony
2014-04-14 08:25:02

The Highland Pony is one of the largest breeds of pony of the mountain and moorland pony breeds. It is native to Scotland and the British Isles. Originally used as a work horse dating back to the 1880s, but now the pony is mainly used for driving, trekking and riding, but some are still used for working. Some breeders specifically develop Highland Ponies for packing deer from the mountains and limited timber extraction. Two types of Highland’s were originally bred, a small pony of the...

Hackney Pony in harness
2014-04-14 08:02:39

The Hackney Pony was developed by Christopher Wilson by using a Hackney Stallion and Fell Pony mares. By the 1880s, the Hackney Pony was established with the characteristics Wilson wanted to create. This breed was developed in a controlled private environment. They were first know as Wilson Ponies and kept outside year-round to develop toughness and endurance. This breed was used in the United States and Britain for pulling carriages in the late 1800s and early 1900s, but with the...

Gotland Pony
2014-04-14 07:45:27

The Gotland Pony breed is an ancient Swedish pony said to be descended from Tarpens but DNA indicates otherwise. The Gotland originated on the island of Gotland off the South-Eastern coast of Sweden following the last ice age. It is the only native breed to Sweden. Another name for this breed is the Gotland Russ which means a riding horse or charger. The Gotland originally were a  breed that roamed wild on the island, but today there is a semi-feral herd living on a 650-acre area in...

German Riding Pony
2014-04-13 14:41:25

The German Riding Pony or Deutsche Reitpony was bred by crossbreeding Welsh ponies, Arabians, Anglo-Arabians and Thoroughbreds. The breeding began in Germany in 1965 for use in child riding competitions. Initial attempts to produce a pony breed with Fjords and Haflingers proved unsuccessful. When Welsh breeds were added, the German Riding Pony became a distinct breed by 1975. In the 1990s an attempt to improve the pony with Trakehner, Hanoverian and Holsteiner blood was unsuccessful by...

French Saddle Pony
2014-04-13 14:06:49

The French Saddle Pony was developed in 1969 in France, as a cross breed from Arabian, New Forest, Welsh, Connemara and Thoroughbred bloodlines. Other bloodlines added later in the French Saddle Pony include Landais, Pottok, Merens and Basque. The pony was originally bred for children and small adults for riding. In 1972 the stud book for the breed was created, but the registry closed in 1991 to future crossbreeding. Today the pony can be found throughout France as well as being exported...

More Articles (142 articles) »