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2013-11-15 23:21:37

Options Remain in Place for Those who Wish to Purchase a Puppy Through the Breeder Moorpark, California (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 As of November 18, 2013, Golden Meadows Retrievers, and all breeders, lose the right to ship a dog or puppy to a buyer sight unseen, per new regulations of the USDA Animal Welfare Act. The regulations demand a meeting between the buyer and the puppy before shipping may occur. "Although we realize this makes it more difficult for a buyer to obtain a puppy...

2013-11-08 23:24:15

Born in October, ClassAct Kennel is happy to announce the arrival of new French and Blue French Bulldogs, which will be available this December. Clarence, NY (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Western New York based English and French Bulldog breeder, ClassAct Kennel announces the arrival of two new litters from this past month. With all puppies from both the Blue French and the regularly-colored French Bulldog litters currently available, interested buyers will be able to bring their puppy home...

2013-10-28 23:29:43

This holiday season, DeBragga provides all of the top quality, naturally raised meats everyone needs to celebrate every occasion. For Thanksgiving, we offer the finest in heritage breed turkeys: the uncommon Spanish Norfolk Black, and a humanely, farm-raised turkey, both naturally raised and antibiotic-free. Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 The Spanish Norfolk Black Turkey is one of the oldest American breed turkeys in the world. They are very popular in Europe, but very rarely...

2013-10-18 23:18:48

A new infographic from Animal Farm Foundation reveals dog behavior cannot be accurately predicted based on their physical appearance, breed, or DNA results alone. Research in canine genetics and behavior confirms that all dogs are individuals and their behavior is a result of many factors, both internal and external. Amenia, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 What kind of dog is that? It’s one of the most commonly asked questions about any dog. But the answer raises further questions:...

2013-10-09 23:26:06

Professionals Turn Pups into Good Canine Citizens Moorpark, California (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 According to the American Kennel Club, Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds in America. The intelligent dogs are often used in media spots, and have been featured in movies such as "Air Bud". They make excellent family pets and are in demand for use in field trials, hunting, and as guide dogs for the blind. In response to the growing number of uses for the breed,...

2013-10-08 23:19:29

CHF announces the approval of two research grants which will work to establish the causes and pre-dispositions for bloat. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has taken a significant step toward the eventual prevention of the devastating condition commonly known as bloat. CHF is pleased to announce the approval of two research grants which will work to establish the causes and pre-dispositions for gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), or bloat. These...

Dogs Don't Live As Long When They're Overweight
2013-10-05 04:50:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Humans aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about obesity, according to new research claiming that overweight pet dogs have a shorter life expectancy than their ideal-weight counterparts. Experts from the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition reviewed data on a variety of popular dog breeds from throughout the US, and found that those who are overweight in middle age suffer a life expectancy reduction of up to 10 months...

2013-10-04 23:23:50

Royal Flush Havanese tackles the longstanding myth that every year of a dog's life is identical to seven human years. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 It is common knowledge that one year of a dog’s life is equivalent to seven human years. Although this is a respectable rough estimate, this measurement has proved to be mostly incorrect. The ratio of dog years to human can alter greatly throughout a dog’s life. Royal Flush Havanese shows readers how to accurately measure...


Latest Breeding Reference Libraries

Alpines Steinschaf
2014-09-16 09:26:07

The Alpines Steinschaf is a breed of domestic sheep that is located in the Southern Alps of Germany and Eastern Alps of Austria. This breed is one of four in the Steinschaf group, which is thought to be derived from the Zaupelschaf type which lived during the medieval period or the Torschaf, which is older than the Zaupelschaf. This most likely makes the Alpines Steinschaf the oldest breed of sheep in the eastern Alps. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Alpines Stinschaf could...

Magpie Duck
2014-09-08 12:28:35

The magpie duck is a breed of domestic duck that originated in the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. The breed was developed by Oliver Drake and M.C. Gower-Williams, who most likely used selective breeding techniques with the Belgian Huttegem, a breed that was highly similar to the magpie duck. Although it was brought to the United States in 1963 and accepted by the American Standard of Perfection in 1977, it did not become well known in that area until 1984. The weight of the...

Wessex Saddleback
2014-09-05 10:36:48

The Wessex saddleback, also known as the Wessex pig, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Wessex. Its complete origin is unknown, with some stating that is was developed by crossing the Old English sheeted pig and a breed of black pig from the New Forest region. Many suggest that the breed is one of the few to have been mostly unaffected by crossbreeding with Neapolitan pigs, which would mean that it would be highly similar to the landrace pig that once roamed through Britain’s...

Cayuga Duck
2014-09-04 13:29:20

The Cayuga duck is a breed of domestic duck that is thought to have been developed in the United States. Although its origins are unknown, it is widely accepted that the breed is either a descendant of the American black duck or that is was a hybrid produced by breeding the American black duck or another domestic breed with the wild mallard, although this theory is not held in high regard. The first record of the breed, which was named after Cayuga Lake in the state of New York, is dated to...

Silver Appleyard Duck
2014-09-04 09:00:42

The silver Appleyard duck, also known as the Appleyard duck or the large Appleyard, is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in England. It was named after its first breeder, Reginald Appleyard, who developed the breed at the Priory Waterfowl Farm to provide an aesthetically pleasing duck that could also produce large white eggs. Although it was brought to the United States in the 1960’s, it was not available to public breeders until 1984 and would not be officially accepted into the...

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