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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...

2014-03-04 16:23:50

NEW YORK, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Collie Buddz, the critically-acclaimed global artist, has officially signed with Louder Than Life/RAL, a venture with Sony Music. Buddz splashed onto the scene a few years ago with a song firmly atop the Billboard Reggae Chart with his self-titled debut album released by Columbia Records. Over the past six years, Collie Buddz has toured the world performing with the likes of Cypress Hill, Rebelution and Matisyahu. He's been a staple at music...

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...

Dogs And Their Owners Have Matching Personalities
2012-04-20 09:58:02

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com It is often said that dog owners display an uncanny resemblance to their pets, but a new study goes one step further and suggests that their personalities are similar as well. In a study of British dog owners, researchers revealed that people tend to choose animals that match their own personality. They suggest that people are subconsciously drawn towards different types of dogs based on their characteristic personalities. Based on results of the...

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2010-01-14 12:15:48

Genes are being tested for roles in most conspicuous variations among dogs From the Dachshund's stubby legs to the Shar-Pei's wrinkly skin, breeding for certain characteristics has left its mark on the dog genome. Researchers have identified 155 regions on the canine genome that appear to have been influenced by selective breeding. With more than 400 distinct breeds, dogs come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, fur-styles, and temperaments. The curly-haired toy poodle, small enough to sit in a...

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....

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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...

2009-08-08 21:39:55

Dogs are as bright as a human toddler, a Canadian canine researcher told the American Psychological Association Saturday. Stanley Coren of the University of British Columbia, speaking on the topic How dogs think, said the average dog can understand about 150 words and signs and can practice intentional deceit on dogs and people. We all want insight into how our furry companions think, and we want to understand the silly, quirky and apparently irrational behaviors Lassie or Rover demonstrate,...

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...


Latest 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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2008-07-07 22:04:21

The Rough Collie is a herding breed which originated in Scotland and Wales. The breed was bred to be nimble enough to herd sheep and goats in the highlands, and capable of covering up to 100 miles in one day. The original Collie was interbred with English sheepdog types, the Borzoi, and possibly the Irish Setter. The breed eventually became somewhat more of a fashion item due to its popularity as Queen Victoria's dog, and less of a working breed, due to the surge of the Border Collie to take...

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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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2008-05-27 17:50:08

The McNab Shepherd, also called the McNab Sheepdog or McNab Herding Dog is a herding breed which originated from a Scotch Collie or a Fox Collie. It is recognized today as a working stock dog; it herds cattle, horses, sheep, and llamas. It is named for the family who developed the breed, and it shares its ancestry with the Border Collie. The McNab is not only an excellent herder, but is also a wonderful hunting companion when hunting deer, wild pig, squirrels, and rabbits. The size of the...

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2008-05-27 15:29:25

The English Shepherd is a working breed. It was developed as a farm dog used for a variety of services such as herding, hunting, removing rodents, as well as a watch dog and a companion. It is often used to herd livestock; however, unlike other breeds, it is not specialized for only one species. The English shepherd works well with cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and birds. The English Shepherd shares similar characteristics with the Border Collie and the Australian Shepherd, but there are very...

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