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2010-08-11 13:38:30

Sure, dogs are special. You might not be aware, however, that studying their genomes can lead to advances in human health. So next time you gaze soulfully into a dog's eyes or scratch behind its ears, take note of the length of his nose or the size of his body. Although such attributes can vary wildly among different breeds, a team of investigators co-led by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, Cornell University and the National Human Genome Research Institute has found...

2010-03-19 09:03:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement has used the authority provided by the new Dog Law to shut down five of Pennsylvania's most notorious commercial dog breeding kennels, the Department of Agriculture announced today. Scarlet-Maple Farm Kennel in Lancaster County, owned by Daniel P. Esh; the adjoining Twin Maple Farm Kennel in Lancaster County, owned by John E. Esh; Burkholder Farm Kennel in Berks County, owned by Aaron Burkholder; CC...

2010-03-02 09:17:16

Why do domestic dogs vary so much in size, shape, coat texture, color and patterning? Study of the dog genome has reached a point where the molecular mechanisms governing such variation across mammalian species are becoming understood. In an essay published in the March 2, 2010 issue of PLoS Biology, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) researchers discuss advances in understanding the genomic mechanisms controlling canine morphology. There are more than 300 dog breeds in the...

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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...

2009-10-23 07:00:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Providence's Bay Colony Dog Show is one of the nation's largest American Kennel Club (AKC) dog events, and has moved to Providence after 100 years in Boston. Sponsored by Pedigree, this four-day show will be held December 3-6, 2009 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street in downtown Providence, a dog-friendly city. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/NE97306 ) The Bay Colony Dog Show attracts 8,000 competitors...

2009-10-01 18:00:00

ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, dog owners in New York City will find that getting their pets' hearts checked is a walk in the park. Veterinarians on the Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour will stop in Central Park on October 13 with a soundproof medical unit to perform free heart examinations for area dogs and to answer questions about canine heart disease. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091001/CG85941) In addition to performing free heart health...

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....

2009-07-24 07:32:33

Dog breeds selected to work in visual contact with humans, such as sheep dogs and gun dogs, are better able to comprehend a pointing gesture than those breeds that usually work without direct supervision. A series of tests, described in BioMed Central's open access journal Behavioral and Brain Functions, should caution researchers against making simple generalizations about the effects of domestication and on dog-wolf differences in the utilization of human visual signals.Márta...

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2009-07-16 14:55:00

Surprising findings may yield insights into human developmental disorders A single evolutionary event appears to explain the short, curved legs that characterize all of today's dachshunds, corgis, basset hounds and at least 16 other breeds of dogs, a team led by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, reported today. In addition to what it reveals about short-legged dogs, the unexpected discovery provides new clues about how physical...

2009-06-09 07:35:00

CHINO VALLEY, Ariz., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- BestFriends General Store is proud to present a revolutionary white paper on NormBet Bark Recognition Software. Introduction While some dogs today enjoy full-time employment, like herding sheep or cattle, search and rescue, service dogs, and K9 police dogs, the vast majority are dramatically under-employed. This in turn has had a deleterious effect on their self-worth and created untold negative societal impacts. Today, the vast majority of "The...


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Portuguese Cattle Dog
2013-06-13 16:48:55

The Portuguese cattle dog, known by its original name Cão de Castro Laboreiro and other English names, is a breed of domestic livestock guarding dog that originated from Portugal. Its original name means “Dog from Castro Laboreiro” and refers to its city of origin, Castro Laboreiro. The history of this breed is largely unknown, although many stories exist about its development occurring in the 1800’s. It is thought that the modern breed is descended from guard dogs that existed before...

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2008-09-09 21:42:47

The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the six originally Japanese dog breeds. The breed was originally bred for hunting in mountainous terrain. It is one of the oldest dog breeds, originally bred to hunt and flush rabbits, mice, and other small game. The breed was declared a national monument of Japan in 1936. During World War II, the breed nearly reached extinction, due to bombing and distemper. Three bloodlines survived, the first Shiba Inu was brought to the United States in 1954, and in 1992...

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2008-07-13 21:43:23

The Samoyed is a breed of dog which was originally bred to pull the sleds of nomadic reindeer herders from Siberia. The breed was developed not only to pull sleds, but also to assist in herding and keep its owners warm at night, acting as their blanket by sleeping on top of them. Following the Russian Revolution, the Samoyed became obsolete for these people, but enough of the dogs had been brought to Europe to establish the breed there. The breed was used in several famed expeditions, such as...

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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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