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2009-01-21 08:46:00

-- Nationally, Labrador Retriever Holds Firm in Top Spot While the Bulldog Continues its Ascent -- NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club(R) announced today the "Top 10" most popular AKC(R) registered breeds in Memphis, Tennessee for 2008.* The AKC also announced their nationwide registration statistics which revealed that for the 18th consecutive year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular purebred in America. But, while more than twice as many...

2008-12-20 14:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Lancaster County dog kennel was shut down today by state dog wardens, who removed 96 dogs. Ervin Zimmerman, owner of the Ephrata kennel, had fought to keep his dog breeding operation in business since the state revoked his kennel license in 2007. On Dec. 5, a Lancaster County judge granted an injunction request from the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement and gave Zimmerman 14 days to shut down his kennel. He was to...

2008-10-24 12:00:26

BioPet Vet Lab, a Knoxville, Tenn., DNA laboratory, announced today the introduction of PooPrints(TM), a program designed to encourage dog owners to pick up their dog's "droppings." The program is targeted initially to neighborhoods, but could be applied to any municipality that wants to clean up its public areas. The PooPrints(TM) program recommends that a home owner association (HOA) pass an amendment to its existing covenant that requires all dog owners in the community to have their dogs'...

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2007-04-05 13:35:00

WASHINGTON -- From the towering Great Dane to the feisty little Chihuahua, all dogs are brothers under the skin. Now, researchers have uncovered a reason why the animals wearing that skin vary so much in size. Dogs have the largest variation in body size of any land animal, so researchers led by Elaine A. Ostrander of the National Human Genome Research Institute decided to look into the reasons why. Their findings are reported in Friday's issue of the journal Science. Learning how growth is...

2005-08-31 19:09:50

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - California lawmakers approved a law on Wednesday that would allow cities to mandate sterilization of potentially dangerous dog breeds such as pit bulls. The measure follows the death in June of a 12-year-old San Francisco boy mauled by his family's pet pit bull as well as other recent incidents that attracted wide media attention. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom asked for state legislation to allow greater city control over the animals. "We wanted...


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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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