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2011-06-01 07:00:00

A new genetic study finds that wolves in the eastern United States and Canada are actually hybrids of gray wolves and coyotes, while the area's coyotes are wolf-coyote-dog hybrids, according to a recent Associated Press (AP) report. The research advances a long-standing debate over the origins of two endangered species -- the red wolf, Canis rufus, in North Carolina and the eastern Canadian wolf, Canis lycaon, in Ontario.   The author's of the current study concluded that these...

2011-05-27 00:00:30

Pets can often find their way into trouble but Petplan Pet Insurance claims data shows that some breeds are in fact more accident prone, requiring extensive and unexpected veterinary care Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 Many pet parents often find themselves wondering if perhaps their pet is just a klutz. Accidents, strange illnesses and emergency trips to the veterinarian mark many a pet's life, but is there anything to the theory that certain breeds are more accident-prone or...

2011-05-26 13:29:00

-- AKC CAR Detection Dog DNA Bank to Discover What Makes SAR Dogs Great -- RALEIGH, N.C., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AKC Companion Animal Recovery recently donated $110,000 to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine as part of continuing funding of a health registry for search and rescue and other working detection dogs. This joins an initial grant of $70,000 that was awarded in 2010. The AKC CAR Detection Dog DNA Bank and Health Registry will help...

2011-05-24 16:46:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Main Line Animal Rescue is sponsoring billboards in Los Angeles and asking celebrity Tweeters to help spread the word about puppy mills. A billboard on the corner of Lankershim and Moorpark reads "Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore please tweet all your followers and tell them about puppy mills. The dogs desperately need your help." Ashton Kutcher has almost 7,000,000 followers on Twitter and Demi Moore has over 3,600,000 followers. The...

2011-04-05 08:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While the results of the U.S. Census continue to roll out, the findings of a more pet-friendly version - the National Mutt Census - are released today. Launched in March 2010, the Mutt Census - conducted by Mars Veterinary, the leading authority in dog DNA analysis - took a paw print of America's mixed breed population and aimed to help strengthen the pet-owner bond. Mixed breed dogs account for more than half (53 percent) of all pet dogs in...

2011-02-14 09:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show is considered the ultimate showcase of purebred dogs. With 2,500 champions, representing 173 breeds, this show offers dog lovers across the United States an opportunity to view the "best of the best" and often, spurs the purchase of a new pet. However, as WKC begins today, Petplan, the nation's leading pet insurer, reminds potential pet parents that the expense of selecting a purebred is not simply...

2011-02-04 13:35:00

CALVERTON, Md., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MetaMorphix, Inc., an animal biotechnology company, announced its intention to sell all, or substantially all, of its assets as part of its reorganization under a sale in Chapter 11 pursuant to section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code. The Company also announced that American MedTech Advisors has been retained to assist in the sale of the Company. The Company will be accepting bids for any or all of its assets until 4:00 p.m., March 3, 2011....

2010-12-17 14:07:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Main Line Animal Rescue, the organization featured on Oprah's groundbreaking puppy mill show, now hopes to bring attention to the USDA's refusal to protect dogs in our nation's commercial dog breeding facilities by putting their message on a transit bus in the nation's capital. Their message is clear: Why is the USDA Bending Over Backwards to Accommodate Our Nation's Puppy Mills? A report from the Office of Inspector General, released...

2010-10-22 00:00:36

Pedigree Foundation honors Muttville Senior Dog Rescue with its Innovation Grant for iMuttville's Seniors for Seniors Adoption Program San Francisco, CA (Vocus) October 21, 2010 Muttville Senior Dog Rescue announces a huge honor in recognition of its signature "Senior for Seniors" adoption program that matches senior dogs with senior citizens. 2010 is the first year of the Pedigree Foundation "Innovation" Grants, recognizing innovative new ideas in dog rescue. Out of 230 applicants, ten...

2010-09-02 11:45:24

 A study comparing a University of Pennsylvania  method for evaluating a dog's susceptibility to hip dysplasia to the traditional American method has shown that 80 percent of dogs judged to be normal by the traditional method are actually at risk for developing osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia, according to the Penn method. The results indicate that traditional scoring of radiographs that certify dogs for breeding underestimate their osteoarthritis susceptibility.  The results...


Latest Dog breeding Reference Libraries

Transylvanian Hound
2013-09-23 11:09:59

The Transylvanian hound is a domestic breed of hunting dog that originated in Hungary. The ancient breed was developed when hounds traveled with Magyar tribes into Hungary in the ninth century, who bred them with Polish hounds and local breeds. Hungarian kings used the breed to hunt bears, wolves, foxes, and other creatures, but by the twentieth century, it was on the verge of extinction. In 1986, breeders began saving it, but it is still rare and can only be found outside of Hungary in...

Toy Trawler Spaniel
2013-09-23 11:06:01

The toy trawler spaniel is an extinct breed of domestic dog that originated from the United Kingdom. Originally bred as a sporting dog, it is thought that the breed was developed by crossing a King Charles spaniel and a Sussex spaniel. One of the last known living toy trawler spaniels, known as Robin, was bred by Lady Wentworth in 1911. This dog lived until 1920, when the breed is thought to have been close to extinction, and is now preserved at the Natural History Museum at Tring. The toy...

Toy Manchester Terrier
2013-09-23 11:01:25

The toy Manchester terrier is a breed of domestic dog that originated in the United Kingdom and Britain. The breed was developed in the nineteenth century when a whippet, black and tan terrier, and other breeds were crossed to create an effective rodent hunter. The breed was popular in America during the 1920’s, when it was known as the toy black and tan terrier and when the name was changed to the toy Manchester terrier, a club known as the American Toy Manchester Terrier Club was created...

Tornjak
2013-09-23 10:52:06

The Torjak is a breed of domestic sheep dog that originated in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is an ancient breed that was first mentioned in a ninth century text from the Catholic Church, and later in the eleventh and fourteenth centuries. It was described as an intelligent and non-aggressive dog that guarded livestock and humans, although the Romans trained it to fight in wars and for sport. The breed nearly vanished when the nomadic sheepherders of its native area dispersed, but a...

Toy Fox Terrier
2013-09-23 10:48:47

The toy fox terrier, also known as the American toy terrier, is a breed of domestic dog that originated in the United States. This breed was developed from a smooth fox terrier called the “foiler,” which was Britain’s first registered fox terrier. It is thought that this breed was crossed with other smooth fox terriers to create the modern breed. It is recognized by major organizations including terrier is recognized by the UKC and the AKC. The toy fox terrier reaches an average...

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