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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...

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...

2010-06-02 08:45:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A state ballot initiative committee, Coalition to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions (frequently referred to by media as BODA) is aggressively marketing a 2010 campaign to help improve the lives of dogs in Ohio commercial breeding operations. The action follows a scathing report issued on May 25, 2010 by the Inspector General critical of the government's handling of puppy mill investigations. The proposed law would make it illegal for anyone to...

2010-05-26 15:57:00

NEW YORK, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was horrified and saddened to read the Office of the Inspector General's audit detailing the U.S. Department of Agriculture's lax and ineffective enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) against licensed large-scale dog breeders and brokers known as "puppy mills." The report found that despite regular inspections, breeders are...

2010-04-06 10:20:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper Retriever, a community paper-recycling program, today announced a competition for school-aged children, grades K-8, aimed at encouraging them to be good stewards of the environment. Until April 14th, Paper Retriever will call on students to submit their creative answer to the question, "how does recycling impact your community?" online at www.paperretriever.com/recyclingcreativitychallenge to celebrate Earth Day. The top six finalists, as...

2010-04-06 10:13:00

HOUSTON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper Retriever, a community paper-recycling program, today announced a competition for school-aged children, grades K-8, aimed at encouraging them to be good stewards of the environment. Until April 14th, Paper Retriever will call on students to submit their creative answer to the question, "how does recycling impact your community?" online at www.paperretriever.com/recyclingcreativitychallenge to celebrate Earth Day. The top six finalists, as judged by...


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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