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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...

2010-01-06 09:02:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Every dog has a tale; but until now the story of a mixed-breed dog hasn't always been easy to tell. Officially launching at the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC), Wisdom Panel Professional, the newest state-of-the art canine genetics test from Mars Veterinary(TM), a global leader in pet care and canine genetic breed identification and a division of MARS® Incorporated - is the industry's gold standard genetic analysis for...

2009-12-17 05:55:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AgFeed Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: FEED), one of the largest independent hog production and animal nutrient companies in China, today announced the formation of a joint venture with Hypor, B.V., a Hendrix Genetics Company, world renowned as a leading provider of superior swine genetics and technology. The new company, Hypor AgFeed Breeding Company Inc., will develop, operate and market a genetic nucleus farm in Wuning, China. Hypor AgFeed Breeding...

2009-11-25 14:11:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, Humane Police Officers with the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals filed criminal complaints against six Pennsylvania commercial dog breeders after agents and volunteers purchased twelve dogs at a dog auction in Holmes County, Ohio on October 7, 2009. There is clear evidence as set forth in the criminal complaints that the dogs have been victims of deliberate cruelty. This is the first time any law...

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2009-11-19 10:05:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- There is no greater love than the adoration you receive from man's best friend. This holiday season, return the love by gifting your four legged friend with Wisdom Panel(TM) Insights, the most comprehensive mixed-breed cheek swab DNA test on the market. It will not only help explain his ancestry, but may also provide valuable Insights to help you strengthen the bond with your canine companion. The new do-it-yourself doggie DNA test from Mars...

2009-10-01 12:51:00

ST. CHARLES, Mo., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- There have been nine competitions so far in Royal Canin's 2009 DockDogs sponsorship, all leading up to the final event where the 2009 National Champions will be crowned. With 400 of the most experienced teams traveling from all parts of the country to compete, this final event will be a true exhibition of the nation's most athletic canines. It will also represent the final event in Royal Canin's 2009 sponsorship with the dock jumping and dock...

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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2009-09-03 14:09:03

South Korean researchers said on Thursday that puppies from the world's first cloned dog would be offered to good homes later this year. The litter contained three males and six female pups fathered by an Afghan hound that was cloned in 2005 named Snuppy.  The dad's cloning was lead by Professor Lee Byung-Chun of Seoul National University. Snuppy impregnated two cloned female dogs of the same breed through artificial insemination, which was an experiment to test the reproductive...

2009-09-01 21:45:31

A Dachshund that ran away from his Kingsburg, Calif., home four months ago turned up safe and sound in Phoenix, animal control officials said. Max, a dog adopted from a shelter by Pamela Ekizian, was wearing a $25 microchip that enabled the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Center Monday to locate its owner 588 miles away, The Arizona Republic reported. When the control center asked Ekizian if she wanted to pick up Max up or put him up for adoption, as they lived so far away, Ekizian...

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2009-09-01 13:24:21

A professor said on Tuesday that a wolf he cloned about four years ago has died from an infection. Shin Nam-Shik of Seoul National University told journalists that Snuwolf was found dead on August 26th at Seoul Zoo. Snuwolf is believed to have died from an infection, according to Shin.  "But we can't say anything for certain until we complete the analysis of autopsy results." He said that the death is not linked to a faulty cloning technique.   "Sudden deaths among dogs and...


Latest Dog breeding Reference Libraries

Mulefoot
2014-08-28 08:52:56

The mulefoot is a breed of domestic pig that originated in Spain, although its exact origins are unknown. It is likely that the breed descended from hogs that were brought to the Gulf Coast of Spain and although pigs with non-cloven hooves have been known since the time of Aristotle, this is the only one to be considered a breed. This is due to its established standard and use in agriculture. The stock in America that was descended from Spanish lines was managed by selective breeding until...

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...

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