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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...

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2009-08-12 13:32:32

Officials said Wednesday that a cloned sniffer dog has proven itself by detecting drugs at South Korea's main airport just weeks after starting service. The dog, which is named Tosun, detected 0.1 of an ounce of narcotics in an envelope stored in a tightly zipped bag at Incheon International Airport, according to Korea Customs Service's statement. This was the first achievement made by a cloned animal on government service. "It is a great achievement," Kim Dae-Keun, a customs official...

2009-08-07 08:58:27

Although you wouldn't want one to balance your checkbook, dogs can count. They also can understand more than 150 words and will intentionally deceive other dogs and people to get treats, according to psychologist and leading canine researcher Stanley Coren, PhD, of the University of British Columbia.Coren, author of popular books on dogs and dog behavior, has reviewed numerous studies to conclude that dogs have the ability to solve complex problems and are more like humans and other higher...

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2009-08-04 13:10:00

Researchers are now questioning the idea that the domestic dog originated in East Asia. Scientists have long concluded that domestication of canines began in East Asia, due to the huge genetic diversity of dogs found there. But new research published in the journal PNAS shows the DNA of dogs in African villages is just as varied. Blood samples from dogs in Egypt, Uganda and Namibia were analyzed by an international group of researchers who found that today's dogs are descended from Eurasian...

2009-07-10 12:02:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 500 emaciated, parasite-infested dogs were seized from a puppy mill operating near Bowie, Texas on July 7. The dogs, confined in filthy, overcrowded conditions, were seized just weeks after the commercial breeders' lobby defeated a bill in the Texas Legislature that would have required large-scale dog and cat breeding operations to be licensed by the state and meet at least a minimal level of humane care for the animals they breed. "Sadly, this...

2009-06-29 10:26:00

- Buy Your Tickets to Meet American Breeds and Many More at NYC's Javits Center October 17-18, 2009 at www.meetthebreeds.com - NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With dogs and cats having been domesticated for thousands of years, many of the breeds we know and enjoy today originated in other countries. However, there are some dog and cat breeds that are truly all-American. In the spirit of July 4th, and to announce Meet the Breeds - a showcase of over 200 dog and cat breeds that...

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2009-06-20 10:20:00

U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to tab a Portuguese water dog as his family's pet has prompted a boost of interest in the canine breed, experts say. Portuguese Water Dog Club of America officials said since Bo the Portuguese water dog joined the Obama family, requests for the breed have increase by 100 percent in the United States compared with the previous year, The Wall Street Journal said Saturday. The officials said the increased interest, which includes a 122 percent jump in water...

2009-06-11 16:37:06

A Virginia police chief said an officer followed regulations when he shot and killed a miniature dachshund that growled and ran at him. Danville Police Chief Philip Broadfoot said the officer, whose name was not released by police, encountered the 11-year-old dog while serving two outstanding warrants to a neighbor, the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch reported Thursday. Broadfoot said in a release that the officer was returning to his car when he was surprised by a growling dog running through...

2009-05-28 11:30:18

A Swedish court told a man convicted of attacking his girlfriend with a knife that his sentence was reduced because the woman's dog bit him in the testicles. The Helsingborg District Court said the 32-year-old man received only a one and a half year jail sentence for aggravated assault. Court officials said the man would have received a harsher sentence if not for the suffering caused when he was injured by the woman's Rottweiler, Swedish news agency Tidningarnas Telegrambyra reported...

2009-04-15 08:45:00

LOS ANGELES, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jana Kohl, author of A Rare Breed of Love: The true story of Baby and the mission she inspired to help dogs everywhere -- the book that features both Barack Obama and Ted Kennedy advocating pet adoption as a means to end puppy mills -- has expressed outrage over the President not fulfilling his pledge to adopt a rescue or shelter dog. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081110/NEM118 ) Having participated in Kohl's book, inspired by a...


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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