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2009-01-29 11:15:00

A South Korean biotech firm said on Thursday it has developed a new cloning technology that is expected to make cloning pet dogs easier and significantly cheaper. RNL Bio introduced the new method to clone dogs using stem cells derived from fat tissue that greatly increases the likelihood of a successful clone. Pet owners have been paying upwards of $100,000 to clone a pet dog, but RNL Bio says the newly efficient technique could drop costs as much as 50 percent. However, those interested in...

2009-01-21 08:45:00

-- AKC Celebrates 125th Anniversary With a Look Back at First AKC Registered Breeds in History -- NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the 18th consecutive year, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular purebred dog in America, according to 2008 registration statistics released today by the American Kennel Club(R) (AKC). But, while more than twice as many Labs were registered last year than any other breed, making it a likely leader for many years to come, the Bulldog continues...

2009-01-17 13:52:36

Margaret Carter, who once blew the whistle on questionable dog breeding methods, says she is quitting Britain's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club. Carter said she never intended to damage the reputation of the 80-year-old canine group by disclosing that a pedigree dog with a genetic condition was repeatedly used to sire puppies, The Times of London reported Saturday. Carter's claims regarding the genetic condition, syringomyelia, were detailed in a BBC documentary called Pedigree Dogs...

2009-01-13 11:00:00

One in Four Dogs Die of Cancer Cancer is the Number One Cause of Death in Dogs Over 2 MAF Canine Cancer Campaign Seeking to Treat and Cure Dogs DENVER, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Dog owners and lovers in the United States view canine cancer as the greatest health threat to their beloved pets. They are correct. One in four dogs die of cancer. Cancer is the number one cause of death in dogs over the age of 2. Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has posted on its Web site,...

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...

2008-12-18 07:15:00

Biden Dog Breeder Cited With Several Violations BOSTON, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Vice President-elect Joe Biden recently purchased a puppy from a breeder despite President-elect Barack Obama's pledge to Dr. Jana Kohl and a coalition of animal welfare groups to raise awareness about the cruelty of the dog breeding industry (puppy mills) and the necessity for pet adoption. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081218/NE53296 ) "This is a major setback for the canine victims who endure...

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2008-10-17 09:13:47

For centuries man has had a uniquely close relationship with dogs "“ as a working animal, for security and, perhaps most importantly, for companionship. Now, dogs are taking on a new role "“ they are helping in the hunt for genetic mutations that lead to diseases in humans. "Dogs get very similar diseases to humans," said Kerstin Lindblad-Toh of Uppsala University in Sweden and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts. "If you ask a dog owner what sort of...

2008-10-09 09:00:26

Anything that causes an emergency visit to the vet is serious. But some emergencies also leave you scratching your head. Veterinary Pet Insurance has started keeping track of some of the more unusual claims that come in, picking a monthly "winner." At the end of the year, the public can vote for the goofiest claim, with the winner getting the Hambone Award. (It's named in honor of a dog that got stuck in a refrigerator -- huh? -- and ate an entire Thanksgiving ham while waiting to be...

2008-10-06 12:00:19

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A toilet-flushing, skateboarding bulldog named Gabe from Bellingham, Washington (bow) wowed the celebrity judges of Nick at Nite's First Annual Worldwide Fido Awards -- telecast on Sunday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT -- to fetch top dog honors. The champ triumphed over five other talented finalists, including a deep diving Labrador Retriever and a Schubert-humming Golden Retriever. All were revealed, showcased and saluted in the one-hour canine...

2008-09-25 16:54:39

Racing sled dogs could be considered the Lance Armstrongs of the canine world, for their strength and endurance. New research sheds light on how they do it. Sled dogs are best known for "mushing" each March in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, the world's longest sled race. The canine competitors cover 1,100 miles (1,770 km) from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, sometimes in just nine days. The dogs often trek through heavy blizzards and endure temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees...


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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