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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...

2011-05-10 06:00:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, almost five million people are bitten or attacked by dogs. Dog bites are a serious public health problem that can cause both physical and emotional damage to victims and considerable cost to communities. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/statefarm/49907/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110510/MM97545 ) Top 10 states for State Farm Dog Bite...

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2011-04-19 10:15:07

Tibetian Terrier dogs could play key role in developing therapy for early-onset Parkinson's University of Missouri researchers believe both man and animal will benefit from their discovery that the same gene mutation found in Tibetan Terrier dogs can also be found in a fatal human neurological disorder related to Parkinson's disease. Fabiana Farias, a doctoral candidate in Area Genetics at the University of Missouri, found the mutation as part of her thesis research. Gary Johnson, associate...

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...

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2011-03-23 12:20:00

Tana, a female French bulldog, was brought to a veterinary center for her first vaccination. Specialists there were alerted by the size of her clitoris, which was "larger than normal", and they started to carry out tests. These revealed the first ever genetic alteration ever detected in the reproductive system of this breed "“ the female puppy had cryptorchid testicles (outside the scrotum). Genetic alteration of the reproductive system or sexual reversal "has been described in many...

2011-02-19 00:00:39

With Hickory winning 2011 Best in Show, Embrace, a leading pet insurance company helps you find a Scottish Deerhound breeder, understand their health issues, and determine if the 2nd tallest of all dog breeds is right for you. Beachwood, OH (PRWEB) February 18, 2011 Leading pet insurance company, Embrace, offers tips on purchasing a Scottish Deerhound, after Hickory became the first Scottish Deerhound to win Best in Show since the Westminster Kennel Club began awarding the prize in 1907....

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...

2011-02-11 08:52:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Penny Dugan of Boffell, Washington will be recognized on February 12, 2011 as the 2010 Groomer of the Year by Laube at the 56th Annual Purina® Pro Plan® Show Dogs of the Year® Awards, presented by Dogs In Review®, in New York City. Dugan has groomed for Seattle-based professional handler Timothy Brazier for many years, with the duo racking up numerous accomplishments in the...

2011-01-27 11:03:00

DETROIT, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Kennel Club Dog Shows return to Cobo Center to entertain and educate dog lovers from all over the Midwest. The two-day Celebration of Dogs, proudly presented by Purina, allows visitors up-close and personal time with breeders, owners, handlers and over 2,000 dogs from the 167 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club. New this year, the Detroit Kennel Club will honor some well deserving canine talent with the DKC Merit Award. The...


Latest Dog breeds 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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