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2010-08-25 10:07:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Demand-generation agency Bulldog Solutions has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States for 2010. The list measures sales growth from 2006 to 2009 and represents the most comprehensive look at America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) "Marketing executives are evaluated...

2010-08-23 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, asked the public to go to the polls and decide which pet with the most unusual health insurance claim in 2010 would take home the 2nd annual VPI Hambone Award. Between August 2 and August 16, nearly 3,000 people visited www.VPIHamboneAward.com to choose among the 12 nominees and select a favorite. The votes are in, and this year's award goes to Ellie,...

2010-08-02 08:00:00

BREA, Calif., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, will grant the title of "The Most Unusual Claim of the Year" to one of its more than 485,000 insured pets. Choosing among the 12 nominees is no easy task, which is why VPI is asking the public to visit www.VPIHamboneAward.com between August 2 and 16 and decide which dog, cat, or desert tortoise will take home the coveted...

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2010-07-23 08:52:00

Over the last few hundred years, Alaskan sled dogs have been bred to haul cargo over Arctic terrain and, more recently, for racing. Now, researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Genetics have identified the contributions different breeds have made to the speed, endurance and work ethic of Alaskan sled dogs. Heather Huson and Elaine Ostrander, from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA, worked with a team of researchers to carry out genetic analysis in 199 sled dogs and...

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2010-07-02 13:40:00

Scientists in the UK have started to recruit 20,000 Labrador retrievers in order to participate in one of the first ever studies of its kind. The team hopes to find out how diet and exercise can influence a dog's susceptibility to illness. The pets' owners will be encouraged to keep the researchers updated through a web page with details of exercise routines and eating habits of their pets. Dylan Clements, from the Royal School of Veterinary Studies, told BBC News that the data gathered...

2010-05-11 09:41:00

HOUSTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper Retriever, a community paper-recycling program, today announced the results of the month-long Nationwide Paper Drive, an initiative aimed at helping nonprofit organizations raise money through paper recycling. In total, 8,582 tons of paper were recycled through the paper drive, which took place during the month of April to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The nationwide paper drive also raised more than $150,000 for nonprofit...

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2010-04-15 09:08:01

TGen and VARI study cancer in dogs to find new treatments for humans Fido's wet licks might hold more than love. They could provide the DNA keys to findings new treatments for rare cancers and other diseases in both dogs and human patients. The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) have created the Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium, a program designed to study naturally occurring cancers in dogs to better understand why both pets and...

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 10:19:00

PHILADELPHIA, 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 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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