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2010-11-10 09:57:00

Dogs from 49 States and More Than 40 Countries Compete for Over $225,000 in Prize Money and Prestigious Wins Event Broadcast on ABC Network Television on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 2,500 dogs will compete for more than $225,000 in cash prizes at the Tenth Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship (AENC) on Dec. 4 and 5, 2010 in Long Beach, Calif. The two-day event is held in conjunction with the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC...

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2010-11-09 14:03:41

Dogs attack face and eyes As dog bites become an increasingly major public health concern, a new study shows that unsupervised children are most at risk for bites, that the culprits are usually family pets and if they bite once, they will bite again with the second attack often more brutal than the first. The study, the largest of its kind, was done by Vikram Durairaj, MD, of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who found that dogs usually target a child's face and eyes and most...

2010-11-02 10:12:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper Retriever, a community paper-recycling program, today announced a competition aimed at encouraging individuals to be good stewards of the environment. Until November 12, Paper Retriever will call on the public to submit their creative answer to the question "How does recycling impact the environment?" online at www.paperretriever.com to celebrate America Recycles Day. The winner, as judged by online voting, will receive $5,000 for their...

2010-10-22 00:00:36

Pedigree Foundation honors Muttville Senior Dog Rescue with its Innovation Grant for iMuttville's Seniors for Seniors Adoption Program San Francisco, CA (Vocus) October 21, 2010 Muttville Senior Dog Rescue announces a huge honor in recognition of its signature "Senior for Seniors" adoption program that matches senior dogs with senior citizens. 2010 is the first year of the Pedigree Foundation "Innovation" Grants, recognizing innovative new ideas in dog rescue. Out of 230 applicants, ten...

2010-10-01 10:36:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Taigan.com, a website dedicated to specialty shops, today introduces a premium membership for its growing collection of retail shops, designers and purveyors. In honor of its one-year anniversary, Taigan.com launches "Taigan Gold," a premium level of membership for its online shopping members. While online shopping on Taigan is always free, Taigan Gold members will enjoy special savings online and in-store, plus invitations to signature events and...

2010-09-11 15:37:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour is heading south to Austin, Texas, for the 8th annual Barktoberfest festival and 3K Pledge Walk for Homeless Pets, hosted by The Central Texas SPCA. The Mobile Dog Heart Health Unit will be performing free heart health examinations during the September 18 festival at the Lakeview Pavilion in Old Settlers Park. Barktoberfest will also feature music, food, costume contests and more, all benefiting the Central Texas...

2010-09-02 11:45:24

 A study comparing a University of Pennsylvania  method for evaluating a dog's susceptibility to hip dysplasia to the traditional American method has shown that 80 percent of dogs judged to be normal by the traditional method are actually at risk for developing osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia, according to the Penn method. The results indicate that traditional scoring of radiographs that certify dogs for breeding underestimate their osteoarthritis susceptibility.  The results...

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...


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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