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Wolf Dog Relationship Complex
2014-01-17 10:34:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to popular belief, all of today’s dog breeds are descended from wolves domesticated thousands of years ago. However, a new study published on Thursday in PLOS Genetics has found that today’s dogs are more closely related to each other than they are to wolves – an indication that dogs were domesticated after they diverged from wolves. "Dog domestication is more complex than we originally thought," said study author John...

2014-01-14 23:23:51

Operations and visits to the Veterinary office are at an all time high. Harnesses can provide optimal dog safety and reduce these occurrences. Livermore, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 According to a survey PetMyWiener.com sent to over 5,000 dog owners, operations and visits to the Veterinary office are at an all time high for injured dogs. And particularly, dogs with IVDD and those prone to IVDD are the most impacted. Survey results and commentary can be found here:...

2013-12-31 23:01:36

Families looking to obtain a new puppy love Golden Meadows' retrievers. Moorpark, California (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 New puppies continue to arrive at Golden Meadows Retrievers so anyone interested in starting the new year with one or more trained golden retriever puppies need look no further than this reputable breeding program. "Our golden retriever puppies are ready to join any family today, whether one is in need of a family pet or a therapy or service dog," Nikki...

2013-11-29 23:03:28

Stephen Ward, founder of hypoallergenic pet food firm Heights Farm Premium Pet Foods, shares his top ten tips and offers advice on how to ensure your dog remains both healthy and happy. Bolton, Lancashire (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Stephen started Heights Farm Premium Pet Foods in May 2009. Heights Farm sells a range of quality pet products both locally and nationally. Specialising in wheat free dog food and hypoallergenic dog food, Heights was founded after Mr. Ward’s dog (Milo) became...

Endangered Species May Avoid Being Killed If Farms Used Guard Dogs
2013-11-27 07:04:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Kent reveals that guard dogs can significantly reduce conflicts between livestock and large carnivores, such as cheetahs and leopards. Their use would help to reduce unwarranted killing of endangered species in South Africa, according to the research team from the university's School of Anthropology and Conservation. The study, published in Wildlife Society Bulletin, examined the effect of guard...

2013-11-15 23:21:37

Options Remain in Place for Those who Wish to Purchase a Puppy Through the Breeder Moorpark, California (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 As of November 18, 2013, Golden Meadows Retrievers, and all breeders, lose the right to ship a dog or puppy to a buyer sight unseen, per new regulations of the USDA Animal Welfare Act. The regulations demand a meeting between the buyer and the puppy before shipping may occur. "Although we realize this makes it more difficult for a buyer to obtain a puppy...

DNA Analysis Indicates Domesticated Dogs Originated In Europe
2013-11-15 07:00:03

[ Watch the Video: Where Did Dogs Really Come From? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An extensive genetic analysis of ancient canines, modern dogs and wolves suggests that the domesticated animal now known as “man’s best friend” originated in Europe at least 18,000 years ago. According to the Associated Press (AP), the researchers examined the DNA of 18 different wolf-like and dog-like specimens that lived in Argentina, Belgium, Germany, Russia,...

2013-11-08 23:24:15

Born in October, ClassAct Kennel is happy to announce the arrival of new French and Blue French Bulldogs, which will be available this December. Clarence, NY (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Western New York based English and French Bulldog breeder, ClassAct Kennel announces the arrival of two new litters from this past month. With all puppies from both the Blue French and the regularly-colored French Bulldog litters currently available, interested buyers will be able to bring their puppy home...

2013-10-18 23:18:48

A new infographic from Animal Farm Foundation reveals dog behavior cannot be accurately predicted based on their physical appearance, breed, or DNA results alone. Research in canine genetics and behavior confirms that all dogs are individuals and their behavior is a result of many factors, both internal and external. Amenia, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 What kind of dog is that? It’s one of the most commonly asked questions about any dog. But the answer raises further questions:...

2013-10-09 23:26:06

Professionals Turn Pups into Good Canine Citizens Moorpark, California (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 According to the American Kennel Club, Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds in America. The intelligent dogs are often used in media spots, and have been featured in movies such as "Air Bud". They make excellent family pets and are in demand for use in field trials, hunting, and as guide dogs for the blind. In response to the growing number of uses for the breed,...


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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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