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2013-10-06 12:20:15

Therapy Dog "Elle" Teaches Children About Dog Safety, Reading, and Overcoming Prejudice LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's top therapy dog, a pit bull named Elle (pronounced Ellie) from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina who helps teach children about dog safety, reading, and overcoming prejudice and stereotypes - something a pit bull knows too much about - has been named this year's "American Hero Dog" at the 2013 American Humane Association Hero Dog...

Dogs Don't Live As Long When They're Overweight
2013-10-05 04:50:50

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Humans aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about obesity, according to new research claiming that overweight pet dogs have a shorter life expectancy than their ideal-weight counterparts. Experts from the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition reviewed data on a variety of popular dog breeds from throughout the US, and found that those who are overweight in middle age suffer a life expectancy reduction of up to 10 months...

2013-10-04 23:23:50

Royal Flush Havanese tackles the longstanding myth that every year of a dog's life is identical to seven human years. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 It is common knowledge that one year of a dog’s life is equivalent to seven human years. Although this is a respectable rough estimate, this measurement has proved to be mostly incorrect. The ratio of dog years to human can alter greatly throughout a dog’s life. Royal Flush Havanese shows readers how to accurately measure...

2013-10-02 12:27:21

Great new product to help include your dog in more of your family events SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For many, leaving the house is one of the hardest things they do. People love their dogs and dislike leaving them home all the time. There just hasn't been a hands-free solution for taking them along in their outings, until now. 'Dog Ring', a revolutionary new product is about to hit the market like a storm and will change the way people interact with their...

2013-10-01 08:27:37

PHOENIX, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- We are a nation of pet lovers, yet sadly, four million adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized every year simply because there are not enough homes. In an inspiring new documentary, "The Journey Home: A Rescue Waggin'® Story," PetSmart Charities depicts how its Rescue Waggin' program is working to change this statistic by giving adoptable dogs and puppies a second chance at life. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please...

2013-10-01 08:20:10

Dog-rescue airlift saves hundreds of wet-nosed lives ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 300 homeless dogs will be rescued from Georgia kill shelters and airlifted from MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield in Hinesville, Ga., on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Pilots N Paws' Operation Special Delivery. Petmate will provide travel carriers, harnesses, collars and leads to make sure all transported pets are safe and comfortable for this life-saving trip....

2013-09-30 23:44:24

In response to a recent survey sent to over 1,000 of their clients, K9 Dog Park will present a series of dog behavior adjustment seminars. The seminar series entitled “Why Does My Dog Act That Way?” will address the top eight dog behavior concerns from clients. Escondido, California (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 In September, K9 Dog Park received survey responses from clients stating their dog behavior concerns. The survey outlined 18 various dog behavior issues and clients were asked...

2013-09-29 23:04:46

Celebrity animal activist Prince Lorenzo Borghese, founder of Royal Pet Club and the line of Royal Treatment luxury pet care products, has announced the addition of True Dose liquid pet supplements to its Royal Treatment line of all natural pet care products. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 The Royal Pet Club has announced the launch of True Dose™ natural liquid supplements to its line of all natural Royal Treatment pet products. The addition of True Dose supplements is a...

2013-09-28 23:02:08

Celebrity animal activist Prince Lorenzo Borghese, founder of Royal Pet Club and the line of Royal Treatment luxury pet care products, has announced the addition of True Dose liquid pet supplements to its Royal Treatment line of all natural pet care products. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 The Royal Pet Club has announced the launch of True Dose™ natural liquid supplements to its line of all natural Royal Treatment pet products. The addition of True Dose supplements is a...

2013-09-24 23:02:24

Recognizing there is a deeper bond between canines and humans than meets the eye, CarePoint Health has introduced a new pet therapy program. Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 CarePoint Health is pleased to announce the establishment of a new dog therapy program at each of its three hospitals, Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital, and Hoboken University Medical Center. According to Therapy Dogs International (http://www.tdi-dog.org/), pet therapy has positively influenced...


Latest Dog Reference Libraries

Beast of Bladenboro
2013-09-17 12:23:19

The Beast of Bladenboro is a creature that was blamed for a slew of animal deaths in the winter of 1953-54 in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Witnesses and trackers of the beast suggested it was most likely a wildcat, but uncertainty of its true identity classifies it as a cryptid. Eight miles from Bladenboro in Clarkton, North Carolina, a dog was found dead, on December 29, 1953, possibly caused by the beast of Bladenboro. Witnesses described the creature as sleek, black, and about five feet...

Tamaskan Dog
2013-09-10 15:38:49

The Tamaskan dog, also known as the Tamaskan Husky, is a breed of domestic sled dog that originated from Finland. Jennie Peacock and Lynn Hardey, who created it to resemble a wolf and preform many duties, used breeds including the Alaskan malamute, Siberian husky, and the Northern Inuit, among other breeds. The first successful litter was born in 2002, but the breed did not receive its name until 2006, the same year that registries were formed to record information about as many dogs as...

Tibetan Mastiff
2013-06-19 12:40:48

The Tibetan Mastiff is a breed of domestic guard dog that originated in Asia, where it was used to guard livestock, palaces, tents, villages, and monasteries. The breed was known by many names in different regions, including Bhote Kukur, which translates to “someone from Tibet” and “dog” in Nepali. The term mastiff was once used to denote a number of large breeds, but the Tibetan mastiff is not a true mastiff. The Tibetan Mastiff was very popular in England in the early nineteenth...

Portuguese Cattle Dog
2013-06-13 16:48:55

The Portuguese cattle dog, known by its original name Cão de Castro Laboreiro and other English names, is a breed of domestic livestock guarding dog that originated from Portugal. Its original name means “Dog from Castro Laboreiro” and refers to its city of origin, Castro Laboreiro. The history of this breed is largely unknown, although many stories exist about its development occurring in the 1800’s. It is thought that the modern breed is descended from guard dogs that existed before...

Toy Bulldog
2013-06-11 11:37:04

The toy bulldog is a breed of domestic dog that once existed between the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The first attempt to develop this species occurred when breeders tried to make the bulldog smaller. This was conducted by breeding small bulldogs, but did not result in consistent, healthy toy puppies, with some litters containing normal sized puppies. Another attempt to develop the breed occurred when the English bulldog, the French bulldog, and other types of bulldogs were...

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