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2014-01-10 12:22:51

When Neighbors, Co-workers, Relatives and Friends Cry Foul on a Four-Legged Menace, Cesar Uses His Unmatched Canine Abilities to Restore the Peace Cesar 911 Premieres Friday, March 7, at 9 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- They bark incessantly. They nip at your fingers and toes. They growl and bare their teeth. They annoy friends and fellow dog walkers. And sometimes they scare the ones you love. When the neighborhood has literally gone...

2014-01-07 23:03:33

The name Bella still reigns supreme. Boise, ID (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 In an effort to highlight current pet-naming trends, Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, has released its list of the top 10 most popular names for dogs and cats enrolled with the agency in 2013. Each year, pop culture tends to have a considerable impact on the names people select for their pets. Illustrating this trend, Bella was the No. 1 name among dogs insured by Pets Best. The...

2014-01-06 23:25:02

Leading pet finder website, MissingCritters.com, explains how and why animals escape and offers five tips on what to do for a lost dog or lost cat. Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 Most people believe their dog or cat is never going to run away. However, according to the National Council of Pet Population Study and Policy and National Humane Society, every year 5 to 10 million animals disappear from their owners. Of those lost, less than 5% of cats get returned and less than 40% of...

Dogs Poop According To The Earth's Magnetic Field
2014-01-03 04:44:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ever wonder why your dog turns in circles before relieving himself? A new study published Friday in the journal Frontiers in Zoology may hold the answer. The researchers discovered that dogs of a variety of breeds align their bodies with the Earth’s magnetic field before squatting, and even the smallest fluctuations in the magnetic field will affect the dogs’ position. The researchers at Czech University of Life Sciences...

Harness For Guide Dogs Must Suit Both Dog And Owner
2014-01-02 09:26:41

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna A guide dog communicates with a blind person via a harness and its handle. Researchers at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni Vienna) have investigated for the first time the forces guide dogs are exposed to during their work. Physiotherapists and movement analysts compared three types of harness to find which is best for the dog and the owner. The results were recently published in The Veterinary Journal. Guide dogs lend...

2013-12-31 23:25:18

K9 Dog Park's Facebook holiday photo contest calendar is available for pre-order and will ship in January. Escondido, California (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 K9 Dog Park's 2014 Facebook Holiday Photo Contest is complete and chocked full of amazing dog photos taken during the holidays. K9 Dog Park is making those photos available in a 2014 calendar benefiting the Escondido Humane Society of Escondido, CA. Click here. K9 Dog Park has been collecting holiday-themed dog photographs on...

2013-12-31 23:22:30

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue's efforts to save the lives of thousands of homeless of abandoned dogs by bringing them to the DC area was featured by Sky News. This year, Lucky Dog saved 1250 dogs and cats, bringing the total of rescues since its founding to over 6,000. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (LDAR) was honored to be featured in a Sky News broadcast seen around the world. The story follows the journey of more than 30 dogs from a high kill shelter...

2013-12-26 23:20:03

ThunderWorks, the leader in pet anxiety relief products, provides natural alternatives to calming meds along with New Year’s safety tips. Durham, N.C. (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 As pet parents celebrate the arrival of a New Year, ThunderWorks reminds all pet parents that New Year’s Eve festivities can contribute to increased stress and anxiety in our dogs and cats. Particularly loud noises from celebratory fireworks, banging pots and pans and party poppers can seriously scare household...

2013-12-19 23:30:08

ThunderWorks reminds all pet parents to keep pet safety top of mind as holiday festivities commence. Durham, NC (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 The holidays can be a wonderful time of year for families and friends to get together and celebrate. However, for pets, holidays can pose additional safety threats and spur on anxiety. Many times, dogs and cats can become anxious or fearful of party guests, visitors and unfamiliar decorations such as trees, blinking lights and holiday figures. As a...


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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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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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