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Wolves Learn From Each Other Better Than Dogs
2014-01-31 07:52:25

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna Although wolves and dogs are closely related, they show some striking differences. Scientists from the Messerli Research Institute at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have undertaken experiments that suggest that wolves observe one another more closely than dogs and so are better at learning from one another. The scientists believe that cooperation among wolves is the basis of the understanding between dogs and humans. Their findings...

2014-01-30 23:04:24

K9 Dog Park releases 2014 training schedule to teach dogs to avoid rattlesnakes. The company uniquely trains dogs and their owners to avoid snakes without using shock collars. Escondido, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 K9 Dog Park will begin training dogs to avoid rattlesnakes on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., the first training for this class in the 2014 season. Subsequent classes will be available mostly on Wednesday evenings so attendees can have time to arrive with their dogs...

2014-01-30 23:03:14

AKC Canine Health Foundation-funded research looks at health implications of early spay and neuter in an expanded pool of dogs. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is pleased to announce additional funding for continuing research on the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs. The funding was awarded to Dr. Benjamin L. Hart of the University of California, Davis to expand his earlier work and consider breed differences in vulnerability...

2014-01-28 23:31:11

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is thrilled to announce it gained its 18,000th fan this weekend! This successful organization uses its Facebook page to communicate with supporters across the nation -- and the globe. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 This weekend, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue (LDAR) made its 18,000th friend on Facebook. As of Monday, January 27th, LDAR had 18.066 fans. Lucky Dog's fans come from many places, from the Washington DC metro region, other parts of the United...

2014-01-28 23:04:55

The top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in 2013. Boise, ID (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, today released its list of the top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in 2013. In the company’s eight years of insuring dogs and cats, the top 10 most popular breeds have remained relatively consistent. However, the agency has noticed definite trends during the years,...

2014-01-28 23:04:03

Petplan reveals the most common health conditions that had pets feeling sick as a dog. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Before closing the door on 2013, Petplan, America’s best-loved pet insurer, pawed through a year’s worth of claims to sniff out the 10 most common health conditions for dogs and cats in 2013. For the third year in a row, tummy troubles topped the list, followed closely by cancer and lameness. The biggest mover on the list, though, is periodontal disease –...

2014-01-27 08:27:04

New Mars Veterinary DNA test helps shelters better match dogs with homes PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the estimated four million dogs that enter shelters in the U.S. each year, an innovative DNA test and coast-to-coast tour are shining new hope in finding them matches to permanent homes. Wisdom Panel, a brand of Mars Veterinary, the industry leader in canine genetic testing, has introduced DOGTRAX(TM) DNA tests, a new test designed for animal shelters that...

Social Order In Domestic Dog Packs Can Be Determined During Group Walks
2014-01-25 05:03:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal PLOS Computational Biology say that you can tell a lot about the social order of a dog pack by looking at their paths. A group of scientists from Oxford University, Eötvös University, Budapest and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) found that a dog’s path during group walks can determine social ranks and personality traits. In order to come to this finding, the team utilized high-resolution...

2014-01-24 23:01:23

Industry Leading and Award-winning Pet Resort Announces New Offerings and Continues to Help Animals in Need Nashville, TN (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 When you think of pet lodging, a tropical landscape probably isn’t what you have in mind. However, My Second Home Pet Resort delivers just that. In fact, you can’t miss it: the Franklin-based pet lodge boasts a ceiling-high glass wall in the lobby, which offers full views of the indoor island paradise, complete with tropical plants, a...

2014-01-21 16:22:38

See what good food can do.TM Shines Spotlight on Dogs' Journeys from Shelter to Forever Loving Homes PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PEDIGREE® Brand unveiled its See what good food can do.(TM) documentary-style campaign yesterday at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The campaign showcases the impact people can make in dogs' lives, especially shelter dogs, with some extra attention, good food and loving care. More than four million dogs enter shelters each year....


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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