Quantcast

Latest Dog Stories

Study Shows Wolves Can Learn From Observing Humans
2013-12-04 18:49:59

Frontiers Wolves can learn from observing humans and pack members where food is hidden and recognize when humans only pretend to hide food, reports a study for the first time in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology. These findings imply that when our ancestors started to domesticate dogs, they could have built on a pre-existing ability of wolves to learn from others, not necessarily pack members. A paper published recently in the journal Science suggested that humans...

2013-11-30 23:21:38

In Dogs We Trust is an inspirational anthology of dog stories that illustrate the powerful bond between humans and canines, and the unconditional love and shared sacrifice that goes along with that bond. The book benefits Veteran service dog organizations and supports dog rescue efforts. Wilton, CT (PRWEB) November 30, 2013 Clear Conscience Pet is a small company with a big mission: educating the public to separate truth from hype in the pet food business for the betterment of companion...

2013-11-29 23:03:34

K9 Dog Park's LaPaws classes are essential training for dog owners who are expecting a baby and a lot like Lamaze classes – they teach expectant parents or families with toddlers how to acclimate the household dog to the changing environment. Escondido, California (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Parents who are expecting a bundle of joy to expand their loving family can sign up for LaPaws dog training classes at K9 Dog Park to insure peace and safety at delivery – whether the bundle is...

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...

2013-11-26 23:02:23

Planning in advance helps pet owners and their pet sitters during the busiest time of year for pet care. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 The week of Thanksgiving signals the start of the busiest time of year for pet sitting companies all over the country; a busy season that usually lasts through the first week of January. During this 7-week period, many pet sitting companies double the amount of visits that they do compared to other times of year. Ensuring a smooth holiday for pet...

2013-11-25 23:02:02

To welcome the holiday season, Canine Company® will support DAWS with a festive, family-friendly (and pet-friendly!) event at their Wilton, CT headquarters. Wilton, CT (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 As the holidays near, Canine Company has partnered with the Danbury Animal Welfare Society (DAWS) to supplement fundraising efforts and to provide community members with a fun activity to share with their families, friends and pets. ‘Santa Paws for DAWS’ will take place on Saturday,...


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...

More Articles (30 articles) »
Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.