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2014-08-27 07:01:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Pets are our companions, our friends and our caregivers. They are good for our mental well-being, but what about our physical well-being? A new study from the University of Liverpool indicates that the well-being of both the pet and the owner could be improved with education and pet-friendly facilities. The study, published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, suggests that communities invest in...

2014-08-26 23:02:31

TexVetPets.org encourages dog lovers to celebrate National Dog Day, a holiday to recognize the companionship and service that dogs provide humans. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Today is National Dog Day, marking a special time to celebrate the joy and companionship that dogs contribute to the lives of humans. Since it was established in 2004, each August 26 is dedicated to recognizing dog ownership, safety and appreciation. We love and care for our dogs every day of the year, but...

2014-08-26 00:20:15

More than 55% of AutoTrader visitors who own a dog take their furry friend into consideration when choosing a new car ATLANTA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 10(th) anniversary of National Dog Day, AutoTrader.com's expert editorial team has named their picks of the "Must-Shop Cars for Dog Lovers." More than 56 million American households own a dog(1), and these furry family members factor in when it's time to pull a new car into the driveway. In a recent survey, 55...

2014-08-25 08:24:45

Author invites children to discover a love for adventure, travel and dogs with this engaging read BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can dogs use their special abilities to overcome obstacles and find their way home? Join the adventure of a group of purebred dogs who seek to learn their true purpose, traveling the world in the process. This educational adventure tale for children uses a dog's perspective to teach history, geography and a love of dogs. Lynne...

2014-08-20 08:25:58

Elite Trainers and Handlers Attend 2014 Sporting Dog Summit ST. LOUIS, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the country's top dog handlers and trainers, as well as sporting dog journalists, recently were treated to tips on ways to enhance canine performance success by experts at the 2014 Purina Sporting Dog Summit. The two-and-a-half day program, titled "Achieving a Performance Edge," was held at the Purina Event Center in Gray Summit, Mo., July 28-30....

2014-08-19 23:01:24

National Dog Day is Aug. 26, and The Puppy Store is celebrating with some helpful tips for dog owners. Merrick, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 In honor of National Dog Day on Aug. 26, The Puppy Store is helping you care for your old furry friend by offering tips on caring for aging dogs. When dogs grow older, they tend to rely on their owners more. Because of this, dog owners need to realize the dog’s needs and know how to care for them. As dogs age, their needs change. They will not want...

2014-08-18 12:31:04

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Monday August 18th is scheduled to be My Life with My Dog Remembered. A day to honor the dogs that we have loved and that have passed. We ask everyone to change his or hers social media picture to their dog that has passed as well release a yellow balloon into the air, purchase a yellow flower, or light a yellow candle. Yellow, the color of honor. A color so rightfully deserved for these amazing souls that have passed through...

2014-08-15 12:24:00

Your child's drawing of the hero dog in their life could be shown on nationwide TV broadcast WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association, the first national humane organization, is teaming up with Todd Kessler, author of the innovative new children's book "The Good Dog" and the co-creator of the wildly successful "Blue's Clues" television program, for the Hero Dog Art Show. Children of all ages are invited to submit drawings of their own hero dogs...

2014-08-14 23:01:21

K9 Dog Park, a full service dog care facility in Escondido, California, announces client satisfaction levels never before seen, including a Five Star rating on Google+. Escondid, California (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 K9 Dog Park, a wholly owned subsidiary of Puppies Dot Com, LLC, announced today that client satisfaction is at an all-time high due to customer experience, owner participation, employee training and virtually no turnover of key employees. Owner Penny DiLoreto commented, “My...

2014-08-13 08:26:57

First major series debuts on revamped Positively.com platform ATLANTA, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If arson is an 'under the radar' crime, the dogs and handlers who uncover hidden clues at fire scenes to detect arson fraud are positively invisible. In a major new web series, celebrity dog trainer Victoria Stilwell (It's Me or the Dog, Animal Planet) steps outside her comfort zone of domestic pet training to follow (and sometimes join) a class of new human and canine recruits as...


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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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'