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2013-12-11 08:31:53

Banfield Pet Hospital® Reveals Most Popular Pet Names of 2013 PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Banfield Pet Hospital(®), the world's largest veterinary practice, and its internal research team, Banfield Applied Research & Knowledge (BARK), released today the top pet names of 2013, pulled from its database of nearly 2.5 million pets nationwide. As the records revealed, pet owners looked high and low to find inspiration for their pets' names in 2013, including some...

2013-12-10 23:30:53

Royal Flush Havanese gives some tips for keeping dogs safe from tainted treats. Charlestown, Rhode Island (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Keeping Dogs Safe From Tainted Treats From China Royal Flush Havanese knows that most of its readers, being doglovers, are aware of the current scandal and danger of certain pet treats from China. Nevertheless, such are the dangers of these treats, in some cases lethal, that Royal Flush Havanese feels it cannot hurt to give the warning here as well....

2013-12-10 20:21:33

Universal K-9, a specialist in K-9 training services, has unveiled a new program that not only saves dogs from death row, but also benefits police departments in need of drug or explosive dogs. SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Universal K-9, a nationally recognized leader in military and police dog training, has today rolled out a new program with significant dual benefits. The police dog grant program is designed to help save dogs across the country from being...

2013-12-10 12:29:09

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Studio Center, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va., is proud to announce that the company will be donating $3,325 to "Canines for Disabled Kids" (CDK), a small non-profit that helps children discover, apply, and obtain service dogs to help with a variety of disabilities. During "No Shave for the Kids November", Studio Center male staff members grew beards, mustaches and/or muttonchops; for each person who participated, the company...

2013-12-09 23:02:24

The holidays are a hectic travel time for all. Make sure you have a positive travel experience by following these simple steps for traveling with your pet during the Holidays via Help ‘Em Up Harness. Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 The holidays are a hectic travel time for all. To ensure a positive travel experience follow these simple steps for traveling with your pet during the Holidays from the Help ‘Em Up Harness. Check airline and hotel pet policies. This may go without...

Prairie Dog Polygamy Pros And Cons
2013-12-05 09:09:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While polygamy can increase the risk of exposure to diseases and parasites, the likelihood that female prairie dogs will give birth to more offspring often makes mating with more than one male worth the risk, new research claims. The paper, which was prepared by behavioral ecologist John Hoogland of University of Maryland, reported that the herbivorous rodents that mated with multiple males were likely to rear more offspring...

Training Dogs To To Undergo Successful Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
2013-12-05 06:23:55

Emory University After capturing the first brain images of two alert, unrestrained dogs last year, researchers at Emory University have confirmed their methods and results by replicating them in an experiment involving 13 dogs. The research, published by the Public Library of Science One (PLOS One), showed that most of the dogs had a positive response in the caudate region of the brain when given a hand signal indicating they would receive a food treat, as compared to a different hand...

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...

2013-12-03 12:24:57

December 3, 2013 is Celebrate Shelter Pets Day NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new "Meet My Shelter Pet" video featuring actress Torrey DeVitto and her shelter dog, Beau, will mark Celebrate Shelter Pets Day. The video, released by The Shelter Pet Project in partnership with Halo Pet Foundation, showcases the unique bond between Torrey and Beau and reminds viewers that there are thousands of amazing shelter pets ready to be adopted. "There is a level of appreciation that...

2013-12-03 08:20:19

Milestone adoption by national non-profit proves success of pairing shelter pets with military veterans LONG BEACH, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pets for Patriots, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to saving lives at both ends of the leash by creating unique opportunities for members of the military community to honorably adopt the most at-risk, overlooked dogs and cats, is proud to announce its 500(th) adoption. "It's an absolute thrill to celebrate our 500(th) honorable...


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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