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2014-05-20 23:09:15

Through Memorial Day, VPI Spearheads Donation Campaign at Paws4Heroes.com Brea, California (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 As Memorial Day approaches, we honor and remember our fallen military heroes. Additionally, in honor of our wounded warriors, Deckers Dogs is teaming up with Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) to raise money to help fund the rescue, care and training of service dogs for our military veterans returning home with disabilities. Through Memorial Day (May 26), VPI will donate $5 (up to...

2014-05-08 23:12:49

May is a month completely packed with dog-related holidays. Read up on the celebrations and honor the canines in your lives. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 The month of May brings with it a plethora of dog-related holidays. Join Royal Flush Havanese in celebrating our favorite four-legged friends by learning more about these celebratory days! National Pet Week The first week in May is known as National Pet Week, running this year from May 4-10. This time is dedicated to...

2014-05-07 23:07:20

Pet media company BetterPet, Inc., has released a new messaging feature on Dog Land app, helping dog owners connect and socialize. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 The Dog Land app has a new messaging feature, which allows for one-to-one communication between dog lovers. BetterPet, Inc. first launched the Dog Land iPhone app for dog owners to share photos of their beloved pooches and find convenient pet services nearby. Now with private messaging, scheduling doggie play dates...

2014-04-28 12:36:46

KING WILLIAM'S TOWN, South Africa, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It was only a matter of time before the Online Dog Trainer, Doggy Dan's dog and puppy obedience training secrets, were exposed by Peter Mantu of "Dog Training Secrets Exposed". In February 2014, "Dog Training Secrets Exposed", by Peter Mantu, became affiliated with Doggy Dan, the Online Dog Trainer with an unblemished objective of helping dog owners across the globe solve their dog and puppy problems from the...

2014-04-25 12:24:39

TAMPA, Fla., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halo, Purely for Pets has teamed up with the Olate Dogs, arguably the world's most famous rescue dogs, to change perceptions and combat stereotypes about shelter pets. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140425/78388 In 2012 the Olate Dogs shot to stardom when they won the America's Got Talent grand prize. These sweet, funny, talented dogs and their entertaining owners/handlers captured hearts across America. Audiences are...

2014-04-17 23:02:31

With the warm weather that comes with spring, there’s no better time to start training a dog. Merrick, NY (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Spring is the perfect time to train a dog. The warmer weather means it’s easier to take dogs outside, giving pet owners the perfect opportunity to housebreak them. The Puppy Store is ready to provide all their customers with valuable information and help for training new puppies this spring. When a customer gets their new puppy at The Puppy Store, they will...

2014-04-15 23:16:20

Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers the reasons to buy from a reputable breeder, and helps to outline the differences between puppy mills and local, small-scale breeders. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 News outlets have recently focused much of their attention on stories stressing the importance of the adoption vs. purchase of dogs and the consequence of knowing where one’s pet comes from. Many activists have stressed the significance of adopting animals from local...

Australian Dingo Found To Be A Distinct Species
2014-04-02 07:05:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When I think of a dingo, I think of a sad scene in the Tom Selleck movie, "Quigley Down Under" where the dingoes are attacking and Cora has to decide if she will repeat her mistakes, or let the aboriginal child cry. Like many of you, I'm sure, I considered them to be just another version of a coyote, no different from any other. A new study from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Sydney, however, reveals...

2014-03-19 23:29:59

Lorna Grande, a Massachusetts veterinarian, has taken her passion for pups and created an educational website aimed at informing future dog owners about reputable versus unethical puppy breeders. http://www.PupQuest.org addresses simple but often-overlooked steps to find a healthy pet from a reputable source. Pittsfield, MA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 No law in the country prevents puppy-mill operators from selling sick and unsocialized dogs via the Internet to unsuspecting families. One...

2014-03-11 12:23:41

Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food Launches Dynamic New Packaging Featuring Rescued Pets and New Small Bites COS COB, Conn., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicken Soup for the Soul®, the iconic bestselling book publisher and one of the nation's most recognized and trusted brands, announced a new look and even better formulation for its pet food line, as well as a new Small Bites dog food that offers complete and balanced nutrition for smaller adult dog breeds....


Latest Dogs Reference Libraries

Cynophobia
2013-12-24 10:43:28

Cynophobia, from the Greek kyon meaning dog, and phobos, meaning fear, is the abnormal fear of dogs. This phobia is classified as a specific phobia, under the subtype “animal phobias”. According to Dr. Timothy O. Rentz of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas, animal phobias are among the most common specific phobias and 36 percent who seek out treatment report being afraid of cats or dogs. Although snakes and spider are among the more common in...

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2007-01-21 20:21:17

The African Wild Dog, Lycaon pictus, also known as the African Hunting Dog Cape Hunting Dog, or Painted Hunting Dog, is a mammal of the Canidae family. It is related to the domestic dog. It is the only species in the canid family to lack dewclaws on the forelimbs. They are, as their name indicates, found only in Africa. They are found especially in scrub savanna and other lightly wooded areas. Individuals can easily be recognized in the basis of coat patterns. The pelage is an irregular...

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2007-01-21 20:07:57

Appearance The black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas) is an African canine with a fox-like appearance. It has tan fur, and a thick stripe of black and silver running down its back. They weigh anywhere from 15 to 30 pounds and are 5.91 to 11.81 in (15 to 30 cm) at the shoulder. Males are usually larger than females. Behavior Black-backed Jackals usually live together in pairs that last for life, but often hunt in packs to catch larger prey such as impala and antelope. They are very...

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2007-01-21 19:54:04

The Ethiopian Wolf is also known as the "Abyssinian Wolf", "Red Jackal" or "Fox", "Simen/Simenian/Simian/Simien Fox or Jackal" and "Horse's Jackal" in English. The Ethiopian wolf is one of the most rare and most endangered of all canids. The numerous names reflect previous uncertainty about their taxonomic position, but they are thought to the wolves of the genus Canis rather than the foxes they resemble. Recent molecular evidence even seems to indicate that the Ethiopian Wolf is a...

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2007-01-21 19:49:34

The dingo (plural dingoes or dingos), Canis lupus dingo, is a type of wild dog, probably descended from the Indian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes). It is commonly described as an Australian wild dog, but is not restricted to Australia, nor did it originate there. It originated in Africa. Modern dingoes are found throughout Southeast Asia, mostly in small pockets of remaining natural forest. They are found on the mainland Australia, particularly in the north. They have features in common with...

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