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2012-07-11 22:20:51

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A program bringing tiny puppies, young schoolchildren, and seniors with giving hearts together to impact the lives of visually impaired individuals was recently recognized with a coveted national honor. The public relations campaign for "Atlantic Shores/Guiding Eyes for the Blind Puppy Love Program" was honored at the 10th Annual American Business Awards as the Silver "Stevie Award" winner in the Public Relations Campaign of The Year...

2012-06-30 23:02:57

Watch Susquehanna Service Dogs´ newest litter of puppies on the Puppy Cam. SSD Cleopatra, Brutus, William Shakespeare, Falstaff, Portia, Queen Mab and Hamlet will eat, sleep, play and take their first steps on a live video stream available on SSD´s website. These seven puppies will be trained as service dogs to assist men, women and children with disabilities. Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 Susquehanna Service Dogs´ newest litter of puppies has taken center stage on...

2012-06-04 06:24:13

Proceeds to Benefit American Humane Association WASHINGTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Canines around the country are giving a resounding WOOF! in praise of Dog is Good, LLC., a company that offers products and apparel for dog lovers everywhere. Why all the noise? Dog is Good announced today that they are the creators of the official T-shirt for the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM). The company will donate all the retail profit from sales of this...

2012-05-21 23:00:11

The popular Tucson dog trainer, Gerard Raneri, of Bark Busters, has released a new series of tips for dog owners designed to curb dog aggression for dog park safety. Dog aggression is on the rise, according to the trainer, and the tips are intended to ensure dog owners have a safe trip to local dog parks. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 With spring in bloom and summer well on its way, Gerard Raneri, dog behavior specialist with Bark Busters Tucson, has released a guide helping dog owners...

2012-04-03 22:20:34

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- What has four paws, boundless energy, and a cute story to tell about an amazing future helping visually impaired people to live a full life? A black lab puppy named Joanie, who is starring in a video chronicling her adventures as part of The Atlantic Shores/Guiding Eyes For The Blind "Puppy Love Program." To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-03-23 23:02:28

Pets Best Insurance, a leading provider of pet health insurance in the US, celebrates National Puppy Day by offering tips to care for new puppies, how to “puppy-proof” a home and puppy training tips to get pet owners off to a good start with their new pet. Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 March 23rd is National Puppy Day, a celebration of the joy puppies bring to people´s lives. More importantly it is a day to raise awareness about all the orphaned puppies around the...

2012-03-15 07:00:00

SuperDog, dog walkers San Francisco, is announcing special offers for new clients. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 San Francisco dog walkers, SuperDog, offering dog daycare and dog training classes throughout the San Francisco area, is featuring special offers for new clients looking to have their puppies and dogs walked. Through April 15, new clients will receive one complimentary week of dog walking services for puppies under the age of one. “SuperDog recognizes that each...

Image 1 - Ancient Dog Domestication Happened In Multiple Places, Researchers Claim
2012-01-24 04:42:39

An ancient canine skull unearthed in the mountains of Siberia suggests that modern domesticated dogs may have originated for multiple ancestors in various geographic locations rather than as the result of a single event in a single culture, a new study published in the journal PLoS One claims. According to BBC News Science Reporter Hamish Pritchard, a Russian-led team of archaeologists discovered the 33,000 year old specimen in the Altai Mountains. That fossil, combined with dog remains...

2012-01-10 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognized as the World's Most Pup-ular Hotel and host hotel for the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, New York's Hotel Pennsylvania is pleased to announce it has been selected as the Westminster 2012 "Pet-Friendly Hotel Of The Year" for its 'Five-Paw' service as it prepares to welcome all canine hopefuls participating in the 2012 event. The 136th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes place on February 13th and 14th, 2012 at Madison Square...

2012-01-05 08:00:00

Petco Encourages Welcoming a New Pet into the Home Responsibly San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 It is always fun and exciting to expand the family with a four-legged friend, but the decision should not be taken lightly, especially during the holidays. The holidays are often a busy time when people do not have the time or energy to focus on a new pet and this often means many dogs and cats aren´t acclimated properly into their homes. This January, Petco is helping pet parents to...


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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