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2011-01-26 12:25:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- USA Network announced today that the 135th WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW, presented by Pedigree®, will air February 14th and 15th at 8/7c. David Frei will be co-hosting with NBC Sports analyst Mary Carillo. Also joining the team will be NBC Sports' Tiffany Simons as a sideline reporter. On Monday, February 14, USA will air the first hour of the show at 8pm and will then switch over to CNBC for the 9-11pm ET/PT portion of the...

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2010-04-15 09:08:01

TGen and VARI study cancer in dogs to find new treatments for humans Fido's wet licks might hold more than love. They could provide the DNA keys to findings new treatments for rare cancers and other diseases in both dogs and human patients. The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) have created the Canine Hereditary Cancer Consortium, a program designed to study naturally occurring cancers in dogs to better understand why both pets and...

2010-02-09 17:51:00

ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- This Valentine's Day, Phoenix dog owners can take their pets' health to heart. Veterinary cardiologists on the Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour will perform free dog heart examinations inside a mobile medical unit at Steele Park on February 14, during the fifth annual Heart to Heart Pet-a-Rama fundraiser. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100209/CG52601) The goal of both the Mobile Dog Heart Health Tour and the Heart to Heart Pet-a-Rama...

2009-06-05 16:06:00

HOUSTON, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The 32nd annual Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows -- taking place in Houston's Reliant Center, Thursday, July 16, through Sunday, July 19, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- will play host to "Stump," the reigning Westminster Kennel Club champion and Houston native. Stump will greet the crowd, give out pawtographs and pose for photos on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. only. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090605/DA28656) "Stump," a...

2009-03-21 12:22:19

A puppy adopted by U.S. TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey is in stable condition after being treated for parvovirus, a Harpo Productions official says. An unidentified spokesman for Winfrey's production company said the TV star's 13-week-old cocker spaniel, Sadie, is doing well after receiving treatment for the same virus that apparently killed Winfrey's other adopted cocker spaniel, Ivan, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday. Winfrey, star of The Oprah Winfrey Show, adopted both dogs from...

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2009-03-17 17:00:45

Ivan, one of two 8-week-old puppies Oprah Winfrey adopted from PAWS Chicago this month has died, a spokeswoman for Winfrey's Harpo Productions said. The representative told the Chicago Tribune that Ivan, a blond-colored cocker spaniel who appeared on the March 6 edition of The Oprah Winfrey Show, died from the parvo virus late last week. Ivan was a littermate of Sadie, another cocker puppy Winfrey recently adopted and introduced to the audience on a live program. The Tribune noted that...

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2009-03-17 16:05:00

The second 8-week-old puppy Oprah Winfrey adopted from PAWS Chicago this month has died, a spokeswoman for Winfrey's Harpo Productions said. The representative told the Chicago Tribune that Ivan, a blond-colored cocker spaniel who appeared on the March 6 edition of The Oprah Winfrey Show, died from the parvo virus late last week. Ivan was a littermate of Sadie, another cocker puppy Winfrey recently adopted. The Tribune noted that Winfrey has been a longtime supporter of PAWS, highlighting the...

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2009-03-03 18:14:01

A Chicago animal shelter says that talk show host Oprah Winfrey has adopted an 8-week-old blonde-colored cocker spaniel. (The dog) is really cute, Lisa Nowak, a representative for PAWS in Chicago, told Us Weekly. Oprah saw her and fell in love with her! She was very excited. The magazine said on its Web site that Winfrey and her boyfriend Stedman Graham Sunday adopted the puppy, whom shelter staff had named Amanda. Nowak said she didn't know if Winfrey has since given her a new name. Winfrey...

2009-01-17 13:52:36

Margaret Carter, who once blew the whistle on questionable dog breeding methods, says she is quitting Britain's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club. Carter said she never intended to damage the reputation of the 80-year-old canine group by disclosing that a pedigree dog with a genetic condition was repeatedly used to sire puppies, The Times of London reported Saturday. Carter's claims regarding the genetic condition, syringomyelia, were detailed in a BBC documentary called Pedigree Dogs...


Latest English Cocker Spaniel Reference Libraries

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2008-07-07 22:06:32

The Russian Spaniel was bred according to Russian hunting requirements following World War II. The breed is a cross of various European spaniel breeds. The breed is similar to a Cocker Spaniel, but taller with a longer body.

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2008-06-03 17:13:11

The Portuguese Water Dog, also called Cão d'Água or the Portuguese Fishing Dog originated as a fishing breed. The breed may trace as far back as 700 B.C. to central Asia, but the breed was predominantly bred and used in Portugal. The Portuguese Water Dog was often used to retrieve broken nets and lost tackle, as well as herd fish into nets and act as a courier from one ship to another. The breed was frequently carried in trawlers which worked their way from Portugal to Iceland to catch...

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2008-05-28 11:12:02

The Phalène is the drop-eared version of a toy breed known as the Papillon. It is the earliest form of the breed, and was a breed used primarily as a companion dog to royalty and the upper class. The breed is generally the same as the Papillon, which is a small, elegant, fine-boned breed which generally stands 8 to 11 inches tall and weighs 6 to 10 pounds. The coat of the breed is generally white with brown or black markings. It is silky and long, and the tail and ears are covered with...

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2008-05-27 23:02:19

The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever was developed in Nova Scotia during the 20th century to toll waterfowl. The breed's tolling methods of hunting are unique: it splashes in the water which lures curious waterfowl toward the dog. The hunter calls the dog back once the birds are in range, which causes the birds to fly, allowing the hunter a shot. The Duck-Tolling Retriever then retrieves the downed birds. The breed's ancestry likely includes the Golden Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, and the...

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2008-05-27 13:16:11

The Japanese Chin is a small spaniel and the breed of Japanese royalty. They originated in the Sichuan Province of China. The breed was made famous in England and America during the 19th and 20th centuries. The Japanese Chin weighs 4 to 15 pounds and stands 8 to 11 inches high. It has an oriental, flattened face and large, wide-set eyes. The coat of the breed is long and silky and can be black and white, lemon and white, red and white, or, rarely, black and white with tan points. It also...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'