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2011-08-17 08:00:00

SPRINGFIELD, Va., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Olde Towne Pet Resort (OTPR) -- a "Day Spa & Hotel" for dogs and cats providing numerous boarding services and amenities -- boasts a four-foot deep, 20-foot long indoor heated lap pool for movement therapy, exercise, and for fun and games for water-loving dogs as well as for dogs in need of water therapy due to injury, surgery or limited mobility, pain or age-related physical restrictions. "While most might walk by our pool and...

2011-01-26 09:00:00

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed As the Bulldog Quietly Creeps Up the List NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Labrador Retriever took San Francisco's top spot in the American Kennel Club's (AKC(®)) 2010 ranking of the most popular AKC-registered dog breeds in the U.S. "The Golden Retriever may have fallen to 5th place nationally, but the breed is making quite a comeback in San Francisco, jumping from 4th...

2011-01-26 09:00:00

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Also Remains America's Most Popular Breed As the Bulldog Quietly Creeps Up the List NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Northern New Jersey's top spot in the American Kennel Club's (AKC(®)) 2010 ranking of the most popular AKC-registered dog breeds in the U.S. "While Northern New Jersey's love for the gentle and patient Lab remained steady," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson, "the...

2011-01-26 09:00:00

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Also Remains America's Most Popular Breed As the Bulldog Quietly Creeps Up the List NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Austin's top spot in the American Kennel Club's (AKC(®)) 2010 ranking of the most popular AKC-registered dog breeds in the U.S. "The Poodle, a perennial favorite, rose two spots in the rankings to enter Austin's top five," said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. "Bucking...

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2010-11-09 14:03:41

Dogs attack face and eyes As dog bites become an increasingly major public health concern, a new study shows that unsupervised children are most at risk for bites, that the culprits are usually family pets and if they bite once, they will bite again with the second attack often more brutal than the first. The study, the largest of its kind, was done by Vikram Durairaj, MD, of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, who found that dogs usually target a child's face and eyes and most...

2010-01-27 10:06:00

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed As German Shepherd Dog Makes A Move For The Top Spot NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club(®) (AKC) announced today the "Top 5" most popular AKC-registered dog breeds in Orlando for 2009.* Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Orlando's top spot. "Although the German Shepherd rose in popularity in Orlando, the feisty Yorkshire Terrier held on to its ranking as the second...

2010-01-27 10:05:00

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed As German Shepherd Dog Makes A Move For The Top Spot NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club(®) (AKC) announced today the "Top 5" most popular AKC-registered dog breeds in Washington, D.C. for 2009.* Once again, the Labrador Retriever took Washington, D.C.'s top spot. "The Lab, Yorkie and Golden are all national favorites and lead D.C.'s top five," said AKC Spokesperson...


Latest Golden Retriever Reference Libraries

Tweed Water Spaniel
2013-06-19 12:34:24

The Tweed water spaniel, also known as the Tweed spaniel or the Ladykirk Spaniel, is a breed of domestic dog that went extinct in the nineteenth century. This breed is thought to have been developed near the River Tweed, close to the borders of Scotland, and was most likely created by breeding the St. John's water dog with local dogs, although this cannot be proven. This breed is known for helping develop the golden retriever and curly coated retriever breeds. The Tweed water spaniel was a...

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2008-05-24 22:07:54

The Golden Retriever is a hunting breed developed in Scotland during the 1800s. The breed was created due to a need for a specialist retriever following improvements to guns which left birds being downed at distances too far for most dogs to track. It loves water, and is excellent at retrieving killed waterfowl as well as upland game. Today it is not only used for hunting, but also for narcotics detection, search and rescue, guiding, as well as for companionship. Today, it is one of the most...

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2008-05-24 14:36:57

The Flat-Coated Retriever is a British gundog. It was bred to retrieve both in the water and on land, flushing game and marking birds. The breed originated in the 19th century and may have come from stock of the St. John's Water Dog, which may be an ancestor to other retrievers, such as the Labrador and the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. The breed was recognized by the AKC in 1915 and became popular in America around the same time. World War II nearly caused extinction for the breed, but in the...

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2008-05-21 11:54:03

The Curly Coated Retriever is a breed of dog developed in England to hunt waterfowl. It is easily distinguished from other Retrievers by its height and its curly coat. The Curly Coated Retriever is slightly longer than it is tall, yet still appears to have incredibly long legs. It typically stands from 23 to 27 inches high and weighs 50 to 90 pounds. The curly coat can be either solid black or solid liver colored. The eyes of the breed should be black, brown or amber, and its nose the same...

Chesapeake Bay Retriever
2008-05-21 10:41:37

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a breed that originated with two Newfoundlands rescued from a ship in Maryland in the 1800s. The Newfoundlands were bred with various dogs to create the breed. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an extremely resilient hunting dog, which can hunt under the most adverse conditions. The breed is also an excellent guard dog; it is very protective of its owner and its home. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever has a strong body with a very large, powerful chest. The head of...

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