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2014-07-24 23:02:07

In this week's Caught On, the popular website explores how online video is changing the way we see the world, from the harrowing distracted driver videos, to the adorable baby deer videos, to the horrors of the doggie bath ritual. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Caught On Magazine this week demonstrates how security video, surveillance video, dash cams and smartphone video are helping shape the debate on distracted texting and driving. In other stories, pervasive cameras capture...

2013-10-04 23:23:50

Royal Flush Havanese tackles the longstanding myth that every year of a dog's life is identical to seven human years. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 It is common knowledge that one year of a dog’s life is equivalent to seven human years. Although this is a respectable rough estimate, this measurement has proved to be mostly incorrect. The ratio of dog years to human can alter greatly throughout a dog’s life. Royal Flush Havanese shows readers how to accurately measure...

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2011-04-20 09:22:36

Dog owners and veterinarians have long relied on a mix of limited data and anecdotal evidence to assess which breeds are at risk of dying from various conditions, but a new University of Georgia study provides a rare and comprehensive look at causes of death in more than 80 breeds. The study, published in the current edition of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, can be used to create breed-specific health maintenance programs and is a starting point for future studies that will...

2010-03-15 10:27:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Chewing on shoes? Yipping at midnight? Accidents on the kitchen floor? Must be a new puppy in the house! In recognition of National Puppy Day on March 23, Holistic Select® staff veterinarian Dr. Al Townshend shares the five key things new puppy parents should know to nourish their growing dogs' brains and activate a higher level of health. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100315/NE70416 ) The first step is...

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2010-01-14 12:15:48

Genes are being tested for roles in most conspicuous variations among dogs From the Dachshund's stubby legs to the Shar-Pei's wrinkly skin, breeding for certain characteristics has left its mark on the dog genome. Researchers have identified 155 regions on the canine genome that appear to have been influenced by selective breeding. With more than 400 distinct breeds, dogs come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, fur-styles, and temperaments. The curly-haired toy poodle, small enough to sit in a...

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2009-10-01 19:26:40

The Dog Whisperer star Cesar Millan says cartoon canine Scooby-Doo is helping him with the U.S. National Spokesdog Competition. The competition is to find a superstar to appear in an educational campaign focusing on the importance of spaying and neutering dogs and adopting homeless animals from shelters. Millan began the competition, an online photo contest at www.nationalspokesdog.org, where celebrity judges, including Scooby-Doo and star of The Biggest Loser Jillian Michaels, will select...

2009-10-01 07:07:00

The Biggest Loser's Jillian Michaels Lends Expertise to Support Search LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's most famous dog, Scooby-Doo, has joined forces with The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan to find the next four-legged superstar in the "National Spokesdog Competition," an educational campaign focusing on the importance of spaying and neutering dogs and adopting homeless animals from shelters. Cesar Millan, star of the Emmy-nominated TV series Dog Whisperer with...

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2007-04-05 13:35:00

WASHINGTON -- From the towering Great Dane to the feisty little Chihuahua, all dogs are brothers under the skin. Now, researchers have uncovered a reason why the animals wearing that skin vary so much in size. Dogs have the largest variation in body size of any land animal, so researchers led by Elaine A. Ostrander of the National Human Genome Research Institute decided to look into the reasons why. Their findings are reported in Friday's issue of the journal Science. Learning how growth is...


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2008-06-03 17:27:37

The Argentinean Mastiff, otherwise known as the Dogo Argentino, is a big game hunter developed in Argentina. The breed was created to hunt large animals such as cougars and wild boar which can weigh up to 600 pounds. The base of the breed is the Cordoba Fighting Dog, which is currently extinct. It was crossed with many breeds including: Boxers, Bull Terriers, Bulldogs, Great Danes, Pointers, Spanish Mastiffs, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhounds and Dogues de Bordeaux. The breed standard was...

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2008-05-27 15:35:11

The Irish Wolfhound is a sight hound and one of the tallest breeds of dog. The breed was bred around 1st century BC, as a war dog by the ancient Celts. The Irish used them continually as a guard dog. The breed was also once used for coursing, but it may have been a poor coursing breed. The breed was also known to have the ability to kill both men and lions. Due to a ban during the 19th century, the breed nearly vanished, but the breed was saved by Captain Graham. Historically, the breed was a...

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2008-05-24 22:39:12

The Great Dane is one of the two tallest breeds of dog, alongside the Irish Wolfhound. Different sources report different countries of origin for the breed; some refer to Germany while others claim Denmark is its home. The breed is incredibly large and usually weighs between 100 and 120 pounds. The minimum height of the Great Dane is 28 inches, but some have measured up to 42 inches tall. The coat of the Great Dane is short, and one of six colors and patterns: fawn, brindle, blue, black,...

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2008-05-18 18:58:40

The Boxer is a stocky, medium-sized German breed. It is the seventh most popular breed of dog in the United States based on 2006 AKC statistics. The Boxer is part of the Molosser group and was bred from the Bulldog and the extinct Bullenbeisser. The head of the Boxer is its most distinctive feature. Its muzzle is square with a powerful under bite and very strong jaws. Its muzzle is 1/3 the length of the entire head, and its head should be in perfect proportion to the body. The Boxer has a...

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2007-12-18 10:48:36

The Akita Inu or Akita Ken is a large breed of dog standing 26 to 28 inches at the shoulders and weighing 75 to 120 pounds. The breed originated in Japan and is accepted there in only five colors: fawn, sesame, brindle, red and pure white. Each of these must have whitish hair on the sides of the muzzle, cheeks, neck, chest, body and tail. The American Akita can be any color. These dogs are classified in the working group, even though the breed's ancestors were used for fighting and...

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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.