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2014-09-14 03:00:47

Hannah Johnson, University of Bristol The effect of movies featuring dogs on the popularity of dog breeds can last up to ten years and is correlated with the general success of the movies, according to new research from the University of Bristol, the City University of New York, and Western Carolina University. The study, published September 10 in PLOS ONE, also found that movies' influence was strongest in the early twentieth century and has declined since. The researchers used data...

herding sheep
2014-08-28 05:49:47

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Watching a shepherd and his sheepdog tend to the flock is a thing of beauty. There seems to be an unspoken communication between the two for when and how to gather the sheep. There are even competitions, such as the World Sheepdog Trials in Scotland, to showcase this intimate working relationship. But how do the sheepdogs know what to do? A new study led by Swansea University has found that sheepdogs have just two simple rules they use...

dog jealousy
2014-07-24 05:29:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As pet owners, we tend to believe our pets have emotions such as love, loyalty and grief. But what about jealousy? Charles Darwin believed they could feel jealousy. On the other hand, emotion researchers have hotly debated whether or not jealousy requires complex cognition, which animals supposedly do not have. Other scientists consider jealousy a social construct, not fundamental or hard-wired like fear and anger — meaning that if...

2014-04-30 23:06:25

Fidelco is one of less than a dozen accredited guide dog training organizations in the United States and 80 in the world. Bloomfield, Conn. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Celebrated each year on the last Wednesday in April, International Guide Dog Day honors the life-changing partnerships between man’s best friend and people who are blind. On this day and throughout the year, the Connecticut-based Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation salutes guide dog training organizations across the globe that share...

How Does A Dog's Attention Change In The Course Of Its Life?
2014-04-02 09:55:56

University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna Dogs are known to be Man's best friend. No other pet has adjusted to Man's lifestyle as this four-legged animal. Scientists at the Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna, have been the first to investigate the evolution of dogs' attentiveness in the course of their lives and to what extent they resemble Man in this regard. The outcome: dogs' attentional and sensorimotor control developmental trajectories are very similar to those found...

2014-03-12 12:28:51

YARDLEY, Pa., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive neurological disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord of humans. The limited treatment options available, and fatal nature of ALS, have made the need for novel research approaches urgent. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140206/NE60551LOGO Dogs Go to Bat Against Lou Gehrig's Disease examines how veterinary researchers are studying a...

2013-10-18 23:18:48

A new infographic from Animal Farm Foundation reveals dog behavior cannot be accurately predicted based on their physical appearance, breed, or DNA results alone. Research in canine genetics and behavior confirms that all dogs are individuals and their behavior is a result of many factors, both internal and external. Amenia, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2013 What kind of dog is that? It’s one of the most commonly asked questions about any dog. But the answer raises further questions:...

2013-05-21 23:23:30

The law offices of d´Oliveira & Associates have released a dog bite infographic with information on common dog bite injuries, potentially dangerous dog breeds, and fatal dog attack statistics. (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are over 4.7 million dog bites each year. Over 800,000 of these bites require medical attention, half of these bites are to children (i). Parents should be aware of the danger that dog bites pose to...

Latest Herding dogs Reference Libraries

2013-06-22 15:41:41

The Koolie, also known as the Coolie, the German Koolie, or the Australian Koolie, is a breed of domestic working dog that originated in Australia. The breed was developed by mating two breeds of British working dogs in the early nineteenth century. These were the Scottish black and tan Collie and the blue merle Collie and it is thought that these were the same dogs that were imported to the kennels of Thomas S. Hall, who helped develop the Australian Cattle Dog. Other possible origins...

2013-06-18 10:18:29

The Cursinu is a breed of domestic working dog that originated from Corsica in the sixteenth century. The breed declined in number during the twentieth century, but was brought back to healthy numbers by the group L'association de Sauvegarde du Chien Corse. In 2003, it was recognized by the Société Centrale Canine as a primitive breed, but it is not recognized by any major clubs. The Cursinu reaches a height between eighteen and twenty-three inches at the withers, or shoulder blades,...

Portuguese Cattle Dog
2013-06-13 16:48:55

The Portuguese cattle dog, known by its original name Cão de Castro Laboreiro and other English names, is a breed of domestic livestock guarding dog that originated from Portugal. Its original name means “Dog from Castro Laboreiro” and refers to its city of origin, Castro Laboreiro. The history of this breed is largely unknown, although many stories exist about its development occurring in the 1800’s. It is thought that the modern breed is descended from guard dogs that existed before...

Bucovina Shepherd
2013-06-13 16:25:22

The Bucovina Shepherd, also known as the Bucovina Sheepdog or Caine Ciobanesc de Bucovina, is a breed of domestic shepherding dog that was used by Romanian shepherds to guard herds in the Carpathian Mountains. This breed was first used in Romania and received recognition by the Asociatia Chinologica Romana and 1982, the group that created its standard. The Bucovina Shepherd has a large skull that is slightly elevated from the spine, with a long nose and strong jaws. The standard of the...

2008-09-09 19:06:25

The Shetland Sheepdog, also called the Sheltie, hails from the Shetland Islands off the north coast of mainland Scotland. The breed is a descendant of the Collie, and its ancestors may have included the Greenland Yakki dog, King Charles Spaniel, Pomeranian, and the Border Collie, although this is uncertain. Up until the mid 20th century the breed was often called the Shetland Collie. The breed may have been used to herd small sheep and chase off scavengers, birds, pests, and wandering...

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