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Wolves Learn From Each Other Better Than Dogs
2014-01-31 07:52:25

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna Although wolves and dogs are closely related, they show some striking differences. Scientists from the Messerli Research Institute at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have undertaken experiments that suggest that wolves observe one another more closely than dogs and so are better at learning from one another. The scientists believe that cooperation among wolves is the basis of the understanding between dogs and humans. Their findings...

2014-01-27 08:27:04

New Mars Veterinary DNA test helps shelters better match dogs with homes PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the estimated four million dogs that enter shelters in the U.S. each year, an innovative DNA test and coast-to-coast tour are shining new hope in finding them matches to permanent homes. Wisdom Panel, a brand of Mars Veterinary, the industry leader in canine genetic testing, has introduced DOGTRAX(TM) DNA tests, a new test designed for animal shelters that...

2013-10-08 12:25:34

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- October is both Adopt-A-Dog Month and Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reminds pet owners to carefully consider your family, home and lifestyle before bringing a new canine companion into your home. "Adopting a dog is a fun and heartwarming experience that can transform your life for the better, but it's also a very serious decision that shouldn't be taken lightly," says Dr....

2013-06-06 08:29:59

DNA My Dog launches a new Breed Determination Test for Deceased Dogs TORONTO, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - DNA testing for breed determination in dogs has flourished over the past few years. For the owners of "mystery mutts," the opportunity to discover every breed that exists in their dogs has opened new windows into the health and personality of mixed-breed dogs. For those who have lost their canine companions, this advance often did not come soon enough. Until now. In response...

2013-04-23 08:34:44

Advanced Science Enables Improved Accuracy and Breed Coverage in Wisdom Panel 2.0® GERMANTOWN, Md., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- You think she's part Boxer, but it's anyone's guess why she has herding tendencies. Is your "Labradoodle" really the combination of a purebred Labrador Retriever and a purebred Poodle? Your Collie may look like a purebred, but is he really? For curious parents of mixed breed and presumed designer or purebred dogs, the guessing game is now over....

2013-03-06 12:28:11

New Feature Matches People with Adoptable Dogs Nationwide SAN FRANCISCO, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DogTime Media, the largest vertical media community focused exclusively on pet enthusiasts, announced today that its flagship website DogTime.com has launched a new feature that helps align shelter animals with people considering owning a dog. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081001/AQW549LOGO) The Dog Match-Up Application asks a series of carefully crafted...

2012-12-21 05:02:11

As part of an initiative to educate dog owners, the Dogington Post launched their first annual Dogington Post Awards for 2012 in multiple categories. Nominees for the “Best Dog Rescue” category have been released and are open for voting. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) December 20, 2012 As part of a larger initiative to educate dog owners on proper nutrition, effective training, and other ways to raise a happy and healthy dog, the Dogington Post reviewed products, toys, food, treats and...

2012-06-14 06:23:22

Second Annual Mutt-i-grees® "America Adopts" PSA Contest Includes a Visit to the Winning School by Cesar Millan & a Trip for Four to NYC PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renowned dog behavior specialist and animal activist Cesar Millan, from National Geographic WILD's The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, urges schools to raise awareness about shelter pets, also known as Mutt-i-grees®, with the second annual Mutt-i-grees "America Adopts" PSA...

Dogs And Their Owners Have Matching Personalities
2012-04-20 09:58:02

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com It is often said that dog owners display an uncanny resemblance to their pets, but a new study goes one step further and suggests that their personalities are similar as well. In a study of British dog owners, researchers revealed that people tend to choose animals that match their own personality. They suggest that people are subconsciously drawn towards different types of dogs based on their characteristic personalities. Based on results of the...

2011-12-02 13:17:00

MIAMI, Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 3-4 million animals are euthanized every year (1), many of which are mixed breed dogs. In honor of National Mutt Day, petMD.com has put together the top ten reasons dog lovers should adopt mixed breed dogs (aka mutts). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110802/PH45832LOGO) 10. They are unique - The standard for breeding purebreds calls for breeding puppies whose appearance and temperament are of exactly the same quality every time. A...


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Hawaiian Poi Dog
2013-06-18 13:31:49

The Hawaiian Poi Dog is an extinct breed of domestic pariah dog that originated from Hawaiʻi that was once used as a source of food and was said to be a spiritual protector of children. The term Poi, which means kalo or taro root, was used in the dog’s name because it was given to the breed to fatten it before eating. The dogs were not needed for hunting, because the island does not have any large game animals excluding boars. Explorers have described the Hawaiian Poi Dog as a short,...

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