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2010-04-14 11:10:00

Show held in conjunction with Chicagoland DockDogs(R) Competition BERWYN, Ill., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) will host the Fourth Annual Chicagoland Great American Mutt Show. The event will take place in Berwyn, IL on Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Morton West High School, located at 2400 Home Avenue. Chicagoland DockDogs® will hold a two-day regional competition in tandem with the Great American Mutt Show (May...

2010-03-23 09:59:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As millions of Americans take part in our nation's Census this year, one member of millions of households isn't included - man's best friend. That's why in 2010, the estimated 38 million mixed breed dogs in the U.S. also will have the chance to stand up and be counted with the nation's first ever Mars Veterinary National Mutt Census. Mixed breed dogs account for more than half (53 percent) of all pet dogs in the U.S. Until now, their breed makeup...

2010-02-17 07:11:00

BELTSVILLE, Md., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of the pack in dog DNA breed testing today announces a lower-priced DNA breed composition test. Due to recent technology advances, the previously $99.95 Canine Heritage® breed test will be just $79.95 (inc. shipping)! "Our test led the way in determining a dog's breed composition, helping dog owners better understand their pet's behavior. Your dog knows what she is and why she does what she does. With our...

2010-01-06 09:02:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Every dog has a tale; but until now the story of a mixed-breed dog hasn't always been easy to tell. Officially launching at the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC), Wisdom Panel Professional, the newest state-of-the art canine genetics test from Mars Veterinary(TM), a global leader in pet care and canine genetic breed identification and a division of MARS® Incorporated - is the industry's gold standard genetic analysis for...

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2009-11-19 10:05:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- There is no greater love than the adoration you receive from man's best friend. This holiday season, return the love by gifting your four legged friend with Wisdom Panel(TM) Insights, the most comprehensive mixed-breed cheek swab DNA test on the market. It will not only help explain his ancestry, but may also provide valuable Insights to help you strengthen the bond with your canine companion. The new do-it-yourself doggie DNA test from Mars...

2009-09-08 09:43:00

MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People and their dogs both need physical activity to fight obesity, and there are many exercises that owner and pet can do together that can improve their health and their relationship, according to a Kansas State University expert. Dr. Susan Nelson, K-State veterinarian and assistant professor of clinical sciences, said dogs, like people, reap many benefits from exercise. She said there are physical and mental health advantages for the...

2009-09-08 11:19:23

People and their dogs both need physical activity to fight obesity, and there are many exercises that owner and pet can do together that can improve their health and their relationship, according to a Kansas State University expert. Dr. Susan Nelson, K-State veterinarian and assistant professor of clinical sciences, said dogs, like people, reap many benefits from exercise. She said there are physical and mental health advantages for the dog owner and the dog when they exercise together....

2009-08-04 17:51:06

African village dogs' lineage can be traced to an ancestral pool of indigenous dogs, a Cornell University-led genetic analysis suggests. The study of hundreds of semi-feral dogs indicated most village dogs from most African regions were genetically different from non-native breeds and mixed-breed dogs, the university said Tuesday in a news release. The study, published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offered insight into the poorly understood history of...

2009-07-24 07:32:33

Dog breeds selected to work in visual contact with humans, such as sheep dogs and gun dogs, are better able to comprehend a pointing gesture than those breeds that usually work without direct supervision. A series of tests, described in BioMed Central's open access journal Behavioral and Brain Functions, should caution researchers against making simple generalizations about the effects of domestication and on dog-wolf differences in the utilization of human visual signals.Márta...

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2008-06-23 10:15:00

Discovery offers potential benefits for dogs and their owners What makes a pointer point, a sheep dog herd, and a retriever retrieve? Why do Yorkshire terriers live longer than Great Danes? And how can a tiny Chihuahua possibly be related to a Great Dane? Dogs vary in size, shape, color, coat length and behavior more than any other animal and until now, this variance has largely been unexplained. Now, scientists have developed a method to identify the genetic basis for this diversity that may...


Latest Mixed-breed dog Reference Libraries

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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