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An incurable, paralyzing disease in humans is now genetically linked to a similar disease in dogs. Researchers from the University of Missouri and the Broad Institute have found that the genetic mutation responsible for degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs is the same mutation that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the human disease also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi originated in Wales as a herding breed. The breed might have descended from Swedish Vallhund dogs which came to Wales with the Vikings, or it might have been a cross between the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and a spitz-type dog. The Corgi is the smallest dog in the Herding Group and makes an excellent sheep and cattle herder as well as a great companion. The breed has been a favorite of British royalty for over 70 years. The breed stands 10 to 12 inches tall and weighs 25...
The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is one of two types of Corgi; this particular breed originated in Cardiganshire, Wales, thus its name. The phrase "cor gi" is sometimes translated as "dwarf dog" in Welsh. It was originally bred as a farm guardian, and was then used to herd cattle and sheep. The breed stands very low to the ground because of its very short legs. The average Cardigan Welsh Corgi stands 10.5 to 12.5 inches tall and weighs 25 to 38 pounds. Unlike its cousin the Pembroke Corgi, the...
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