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2012-08-24 23:02:36

New Educational Service Offered by Animaroo on How to Care for an Adopted Friend (PRWEB) August 23, 2012 Animaroo, the premier online destination and source for purebred puppies, is now offering tips on how to care for adopted dogs. First time pet owners are rarely familiar with what it takes to effectively care for a new puppy. It is important that all dog lovers familiarize themselves with how to focus on maintaining healthy living for a dog. Despite careful screening by breeders,...

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...

Some Traditional UK Dog Breeds Face Extinction
2012-01-26 06:06:10

Dog breeds across the UK are at risk of becoming extinct as owners want to emulate Hollywood fashionistas such as Paris Hilton. Paris Hilton owns a Chihuahua named Tinkerbell, considered exotic in the UK, which more people are choosing as the more traditional dog breeds fall out of favor with the public, reports BBC News. One of the oldest breeds that risks extinction, according to the Huffington Post UK, is the English Setter. Registration with the Kennel Club dropped 33 percent to only...

2012-01-02 15:30:00

Dog bite-related fatalities have always been exceedingly rare, yet they can attract the kind of publicity that creates an impression they are more prevalent than they actually are. NCRC is currently investigating 31 incidents in a dog population of over 78 million that occurred during 2011 that may qualify as dog bite-related fatalities. A final tally is subject to change as a result of NCRC investigations.* A number of cases have very little information available as they remain the subject...

2011-07-08 13:50:27

Contrary to popular belief, so-called hypoallergenic dogs do not have lower household allergen levels than other dogs. That's the conclusion of a study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers who sought to evaluate whether hypoallergenic dogs have a lower dog allergen in the home than other dogs. Hypoallergenic dogs are believed to produce less dander and saliva and shed less fur. The findings are to be published online this month in the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy. The study will be...


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Wessex Saddleback
2014-09-05 10:36:48

The Wessex saddleback, also known as the Wessex pig, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Wessex. Its complete origin is unknown, with some stating that is was developed by crossing the Old English sheeted pig and a breed of black pig from the New Forest region. Many suggest that the breed is one of the few to have been mostly unaffected by crossbreeding with Neapolitan pigs, which would mean that it would be highly similar to the landrace pig that once roamed through Britain’s...

Mulefoot
2014-08-28 08:52:56

The mulefoot is a breed of domestic pig that originated in Spain, although its exact origins are unknown. It is likely that the breed descended from hogs that were brought to the Gulf Coast of Spain and although pigs with non-cloven hooves have been known since the time of Aristotle, this is the only one to be considered a breed. This is due to its established standard and use in agriculture. The stock in America that was descended from Spanish lines was managed by selective breeding until...

Yonaguni Horse
2014-07-04 08:50:57

The Yonaguni is a rare breed of horse native to the southwest islands of Japan, mainly on the island of Yonaguni. It is one of eight horses native to Japan with fewer than 200 horses alive on the island. Although the horse’s exact origin is unknown, it has retained its native characteristics due to no crossbreeding and are a purebred breed. The horse was used for farming, transportation and forestry, but with the onset of technology, it was no longer bred. In 1975, there were only 59...

Tori horse
2014-07-03 13:16:45

The Tori is a breed of horse that originated in Estonia. The first breed type was developed between 1890 to 1950 by crossing native mares with European stallions. The Tori’s quality slowly deteriorated from inbreeding depression found in the 1930s. The Tori was then crossed with Breton Post-Horse stallions to alleviate the inbreeding depression. As a result a larger type of Tori was developed and became widespread. Further crossbreeding was introduced with Hanoverian, Holstein and...

Culling
2013-08-21 08:18:13

Culling is a term used for separating the good from the bad and discarding the bad with the cull being the rejected items. Culling is used to improve the desired group with specific characteristics to improve the group. Culling is used for strengthening a livestock herd and the culled animals are destroyed. When breeding pedigree animals, the culled are spayed or neutered. This prevents the undesirable trait of the animal from being bred with other animals.  Plant life is also...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.