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Contrary to popular belief, so-called hypoallergenic dogs do not have lower household allergen levels than other dogs.
ROCKVILLE, Md., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars Veterinary, makers of the Wisdom Panel(TM) dog DNA tests has filed a patent infringement suit against BioPet Vet Lab and PetSafe and obtained a preliminary injunction prohibiting BioPet and PetSafe from selling their dog DNA breed identification kits. Mars has been a leader in the development of dog breed identification services and is the exclusive licensee of a U.S.
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While the results of the U.S. Census continue to roll out, the findings of a more pet-friendly version - the National Mutt Census - are released today.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show is considered the ultimate showcase of purebred dogs.
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue Chosen as Recipient for Pedigree Foundation Grant Pedigree Foundation honors Muttville Senior Dog Rescue with its Innovation Grant for iMuttville's Seniors for Seniors Adoption Program San Francisco, CA (Vocus) October 21, 2010 Muttville Senior Dog Rescue announces a huge honor in recognition of its signature â€œSenior for Seniorsâ€ adoption program that matches senior dogs with senior citizens.
Sure, dogs are special. You might not be aware, however, that studying their genomes can lead to advances in human health.
New research suggests that Charles Darwinâ€™s family was a living human example of a theory that he developed about plants: that inbreeding could negatively affect the health and number of resulting offspring.
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.
In the new Swedish-Finnish study, published in Nature Genetics, the researchers identified five loci that predispose to an SLE-related disease in Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers.
Domestic dogs have followed their own evolutionary path, twisting Darwinâ€™s directive â€˜survival of the fittestâ€™ to their own needs â€“ and have proved him right in the process.
The Hog Island sheep is a breed of feral sheep that resides on Hog Island in Virginia. The breed descended from domestic sheep that were brought to the island during the 1700’s. Most likely the sheep used to develop the hog island sheep were modern English sheep, but Merino sheep could have been present on the island. It became feral between the 1930’s and 1940’s after a storm forced the evacuation of the island, leaving some sheep behind to live free of human intervention. During the...
The Clun Forest sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in and named after the Clun Forest area of Shropshire. The first record of this breed was written in 1803 by Reverend Joseph Plymley, who wrote about its appearance. In 1873 Youatt wrote of the same characteristics, but also stated that the breed was changing quickly due to crossbreeding with many local breeds including the Longmynd and the Shropshire sheep. The Clun Forest Sheep Breeders Society was established in 1925...
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...
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...
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...
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