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2009-12-17 05:55:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- AgFeed Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: FEED), one of the largest independent hog production and animal nutrient companies in China, today announced the formation of a joint venture with Hypor, B.V., a Hendrix Genetics Company, world renowned as a leading provider of superior swine genetics and technology. The new company, Hypor AgFeed Breeding Company Inc., will develop, operate and market a genetic nucleus farm in Wuning, China. Hypor AgFeed Breeding...

2009-10-23 07:00:00

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Providence's Bay Colony Dog Show is one of the nation's largest American Kennel Club (AKC) dog events, and has moved to Providence after 100 years in Boston. Sponsored by Pedigree, this four-day show will be held December 3-6, 2009 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street in downtown Providence, a dog-friendly city. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091022/NE97306 ) The Bay Colony Dog Show attracts 8,000 competitors...

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2009-08-04 13:10:00

Researchers are now questioning the idea that the domestic dog originated in East Asia. Scientists have long concluded that domestication of canines began in East Asia, due to the huge genetic diversity of dogs found there. But new research published in the journal PNAS shows the DNA of dogs in African villages is just as varied. Blood samples from dogs in Egypt, Uganda and Namibia were analyzed by an international group of researchers who found that today's dogs are descended from Eurasian...

2009-03-05 18:07:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- BowTie, Inc., the world's largest publisher of pet and animal magazines and websites, is pleased to announce that Bo Bengtson, Amy Fernandez and Richard G. Beauchamp received The Alliance of Purebred Dog Writers (APDW) Arthur Frederick Jones Award at the annual awards luncheon on February 8, 2009, in New York City. The APDW is an organization dedicated to excellence in writing about purebred dogs and issues of interest to owners, breeders and others...

2009-02-09 07:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- BowTie, Inc., the world's largest publisher of pet and animal magazines and websites, is proud to announce that Bo Bengtson, editor-at-large of Dogs in Review and author of Best In Show, published by Kennel Club Books, a division of BowTie Press, received the Alliance of Purebred Dog Writers (APDW) Stonehenge Award at its annual awards luncheon held February 8, 2009, in New York City. The Stonehenge Award, given to an individual who has contributed...

2009-01-26 07:00:00

Pet Food Brand Airs First-Ever Super Bowl Ad to Encourage Adoption NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Bowl XLIII is going to the dogs. Well, sort of. While the top two NFL teams will battle it out on the gridiron, PEDIGREE(R) Food for Dogs will join the ranks of advertising elite with the airing of a new spot called "Crazy Pets." The ad will air during the broadcast of the game on February 1, 2009 and marks the brand's first foray into the Big Game. (Photo:...

2009-01-17 13:52:36

Margaret Carter, who once blew the whistle on questionable dog breeding methods, says she is quitting Britain's Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club. Carter said she never intended to damage the reputation of the 80-year-old canine group by disclosing that a pedigree dog with a genetic condition was repeatedly used to sire puppies, The Times of London reported Saturday. Carter's claims regarding the genetic condition, syringomyelia, were detailed in a BBC documentary called Pedigree Dogs...

2009-01-16 08:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PEDIGREE(R) Food for Dogs is rolling out the yellow carpet today to announce its partnership with the upcoming film "Hotel for Dogs," from DreamWorks Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies scheduled to be released today by Paramount Pictures. With the film's release, the brand is encouraging everyone to: "See the movie. Help a dog." (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090116/AQF504) The movie, based on the Lois Duncan book of the...

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2008-10-17 09:13:47

For centuries man has had a uniquely close relationship with dogs "“ as a working animal, for security and, perhaps most importantly, for companionship. Now, dogs are taking on a new role "“ they are helping in the hunt for genetic mutations that lead to diseases in humans. "Dogs get very similar diseases to humans," said Kerstin Lindblad-Toh of Uppsala University in Sweden and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts. "If you ask a dog owner what sort of...

2008-07-17 09:00:31

By Lisa Riley Roche Deseret News There's a new campaign to get a Utahn in the White House -- one whose qualifications include a wet nose, a wagging tail and a willingness to become a loyal member of a Democratic administration. Dozens of dogs, including six from Utah, have been nominated on a new Web site created to convince Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama that he should adopt a shelter dog for his family rather than purchase a purebred. Utah's canine candidates include...


Latest Purebred Reference Libraries

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...

Mucuchies
2013-06-22 15:36:30

The Mucuchies, also known as the Venezuelan Sheepdog, is a breed of domestic dog that originated from Venezuela. The breed is thought to have been developed after Spanish mountain dogs were brought into the area in the sixteenth century, serving as guard dogs and herd dogs. These dogs were bred with other dogs that may have included the Pyrenean mastiff, the Spanish mastiff, or various sheepdogs. After years of selective breeding were conducted to develop a strong working dog, the Mucuchies...

Cymric
2013-06-11 13:01:15

The Cymric is a domestic cat breed that is often considered to be a color variant or breed variant of the Manx cat, which shares many of its physical characteristics. This breed’s name is derived from the Welsh name for Wales, Cymru, although the cat has no association with that area. The Manx cat is said to have originated from the Isle of Man, although the longhaired Manx is sometimes said to have originated from Canada. Records kept on the Isle of Man show that that tailless trait of...

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