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2010-01-14 08:27:47

Scientists believe they have the answer to why the Chinese Shar-pei dog breed has a wrinkled appearance.

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.

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2009-08-04 13:10:00

Researchers are now questioning the idea that the domestic dog originated in East Asia.

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.

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.

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.

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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.


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Hog Island Sheep
2014-10-14 10:12:48

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...

Clun Forest Sheep
2014-09-23 08:05:26

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...

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...

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