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2011-12-31 08:00:00

Continental Kennel Club (CKC) announces a new partnership with PetFirst Healthcare which will extend medical and life insurance benefits to puppies and dogs registered with CKC beginning in January 2012. Livingston, LA (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 Continental Kennel Club (CKC) announces a new partnership with PetFirst Healthcare which will extend medical and life insurance benefits to puppies and dogs registered with CKC beginning in January 2012. All CKC registration packages will now include...

2011-06-30 00:00:29

Iams and Eukanuba Call on Facebook Fans to Help Name Her Successor and Raise Money for America's VetDogs Mason, OH (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 Procter & Gamble (P&G) Pet Care announced today that Euka, its V.P. of Canine Communications since 2003, will retire next spring after a good, long run of dedicated service. The 9-years-young Labrador, along with other members of her leadership team, conducted an extensive search for the best replacement and one dog stood out and met all of the...

2010-10-22 00:00:36

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 "Senior for Seniors" adoption program that matches senior dogs with senior citizens. 2010 is the first year of the Pedigree Foundation "Innovation" Grants, recognizing innovative new ideas in dog rescue. Out of 230 applicants, ten...

2009-12-14 08:57:00

New Champions Emerge from Field of Nearly 4,000 Canine Competitors LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Earning a $50,000 cash prize and the title of Best in Show at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship was CH Roundtown Mercedes Of Maryscot, a Scottish Terrier known as "Sadie," owned by Amelia Musser of Mackinac Island, Mich. Sadie was named the nation's top dog by Best in Show judge Dr. Robert J. Moore after a weekend of intense canine competition in Long Beach, Calif. The...

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2009-06-30 11:28:54

Despite slanted public opinion about dingoes in Australia, one sanctuary in Victoria is trying to revive the disappearing population of dogs that have settled in Australia for more than 5,000 years. Lyn and Peter Watson have worked with canines for years. Lyn is an internationally renowned sight hound expert and a qualified all breeds dog judge. Peter was the first to reside as President of the Victorian Canine Association. Together, the Watsons have created the Dingo Discovery Sanctuary and...

2008-08-28 03:00:40

By Paul English SOMEONE at stv obviously hadn't changed the intelligence settings after The X Factor. Before Martin Clunes' film about mutts, the station's announcer was still addressing the sort of audience who think "canine" is a good name for a boy band. The patronising voice said: "And now on stv, did you know a dog's genetic make-up is similar to that of a wolf? Me neither." Granted, there are a lot of people out there with the IQ of a minty fresh breath, but come on - one year-old...

2006-06-27 00:40:00

SYDNEY -- Australian researchers say they have discovered a new repellent that can help with everything from rehabilitating old mine sites to reducing the amount of roadkill: dingo urine. Researchers at Curtin University have been startled by the effectiveness of urine from Australia's wild dogs in scaring off kangaroos which chew through areas of new-growth vegetation. The university's Michael Parsons said the discovery could have important applications in helping to reestablish plant life...


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2008-09-05 15:40:30

The Sealyham Terrier is a Welsh terrier created by crossing the Basset Hound, Bull Terrier, Fox Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, and the Dandie Dinmont Terrier. It was developed in Sealyham, Harverfordwest, Wales by Captain John Edwards to quarry small game. The breed was officially recognized in the early 1900s and can still be found today in South Africa and the UK. At one time, the breed was one of the best known Welsh breeds, but today it is distinctly rare. The Sealyham...

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2008-05-28 10:59:43

The Peruvian Hairless Dog is an ancient Peruvian breed which was and is often kept as a pet in the region. It is one of a few breeds of hairless dog that exist, and it is very similar to the Xoloitzcuintli in particular. They lived in the coastal areas during pre-Incan times but nearly became extinct with the Spanish conquest of Peru. However, the breed survived. The Peruvian Hairless dog is generally completely hairless but it may have very short hair on its head, feet, and tail. The skin...

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2008-05-27 22:59:30

The Norwegian Lundehund is a small breed which was originally bred in Norway for hunting Puffins along the coast. The breed's extra toes plus their flexibility allowed them to hunt the birds even in inaccessible nesting locations in caves and on cliffs. The breed's history dates back to 1600, but their popularity declined when new methods of hunting these birds were developed. The breed was nearly extinct by the 1940s and even closer to extinction in the 1960s, but since then the breed has...

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2008-05-27 22:56:21

The Norwegian Buhund is a spitz type breed originally bred by Vikings to herd sheep and cattle as well as protect farms. The breed is closely related to the Jämthund as well as the Icelandic Sheepdog. The Norwegian Buhund stands 17 to 18 inches tall and weighs around 30 to 40 pounds. The coat of the breed is generally black or wheaten, which has a variety of shades from light to red with various degrees of shading. The breed is alert, agile, and affable. It loves to play and can...

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2008-05-27 22:40:58

The Mudi is a Hungarian herding breed of dog. It is a versatile dog which can not only herd well, but it can also guard flocks, exterminate rodents, and hunt. The breed stands 15 to 19 inches high and weighs 18 to 29 pounds. It has a medium length coat which is curly or wavy with shorter hair on its legs and face. The color of the Mudi can be black, ash, brown, white, fawn, or black merle. The tail of the breed is generally docked or is short naturally. The breed is not as popular as...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.