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2012-02-09 10:00:00

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When choosing a dog breed, there are many factors to take into account, such as temperament, size, energy level, and shedding. With nearly 200 options available, choosing the best dog breed can be difficult. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120103/LA28987LOGO) Utilize FindTheBest's guide to choosing dog breeds for advice on key considerations and the dog breeds glossary to brush up on your canine terminology. Got specific...

2011-02-01 01:53:11

UC Davis study finds detection dogs may exhibit the 'Clever Hans' effect Drug- and explosives-sniffing dog/handler teams' performance is affected by human handlers' beliefs, possibly in response to subtle, unintentional handler cues, a study by researchers at UC Davis has found. The study, published in the January issue of the journal Animal Cognition, found that detection-dog/handler teams erroneously "alerted," or identified a scent, when there was no scent present more than 200 times...

2010-11-02 10:12:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper Retriever, a community paper-recycling program, today announced a competition aimed at encouraging individuals to be good stewards of the environment. Until November 12, Paper Retriever will call on the public to submit their creative answer to the question "How does recycling impact the environment?" online at www.paperretriever.com to celebrate America Recycles Day. The winner, as judged by online voting, will receive $5,000 for their...

2010-05-11 09:41:00

HOUSTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper Retriever, a community paper-recycling program, today announced the results of the month-long Nationwide Paper Drive, an initiative aimed at helping nonprofit organizations raise money through paper recycling. In total, 8,582 tons of paper were recycled through the paper drive, which took place during the month of April to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The nationwide paper drive also raised more than $150,000 for nonprofit...

2010-04-06 10:20:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper Retriever, a community paper-recycling program, today announced a competition for school-aged children, grades K-8, aimed at encouraging them to be good stewards of the environment. Until April 14th, Paper Retriever will call on students to submit their creative answer to the question, "how does recycling impact your community?" online at www.paperretriever.com/recyclingcreativitychallenge to celebrate Earth Day. The top six finalists, as...

2010-04-06 10:19:00

PHILADELPHIA, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper Retriever, a community paper-recycling program, today announced a competition for school-aged children, grades K-8, aimed at encouraging them to be good stewards of the environment. Until April 14th, Paper Retriever will call on students to submit their creative answer to the question, "how does recycling impact your community?" online at www.paperretriever.com/recyclingcreativitychallenge to celebrate Earth Day. The top six finalists, as...

2010-04-06 10:13:00

HOUSTON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper Retriever, a community paper-recycling program, today announced a competition for school-aged children, grades K-8, aimed at encouraging them to be good stewards of the environment. Until April 14th, Paper Retriever will call on students to submit their creative answer to the question, "how does recycling impact your community?" online at www.paperretriever.com/recyclingcreativitychallenge to celebrate Earth Day. The top six finalists, as judged by...

2010-04-06 10:11:00

INDIANAPOLIS, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper Retriever, a community paper-recycling program, today announced a competition for school-aged children, grades K-8, aimed at encouraging them to be good stewards of the environment. Until April 14th, Paper Retriever will call on students to submit their creative answer to the question, "how does recycling impact your community?" online at www.paperretriever.com/recyclingcreativitychallenge to celebrate Earth Day. The top six finalists, as judged...

2010-04-06 10:11:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper Retriever, a community paper-recycling program, today announced a competition for school-aged children, grades K-8, aimed at encouraging them to be good stewards of the environment. Until April 14th, Paper Retriever will call on students to submit their creative answer to the question, "how does recycling impact your community?" online at www.paperretriever.com/recyclingcreativitychallenge to celebrate Earth Day. The top six finalists, as...

2010-04-06 10:10:00

PHOENIX, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper Retriever, a community paper-recycling program, today announced a competition for school-aged children, grades K-8, aimed at encouraging them to be good stewards of the environment. Until April 14th, Paper Retriever will call on students to submit their creative answer to the question, "how does recycling impact your community?" online at www.paperretriever.com/recyclingcreativitychallenge to celebrate Earth Day. The top six finalists, as judged by a...


Latest Retriever Reference Libraries

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2008-05-28 11:29:15

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is a gun dog which originated in France during the 19th century. Its ancestors may include the Barbet, the Poodle, and the Picardy Spaniel, along with several other old Spaniel breeds. The breed is rare; it has never been incredibly popular outside of its native country, and World War II brought them even closer to extinction. The breed specializes as a water dog, but can also work as a flusher or pointer. The breed is medium-sized and weighs 44 to 60 pounds. It...

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2008-05-27 23:02:19

The Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever was developed in Nova Scotia during the 20th century to toll waterfowl. The breed's tolling methods of hunting are unique: it splashes in the water which lures curious waterfowl toward the dog. The hunter calls the dog back once the birds are in range, which causes the birds to fly, allowing the hunter a shot. The Duck-Tolling Retriever then retrieves the downed birds. The breed's ancestry likely includes the Golden Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, and the...

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2008-05-27 16:45:02

The Labrador Retriever is a gun dog which specializes in retrieving. It is considered the most popular breed in the world according to its registered ownership. The breed originated in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It was developed using the St. John's Water Dog, which is also a predecessor of the Newfoundland breed. The breed was originally used for retrieval as well as pulling in offshore fishing nets. The breed is fairly large; a Labrador typically weighs 55 to 80 pounds and stands...

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2008-05-24 22:07:54

The Golden Retriever is a hunting breed developed in Scotland during the 1800s. The breed was created due to a need for a specialist retriever following improvements to guns which left birds being downed at distances too far for most dogs to track. It loves water, and is excellent at retrieving killed waterfowl as well as upland game. Today it is not only used for hunting, but also for narcotics detection, search and rescue, guiding, as well as for companionship. Today, it is one of the most...

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2008-05-24 14:36:57

The Flat-Coated Retriever is a British gundog. It was bred to retrieve both in the water and on land, flushing game and marking birds. The breed originated in the 19th century and may have come from stock of the St. John's Water Dog, which may be an ancestor to other retrievers, such as the Labrador and the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. The breed was recognized by the AKC in 1915 and became popular in America around the same time. World War II nearly caused extinction for the breed, but in the...

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