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2010-04-05 12:44:00

HOUSTON, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Paper Retriever, a community paper-recycling program, today announced a month-long Nationwide Paper Drive aimed at encouraging community members to be good stewards of the environment while also supporting their community by recycling through Paper Retriever bins. The paper drive, which will take place during the month of April to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, will reward participating organizations that host Paper Retriever bins with a...

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2009-03-03 18:14:01

A Chicago animal shelter says that talk show host Oprah Winfrey has adopted an 8-week-old blonde-colored cocker spaniel. (The dog) is really cute, Lisa Nowak, a representative for PAWS in Chicago, told Us Weekly. Oprah saw her and fell in love with her! She was very excited. The magazine said on its Web site that Winfrey and her boyfriend Stedman Graham Sunday adopted the puppy, whom shelter staff had named Amanda. Nowak said she didn't know if Winfrey has since given her a new name. Winfrey...

2009-02-01 14:45:41

A Washington marketing executive says he's organizing a campaign to put a Labradoodle in the White House. Labradoodles for Obama aims to make one of the half-Labrador retriever and half-standard poodles First Dog while raising money for the Washington Humane Society, said Greg Nelson, who owns a Labradoodle named Arbo. President Barack Obama has said his children's first choice for their first dog is a Labradoodle or a Portuguese water dog, neither of which is found in many shelters, from...

2009-01-21 17:43:06

The New York-based American Kennel Club said 2008 registration statistics suggest the Labrador retriever is the most popular dog in the country. The AKC said more than twice as many Labradors were registered in 2008 than any other individual breed, giving the breed the top dog spot for the 18th consecutive year. Meanwhile, the club said Bulldogs appear to be growing in popularity, breaking into the top 10 for the first time in more than seven decades at No. 8. The playful Lab may still reign...

2008-10-06 12:00:19

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A toilet-flushing, skateboarding bulldog named Gabe from Bellingham, Washington (bow) wowed the celebrity judges of Nick at Nite's First Annual Worldwide Fido Awards -- telecast on Sunday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT -- to fetch top dog honors. The champ triumphed over five other talented finalists, including a deep diving Labrador Retriever and a Schubert-humming Golden Retriever. All were revealed, showcased and saluted in the one-hour canine...

2008-08-31 18:00:19

A DOG that sparked a major rescue operation after jumping off a bridge has returned home after treatment for its injuries. Winnie, a black retriever, was being walked by the road in Warkworth, Northumberland, when she suddenly jumped over the bridge wall and plunged 7.5m (25ft) into the river, landing on rocks below. Although the two-year-old bitch broke her foot and suffered cuts and bruises, she managed to scramble to a nearby island in the centre of the river. Firefighters and a...

2008-08-06 21:00:17

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IDLEDALE, Colo. - A mountain lion crept through an open door into a house outside Denver, snatched a Labrador retriever from a bedroom where two people were sleeping and left the dog's dead body outside, wildlife managers said. No one else was hurt in the home about 14 miles southwest of Denver. Wildlife officials later trapped the 130-pound male cat using the dog's body as bait and fatally shot it. Colorado Division of Wildlife spokesman Tyler Baskfield said...

2006-05-23 07:23:04

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - An Oregon man has filed a $1.6 million "loss of companionship" claim against a neighbor who ran over his family's 13-year-old dog, Grizz. Raymond Weaver ran over the golden retriever and cocker spaniel mix in 2004 with a pick-up truck, forcing the owner, Mark Greenup, to have the animal euthanized, according to a lawsuit by Greenup. Greenup, whose claim is usually reserved for the loss of a spouse, says the dog provided each member of his family with...

2006-05-22 16:38:44

PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - An Oregon man has filed a $1.6 million "loss of companionship" claim against a neighbor who ran over his family's 13-year-old dog, Grizz. Raymond Weaver ran over the golden retriever and cocker spaniel mix in 2004 with a pick-up truck, forcing the owner, Mark Greenup, to have the animal euthanized, according to a lawsuit by Greenup. Greenup, whose claim is usually reserved for the loss of a spouse, says the dog provided each member of his family with...


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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