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2014-09-02 12:21:35

Seeks remedy to CN caused delays affecting Illinois passengers WASHINGTON, Sept.

Cross-breeding Has Muddled Genetic Link Between Modern And Ancient Dogs
2012-05-22 09:22:43

The breeding of domestic dogs over thousands of years has made it extremely difficult to trace the genetic roots of man’s best friend, according to a new study led by researchers at Durham University in the U.K.

2011-07-12 11:44:00

Ridership projections show a new all-time record will be set WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amtrak is projecting that for the first time ever its annual ridership will exceed 30 million passengers and in the process set a new all-time record when the current fiscal year ends Sept.

2009-10-14 07:00:00

-- Chicago, Seattle and Detroit Go to the Dogs While Baltimore, Philadelphia and Houston Are the Cat's Meow -- NEW YORK, Oct.

2009-02-03 04:00:00

CHICAGO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Affordable travel just got easier for those exploring the great state of Illinois.


Latest Saluki Reference Libraries

Kanni
2013-06-19 14:20:51

The Kanni, which means unmarried girl or maiden, is a breed of domestic dog that is native to India, specifically the Tamil Nadu region. The breed was developed from the Mudhol hound or the Caravan hound and has been used a pet. A bride’s family gave it as a dowry to a groom, and the dog was never sold, only given as a gift to those who were willing to care for it. Despite this common practice, the dog is now almost extinct and breeders have not made an effort to save it. The Kanni...

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2008-07-07 22:10:26

The Saluki may be the oldest breed of dog; its history can be traced nearly 7000 years, and it is definitely one of the earliest breeds to diverge from wolves. Historically the breed's purpose was coursing and hunting in packs, sometimes in tandem with falcons to locate the prey for the breed to chase down. The breed once traveled with nomadic desert tribes throughout the Middle East. The breed appears inscribed on Egyptian tombs, and bones of some Saluki have been found in the tombs of the...

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2008-05-27 22:43:34

The Mudhol Hound, also called the Caravan Hound, the Pashmi, or the Karwani, is an Indian sight hound and a common companion to Indian villagers. It is also used in the Deccan Plateau as a hunting and guarding breed. It is a relatively rare breed and it is recognized by various Kennel Clubs in India. The breed is ancient and is probably a descendant of the Saluki and the Afghan Hound which were brought by Arabs, Persians and others when they came to India through the Khyber Pass. They were...

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obdormition
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The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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