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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.
An international investigation has uncovered the genetics of the Shar-Pei dog's characteristic wrinkled skin.
Genes are being tested for roles in most conspicuous variations among dogs.
Scientists believe they have the answer to why the Chinese Shar-pei dog breed has a wrinkled appearance.
Organizers of this year's World's Ugliest Dog Contest in California said this year's entries include 15 aesthetically challenged canines. The contestants include 2002 champion Rascal, a purebred Chinese Crested from Sunnyvale, Calif., and other returning contenders Princess Chelsea of Fairfield, Calif., and Reggie and Veronica of Phoenix.
The Shar-Pei is a breed of dog from China which is distinguished by its deeply wrinkled face and blue-black tongue. The breed was originally bred in China's southern provinces in order to herd cattle, guard homes, and hunt wild pigs and other such game. It was later used for dog fighting. The breed may have similar origins to the Chow-Chow, the Great Pyrenees and the Tibetan Mastiff. The breed was virtually wiped out following the establishment of the Peoples' Republic of China as a...
The Sapsali is a Korean breed of dog which was traditionally thought to chase away spirits and ghosts. Its name, translated, means just that. The work of the breed is said to be spiritual rather than physical. The breed is medium sized and resembles various herding-type breeds. It is slightly longer than it is tall. The coat of the breed covers its eyes, as it is long and plentiful. It can be various shades of black, brown, gray, red, orange, or yellow. The breed is a gentle, loyal breed;...