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

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com 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. The research team set out to trace the origins of canine domestication, hoping to find a genetic link back to those animals pictured on the walls of Egyptian tombs or Roman ruins. Unfortunately, the genetic pool has been so muddled that they...

2009-12-15 06:00:00

FT. MYERS, Fla., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASD OTC BB: NGNM) announced today that Jack G. Spitz has been appointed Vice President of Laboratory Operations. Mr. Spitz will be responsible for managing all laboratory operational affairs of the Company. Mr. Spitz most recently served as Senior Executive Director of Operations for Dermpath Diagnostics, a division of Quest Diagnostics, and formerly a division of Ameripath, Inc. Mr. Spitz was responsible for...


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Norrbottenspets
2013-06-22 15:55:10

The Norrbottenspets is a breed of domestic dog that originated in Sweden and Finland. This breed is of the Spitz type and originally worked as a farm dog and hunting dog, but it has recently been used as a companion pet. The breed is thought to have been in existence in Sweden since the seventeenth century, but Finland records show a different century. The Norrbottenspets nearly became extinct after World War I and the remaining dogs were scattered into a non-Swedish speaking area. Between...

Jämthund
2013-06-19 14:17:09

The Jämthund, also known as the Swedish elkhound, is a breed of domestic dog of the Spitz type. The breed originated in Northern Europe and is associated with Jämtland, where it is said to have been used for sled pulling and moose hunting since the last ice age. It was known locally as the bear dog, because it was and is one of the few breeds that do not run away when encountering a bear. Before 1946, when this breed was recognized as distinct, it was thought to be the same as the Norwegian...

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2008-09-13 20:56:21

The Shikoku is a Japanese breed of dog native to Shikoku Island. It is a spitz type breed which is recognized by kennel clubs in Japan and Canada. It was also recognized as a living "natural monument" of Japan in 1937. The breed was bred for hunting boar and deer on mountainous terrain. The breed stands 17 to 21 inches tall and weighs 17 to 55 pounds. It resembles an Alaskan Husky except in size and color. The body of the Shikoku is square, its head wedge-shaped, its ears pricked, and its...

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2008-05-27 22:57:58

The Norwegian Elkhound is an ancient breed which has been used as a large game hunter, a guardian, a herder, and a defender. The breed is a Spitz type breed which excels at its duties under even the worst climate conditions. Its name, translated means "Norwegian moose dog". The Norwegian Elkhound does not hunt like a hound dog, nor is it a true hound; it just holds animals at bay until the hunter can arrive to shoot them. The breed stands around 20 inches high and weighs up to 52 pounds....

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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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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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