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2011-01-26 09:00:00

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Remains America's Most Popular Breed As the Bulldog Quietly Creeps Up the List NEW YORK, Jan.

2011-01-26 09:00:00

Nationally, Labrador Retriever Also Remains America's Most Popular Breed As the Bulldog Quietly Creeps Up the List NEW YORK, Jan.

2009-04-13 08:57:00

-- Newest 'First' Dog Prepares to Makes Its Mark on Washington -- NEW YORK, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Kennel Club congratulates the Obama family on the anticipated arrival of their 6-month-old Portuguese Water Dog, Amigo's New Hope, affectionately known as "Bo." Bo was bred by Art and Martha Stern, long-time breeders who reside near Dallas, TX, and is a littermate of Senator Ted Kennedy's pup Cappy.

2009-01-21 08:45:00

-- AKC Celebrates 125th Anniversary With a Look Back at First AKC Registered Breeds in History -- NEW YORK, Jan.


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Tweed Water Spaniel
2013-06-19 12:34:24

The Tweed water spaniel, also known as the Tweed spaniel or the Ladykirk Spaniel, is a breed of domestic dog that went extinct in the nineteenth century. This breed is thought to have been developed near the River Tweed, close to the borders of Scotland, and was most likely created by breeding the St. John's water dog with local dogs, although this cannot be proven. This breed is known for helping develop the golden retriever and curly coated retriever breeds. The Tweed water spaniel was a...

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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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2008-05-24 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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2007-12-18 12:23:22

The Barbet is a medium-sized French gun dog. It is thought to be the source of the various water dog breeds, such as the Portuguese Water Dog, American Water Spaniel, and the Poodle. The Barbet weighs between 37 and 61 pounds and stands 20 to 25 inches tall, although breeders try to keep the Barbet's height toward the lower end of the scale. The coat of the Barbet is long, wooly, and curly. It can be black, chestnut, grey, fawn and white with or without markings. The breed is...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.