Latest Working dog Stories

2014-08-20 08:25:58

Elite Trainers and Handlers Attend 2014 Sporting Dog Summit ST. LOUIS, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the country's top dog handlers and trainers, as well as sporting dog journalists, recently were treated to tips on ways to enhance canine performance success by experts at the 2014 Purina Sporting Dog Summit. The two-and-a-half day program, titled "Achieving a Performance Edge," was held at the Purina Event Center in Gray Summit, Mo., July 28-30....

Remote Control For Dogs
2013-09-03 13:21:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Canines are already powerful weapons against drug smugglers and natural disasters, but man's best friend is about to get a little more help. Scientists writing in the International Journal of Modeling, Identification and Control say they have created a way for humans to control a dog using a remote control. The team created a device equipped with a microprocessor, wireless radio, GPS receiver, and an 'attitude and heading reference...

2013-07-18 23:04:03

Charity dog wash supports service K-9’s to help veterans reclaim their lives. Tysons Corner, VA (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 On Sunday July 21st, “National Wash Your Dog Day,” Dogtopia (http://www.dogtopia.com), a national dog daycare franchise, is calling upon Americans to help change the lives of veterans for the better – one dirty dog at a time. Part of a nationwide initiative to observe and honor their heroic efforts, Dogtopia will host its 9th Annual Charity Dog Wash in 29 U.S....

2011-05-26 13:29:00

-- AKC CAR Detection Dog DNA Bank to Discover What Makes SAR Dogs Great -- RALEIGH, N.C., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AKC Companion Animal Recovery recently donated $110,000 to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine as part of continuing funding of a health registry for search and rescue and other working detection dogs. This joins an initial grant of $70,000 that was awarded in 2010. The AKC CAR Detection Dog DNA Bank and Health Registry will help...

Latest Working dog Reference Libraries

2008-05-22 20:25:16

The Estrela Mountain Dog was bred to guard herds in the mountain range. It is one of the oldest breeds in Portugal. The breed was developed throughout hundreds of years; dogs with particular characteristics were bred to create a pure breed which has the necessary qualities to survive in the mountains as well as guard and move flocks. The first official breed standard was written in 1933. The breed began to decline in the early 1970s but the Portuguese revolution of 1974 played a huge part...

2008-05-06 22:34:12

The Bearded Collie originated in Scotland and is a herding breed. Legend has it that a Scottish shepherd was impressed with the Polish Lowland Sheepdog that he'd seen that he decided to breed them with some local Scottish dogs to produce the Bearded Collie for its herding ability. There are very few registered bloodlines of Bearded Collie today, but they do exist. The Bearded Collie is a working dog, bred often to herd sheep and cattle. In the last few decades, the working Bearded Collie...

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