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Lakot Woman - Lakot Woman In the book Lakota Woman, Mary Crow Dog writes of the many struggles that she faced in everyday life as an American Indian woman. The Lack of running water or electricity, the poverty and oppression found on and around the Indian reservation, are just a few examples of the problems that she had to deal with on a continuing basis. She describes in detail the violence and hopelessness that her people encountered at the hands of the white man as well as the “hang around the fort Indians”....   [tags: Mary Crow Dog Native Americans Essays] 942 words
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Dragon-Chinese Culture - Dragon-Chinese culture Name Date According to the Chinese culture, the drugs are considered to be legends, which helped the society during the hard times, for example times of war against enemies. According to the Chinese mythology, dragons were creatures with four legs, whose bodies were covered with scales. According to the beliefs of the Chinese people, dragons had power over nature, and as a result controlled natural phenomena such rainfall, floods and even the occurrence of hurricanes....   [tags: dog, dragon, symbol]
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Human-implanted Chips - Human-implanted Chips While the idea of human tracking has its share of benefits, there certainly are numerous pitfalls that also exist. While the ability to identify someone with an ID tag may have practical uses, the security and privacy issues could seem potentially alarming to some. Not only that, a closer look may show that the technology doesn’t necessarily offer very many advantages when considering the costs of nation-wide adoption of the technology. This paper will try to investigate into these issues, whilst attempt to come up with some solutions....   [tags: Technology Electronics Essays]
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The Not So Glamorous Reality of Best in Show Dogs - ... These do not take the general health of the animal into consideration. On the contrary, some of these standards actually make genetic defects more desirable in a purebred dog because the physical features in these particular standards are an indicator of deformity. For example, the standarsd set for the Rhodesian Rigdebackinclude the requirement for the characteristic ridge on their back, which is a line of hair going in the opposite direction of the rest of the dog’s coat. Although it is thought that this is the correct appearance of this particular breed, it is actually an indication of a painful neural condition called dermoid sinus....   [tags: pure breds genetic problems] 620 words
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American Pit Bull Terrier - The world seems to believe that the American Pit Bull Terrier is a vicious breed of dog, violent and ruthless by nature, and that they should be treated as such. However, what if this stereotype about the pit bull that modern society bases their opinions off of, is an improper representation of the breed. The pit bull faces much hatred and neglect in this day and age, but in their prime, the pit bull was considered to be the perfect dog. Although bred for physique and stature that was perfect in the dog-fighting world, the pit bull grew in popularity and became high demand as a man’s best friend....   [tags: bread, bulldog, ruthless]
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A Veteran Banned From Military Housing - Doberman Pinschers and German Shepherd dogs mark 100 years with the AKC. Both German Shepherds and Dobermans were the Devil Dogs in WWII (Mahood). Both dog breeds have given years of service to the military. Both dogs have been faithful loyal companions and incredibly intelligent. Both dogs are ranked in the top five for obedience and working intelligence (“Dog intelligence rankings”). Yet, the German Shepherd is currently the military police’s working dog and its veteran companion, the Doberman Pinscher, is currently banned from living in military bases....   [tags: U.S. Military]
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The History and Science of Dogs - ... Creating a dog that is highly trainable dog and a superior snout”. All these hybrid breeds are so successful because of how the dogs DNA is formed. The discovery of deciphering the dog genome was discovered by the Researchers at the National Institutes of Health on The Science of Dogs “Every piece of DNA is made up of four different chemical components A, C, T, and G, the dog has 2.4 billions of these letters in the combination known as base pairs. Sequences of the letters ACTG make up thousands of Genes that specify each component of the dog”....   [tags: pets, domestication, breeding]
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Pit Bull Bans: The Biting Truth - There are breeds that can be classified as outlaws. How can that be. It is like judging a book by its cover, and is not that frowned upon. Society has gone so far with this that there are even laws banning pit bulls in certain counties. Fines have been put in place and outrageous insurance policies must be purchased simply to own a dog. A dog is just that, a dog, until someone comes along and makes it into a monster. A dog may be bred to do something and can be trained to do an entirely different thing....   [tags: dogs, breeds, pit bull reputation]
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History of Australian Cattle Dogs - History of Australian Cattle Dogs The Australian Cattle Dog was originally born in Australia. It was bred to help outback ranchers round up their cattle and to withstand the harsh outback conditions. The breed is loyal and devoted to its owner. The joy of owning an Australian Cattle Dog directly relates to the breed origin, why it was bred, the general appearance, its unique traits, simple diet and easy health care. According to Katherine Buetow in “ The History of the Australian Cattle Dog” she states, “There is continuing controversy over which breeds were actually used in its development....   [tags: essays papers]
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Do Pit Bulls Make Good Pets? - “If somebody is too stupid to understand the fundamental immorality of dog fighting, you’re never going to be able to explain it to him” (Kevin Hench). Most people think that pit bulls have locking jaws. This is false however; no dog breed in the whole world has locking jaws. Dogs are not always aggressive how they are raised and trained determines the behavior of a dog. Dogs have tendencies to be aggressive only if not trained properly. The discrimination against pit bulls is wrong and uncalled for....   [tags: Domestic Animals]
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American Pitt Bull Terrier - If you were told a story about a woman who was mauled so viciously by a dog that she had to undergo the world’s first face transplant. What breed would initially come to your mind. If you said a Pit Bull, you are among the majority, but you would be wrong. It was a Labrador retriever, which is currently the most popular breed of dog in the United States, and among the top ten in several other countries according to the UKC (Dorsey 4). Why do you think so many people would assume it was a Pit Bull....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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The American Pit Bull: Nature vs Nurture - When the American Pit Bull is discussed, the subject of nature versus nurture is often the primary topic. Over the last ten to twenty years, thoughts have changed greatly in respect to dog fighting. Throughout history, several different types of dogs have been used for dogfighting. Ancient Romans had displays of dog fights, as well as gladiators, in their great arenas long before the bully breed ever came into existence (Hsu & Sun, 2010). Thankfully, society has evolved, and so has the ideas behind the fight of dogs....   [tags: animal genetics]
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Get to Know a Chihuahua and a Mini Pinscher - A few days ago, my father picked me up from campus. On our way home, we passed a really big house and saw a small dog in the garden. My father said, “Look at that. It looks like your dog, Ovi.” I told my father the dog we saw was a Chihuahua and Ovi was a Mini Pinscher, they were not the same. However, my father was very persistent. He was sure the dogs were the same breed. Based on my personal experience, I realize many people are confused about the differences between a Chihuahua and a Mini Pinscher....   [tags: physcial, appearance, health, temperaments] 741 words
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The Boxer vs. The American Staffordshire Terrier - These two breeds, the Boxer and the American Staffordshire Terrier are a great fit to family life. It been said that dog is man's best friend, and because of this, it makes them great companions. For instance, when an owner tells his dog that he is a good boy, the dog happily wags its tail. Then, there are those times when an owner has to discipline his or her dog; it creeps away with that sad puppy dog look. The Boxer, and the American Staffordshire Terrier; have some similarities, but are different in many ways as to their ancestry, appearance, and health....   [tags: Dogs]
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Increasing Canine Adoption Success Based on Characteristics - July 17, 2009, was a hard day for me. My dog of almost seven years had to be put down, and he was the first pet I had ever lost. After Oly left me, I didn’t really have any interest in finding another dog; I was too upset. I knew eventually I would want another dog but didn’t think that day would be anywhere in the near future. About two weeks later, I was sitting at the laundromat waiting for my parents, and I saw a flyer from McPaws. As I got closer, I saw all of the cute animals that they had for adoption and one puppy in particular stood out to me....   [tags: Adopting Dogs, Pets, Canines]
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Boxer vs. American Staffordshire Terrier - What makes these two dogs so similar is that they are two of the top most popular breeds here in the United States. It has been said that dogs is man's best friend, and because of this, it makes them great companions. These two breeds, the Boxer and the American Staffordshire terrier fit very easily into family life. When an owner tells his dog that he is a good boy, the dog happily wags its tail. Then, there are those times when an owner has to discipline his dog, the dog, then creeps away with that sad puppy dog look on its face....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Managing Pit Bull Terriers - Managing Pit Bull Terriers Queensland premier, Peter Beattie says "having a Pit Bull Terrier is like having a loaded gun in your house," this is wrong. It is the bad owners of these dogs that should be held accountable to the destructive behavior of these breeds. Nobody can deny that Pit Bull terriers don't have a bad reputation but that doesn't mean the breed should be eliminated. It is the decent dogs of the breed that are being wrongly accused for the actions of other dogs....   [tags: Papers] 521 words
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Selective Breeding of a Laborador Retriever - ... The Labrador retriever’s original country is Canadian province of Newfoundland, along the East Coast of Canada. The Labrador retriever did not originate from Labrador. The Male Labrador Retriever has reached maximum height of 24.5 inches while as female Labrador Retrievers has reached maximum height of 23.5 inches. Its weight ranges from 30 to 36 kg. Its color may be black, yellow or chocolate and has a short, straight and dense coat. The coat is easily cared for with once a week grooming....   [tags: character, paws, companionship] 724 words
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Should all Dogs and Their Owners Be Required to Go through a Training - “Coexistence of man and dog is so age-old that most of the people have never thought about when the dog appeared in the human society“ (Kholová 14, as translated by Hana Drazdíková). Despite taming and taking care of various kinds of animals, the man stayed true to his age-old friend, a dog. Many people today have at least one dog in the household, but there are apparently some problems with dog’s behaviour which need to be solved. Is the solution obligatory training for dogs and their owners. In general, there are three types of dog owners....   [tags: canine obedience]
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Benefit of Guide Dogs - Being unable to see is a challenging experience. Living life as a blind person can bring frustration and aggravation because they may not always know where they are going or what is going on around them. Often blind people desire to be independent, but lack the ability to live and travel on their own. Fortunately, there is a solution to this dilemma, without the help of another person. For blind people, having a specially trained dog to support them in their complicated day to day lives is a great option....   [tags: Impact on the Blind]
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Looking at Pit Bull Fighting - Racial profiling is wrong, we all know that so why do so many of us still do this. Blacks, Whites, Asians, and Hispanics can live a free life here in America, so why can’t Pit bulls. Pit bull fighting has become a big thing in America for people to do as a hobby. The humans that fight the dogs are the ones who are giving pit bulls the bad reputation they are receiving when in reality it is the humans who deserve the bad reputation. Pit bulls are surrounded with ignorance, misinformation, myths and lies more than any other dog causing all the hate and discrimination towards this breed....   [tags: animal abuse and exploitation] 514 words
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The America Pit Bull Terrier - The America Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) was breed to be a sport dog, they are athletic energetic and a good companion. That being said over the years their reputation has dropped dramatically form once being Americas most popular dog to Americas most hated and feared dog. Pit bulls are nothing like the poor reputation that they have, they are very smart, loving, and friendly dogs. In America, dogs have become part of families and it is not taboo to see them treated, loved and taken care of as if they were a blood relative....   [tags: dogs, doberman, ruthless dogs]
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Detection Dogs and their Training - Graham Vest stated, “the one absolutely unselfish friend a man may have in this selfish world….is the dog” at a Missouri trial in 1870, over 500 years after the first instalment of dogs in civil services (Orbaan, 15). Unlike man, canines possess a courageous attribute that does not fail even in the moment of an emergency and will not back down to daily challenges that may arise on the job each day. Law enforcement agencies around the world, both big and small, employ canines to assist officers in the field....   [tags: Dogs, Civil Protection, Patrolling]
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Save the Puppies from the Puppy Mills - So you want to adopt a puppy. Well there are two main places that your puppy could have been born. First, your puppy could have been born at a puppy mill. This is an inhumane, mass breeding location that can be very detrimental to your new pet. Another location that your puppy could have been born at is a breeder. This is a more humane location for your puppy to have been born. When adopting a puppy you should avoid going to a pet store because most pet stores receive their puppies from puppy mills; inhumane and overpopulated puppy breeding places....   [tags: adopt, mill, breeder, inhumane]
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Taking the Bite Out of Dangerous Dogs in Marion County - Nationwide, approximately 50 percent of all children will be bitten by a dog before they reach the age of twelve (DeIorio, “Have a Dog-Bite-Free Summer”). In Marion County, Florida, aggressive and dangerous breads of dogs are a “serious issue” for the community according to Marion County Commissioner Jim Payton (Thompson, “County drops '1 free kill'”). Responsible dog owners seem to be unaware of the problem but area residents who have been victims of these attacks have turned to the Marion County Board of Commissioners for help....   [tags: Animal Control]
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DockDogs: An up and Coming K-9 Sport - Mans best friend. The K-9 is a creature that cannot just be left in a house or apartment all day. The K-9 needs to be exercised constantly. There are many different sports out and about in the world today to keep K-9s in shape, but an aquatic sport for dogs. DockDogs is a jumping and diving sport for dogs that has a short history, yields to many different divisions and levels of competition, it also has many job opportunities. DockDogs is a competitive aquatic sport that includes dock jumping and dock diving for all dogs no matter their breed or their size....   [tags: Aquatic Sports, Diving Sport, Dogs, K-9 ]
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Service Dogs: Much More than a Helpers - At first sight, service dogs look like any other dog. They are furry. They walk on all fours. They have a tail. But they have many differences from other dogs. Service dogs are well behaved and are obedient. They wear clothing that no other dog wears such as a vest to make people aware that they are service dogs. Service dogs perform tasks that no other dogs can do, like paying for meals and carrying objects for their owners, sometimes in a vest compartment like a backpack. Service dogs are unlike other dogs because they are trained to do tasks that human beings normally do, but can’t because of some disability....   [tags: Animals]
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The Golden Retrievers Perfect Image Tarnished by Cancer - Golden retrievers, their image can be found in marketing and media everywhere; advertisements for vacuum cleaners, brochures for life insurance, baked bean commercials, and even movies. It seems more often than not any marketing geared towards a family will have a golden retriever featured prominently. Though I may be impartial based on temperament alone golden retrievers are difficult to top as a family pet. A well-bred golden’s main goals in life are to love everyone, be as close to their family as possible, and play....   [tags: informative essay]
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Service Dogs for Autism - As of 2012, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in 50 children between the ages of six and seventeen has autism spectrum disorder, with males being four times more likely than females to have these conditions (Slaughter 1). Autism is a developmental disorder that affects the brains normal development of social and communication skills. Service dogs are normally used to aid the blind, deaf or hard of hearing, and other types of disabilities. Service dogs have recently been used to help children with autism....   [tags: the most common service assistant animal]
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The Doberman Pinscher - The Doberman Pinscher is a quick thinking and bold dog, who brings to his family a sense of security and unquestionable devotion. They are an incorruptible guardian of home and family, one who meets each stranger confidently and judges them with unerring accuracy. The Doberman Pinscher is considered one of the best guard dog breeds. Only those with experience should own this dog. They require a solid pack leader who will train, socialize and exercise them properly. The Doberman has the potential of becoming overly protective and aggressive....   [tags: Animal Behavior ] 615 words
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The Theme of To Build a Fire - The struggle between man and nature is a common theme in a lot of literary pieces. Some exaggerate the role of either nature or man; however, this tale exposes weaknesses of both sides and provides an interesting twist. Through the use of both flat and round characters, involved in a specific life changing event, will lead to a role reversal that proves nature will truly win out over nurture in some situations. Mr. London involves the reader and prepares the plot through specific uses of Character, Point of view and demonstrates his view on which will be the victor....   [tags: Man and Nature, Literary Analysis, Jack London]
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Domesticated Animals and Wild Animals - From the reported bite reports, domesticated animals far outnumber wild animals in reported potential exposures to the rabies virus. About 95% of the bite reports resulted from companion animals, with dogs recorded as causing the most potential exposures. This is a clear observation that majority of the potential exposures resulted from human contact with cats and dogs. Unfortunately, the compliance with rabies vaccination requirements from pet owners is not on a satisfactory level to ensure that spill over does not occur and put people at risk of contracting rabies....   [tags: rabies virus, bite reports] 1227 words
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The Cloning of Dogs - The Cloning of Dogs Introduction: The new "Star Wars" movie features an entire army made of clones. These clones are genetically perfected to be the ultimately obedient and powerful soldiers. How could this type of cloning technology be used in dogs. We could use it for the good to make the perfectly obedient dog, for use in seeing-eye work, rescue work, etc. This technology could also be used to affect the world of dog showing. An owner of a number one winning champion dog could replicate it and make the sport completely obsolete and pointless....   [tags: Clone Genetics DNA Science Essays]
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Hear No Evil, Only Higher Frequencies - See no evil, hear no evil. Our canine friends believe they hear nothing but good things from us mostly due to their unwavering dedication and unconditional love. We are truly fortunate to have such extraordinary carnivores as our closest allies and guardians. As part of their service, their ears perform one of the most important deeds as they hear at higher frequencies than humans. The frequency range of dog hearing is approximately 40 Hz to 60,000 Hz as compared to humans which is 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz, with Hz being the symbol for Hertz, a unit of frequency....   [tags: canine hearing capabilities] 740 words
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The Use of Canines in Law Enforcement - The term “man’s best friend” stems from the domestication of canines in early history. Studies have shown that these four legged creatures became domesticated over 33,000 years ago. Starting with the wolf, there are now over 400 different types of breeds. Dogs were first used as helpers. People would use them for jobs such as hunting and herding. As time went by, people began to use them more for aid and protection. The U.S. Army was the first to initiate the use of K9 Units in 1835. Europe, Belgium, Germany, and Hungary realized the potential of these canines and picked up on the idea in the late 1800s....   [tags: domestication, training, drugs] 693 words
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What Dogs Need - What Dogs Need People and animals need the same things to be happy and healthy. Just like you, your dog needs food, water, shelter, grooming, health care, and love. Puppy eating.Below shows things, which help dogs to stay happy and healthy. Water For Your Dog ------------------ Your dog needs at least 2 dishes filled with fresh water everyday. One should be in the house and the other should be outside. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The water should always be kept clean, cool and fresh....   [tags: Papers] 623 words
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Jack Russel Terriers - Jack Russel Terriers The Jack Russel Terrier is an amazing little dog. The breed has been used for centuries; with it’s main purpose being Fox hunting. It was not discovered until recently, however, what great companions they make. There are many aspects of the breed one should take into consideration before a puppy is purchased. The aspects that will be discussed in this essay are: personality, overall appearance, and training as well. The Jack Russell Terrier is a breed which takes a lot of effort to own, but is very rewarding once a strong bond has been developed with the animal....   [tags: essays papers]
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Dogs Encourage Better Health - The young royals, Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, created headlines last week by revealing the name of their new puppy. Not mentioned in the multitude of stories is how the dog’s presence can affect the health of the future King and Queen. The latest addition to the Royal family, Lupo a four-month-old black cocker spaniel, is an ideal choice of pet for more than his inability to inherit the throne. Medical studies around the world have concluded dogs encourage better health, and adopting a dog statistically boosts the life expectancy of the monarchial pair....   [tags: Animals] 1329 words
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The Rhodesian Ridgeback - The Rhodesian Ridgeback originated in South Africa. He was developed in the 1800s from the crossing of European dogs brought by settlers and native dogs from the Khoi-Khoi tribe. A hundred years later a formidable hunting dog had evolved. One that had the instincts, endurance, intelligence, strength and ferocity to be at home in the hostile jungle environment and hunt big game such as lions, wild boars and baboons. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is not a suitable breed for a novice. They are extremely strong willed and determined and need an experienced solid pack leader who will train, socialize and exercise them appropriately....   [tags: Animals ] 636 words
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The Harm of Puppy Mills - So you want to adopt a puppy. Well there are two main places that your puppy could have been born. First, your puppy could have been born at a puppy mill. This is an inhumane, mass breeding location that can be very detrimental to your new pet. Another location that your puppy could have been born at is a breeder. This is a more humane location for your puppy to have been born. When adopting a puppy you should avoid going to a pet store because most pet stores receive their puppies from puppy mills; inhumane and overpopulated puppy breeding places....   [tags: Pet Adoption, Inhumane Treatment]
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Working Dogs - Dogs are very common in the world we know today. Many households have one or more. Dogs are trained to be pets. Not only trained to be pets, dogs are also trained for work. Dogs are getting used more and more in our work environment. House dogs can also be considered a working dog depending on why the dog is there. There are many jobs for dogs. Dogs make a big impact on our working and social lives. There are many different types of work dogs. Some types of work dogs also have different jobs for which they are trained for....   [tags: Training Work Dogs]
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Designer Dogs - There are hundreds of dog breeds in the world. Gun dogs, sight hounds, terriers, toys, utility dogs, and working dogs are the six basic categories of dogs. But, you can also combine two or more breeds of dogs to make a whole new dog breed. Nowadays, you have all sorts of new types of dogs, such as golden doodles, cockapoos, and even daisy dogs, which have resulted from crossbreeding. Hybrid dogs became popular mostly in the last century, when breeders began experimenting with cross breeding different breeds....   [tags: Animals] 760 words
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Ban a Pit bull, Save a Life: Why the Ontario Ban against Pit bull Terriers Should Remain in Place - “Mom. Mom. The dogs got Cody. The dogs got Cody” (Vancouver Sun, 2007). Just a few days after Christmas in 2004, these are the cries that awoke Sheri Fontaine. Fontaine raced from her bed into the living room to find her three-year old son, Cody Fontaine, savaged by the dogs that were staying temporarily in her house. Tragically, young Cody did not survive the attack. A young life taken, a mother’s life ruined. Sadly, this story is not as uncommon as one of violence against people, they exhibit highly stubborn characteristics that make them difficult to control, and such bans have proven to be extremely effective....   [tags: Animal Behavior ]
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Save a Life and Adopt from an Animal Shelter - ... Most people do not want to adopt a dog or cat from a shelter because they do not know what they are getting themselves into. Some of the most common misconceptions of why animals end up in shelters was they have been abused or they have done something wrong to end up in an animal shelter. Surprisingly this is far from the truth, most animals are surrendered because of “people reasons” such as divorces, moves, lack of time, and financial reasons are just some of the common reasons pets lost their home....   [tags: forever home, expense, humane society]
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My Pit Bull - My Pit Bull I.     Pit bulls are outlawed in Miami-Dade County because of their vicious nature. A.     In 1990, the American Pit Bull Terrier was outlawed in Miami Dade County. B.     There are many reasons why we fear this particular breed and one reason is because we fear what we do not understand. C.     The pit bull dogs are outlawed in Miami Dade County because of the inbred susceptibility to attack other animals, and because of the danger posed to humans. II.     One stereo type of pit bulls is that they are mean and vicious....   [tags: cause and effect]
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Seeing Eye Dogs and Their Impact on the Blind - Imagine living your life in complete darkness not knowing where your next step will lead you or if you are about to encounter danger. The blind receive help from Seeing Eye dogs. This allows blind people to be safe and not get themselves into dangerous situations. Without Seeing Eye dogs, blind people wouldn’t get around as easily. Seeing Eye dogs, through their strong characteristics, intensive training and physical help have a huge impact on the blind to enable them to lead productive, independent lives....   [tags: seeing impaired, training, assistance]
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Black Tailed Prairie Dogs - ... Prairie dogs young are born with their eyes closed and no hair. They are also born in litters of 3 – 5, most of the time, although up to eight are possible. They gain weight rapidly and grow hair during their time in the burrow. Their eyes open on week five, and by week six, they are ready to venture aboveground, where they spend most of their time playing. Because coteries are groups of three or more adult females and usually only one adult male living with closely related juveniles, they sometimes engage in communal nursing and adults without offspring help care for the offspring of others within their group....   [tags: cynomys ludovicianus] 1003 words
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No-Kill Shelters Rehabilitation for Animals - ... This dog didn’t have the opportunity to be fix into a good animal and be ready to be adopted. They are different ways to prevent an animal becoming dangerous but also to rehabilitate treatable animals.The No-Kill Rescue Shelters have programs to help out the animals such as foster homes. Most No-Kill Shelters have different programs to help out animals, because every shelter is run differently. When I go to Bunny Bunch, they have foster homes and a program called “ Angel Fund”. By donating to Angel Fund, the shelter will provide the bunnies that are sick, injured or that are in bad conditions, to get better, by taking them to the vet for medications....   [tags: rescuing animals, dangerous] 884 words
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The Domestication of Dogs - ... Dog breeds are thought to be classified when humans discovered the most useful traits of the dog. The Romans are thought to be the first to classify these dogs. Some classifications involve house dogs, shepherd dogs, sporting dogs, and war dogs. Evidence suggests that the dog has lived in most parts of the world over time. There are two main categories that make the dogs what they are, the first is how the dogs are all over the world, and in close association with humans, and the second is the many amounts of variation between subspecies....   [tags: wolves, breeds, dna] 837 words
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Hat the Domestication of Dogs Influenced a Shuffle in their Genetic Make-up - Has the domestication of dogs influenced a shuffle in their genetic make-up.   RESEARCH QUESTION; Has the domestication of dogs influenced a shuffle in their genetic make-up. WHAT IS A GENE; the definition of a gene is “a distinct sequence of nucleotides forming part of a chromosome, the order of which determines the order of monomers in a polypeptide or nucleic acid molecule which a cell (or virus) may synthesize” (Oxford online dictionary, 2014). This can be understood to be a component of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) which determines hereditary characteristics and or traits in an organism....   [tags: genetic science]
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