Month: May 2013

The Canine and Genetics Project.Dr.Karen Overall.

Image credit: Claudia Bensimoun   New insight as to why some breeds have concerns regarding noise reactivity and performance.Dr.Overall  ( Canine and Genetics Project) found that herding groups have some overlapping genes related to task . Many dogs from  herding groups work as agility, sniffing, service or as herding dogs.The researchers studied three breeds-Australian shepherds,Border…

Iceland Dog Dog Breeds

By Claudia Bensimoun This breed is also known as the Iceland Sheepdog, Iceland Spitz, Friaar Dog and comes from Iceland. Image Credit: Wiki Group: Northern,UKC History:  This is Iceland’s only native breed which was believed to have been brought in by the Viking settlers in the late 9th or early 10th century.The Iceland Sheepdog was…

New Trend-Glitter Tattoos For Your Pooch!

Jorge Bendersky,  NY celebrity dog groomer claims that all our fury best friends need that something extra, especially in the summer when most dogs’ coats are kept short.In Upper East Side Manhattan, glitter tattoos are the new trend. Getting a bling-tastic rose or heart glued to our pooch’s rump is the next crazy new thing!…