Breeding http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32450/all en Tiny affenpinscher dog is America's top banana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/tiny-affenpinscher-dog-americas-top-banana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A tiny black affenpinscher called Banana Joe became top banana in America's dog world Tuesday by winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.</p> <p>After winning his toy dog category, Banana Joe went on to face serious -- not to mention much bigger -- competition in the final round pitting the best in breeds against each other.</p> <p>Up against the miniscule pooch were a German wirehaired pointer, a smooth fox terrier, an American foxhound, a fluffy white bichon frise, a Portuguese water dog and an enormous shaggy old English sheepdog.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/tiny-affenpinscher-dog-americas-top-banana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breeding Dog breeding Toy dogs AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 05:15:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754154 at http://www.globalpost.com Tiny affenpinscher dog is America's top banana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/tiny-affenpinscher-dog-americas-top-banana-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A tiny black affenpinscher called Banana Joe became top dog Tuesday by winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.</p> <p>His handler, Ernesto Lara, lifted him in the air and shook him joyfully, then placed him next to the winner's podium, where Banana Joe leaped up like a born winner.</p> <p>After conquering his toy dog category, Banana Joe had to face serious -- not to mention much bigger -- competition in the final round pitting the best in breeds against each other.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/tiny-affenpinscher-dog-americas-top-banana-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breeding Dog breeding Dog breeds Ernesto Lara AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:31:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754245 at http://www.globalpost.com Obscure breeds truly one of a kind at New York dog show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/obscure-breeds-truly-one-kind-at-new-york-dog-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jonathan Allen</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) - A kuvasz can search the entire Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show without finding another dog like him.</p> <p>The same is true of a plott, an Anatolian shepherd dog, a Norwegian lundehund and an Entlebucher mountain dog, all obscure breeds represented by a single entry this year at the dog show, which was due to crown its best in show dog later on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/obscure-breeds-truly-one-kind-at-new-york-dog-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breeding Dog breeds Entertainment Molossers Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:15:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754400 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Labrador retriever again denied at Westminster dog show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-sheepdog-surprise-contender-new-york-dog-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds winner of working dog group)</p> <p>By Jonathan Allen</p> <p>NEW YORK, Feb 12 (Reuters) - A 6-year-old German wirehaired pointer that came in as the top-ranked dog in the United States won best in group for sporting dogs at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, eliminating the Labrador retriever once again.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-sheepdog-surprise-contender-new-york-dog-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Breeding Dog breeding Dog breeds Entertainment Labrador Retriever Club Zoology Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:31:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754428 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/affenpinscher-wins-new-yorks-westminster-dog-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FIVE-YEAR-OLD AFFENPINSCHER NAMED BANANA JOE WINS BEST IN SHOW AT NEW YORK'S WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW</p> Breeding Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:47:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755155 at http://www.globalpost.com Millions for a mastiff at China Tibetan dog expo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/millions-mastiff-at-china-tibetan-dog-expo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Drooping eyes barely visible behind a mountain of glossy black fur, an enormous dog snoozes on stage in an industrial Chinese city. Its asking price: close to a million US dollars.</p> <p>"This is the greatest dog in China," breeder Yao Yi said, as he stroked a year-old Tibetan Mastiff, up for sale on Saturday for five million Chinese yuan ($800,000), at a dog show in Baoding, a few hours drive from Beijing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130309/millions-mastiff-at-china-tibetan-dog-expo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breeding Dog breeds Molossers AFP Sat, 09 Mar 2013 14:30:59 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5778096 at http://www.globalpost.com Jilly top dog at leading show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/jilly-top-dog-at-leading-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen called Jilly on Sunday won the Best in Show award at Britain's Crufts festival, the world's largest annual dog show.</p> <p>Jilly, from Oxfordshire, south England, was crowned champion ahead of more than 20,000 other dogs at the NEC arena in Birmingham, central England.</p> <p>"She is just so busy, so naughty, she's such a character, a once in a lifetime dog," said owner Gavin Robertson.</p> <p>Organisers The Kennel Club describes the breed as a "well balanced, short legged, rough coated, compact hound". </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/jilly-top-dog-at-leading-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Agriculture Breeding Dog breeding AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 00:46:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5779218 at http://www.globalpost.com Today in Korean history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130802/today-korean-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Aug. 3</p> <p>1983 - Samsung Electronics Co. declares that it is the world's third firm to develop 64k dynamic random access memory (DRAM) after companies in the U.S. and Japan.</p> <p>2005 - A Seoul National University research team, led by Hwang Woo-suk, announces the cloning of a dog, which has been independently verified through genetic testing. The dog, an Afghan hound, was named Snuppy.</p> <p>&lt;All rights reserved by Yonhap News Agency&gt;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> Biology Breeding Dog breeding Yonhap News Agency Fri, 02 Aug 2013 07:01:54 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5900666 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. horse association will be ordered to allow clones on registry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130813/us-horse-association-will-be-ordered-allow-clones-registry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brendan O'Brien</p> <p>(Reuters) - A U.S. horse association soon will be required to add cloned horses and their offspring to its prestigious registry, a federal judge in Texas ruled on Monday.</p> <p>The decision could encourage cloning and open the way for the animals to participate in lucrative horse races.</p> <p>U.S. District Court Judge Mary Lou Robinson said she will sign an order requiring the American Quarter Horse Association to begin allowing cloned animals to be placed on its registry, according to the organization.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130813/us-horse-association-will-be-ordered-allow-clones-registry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Quarter Horses Biology Breeding Thomson Reuters Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:26:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5908915 at http://www.globalpost.com Hungarian dogs draw celebrity interest, but no money http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130906/hungarian-dogs-draw-celebrity-interest-no-money <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marton Dunai</p> <p>KISUJSZALLAS, Hungary (Reuters) - When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife visited Hungary in May, social media sites lit up with people guessing why the high tech tycoon was in the country.</p> <p>It turns out he owns a Puli, a Hungarian shepherd dog, wanted to learn more about it from a breeder and check out a kennel, surprising locals with a visit.</p> <p>"They were very down-to-earth, and clearly in love with the pulis," breeder Ferenc Antal told Reuters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130906/hungarian-dogs-draw-celebrity-interest-no-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breeding Dog breeding Dog breeds Human Interest Thomson Reuters Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:01:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5926574 at http://www.globalpost.com USDA cracks down on Internet pet sales to ensure animals are healthy when purchased http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130910/usda-cracks-down-internet-pet-sales-ensure-animals-are-healt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - The Agriculture Department is cracking down on dog breeders who sell puppies over the Internet with new regulations that will force them to apply for federal licenses.</p> <p>The rules announced Tuesday would subject dog owners who breed more than four females and sell the puppies online, by mail or over the phone to the same oversight faced by wholesale animal breeders.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130910/usda-cracks-down-internet-pet-sales-ensure-animals-are-healt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biology Breeding Business Dog breeding Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 10 Sep 2013 06:48:27 +0000 The Canadian Press 5929302 at http://www.globalpost.com British queen's beloved corgis 'becoming endangered' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131104/british-queens-beloved-corgis-becoming-endangered <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Queen Elizabeth II's favourite dog breed, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, is at risk of disappearing, Britain's Kennel Club breeders' association has warned.</p> <p>Known for their short legs and yappy voices, the herding dogs have been favoured by the British monarchy since the 1930s and the queen, 87, has raised dozens herself.</p> <p>But the Kennel Club said that with just 241 Pembroke Welsh Corgis registered in Britain this year, the breed is on its "at watch" list and is set to be classed as a "vulnerable native breed" by January.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131104/british-queens-beloved-corgis-becoming-endangered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breeding Dog breeds Herding dogs Politics Technology AFP Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:17:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5979586 at http://www.globalpost.com S. Korea completes first laboratory for crop seed mutation breeding http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/131118/s-korea-completes-first-laboratory-crop-seed-mutation-breedi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEJONG, Nov. 18 (Yonhap) -- South Korea has completed the construction of its first laboratory for the start of crop seed mutation breeding, the government said Monday.</p> <p>Mutation breeding is the process of exposing seeds to radiation to create mutants with desirable traits, and is therefore fundamentally different from breeding genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).</p> <p>The technology is also considered much safer than GMOs, as it leaves no trace of radiation, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. 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Rescue crews later pulled one man's body from the snow-covered slope while four of his colleagues remain missing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131121/japan-landslide-engulfs-five-road-workers-one-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breeding AFP Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:06:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5995796 at http://www.globalpost.com Akita court rules July poll vote gap in state of unconstitutionality http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131226/akita-court-rules-july-poll-vote-gap-state-unconstitut <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Sendai High Court's Akita branch ruled Thursday that the disparity of up to 4.77 times in the weight of votes in July's upper house election was "in a state of unconstitutionality," but rejected the plaintiffs' demand that the election results in the Akita constituency be nullified.</p> <p> The ruling was the last of similar lawsuits filed with 14 high courts and their branches across Japan by groups of lawyers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131226/akita-court-rules-july-poll-vote-gap-state-unconstitut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Akita Breeding Business Dog breeding Hospitality Law Politics Kyodo News International Thu, 26 Dec 2013 12:04:06 +0000 Kyodo News International 6029348 at http://www.globalpost.com