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Pseudopregnancy in Dogs - Pseudopregnancy is a common phenomenon that occurs in the intact female dog that is not pregnant during the diestrus or anestrus time of their estrous cycle. Pseudopregnancy can be characterized by swelling of the mammary glands, swelling of the abdomen, milk production and a change in the female’s behavior such as mothering of objects or other animals, restlessness, aggression, nesting and anorexia, (Hermo, 631). For the subordinate female gray wolf this phenomenon is a typical behavior to take care of the young pups while the alpha female, and only female to mate and give birth to young, is out hunting for food for the pack....   [tags: Domestic Dogs, Wolves]
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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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Therapy Dogs - As the saying goes, a dog is a man’s best friend. The dog is a loving companion to a man. He is happy to go everywhere with his master. He shows his affection for his master by wagging his tail and licking his hand or face. This timeless relationship continues to evolve into new kinds of human-dog interactions that increasingly benefit society. This has led to the belief that dogs can provide company, affection and support to people who are going through a difficult time or who feel lonely. Dogs have aided humans in tasks such as hunting, livestock herding, and guarding....   [tags: seizure dogs, dogs, service dogs]
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The Legislation of Service Dogs in Hong Kong - At the beginning of the year 2011, the first guide dog was introduced in Hong Kong which indicated a huge leap in the progress of promoting dog servicing in the region. Meantime, it is expected to provoke a controversial debate on the appropriateness in letting dogs assist in various occupations. The establishment of the issue revealed the requirement for the city to adapt a novel approach in providing social services by using working dogs. In definition, a service dog is a dog that has been trained since puberty by qualified instructors in order to develop a strong sense of obedience and abstinence so that it is capable of providing guidance and service for humans....   [tags: International Law, guide dogs]
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Dogs - The results of the study scaled the dogs on five dimensions of behavior temperament: playfulness, curiosity/fearfulness, chase-proneness, sociability, and aggressiveness (De Palma et al., 2005). Dogs living in rescue shelters were assessed as demonstrating a low degree of playfulness, showing distraction by the environment when being enticed to play. The sheltered dogs also scored low on curiosity but, high on fearful behavior. The cortisol levels for the sheltered dogs were significantly higher than the cortisol levels of canines living in households, indicative of stress and anxiety associated with shelter lifestyle....   [tags: Shelter Dogs] 1148 words
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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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Save More Dogs - Introduction Buying a puppy from the pet store might be one of the most phenomenal moments in a life. Unfortunately, puppy mills sell their malnourished dogs to pet stores. Puppy mills are huge kennels where pure bred puppies are crowded together in unsanitary housing with no food. Dogs who did no wrong to this world do not deserve to live in these conditions. The amount of puppy mills are increasing and must be stopped by adopting dogs from shelters, not buying puppies from pet stores and putting stronger laws into action....   [tags: puppies, dogs, pet store, pound, animals, pets]
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African Wild Dogs: The Lives and Loss of the Painted Wolves - ... Carbone et al., it was found that kills attended by both African Wild Dogs and hyenas are generally more successful, but as they began to occur more frequently, the number of Wild Dogs declined and the number of hyenas increased. This lengthened the time dogs spent feeding at the kill site, pointing to a lack of nutrition and energy within the packs. At the end of the twenty-year study period, African Wild Dogs disappeared completely in the area (2005). Unfortunately, an even bigger threat to African Wild Dogs is human activity....   [tags: Lycaon Pictus, Wild Dogs, Sub Saharan Africa]
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Flea Control for Dogs and Cats - Flea Control for Dogs and Cats Many Americans have a four-legged member of their family in their home. Most people deal with housebreaking problems, pet hair on furniture, and an occasional broken lamp because all the friendly welcomes home outweigh these minor problems. When the weather begins to get warmer, these pet owners begin to cringe with the thought of spring. It can only mean one thing; flea season and the circus of giving flea baths and dips is about to start. But in the past few years, there has been a break through in scientific technology allowing both owners and pets to rest easier....   [tags: Pets Dogs Cats Essays] 416 words
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The Misidentification of The Day We Were Dogs - The Misidentification of The Day We Were Dogs      "The Day We Were Dogs," published in 1993 by Elena Garro, illustrates the common error of misidentification of Magical Realism. The fact that Garro is a Mexican author and that fantasy is so closely related to Magical Realism often causes the reader to associate this particular work with Magical Realism. However, this work also contains fantastic elements as well as sublime characteristics, which make it difficult to classify as a strictly Magical Realist work....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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Identifying The Day We Were Dogs - Identifying The Day We Were Dogs        Whether or not "The Day We Were Dogs" (1993) is a magical realist story is questionable. Often stories are misidentified because of the closeness of literature such as magical realism, the fantastic, and the sublime. The story leaves a lot to one's imagination instead of presenting it in the text. Elena Garro blends two days and two completely different worlds together in this story. The magical elements depend on how one uses his or her imagination throughout this story....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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Misunderstanding The Day We Were Dogs - Misunderstanding The Day We Were Dogs       Writers as well as many people make or mislabel stories. Magical, unreal, real, fantastic, and the sublime are just a few types of different labels that a person can use. The different types of stories are amusing and fun. The world is made up of all types of different labels of material for stories that people like to read and enjoy. Elana Garro is one of the Spanish authors who has written stories that have been mislabeled and put with other stories that were listed under the magical and the unreal....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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Cattle Dogs - Cattle Dogs The cattle industry in the past as well as today would be nothing without the help of man's best friend. Herding dogs are the best known working dogs. These unique dogs have an instinct to herd and with the right training will help a farmer or rancher move his herd without any trouble, as long as the dog is responsive to the ranchers hand signals and whistles. The best way to train a dog is to have it work along side an already experienced dog. They are keen, alert, responsive, and extremely intelligent....   [tags: Farming Dogs Agriculture Essays Papers]
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Reservoir Dogs... - Reservoir Dogs... The first time I saw Reservoir Dogs I knew it was something different (I didn?t see any Tarantino?s films before). It was the first time I payed more attention to the characters dialogue than to the visual appearance of the film itself The dialogues in Tarantino?s films are its more powerful resource. They both tells the story and sets the mood for it. I remember I was reading Stephen King?s ?The Dead Zone. when I got hold of Tarantino?s screenplay for Reservoir Dogs. I left Stephen King for a while and read the screenplay in one sitting (I didn?t get much sleep that night)....   [tags: Movie Film Reservoir Dogs Essays] 2342 words
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Magical Elements in The Day We Were Dogs - Magical Elements in The Day We Were Dogs       The short story "The Day We Were Dogs", first published in 1993, was written by Elena Garro. She was born in Pueblo, Mexico, on December 15, 1920. I feel that the story definitely has to deal with magical realism. "The Day We Were Dogs" has too many magical elements that are treated as normal not to be magical realism. However, I also felt that the story has some unreal elements that are not treated as normal. Therefore, I feel that the story may also fit into the genre of fantastic literature, which creates questions about the unreal elements....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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Characteristics of Magical Realism in If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs - Characteristics of Magical Realism in If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs       "If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs" is a short story written by Colin McNaughton. "If Dinosaurs were Cats And Dogs" was published in 1981. It is classified under the fantastic sublime. However, based on the analysis of "If Dinosaurs were Cats And Dogs" one would believe that magical realism is a genre of the sublime.   While reading "If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs", one comes upon the illustrations in the book. Through out all of the illustrations, the people are on a smaller scale then the animals....   [tags: Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs Essays]
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Sublime and Fantastic Elements in The Day We Were Dogs - Sublime and Fantastic Elements in The Day We Were Dogs      "The Day We Were Dogs" is a short story written by an author born in Puebla, Mexico, in 1993. Elena Garro's major themes revolve around the concepts of time and memory. I do not believe this story is a true example of magical realism; however I do see the sublime and the fantastic used in this story. I think that this story is really a misidentification of magical realism. To start out, I was moved by the way the author talked about a day with two days inside of it....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]
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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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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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Evolution of Dogs - The grey wolf has been transformed into what we, today, call a dog. After years of traveling with humans, the wolf began to change and became adapted and tame enough to socialize with humans. The environment it was placed into was one of the causes for change, and another was the role it played for humans. The most likely scenario for wolves beginning to coexist with humans is that a human hunting party came across a very young wolf cub and decided to take it with them. The wolf cub would have been very puppy-like at an early age....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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History of Dogs - Miacis was a weasel sized small carnivore that lived forty million years ago in the Eocene Period. Miacis is believed to be the oldest ancestor of the present day dogs. Six forms and millions of years later the wild ancestor of dogs, wolves arrived. The wolves would follow hunters, leading to the hunter's befriendment of the wolves and their domestication. "The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them." States Stanley Coren who is a dog psychologist....   [tags: Animals] 912 words
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The Importance of Dogs in Psychology Research - ... But what skills do dogs really share with humans. Dogs, much like children, can discriminate between objects. But this does not only refer to objects that are obviously different, e.g. a ball and a stick, but studies reveal that dogs can discriminate between black and white stimuli (Burman et al., 2011) and objects that differ only in size (Milgram, 2003). But their skills go beyond simple discrimination: dogs can learn to categorize objects, even under difficult conditions, for example, in 2D on a computer screen (Range, Aust, Steurer & Huber, 2007); they can learn names for objects or use referential cues to retrieve them....   [tags: eye-tracking technology] 928 words
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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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Different Types of Dogs: A Shepherd - ... Soon later the man did buy the dog, soon after renamed the dog Horand. This German shepherd later was named a declared the first ever German Shepherd. He ended up being the father of 84 puppies. These type of dogs used to be much different back in the day, they used to be rough haired with short tails many changed have appeared since then. These dogs mostly became important after World War 1 ended. These doggies used to be called Alsatians; many people in other countries still continue to call the German Shepherds, as we know them Alsatians....   [tags: intelligent animals, breeds] 992 words
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A Dogs Life in Up and Downs - A Dogs Life in Up and Downs Dog care seems to be one of societies greatest undermined problems as streets begin to become littered with stray dogs. On Average there are 7.6 million animals put into shelters nationwide. A whopping 3.9 million relates specifically to dogs, and to make matters even more precarious 2.7 million are put down. And only 1.3 million are adopted, is it the dog’s fault. Or are humans to blame for not properly caring for them. Dogs have an instinct to reproduce and a fertile dog will reproduce on average once a year and this deals with 4-6 puppies on average....   [tags: dog care, having puppy, shelters, abuse]
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The History and Evolution of Dogs - (word count includes Annotated Bibliography) Throughout the world there are many different countries that contain diverse cultures, religions, and life styles. There is however certain aspects within these countries and cultures that acts as a common ground between one another. One dominant aspect is the existence of dogs within these cultures. Dogs are common throughout the world, either as a domestic pet, a protector on a farm, or an assistant for hunting; amongst others. Regardless of the reason for having a dog most people have either owned one for themselves or has known somebody who has owned one at some point in their life....   [tags: Informative Essay, Research Paper]
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Difference Between Dogs and Cats - Dogs and cats are the most popular pets in the whole world. Even though they’re both very popular, they are different in many ways. Some people gravitate towards the calmness of a cat, while others seek the companionship of a dog. Cats are a lot more independent and less expensive. Cats don’t require nor do they want to be trained to be a house pet. Dogs on the other hand are very loyal and will act as your best friend. Dogs require more attention and training to be a well behaved family member....   [tags: popular pets, animals, dog, cat]
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Common Diseases of Dogs and Cows - Contents Introduction 2 Diseases in Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) 3 Parvovirus 3 Hookworm 3 Fleas 4 Diseases in Domestic Cattle (Bos Tauris) 4 Bovine Tuberculosis 4 Roundworm 4 Cattle Tick 5 Diseases of the Mountain Chicken (Leptodactylus fallax) 5 Chytrid Fungus 5 Metabolic Bone Disease 6 Diseases of the Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) 6 Avian Salmonellosis 6 Hyperkeratosis 7 Conclusion 7 References 8 Introduction This assessment will cover a range of diseases that affect dogs, cows, the superb starling and the mountain chicken....   [tags: Animal Diseases]
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Companion Dogs, Making a Difference - For a number of children with autism having a companion dog is the difference between life and death. Methodically trained guide dogs help create an environment where autistic children are comfortable enough to live a more ordinary lifestyle. Autism spectrum disorder is a major public health problem that is the most common neurological disorder affecting 1 out of every 110 births in the US (Autism Society, 2009). ASDs can range in severity from Asperger Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism where the child can function relatively well in society, to autistic disorder or classical ASD, which severely inhibits the child’s ability to socialize or communicate (NINDS)....   [tags: Psychology ]
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It's Raining Cats and Dogs - Shelters all across the United States are filled with yapping, meowing, and barking animals. If these animals are not adopted in time to make room for more unwanted animals, they are euthanized. Animals are breeding quickly, causing fluctuation in the animal population. It is almost literally raining cats and dogs. An effective way to combat this problem is the spay and neuter the animals to ensure they do not reproduce. Spaying and neutering animals will decrease the animal population and prevent many animals from being put into crowded shelters and euthanized....   [tags: Animals, Euthanasia, Shelter] 1102 words
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Hot Dogs: Hold the Buns - Hot Dogs: Hold the Buns The stale scent of sweat, dirt, and the scintillating steam of a freshly cooked hot dog waiting to be gobbled up invites fans when stepping into a sport arena or field. The hot dog is one of America’s celebrated entrees whether this deli meat is eaten at a sports event, a picnic, or a family round lunch; but to me, this versatile frankfurter link is more significant. Growing up, my paternal grandmother must have cooked dozens of hot dogs to satisfy my midday cravings as a child, and the memory of grandma serving this meal will thrive....   [tags: Food]
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Working Dogs and Handlers - Working Dogs and Handlers Police officers work with special units that make use of their dogs’ skills. Thornton says, “They work fire scenes; public transportation venues, such as subway stations, train stations, or airports; and large public events that may be the subject of bomb threats. They may also check vehicles or buildings for drugs or other contraband,” (Chapter 28). The Central Intelligence Agency; the U.S Postal Service; the Secret Service; the Drug Enforcement Administration and many more use dogs in their teams....   [tags: legal issues, law enforcement]
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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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Owners' Knowledge of Dogs - The inadequate knowledge of dog psychology in owners not only unveils their neglect of responsibility, but models their poor assessment in dog behavior pertaining to the individual breed; in addition, it confirms their shortage of precautionary measures to suppress aggression within the dog. In Don Kapp’s “It’s More About Owner Than Dog,” owners overlook their incapacity to meet the desires of the certain breed. When a person acquires an animal, its essential to acknowledge all “responsibility.” And by this, owners must study about the precise breed, it’s personality type and be able train and “socialize” them....   [tags: Aggression, Dog Mauling] 846 words
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Service Dogs for Autism - ... In fact, the integration of assistance dogs resulted in beneficial effects on children’s behavior with decreased anxiety and anger, increased calmness, reduction in the number of emotional outburst (tantrums), and more manageable bedtime routines (Berry 74). In some cases the child learned to calm himself, in situations of high stress, by simply petting the dog. The benefits appear to make life for an autistic child more manageable; one might even say improving the quality of life. With advantages also come disadvantages, the disadvantages vary from home to home depending on routine and the severity of autism in the child....   [tags: the most common service assistant animal]
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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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Toy Breed Dogs: Pugs - ... (Life Expectancy 12-15 years.) They are one of the oldest breeds known to man and are believed to they made their way all the way around the world. Not only did they make their way around the world, but they became the royal dog of the “House of Orange” in Holland. “http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/pug.htm”. One of the pug’s talents was to be a guard dog. Even though the pug is small it doesn’t really bark or “yap” so if a pug is “yapping” there is a good chance that something is happening. “http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/pug.htm”....   [tags: origins, care, oldest breed] 527 words
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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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University Dogs - MU Communication Fanatics is a strategic communications consulting firm constructed by Millikin University students and recent graduates. Our goal is to help our clients devise, reconstruct, and achieve their organizational goals through branding, strategic planning, and effective communication. At MU Communication Fanatics we focus mainly on leadership, conflict, decision making, technology, and apply other approaches to organizational communication such as the classical approach, the human relations and human resources approach....   [tags: Corporate Profile] 2209 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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History of The Domestication of Dogs: Are Dogs our Companions or Are We Their Companions? - ... and that they originated in Eurasia. They did in fact cross the land bridge with us to the Americas (J.A. Leonard, 2002), which means that they had a large role in influencing us and helping us to settle in the new world. Now we have a general idea of when domestication began, but the next question is why. Why did we make wolves into our buddies. Why not chimps or some other kind of primate. The answer lies in a few different reasons. Our old pals, even going back to Canis lupus, the gray wolf (the original ancestor of most modern dogs), have human-like qualities....   [tags: relationship, china, pals] 648 words
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Detection Dogs' Training - Detection dogs have become an integral part of the criminal justice system over the past centuries. Military personnel and law enforcement officers alike utilize canines as companions and partners in the field due to their strength and attributes of loyalty and courage, which complement that of his handler. It was not until the late 1800s that canines would be utilized to their full potential as detection dogs by using their heightened sense of smell to further their contribution to civil services....   [tags: Roles, Evolution, Breeds]
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The Importance of Purebred Dogs by Babette Haggerty - Take a moment and picture a dog in your head. What do you see. You may see many different things depending on your own personal encounters with the species. There are many types of dogs out there. Some small, some large, long-haired or short-haired. There are many variances in what a dog can look like. One thing that does not change, or should not change, is the importance for every dog in this world to be given love and affection, no matter its characteristics. This is what leads me to believe that the obsession with producing and owning purebreds needs to come to a halt....   [tags: article analysis, dog breeds]
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Cats versus Dogs: Which is Better? - ... All these dogs doing unique tricks are proofs that dogs are really smarter and easier to train than cats. Owning a dog can promote a healthy lifestyle. Some people say, “If you want a healthier lifestyle, get a dog”. Also, a research suggests that dog owners are physically healthier that cat owners. For me, the reason for this is that most dogs are very playful, hyper and active. Cats are lazy. They just hide and take a nap. They will only go outside when they want to. Dog owners walk more than cat owners....   [tags: popular household pets] 999 words
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How Service Dogs Help Their Owners - ... Dogs significantly reduce anxiety their unconditional love and companionship. They can remind owners to take medication. Distract and redirect owner from harmful or compulsive behaviors. Sadly, most of those who need these animals are not aware of the dogs’ capabilities. Awareness should be raised for those that need assistance like me. I have a seizure disorder and was unaware of dogs’ capabilities until I purchased my Shar Pei, Copper. He didn’t have to even be taught to detect my seizures he just knew....   [tags: senses, disabilities, seizure] 721 words
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Its a Dogs Life? The Treatment of Dogs is Better Than That of Babies - ... When looking at animal cruelty, the laws are very surprising because of the laws that are not on abortion. In the state of Georgia, animal cruelty is defined as “caused death or unjustifiable pain or suffering to any animal by an act, an omission, or wilful neglect.” Willful neglect means the intentional withholding of food and water required by an animal to prevent starvation or dehydration. ” “If anyone is charged with animal cruelty or willful neglect it is considered a misdemeanor with a fine up to $1,000, and/or being imprisoned for one year....   [tags: cruelty, abortion, rights] 533 words
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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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Man´s Best Friend: Dogs - ... The biggest difference between the two would probably be the size and mental state of the two. Wolves are "much larger than dogs in body size and head size. This is because wolves have larger brains and therefore are more intelligent than dogs. Due to this dogs "only develop to about the mental state of a month old wolf puppy," (Difference). Mentally, dogs never reach the same capacity of wolves, which is what makes them so controllable through commands, and seem to always want to please their owner....   [tags: gray wolf, pets] 1363 words
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Dogs And Cats - The cursed cat. He was grinning at them, that insolent face just grinning and staring, those disgusting whiskers twitching, the disgusting muddy fur, the disgusting hole in his ear.      Scampi and Mustard stood at the bottom of the tree, tongues slowly moving in and out. It was over, both of them knew. They stared right back at the mangy cat with hate in their eyes. Its tail was curling back and forth.      "Can't we wait this time?"      "No."      "But-"      "We could stand here all day, but we'd have to leave sometime....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 4906 words
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Similarities and Differences Between Cats and Dogs as Pets - ... These two marvelous animals have hair, making them somewhat resemble. Animals with hair belong to the mammal kingdom according to “Science Informer”, making them quite similar. Both of these animals can perform tasks that can make people view things differently when alone or in danger. Cats are known to be unique in their own way. Their open-minded personalities and exotic coats are what make cats diverse. According to “1-800petmeds,” cats can live up to 10 - 14 years, and within those long years, they do not need bathing that often (“PetLifeExpectancy”)....   [tags: exotic coats, woof, bark] 597 words
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Stop Abusing Dogs!: Setting Up Consequences for Humans - ... We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. ( Roger Caras ) Dogs are always protective of their owners. Every dog will be there for its owner at all times, to all humans; their owners or not. Whenever they are in danger but what they got back is – Abuse – Seriously how would you feel if you were in their place. Not good. Thought so. Why would you put them in such danger instead go help and make them part of you that’s what they will always do....   [tags: penalties, hurt, protective, feelings]
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Drug Dogs - Drug dogs are classified into three categories – those that are aggressive, those that are compulsive, and those that are very laid back. These dogs go through very extensive training before performing their tasks. Training takes anywhere from three to twelve weeks. Dogs come out of this training with different types of personalities. The first of this category would be the aggressive dog. This dog is the one that tends to be forceful and damaging. The aggressive dog will tear things apart when searching for drugs....   [tags: essays research papers] 745 words
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Reservoir Dogs - "I don't give a fuck what you know or don't know, but I'm gonna torture you anyway, regardless. Not to get information. It's so amusing for me to torture a cop. All you can do is pray for a quick death, which you aint gonna get." Mr. Blonde in Reservoir Dogs, 1992 This guy was the most twisted and sickly perverted guy in the whole movie. He had no reservations about killing people. He was brutal. He loved torture and death. By his own admission he liked to see the peoples' expressions when they died....   [tags: essays research papers] 609 words
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Merciless Dogs - Ever wonder why politicians are merciless dogs. Of course you have. Well, here's the answer. Machiavelli's classic text on acquiring and maintaining political power laid the foundation for modern politics, for better or for worse, and remains its bedrock. Machiavelli was an Italian patriot and a long-time member of the Italian hierarchy as a sort of political consultant, having been recently ejected from his position when he wrote this manual. Italy was then in a turbulent political situation, seemingly under attack from all quarters, and very unstable....   [tags: essays research papers] 1096 words
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K9 units - Dogs as Police Officers - Almost every state and there cities have a K-9 unit. But if you're like me, your not to sure what they exactly are and how they work. Well there are many different kinds of K9 units, like patrol dogs, narcotic dogs, arson detection dogs, and explosive detection dogs. Plus K-9 units have two helpful new technology pieces to help then protect there canine partners. Patrol dogs are trained to protect its partner. The dog is trained to bite under two circumstances. The first is when the officer commands the dog to attack....   [tags: Law] 438 words
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