Author: bigdog

Tibetan Mastiff, Tulip Craze From Million$$ to Dog Food?

Only last year, a purebred year old Tibetan Mastiff pup sold for the Yen equivalent of $2 million to a very optimistic Chinese property developer. He said he intended to start breeding the wildly popular dogs which have been used by monks for centuries to guard temples. A relative (sic.) bargain, his litter mate twin brother was slightly less costly at $1 million, due to his less desirable coloring. What a difference a year makes! These once prized dogs have been seen selling for $5 as meat. Then I guess the “tulip craze / tulip mania” hit China in...

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Yorkshire Terriers – The Beasts And The Beauty

Yorkshire Terrier – as its name suggests, “Yorkies” were developed in Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills. Yorkies are cute, and small, up to 7 pounds, but some may grow to 15 pounds. They have a long coat and most are gray, black, and tan. The American Kennel Club shows them in Toy Group or Companion Group, even though they agree they are a terrier. According to the American Kennel Club, Yorkies are one of the top ten favorite breeds in the US, placing 6th in 2012 and 2013. Yorkshire Terrier Gallery This boy looks great, but...

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Was The First Puppy Clone a Fake?

In 2005 a Korean biologist claimed to have created the first cloned puppy named Snuppy. Snuppy (for Seoul National University – SNU puPPY) was an Afghan hound that Dr Hwang said he produced by cloning ear cells taken from a live donor dog, called Tai. The cells’ DNA was used to fertilize more than 1,000 eggs, of which a little more than 100 were implanted in bitches. Three eggs survived but only two produced puppies, the second of which died of pneumonia, Snuppy being the only living result. But was Dr Hwang’s claim true? Dolly the sheep was cloned in...

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Schnauzer Love – The Dog With a Human Brain

The Schnauzer is a German dog. They call the Standard Schnauzer a Mittelschnauzer. They are so handsome and aristocratic, a friend who has two says, that Durer painted them in the early 1500s and Rembrandt painted them in the 1600s. Schnauzers are generally black or salt and pepper and are said to be the “dog with a human brain” They are very smart, and in the video below, you can see this, as two of them find a strange bag in their house. This bag has a special scent that they know, but have not smelled for some time....

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Poodle – Emma The Supermodel Loves To Dress Up

Meet Emma the standard poodle. Emma has supermodel looks and loves to dress up and show her model style. No matter what time of year it is, she has the right outfit and the right hairstyle. Here is Emma showing off her long lean lines and her runway hairstyle. Today, Emma is on a photoshoot in this cool street. Christmas Model Emma loves Christmas time because she gets to sit on Father Christmas’ knee. And best of all, she can tell him what she wants for Christmas. Another thing Emma loves to do at Christmas is to make her...

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