Tag: "terriers" at biology news
First genetic comparison of purebred domestic dogs produces surprises
...cluded the herding dogs, and a fourth included the terriers
and scent hounds. Further studies will include more detailed analyses to focus on differences within breeds and between related breeds. Such insights may enable even deeper insights into the origins of inherited diseases to which those breeds are sus...
Research finds lawn chemicals raise cancer risk in Scottish terriers
... cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder in Scottish terriers
and the dogs' exposure to chemicals found in lawn ...der cancers develop from known causes. As Scottish terriers
- often called Scotties - have a history of developing bladder cancer far more frequently than other...
Unlocking the genetics and evolution of the dog could prove beneficial for humans
...or instance as an intentional behavior, just like terriers
might dig up gardens because they are bred to go after rats and moles, researchers said. Karl Gordon Lark of the University of Utah discusses new findings on the regions of the dog genome, called genetic loci, which control one aspect of a dog's sha...
Purdue veterinarian studies compulsive behavior in dogs
...hepherds are more prone to chase their tails, bull terriers
tend to have problems with spinning and Doberman pinschers suck their flanks. Larger breeds with the disorder are likely to lick themselves raw. Other pets -- cats, birds and horses -- also can display such behaviors. The disorder is known to develop...