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Buchanan: Breeds Must Work Together
The article has quoted Buchanan as saying that the three racing groups –- which represent Ontario's standardbred, thoroughbred and quarter-horse industries –- normally “can't agree on anything.” The new ORC chair was also quoted as saying that Ontario …
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Horses are one of the first pet animals that are domesticated by man. Foremost domestication of the horses was dated way back between 3000 and 4000 BC. During that period, horses were tamed mostly for milk and meat. As time passed, men started to use horses as pack animals. Horse breeds are group of horses with some distinct characters. In horse breeding, these distinct characters are inherited in their offspring. Some typical characteristics that are considered while defining horse breed are color, facade, conformation, performance ability, toughness. Horse breeds can be categorized based on racing horse, horse with specific color and leisurely galloping horse. Horse breeding is aimed at inheriting some specific characteristics and producing horses for definite tasks. In recent times horse breed are used to produce horses for carrying out some specific type of work. If someone needs a horse for harness racing then standard breeds will be the best option. Other horse breeds are used for the farming work, cart work, or just as pet animal. In all, there are around 300 horse breeds till date. These horse breeds are developed according some specific needs. Some powerful horse breeds like Andalusian or Lusitano are developed for sole purpose of racing. Cleveland bay horse which is originated in England is brown in color. Some more examples of horse breed include Mustang, trakhner, Missouri fox trotter, Quarter horse, Peruvian Paso, Akhl-Teke, and Percheron. In the contemporary horse breeding, important has been given to purebred bloodstock and breed registry. Also the standards of registration as well as definition vary as per the breeds. Each horse breeding process has its own route. Route of breed depends on the amount of change required for selected traits. Some other traits are the result of natural selection depending on the atmosphere in which they are developed. Some times lack of knowledge of proper horse breeding timing and schedule owner are not able to take growth of their horse. This kind of problems also come across due to genetic problems of your horse. For the sack of this problems what to do and where to go for proper horse breeding are common issues. Horse is a very sensitive animal and little care less caring can be very dangerous so what you have to do go for different style of breeding like cross breeding or tube breeding or pregnancy style. Now a days all this facility are available at short location of many cities. There is also another way for horse breeding. This is called crossbreeding. In crossbreeding, horses crossbreed with equine genre to develop hybrid. Mull is such type of hybrid which is a crossbreed of donkey (male) and mare. Also a hinny is a hybrid between a stallion and female donkey. When you decide to domesticate a horse, you need to consider few things in order to choose correct horse breed. One should take into account height, expenditure, traits and other details about the particular breed. Each horse breed has its own special traits like riding or racing.
The Hound Group includes dog breeds with a wonderful sense of smell and/or great athleticism. These breeds were developed to follow game either by sight or by smell. Sighthounds include the fast and streamlined Afghans, Greyhounds and Salukis. Sighthounds need lots of exercise but some breeds like the Borzoi, the Greyhound, the Irish Wolfhound and the Saluki can adapt to being left alone during the day if they get lots of exercise before and after work. Scent hounds include the slower Bloodhounds, Bassets and Beagles. The dogs in this group have a great size variation and range from the tiny Miniature Dachshund to the extremely tall Irish Wolfhound. The top ten most popular hound dogs in the US are the following. The number in brackets is the rank of the breed out of 154 breeds registered by the American Kennel Club in 2005.
The very popular (#5) Beagle is one of the oldest hound dog breeds. The small-sized Beagle is calm, loyal and excellent with children and other dogs. The breed is cheerful and happy and they make good family pets except for the nose. Once a Beagle picks up a scent it will follow it to the exclusion of everything else. Beagles are fairly difficult to obedience train because of their independent or stubborn streak.
Dachshunds are small dog breeds with a long body, short crooked legs and large floppy ears. The very popular (#6) Dachshund comes in two sizes – Miniature and Standard and three varieties of coat – Shorthaired, Longhaired and Wirehaired. Dachshunds or Doxies are playful, fun-loving and inquisitive. Doxies are fine with older children but do not like the rough handling they may receive from a toddler. Dachshunds can be independent and stubborn and are difficult to housebreak and train.
3. Basset Hound
The medium- to large-sized Basset Hound is a short legged, loose skinned and powerfully built dog with a great sense of smell. Bassets are one of the easiest-going and best-natured of all dog breeds. The popular (#27) Basset is very gentle, friendly and trustworthy. These hounds adore their masters and children and get along well with other animals and strangers. Bassets can be stubborn, especially when they are investigating an intriguing smell.
The very large and powerful Bloodhound is known for its keen sense of smell which is the most acute of all dog breeds. The Bloodhound is a kind, gentle and loveable dog. The breed is fairly popular (#50) and is gentle and affectionate with his family and children. The Bloody should be supervised around small children and pets as he can be possessive of his food and toys. Bloodhounds are prodigious droolers.
5. Rhodesian Ridgeback
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a lean, well muscled and magnificent, large dog breed. The Ridgeback gets its name from a characteristic ridge running down it’s back, where the stiff hair grows in the opposite direction from the rest of the coat. The Ridgeback is fairly popular (#54) and is dignified, trustworthy, loyal, intelligent and makes a great family pet. It is extremely protective of its immediate family and wary of strangers and other animals. Ridgebacks are good with children if raised with them but young Ridgebacks can be too rambunctious for small children and toddlers
The Whippet (#61) is a medium-sized sight hound that looks very much like a small Greyhound. The Whippet gets along well with children and makes a good family dog. This breed is good natured, gentle and very playful. As well this dog can be easily trained, sheds very little and is a great size for an apartment. Although it is important to know that Whippets do like and even expect to sit on furniture – so that should not be a concern if you are considering this breed.
The Basenji (#81) is an unusual small, elegant and athletic dog that trots like a horse and keeps itself clean by fastidious licking like a cat. Basenjis don’t bark but make other unusual sounds like a yodel, howl or chortle – depending on its mood. The Basenji is high spirited, affectionate, demanding and almost cat-like in its cleanliness, lack of bark, grace of movement and inexhaustible curiosity. This breed needs an experienced owner and lots of walks and playtime to prevent it from getting into trouble.
8. Irish Wolfhound
The Irish Wolfhound (#87) is the largest sighthound and one of the biggest and strongest of all giant dog breeds. This breed makes a wonderful family dog as it is reliable, patient, sweet-tempered, intelligent and good with older children. The Wolfhound adores its family and is not aggressive towards strangers or family pets. Toddlers must be supervised carefully around young Wolfhounds as they are in danger of being accidentally knocked over. Fully-grown Wolfhounds can be left alone during the day as long as they get some moderate exercise before and after work.
The Borzoi (#94) or Russian Wolfhound is a tall, lean and aristocratic looking large- to very large-sized dog that belongs to the group of sight hound dog breeds. Borzois are kind, gentle and well-behaved indoors. This breed likes lots of attention and loves to recline on a soft bed, a lap or even a couch. Borzois enjoy the company of other sighthounds but the breed is not good with small pets and young children unless raised with them. Borzois don’t need an excessive amount of exercise and should not be let off leash because they still retain a high prey drive.
10. Afghan Hound
The large Afghan Hound (#95) has a dignified and somewhat aloof disposition but is also very loyal and affectionate dog. Afghan puppies and adolescents require a lot of knowledge and patience to train and need firm and gentle handling. This breed can be difficult to housebreak and train – so professional training may be advisable. The Afghan needs a lot of exercise but still retains a high prey drive and will run off if you let it off leash. The Afghan is suspicious of strangers but can adapt to older children if raised with the family. However the Afghan should be watched around small children as this dog can have a bad temper in adolescence.