Research paper Historically, most dog houses have been hand-made from whatever materials could be scraped together. This has changed over the last century, especially since World War II, since most dog houses today are commercially mass produced in factories. Contributing factors here include reduced costs and greater availability of plywood, framing lumber and roofing materials as well as the introduction of new materials such as foam sheet insulation, pressure-treated lumber, and weather resistant plastics and wood finishes. Advances in machinery and manufacturing techniques have also played a huge role in this. Of course, the main growth of the dog house industry has been the huge increase in pet ownership. Results from the APPMA 2005-2006 National Pet Owners Survey showed pet ownership at its highest level ever, with 63 percent of all U.S. households owning a pet. About half of all households own a cat, dog, or both. Wood has been the preferred material for dog houses over the years due to its ready availability, low cost, effortlessness of working, insulating properties, and structural reliability. The demand for wood dog houses has been accommodated over the last quarter century or so by the emergence of a number of medium-to-large sized companies that specialize in wooden houses. Some of the big names in the business today include Merry Products, Ware Manufacturing and Blythe Woodworks. Some companies - such as Merry Products - leave the actual construction to Chinese manufacturing plants and focus solely on marketing, distribution and customer service. Don't be too surprised to see this overseas manufacturing trend increase in the future. Plastic dog houses were introduced in the 1960's and have steadily grown their market share since. In some cases, the companies producing plastic dog houses…
Genetics for dogs
By Mohammed Rahman 9v
If a giraffe is an animal designed by committee, a bulldog must have been put together by a vet facing large house payments. Newborn bulldogs typically have heads so out of proportion to a mother's birth canal that they have to be delivered by caesarean section. By the time they become adults, their skulls are as big around as the dogs' height at the shoulder. Bulldogs also frequently have bad hearts. "I have a friend who's been trying to breed…
By: JULIUS JAENSCH
A normal student connection, in the late 80th, of 5 people, which included 3 men and 2 women,
wanted getting high and relax a weekend in the forest, where they also rent a wood house.
Ricky(23), who had long red hair and wore glasses, was a dealer and always high, Sofie(19), a
blond girl, was the most prettiest, and a real barbie. She kind of fell in love with the handsome
Sam(20), who looked really good,well trained, but an…
a delight, but caring for a pregnant dog can be quite a challenge. Many dog owners do not know what steps to take when it comes to a canine pregnancy, and even spotting signs of dog pregnancy can be difficult at times.
Signs of Dog Pregnancy
It is important for all dog owners – not just those who plan to breed – to watch out for the signs of dog pregnancy. Not all canine pregnancies are planned, and accidents can happen. Knowing what to look for can help dog owners get a jump on the process and…
the article is how we as a society can justify the deaths of millions of animals used in laboratories in the pursuit of perfecting various genetically engineered animals (Anthes). Anthes argues that government agencies should not ban the genetic engineering of animals based on the lack of ethics in animal testing because doing so could mean “closing the door on innovations that could help us face the public health and environmental threats of the future, saving countless animals – and perhaps ourselves”…
Should Re-Engineering the Earth be Done?
How would you react if one morning at the crack of dawn you woke up to a dramatic red sky, a sky similar to that in Blade Runner? In “Re-Engineering the Earth,” Graeme Wood tells us about this very possible reality and how it could potentially help make the world a better place, or cause a catastrophic turn in events. Modifying the way we see the world today and aggressively transforming the planet as humans have for over the past 200 years. By citing credible…
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It was six minutes after midnight, the inactive neighborhood dog rested beside me in the middle of Mrs. Jones’ back garden. The flea-ridden canine let its falsifying imagination run free. Whereas I, the young man with his whole life ahead of him, was burdened with the mentality of a being who is beside oneself. Hour after hour, I would partake in a mental dispute over my actions of the previous day. “Maybe, what I did was for the good, after all…
domestication of dogs provides an example of how the process takes place. It is speculated that tame wolves selected themselves as dogs over many generations. The wolves were able to live by staying by humans to scavenge for food. That gave them an advantage over shyer animals. After a few generations, a symbiotic relationship formed. Humans learned that the dogs could warn them of approaching danger, provide comfort, and help with hunting. In times of starvation, people likely ate their dogs. That is something…
dog, carnivorous, domesticated wolf ( Canis lupus familiaris ) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g., long muzzle, large canine teeth, and long tail, as canine traits. However, the unmodified term dog usually refers only to the domestic subspecies Canis lupus familiaris.
Two characteristics distinguish the dog from other canids and, indeed, from all other animal species. The first…