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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Breeding

This year
# Breeding
Gardaí seize six dogs in Sligo in joint operation with ISPCA
A German Shepard Malamute, four American Staffordshire Terriers and one mixed-breed dog are now in the care of the ISPCA.
All time
# dognapping
Stolen to breed: Criminals stealing thoroughbred dogs 'to make quick cash' by breeding them
Gardaí are aware of an increase in the number of dog thefts.
# Breeding
The Powers and the glory: Robbie and father Con on winning, life and more
At home with two of the world’s real competitiors ahead of this year’s Cheltenham Festival.
# Dogs
New rules around kennel sizes among dog breeding guidelines set to come into effect from 2019
The guidelines are an updated version of similar rules which came into effect in 2012.
# Kennels
Vets say new dog breeding guidelines need to improve standards
Submissions received during a public consultation process differ on “a significant number of issues”.
# Meath
Row over chihuahua breeding led to man being killed with hatchet in Navan, court hears
Christopher Nevin was killed in November of 2015.
# California
SeaWorld sues California so it can keep breeding killer whales
The California Commission has give permission for a new tank to be built but stipulated a ban on breeding would be introduced to the park.
# ow ow ow
A prize bull has 'broken' his penis after an overly-enthusiastic amorous encounter
It doesn’t bear thinking about…
# horsemeat scandal
Horses that may have entered the food chain are now being abandoned and dying - ISPCA
The society say that horses which may illegally have found their way into the food chain before are now being left to fend for themselves.
# Animal Welfare
Dublin puppy farm closed by DSPCA
Following a month long investigation into the puppy farm, nine adult dogs were taken into care by the animal welfare charity.
# Breeding
Zoos rethink role as matchmaker for endangered species
Genetic databases, ultrasounds and frozen sperm – expensive, complicated… and it doesn’t always work.
# rawr
Photos: Kumar the Lion settles into new home at Dublin Zoo
He’s the pride (ho ho!) of Dubin Zoo…
# Horse Racing
Black Caviar, one of the world's greatest racehorses, has retired
Are Black Caviar’s owners going to try to breed a superhorse with Frankel now?
# at risk
Demand for exotic pets pushes species to brink
For every endangered animal in a pet shop or home – ten others could have died during capture or transportation.
DNA test to help identify superhorses
A genetic variant that influences gait in horses is potentially good news for breeders – but also for those researching a way to fix human spine injuries.
# release of the day
Unexpected CSO Release of the Day
Did you know there are 1,570,600 pigs in Ireland? You do sow, sorry, now.
# Cuteness
More new arrivals at Dublin Zoo...this time it's two Asian lion cubs
# white-tailed eagles
White-tailed Eagles make Clare their new nest after 100-year wait
The pair is nesting in Mountshannon, in what has been described as a “momentous occasion” by the Golden Eagle Trust.
# Breeding
Ireland to share horse breeding knowledge with China
But the tips won’t come cheap.
# speed gene
Modern racehorses all share 'speed gene' from one common ancestor - study
An Irish scientists says all modern Throughbreds share a “speed gene” which originated in a British mare living 300 years ago.
# Love Bug
Zenyatta goes for a roll in the hay
There’s another young champion on the way as the 2010 Horse of the Year was bred for the first time yesterday.