2012-01-12 Geography quiz show

2012-01-12 Geography quiz show - Canine and Feline...

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Unformatted text preview: Canine and Feline Geography Quiz Bowl Animal Science 224 January 12, 2012 Saint Bernard (Long Haired) Switzerland: Named for the Saint Bernard Named for the Saint Bernard pass between Italy and pass between Italy and Switzerland. Long Switzerland. Long associated with the associated with the Augustinian monks of the Augustinian monks of the hospice of St. Bernard in this hospice of St. Bernard in this pass, and dating from the pass, and dating from the mid 1600’s this dog was mid 1600’s this dog was used to help rescue stranded used to help rescue stranded travelers travelers http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3726670.stm Welsh Corgi Wales: The name corgi is simply celtic for “short dog”. The Cardigan, is the larger of the two corgi breeds and is possessed of a tail, not the case for the Pembroke. Thought by some to be related to ancestors of the Swedish Valhund, a result of the Hiberno- Norse incursions into Wales in the 9 th and 10 th centuries. http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_MAPS/0_map_europe_political_2001_enlarged.jpg http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/3646319.stm Abyssinian The Abyssinian is one of the oldest breeds of cats, yet its history remains mysterious. The Abyssinian is thought to have originated from Egypt, Ethiopia, or Great Britain. These cats are known for their active lifestyles and often live into their 20s. The Abyssinian was brought to the US in the 1900s and is now the most popular short hair breed. Bernese Mountain Dog Switzerland: A large mastiff type dog used as a drover, draft animal and all purpose farm dog from the canton of Berne. May be a “long haired version of the greater swiss mountain dog. French Mastiff France American Shorthair According to legend, the ancestors of today’s American Shorthair came over with the pilgrims on the Mayflower. Originally known as the “Domestic Shorthair” in 1966 the name was changed to American Shorthair. These cats are known for their rat catching ability and in 1896 an owner was offered $2500 for their cat!! Doberman Pincher Germany This dog was named after Louis Dobermann, a German tax collector who wanted a dog to perform as a guard dog and companion. Rottweiler Germany These dogs were originally used by the Roman Empire soldiers to herd their meat as they traveled. British Shorthair The British Shorthair is most likely the oldest British breed and traces its ancestry back to Rome. The British Shorthair is known for its easy nature and intelligence and is often used by trainers for movies. Rough Collie Scotland Bull Mastiff United Kingdom Bred to guard against poachers who threatened game land in...
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