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Feeding Your Show Dog

August 19, 2014

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All dogs, like people, are different. Some will be very picky eaters, and keep themselves skinny as a rail. Others love to eat, and cannot be trusted around any food-like substances. With that in mind, we (Absolut Dogs) feed a highly “personalized” diet. We start all dogs’ meals with a well-balanced kibble, tailored to that […]

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10 Last-Hour Whelping Tips

August 17, 2013

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My German Wirehaired Pointer, Bobbi, is only a few hours away from whelping! Her temp dropped last night, so now I’m just waiting for hard labor to begin. (If you take your girl’s temperature regularly, you’ll notice when her temp drops. It’s a sign that hard labor is coming in 12-24 hours) Well… now what? […]

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AKC: Altered Dog Classes at Conformation Shows

May 23, 2013

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The AKC doesn’t offer “Altered Dog” classes at its conformation shows. According to the AKC site, “Spayed or neutered dogs are not eligible to compete in conformation classes at a dog show, because the purpose of a dog show is to evaluate breeding stock.” I think that if the objective is to evaluate breeding stock, […]

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Amit Eshel’s Dog Art Jewelry

October 23, 2012

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Dog art, and jewelry have a very special place in my heart. I love seeing so many people at dog shows wearing gorgeous tiny representations of their breed in gold or silver. The problem is that many of the breeds available from jewelers are really ugly depictions of the breeds we love. (Don’t even tell […]

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Newborn Resuscitation Guide

September 6, 2012

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Male Dogs that Faint While Breeding?

September 1, 2012

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Many dog breeders have heard of (or seen) a dog pass out during a tied breeding. Is this a normal occurrence, or a sign of a dangerous health condition? Under normal conditions, no dog should faint. Dogs that do faint often have severe underlying medical conditions, and should be taken to a veterinarian right away. […]

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Choosing a Stud Dog

August 23, 2012

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The Right Stud Dog

If you’re planning on breeding your bitch, you need to find some potential puppy daddies. If you are breeding to make the breed better, this process can be a bit daunting. This is a rough guide to my process in selecting a stud that will best complement my bitch. Goals Are you just going to […]

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Surgical AI Using Frozen Semen: Photo Essay

July 30, 2012

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