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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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Newborn Resuscitation Guide

September 6, 2012

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Male Dogs that Faint While Breeding?

September 1, 2012

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stud dog faints

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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Hot New Job Fields… for Dogs

August 31, 2012

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Herding is a great job for a dog

Unemployment in today’s economy may be bad, but it’s far worse for dogs! Animals that used to be workers are slowly becoming fat pets. On the one hand, this seems like a pretty sweet deal for dogs: food, water, and shelter without the work! However- many dogs get depressed and neurotic without a purpose, much […]

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Deadly Chicken Treats

August 27, 2012

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Dog treats from Chinese chicken could kill your puppy

Pet food recalls are scary business, especially when they are large enough to reach the national news. Salmonella is the usual contaminant found, even in premium brands of food such as Solid Gold. However, there is another threat that has not made it into the headlines: Chinese chicken treats. Though the FDA issued warnings about […]

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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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The Best Dog Collars, Period.

August 14, 2012

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Best Affordable Dog Collars

Okay- first of all, this is NOT a paid post, nor do I get a commission for anything they sell. If you haven’t bought collars from Gun Dog Supply, you are seriously missing out. Though the website store is a little confusing, the collars are an amazing buy. They are extremely good quality, and come […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Ring Stewarding

August 8, 2012

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This is the steward's book

I love stewarding in the show ring! It is fun to see everything from the judge’s view, and I often have a great time chatting with them. They are so knowledgeable, and ALL of them have hilarious and horrific dog show stories. Most clubs will work around your dog’s ring time, and give you plenty […]

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