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Baby Puppy Leash Breaking

July 12, 2012

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Following the puppy

Long before puppies are sent to their forever homes, you can give them a great start by laying the foundations of leash breaking. As babies, make sure puppies have collars on to identify them. This ensures that they are comfortable wearing a collar, and helps prepare them for “real life.” At a week or two […]

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Consider Lure Coursing

July 12, 2012

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Ridgeback coursing

Sighthounds were born to run! With long legs, arched loins, and keen eyesight, these dogs are perfectly engineered to handle high speeds and take down prey. In an effort to gauge the functionality of these dogs, the AKC instituted lure coursing events in the early 1990s. Coursing events test a dog’s willingness to chase and […]

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Title your Dog in Agility

July 12, 2012

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Dog reaching the top of an A Frame

Does your dog seem to defy gravity as he jumps from the dining room table to the counter? Ever seen your dog neurotically running the fence line?  Your dog needs an outlet, and you could probably stand to lose a pound or two. Agility might be a great option for both of you. You’ve probably […]

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What is Earthdog?

July 12, 2012

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Found it!

Tired of holes in the backyard, or dirt all over your Westie’s face? Get used to it. Terriers and teckels (Dachshunds) were bred to get down and dirty, going into all sorts of filthy holes and pulling out even filthier varmits. In the past, these dogs were indispensable in ridding human habitats of disease-ridden rodents. […]

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Show Grooming an Irish Wolfhound

July 11, 2012

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Irish Wolfhound groomed

For the show ring, the Wolfhound should be cleaned up so as to show the form of the dog. Hand-stripping the coat is an effective way to remove the dead hairs that cause a fluffy or ungainly appearance. Hand-stripping of an Irish Wolfhound is different than stripping a terrier coat. With IWs, you remove only […]

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What do Reputable Breeders Do?

July 11, 2012

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Puppy in cage at pet store

Wondering how to ensure your puppy breeder is a responsible one? Start with this guide- Make sure that they: Health test their breeding stock: Testing for inheritable diseases is not an “option” for a reputable breeder. The breeder will have done all necessary testing before even selecting the dogs to be bred. The tests themselves […]

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Why Breed Purebred Dogs?

July 5, 2012

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German Shepherd Face

For tens of thousands of years now, we have chosen our favorite animals to protect and help out. This has led to the creation of extraordinary animals with diverse instincts and forms, and these creations are a human legacy. We could choose to abandon this endeavor, but many of us still see the value in […]

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