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Newborn Resuscitation Guide

September 6, 2012

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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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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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Sportsmanship and the Dog Show Ring

August 7, 2012

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Shaking hands at dog shows

The AKC has a code of sportsmanship, written in an effort to outline the “fundamentals of our sport.” It really angers me to see so many people in all breeds disregard parts of this code. It is high time that we all re-connect with these values. Please take the time to read through the code, […]

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Must-Have Items for Dog Show Grooming

August 3, 2012

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Dog Show grooming tools- spray bottle

5 Basic Must-Haves: Squirt Bottles: One for water to cool off your dog, and others for coat products. Vitamin E oil: Put a drop on your dog’s nose about an hour before you go into the ring, and his nose will look bright and clean Round-tip scissors: Use these to trim around the paw pads- […]

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Surgical AI Using Frozen Semen: Photo Essay

July 30, 2012

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Using syringe to draw up semen
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What Not to Wear in the Dog Show Ring

July 30, 2012

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what not to wear to a dog show

 In my years at dog shows, I have seen some pretty terrible outfits. Really terrible outfits. Putting aside style and fit for now, I’ve outlined what I see as the worst things to wear in the ring. My belief is that we go into the ring as a representative of our dog. Thus, it is […]

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