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August 19, 2014


Feeding Your Show Dog

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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August 17, 2013


10 Last-Hour Whelping Tips

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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July 6, 2013


Great Article from

Just came across this wonderful article written a few years back from, entitled “The scandal of marketing purebred dogs.” It’s an insightful article about our deficiencies in the purebred community, presently plainly and in great style. Loving it!

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May 23, 2013


AKC: Altered Dog Classes at Conformation Shows

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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January 30, 2013


5 People That Make Dog Shows Suck

I love dog shows, for many reasons. I love spending time with my mom and my dogs, meeting other dog crazy people, and I truly do enjoy showing. That being said, dog shows can totally suck. For me at least, it’s never the show site or even the judges that screw up the joy of […]

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December 15, 2012

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Dog has torn up the outside of the yard

Rather than fighting with your dog over “their” area of the backyard, why not make it a safe, entertaining place for you both? Utilizing the wealth of information on dog behavior and some knowledge of your own dogs’ habits, you can create a space that is useful and beautiful. “Dogscaping” is a new trend in […]

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October 23, 2012


Amit Eshel’s Dog Art Jewelry

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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October 13, 2012


Cavaletti Training… For Show Dogs!

I have done Cavaletti training with my dogs, and I am a big fan. Basically, it’s walking and trotting your dog over poles. Naturally, there’s a lot more to it, so I’ll let an expert explain it. I’ve edited this article, courtesy of Ed & Pat Gilberts’ K-9 Seminars. (Copyright 2012) Background info on Cavaletti […]

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