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About BredByBitch

Hello! My name is Dani, and I've been in the "dog world" since I was 8 years old. My mother raises and breeds Irish Wolfhounds, which was my introduction to the show ring. I showed in Junior Showmanship for many years before aging out and getting my first German Wirehaired Pointer. I live in Tucson, AZ with my German Wirehaired Pointer, Luke. Luke is my man, from my first home-bred litter of wires.

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


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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Great Article from

July 6, 2013


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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AKC: Altered Dog Classes at Conformation Shows

May 23, 2013


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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5 People That Make Dog Shows Suck

January 30, 2013


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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Amit Eshel’s Dog Art Jewelry

October 23, 2012


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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Cavaletti Training… For Show Dogs!

October 13, 2012


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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