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Male Dogs that Faint While Breeding?

September 1, 2012


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


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


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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Poo Sniffing Dogs: Yes, it’s an Actual Job

July 28, 2012


Dogs find feces from deer much better than we do

Researchers in Brazil have finally confirmed what dog owners have long known to be true: dogs are way better at finding shit than we are. In this experiment, researchers were hoping to prove that scat-detection dogs are worthwhile to biologists for their help in finding the feces of rare species. The team taught a dog […]

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Beware of Popular Sires!

July 26, 2012


One popular stud dog can create tons of pups!

Once again, the “popular sire” effect is proving to be a disservice to the health of a breed. A study done in France followed 10 different dog breeds and their genetic diseases and prevalence. The goal of the study was to evaluate the risk of disseminating genetic diseases when using line breeding, close breeding, and […]

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Simple Ways to Reduce Your Dog’s Intake of Noxious Chemicals

July 24, 2012


Irish Wolfhounds are more prone to bone cancer than other breeds

Make sure lawn additives are pet- friendly: According to a 2004 Purdue University Study, dogs exposed to the chemical “2, 4-D” were 4 to 7 times more likely to develop bladder cancers! Georgia’s Legacy, an organization devoted to spreading information about canine cancers  says that lawn chemicals were also found to dramatically increase the risk […]

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Right Pawed Dogs Are More Sociable

July 15, 2012


Testing for right or left pawed dogs involved duct tape on noses

Studies in dogs have already shown differences in the direction of tail-wagging.  It was found that dogs wag their tail to the left when first meeting a dominant dog, but wag to the right when greeting their owners. Researchers attribute this to the dominance of parts of the brain that process emotions. A study tested […]

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