Interesting Reading

Here are some articles that I think you’ll find worth reading:


A Growing Family
by LeAnn

Long time friend Lisa Bizzaro came to visit …

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Reason to Breed: Improvement, Preservation or Both?
by Peri Norman

When I started in dogs, I was taught that “improving the breed” was a primary reason for breeding … Turns out that defining improvement in individual dogs, let alone an entire breed, can be a tricky process …

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That Pick of the Litter Puppy
by William J. Given

“What is the best age to select your pick of the litter puppy?” On one hand, a puppy just minutes old and still wet gives you the best representation of genetic potential, but the most accurate answer to the query has to be …

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Pack Leadership Technique 4: Master the Walk
by Cesar'sWay, Inc.

Pack Leadership Technique 2 reminds us to provide exercise, discipline, and affection in that order. And the absolute best way to provide exercise and discipline for your dog is through the walk. To make the walk productive and bonding …

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The Genetic X Factor
by Master Breeder Barbara “BJ” Andrews

The real secret to breeding top winning, top producing AKC champions in any breed is the genetic “X” factor …

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The Power of the Breeding is in the Dam
by Sally Gift, Mesa AZ, Gordon Setter Expert

Does the bitch carry a sort of magical sauce that causes her contribution to a litter to be greater than that of the dog? If so, what is that sauce, how does it work? …

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Raising Puppies to Be Brave: The Top 10 Ways to Create Confident Dogs
by Gayle Watkins, Avidog U

Breeders and owners can do many things when raising puppies to be confident, stable adults …

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AKC - Dog Health: Breeder Education

This page on the AKC site has articles from master breeders of various breeds. I think you'll find them quite interesting …

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ALL DOGS DO DIE:
The reality of life, death, health testing and the purebred dog”
by CinDee Byer, Top Journalist Nominee

Not so long ago … the purebred dog was revered by all. It walked with kings, romped with presidents and sat at the side of leaders. It inspired poets, influenced writers and was depicted in movies by filmmakers. The purebred dog was perfect in every way except for one fact …

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