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Expert Advice: Home Fire Safety Tips That Will Help Protect You and Your Dog
About 40,000 pets die each year in home fires. National Pet Fire Safety Day is the perfect time to put a disaster plan in place if you don't have one already. Dogs frequently take on the role of smoke alarm when there's a fire, but you shouldn't rely on your canine companion to act as […] | July 13, 2018
Expert Advice: General Health Spaying and Neutering Your Puppy or Adult Dog: Questions and Answers
If you’ve recently welcomed a new puppy or dog into your life, you might be wondering whether you should have your canine companion spayed or neutered. Below are answers to some of the most common questions people have about these surgeries. What is the difference between spay and neuter? Spaying. A “spay,” or ovariohysterectomy, is a […] | June 14, 2018
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Expert Advice: News Storm, the Doberman Who Owned Westminster
In the early 1950s, a stunning Doberman Pinscher came charging out of California to vanquish the best show dogs the East Coast elites had to offer. In the process, he became an international superstar. Among the treasures of the AKC Library & Archives is the Len and Shirley Carey collection of photos, clippings, scrapbooks, correspondence, […] | January 31, 2018
Expert Advice: News ​Your Dog Might Be 40,000 Years Old
  The dog’s long march from wild animal to ball-chasing, couch-hogging, kibble-crunching family pet might have begun 40,000 years ago. This places the domestication of canines much farther in the past than has been previously thought, according to the study “Ancient European Dog Genomes Reveal Continuity Since the Early Neolithic.” The findings were published this […] | July 21, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Dog Breeding for the Love and Fun of It
We hear a lot about the responsibility of the breeder. By breeder, I do not mean those who breed for puppies they can sell quickly; rather, I mean those seriously and carefully breeding dogs of good quality -- people committed to the betterment of the breed. The first responsibility the breeder has is to himself: […] | May 8, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices ​We Ask Dog Breeders, What’s Your Brand?
In the world of denim jeans, there are heavy cotton workhorse jeans with rugged threads woven for durability, with rivets at stress points, a zipper that won’t fail, and belt-loops that could stop a steer in its tracks. There are also jeans made from stretch material, jeans that have embossed pockets, and jeans with a […] | May 8, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices ​3 Excellent Reference Books for Dog Breeders
Breeders appreciate the usefulness of comprehensive, up-to-date references about canine reproduction. Following is information on three such books that are carefully referenced, scientifically accurate, and conveniently available on   • "Canine Reproduction and Neonatology, A Practical Guide for Veterinarians, Veterinary Staff, and Breeders," by Marthina L. Greer, DVM, JD., 2014; Teton NewMedia. Dr. Greer […] | May 3, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? ​Collie for Sale: Lassie and the Birth of Modern Marketing
The marketing and advertising industries experienced unprecedented growth in the 1950s, and a gorgeous rough coat Collie led the way. The website of the Museum of Broadcast Communications tells us, “Lassie helped to demonstrate the potential development of ancillary products associated with television programs, appearing in everything from comic books and Big Little Books to […] | February 13, 2017
Expert Advice: Conformation The Puli’s Storied Path to Best in Show
When a Puli named “Preston,” won Best in Show at the AKC National Championship last month, he had one handler, one breeder, and several thousand co-owners. Preston became every Puli person’s dog the moment Dr. Anthony DiNardo pointed to him as his choice to win it all. It was a watershed moment for a dog […] | January 31, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature Westminster and the Media: A Match Made in Dog Show Heaven
Thanks to technological advances and a robust economy in the years following the second world war, the modern media took off like a rocket—and the Westminster Kennel Club dog show took off with it. Of course, the big event at Madison Square Garden had been America’s most prestigious dog show since it began in 1877. […] | January 6, 2017

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