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Golden Retriever nursing a litter of puppies.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding So You Want to Breed a Litter?
Your dog wins friends and admirers everywhere she goes. She is purebred, happy, and well-groomed, and you are naturally very proud of her. Then, someone at Doggy Daycare asks you the question you can’t get out of your head: “Are you planning to breed her? I’d love a puppy!” From that moment on, you are […] | May 15, 2019
Expert Advice: Sports The Glen of Imaal Terrier: An Uncommon Competitor
Leaping over a broad jump, hopping through a hoop, and digging furiously underground to find rats. Add in a sniff-out session, some snappy switchbacks around poles, and a 100-yard dash in tizzy time and it looks like a dog in supersonic shenanigans. If this sounds like a flashy, popular breed who always stands in the […] | May 10, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Q&A with Eleanor Winters, Author of “So Your Bitch is Pregnant”
Eleanor Winters didn't start breeding Dalmatians until she was 62 — she calls it her retirement career and has now had 17 litters. With every year and litter, she has picked up new tips, techniques, and knowledge. She recently wrote a book called “So Your Bitch is Pregnant: Raising Your First Litter of Puppies From Pregnancy […] | May 9, 2019
Australian Shepherds were bred to be herding dogs. Even as puppies, the breed exhibits the desire to herd and guard.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding National Purebred Dog Day: Celebrating the Purpose-Bred Dog
The adjectives that describe the dogs in our lives frequently also apply to ourselves — whether that’s reserved or energetic, loyal or stoic. Consciously or not, we are often drawn to breeds that reflect our perception of ourselves and our values, both inside and out. And though those qualities can certainly appear in all dogs, in a purebred […] | April 18, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Brenda and Neil Brody of Gabriel Afghan Hounds 
AKC Breeders of Merit Brenda and Neil Brody have been involved with Afghan Hounds for more than 46 years — since before they were married. In fact, they met because of Brenda’s pet Afghan Hound Disraeli. In 1970, she was walking him on East 65th Street in New York City, and Neil was walking with a friend in the opposite direction. When they passed each other, Neil commented on Disraeli, and “young and naïve” Brenda responded.   Today, they are […] | April 12, 2019
Sealyham Terrier at Westminster
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Breed Preservation: Everything Old is New Again
All around us, there is renewed interest in preserving the past, embracing the basics and living in the most natural way we can. Real estate buyers pay happily for the privilege of gently restoring stately old homes. Restaurants whose menus reflect a farm-to-table philosophy have become a hot ticket from coast to coast, with discerning […] | April 12, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding The Importance of Great Nutrition for the Valuable Brood Bitch
Everything a pregnant mother puts into her body has the potential to affect the development of her fetus. This applies to humans as well as our dogs. Remember to review her water, food, nutritional supplements as well as drugs. The only things that should go into a brood bitch before her breeding and during her […] | March 26, 2019
Bonnie Threlfall dog breeder
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Breeder of Merit: Bonnie Threlfall
People in the sport of dogs can wear many hats, and Bonnie Threlfall of Cary, North Carolina, has pretty much donned them all: Born into a dog-show family, she has been breeding her Edgewood English Cocker Spaniels for more than 40 years. After a decade-long stint as a professional handler in the late 1970s into […] | March 26, 2019
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping They All Look Alike! Tips for Identifying Look-Alike Puppies
How on earth does a breeder distinguish look-alike puppies in a litter? In breeds that are all the same color, or have only slight color variations without unique markings, it can seem impossible. To track puppies’ growth and manage care, it’s critical to be able to tell them apart from each other. AKC asked these Breeders of Merit what they do to keep track of their babies.  Oksana Fagenboym, Rocknrolla Poodles On new-born puppies, I […] | March 13, 2019
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Setting Puppies and Dogs Up for Success: Designing Kennels with Behavior and Welfare Considerations in Mind
By Dr. Candace Croney, Ph.D., & Traci Shreyer, M.A.  The environment in which a dog or puppy is raised will have significant impacts on virtually every aspect of his or her life. The quality of the kennel environment can affect a dog’s physical health, comfort, and safety.    A kennel that is aesthetically pleasing to people but does not adequately meet the dogs’ […] | March 13, 2019

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