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Senior dog laying outdoors.
Expert Advice: Studies The Effects of Aging and Cryopreservation on Canine Semen Quality
AKC Canine Health Foundation study examines how cryopreservation affects sperm quality. Findings show that frozen sperm measured lower than fresh in key categories. Cryopreservation has especially deleterious effects on older dogs' semen. While artificial insemination (AI) is commonly used in canine breeding, there is still much to learn about how sperm characteristics, including cryopreservation, accurately predict dog fertility following […] | September 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Coming Soon: AKC Breeder Toolkit – A Convenient New Record Keeping System  
The AKC Breeder Toolkit will be unveiled in Fall 2019, replacing the current Online Record Keeping System. Features include Litter Registration, Breeding Records, Litter Coupons, and more. AKC Breeder Toolkit will be a comprehensive one-stop-shop for all breeder interactions. The American Kennel Club strives to support our valued breeders in every possible way, so in Fall 2019, we […] | September 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Breeding & Whelping AKC Breeder Spotlight: Nancy Corkey of Corkey Basset Hounds
Corkey Basset Hounds is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Christiansburg, Virginia, on 10 acres of wooded land. Nancy and Dan Corkey have been breeding Basset Hounds for almost 24 years, producing a plethora of pet companions and AKC champions. | September 9, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Barbara Lundy of Patchwork Bedlingtons & Bichons 
Barbara Lundy owns Patchwork Pet Resort in Marshall, Texas. She has traveled the world showing her champion Bedlington Terriers, but her true love is the Bichon Frise. She has spent her career caring, grooming, training, showing, boarding and breeding four-legged furry children. AKC: How did you get started in breeding dogs? Barbara: I began working with German Shepherds when I was 9 years old. My […] | July 15, 2019
Chocolate Labrador retriever puppy eating the spilled dog food on the floor outside his dish.
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Common Health Questions from New Puppy Owners 
Health is always a key concern for a new puppy owner. Your puppy buyers look to you as a trustworthy source of information when it comes to their new pet and might have questions ranging from puppy-proofing their home to general health. Here are a few common questions puppy buyers might have, as well as some advice that might come in handy for first-time […] | July 15, 2019
Cane Corso outdoors, head facing right.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding No Puppies? A Look at Causes of Infertility in Male Dogs 
When breeding dogs, there are factors in both the bitch and the dog that can affect fertility and conception. In the June issue, we discussed the factors that can cause decreased fertility and pregnancy concerns in the bitch. In this article, we will focus on infertility in the dog and what can be done to help minimize these […] | July 15, 2019
owner brushing a puppy's teeth
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Preparing Your Puppies for Preventative Care
As a breeder, there is a lot of responsibility resting with you to prepare your puppies for their new homes. You’re with them during key periods of life in which their personalities and fears develop. In between keeping them fed, socialized, and happy, many breeders go the extra mile to prepare their puppies for important grooming […] | July 15, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder of Merit: Gayle Watkins, Golden Retriever Breeder
Meet Gayle Watkins, breeder of over 100 titled Golden Retrievers that have excelled in multiple sports and co-founder of Avidog International.  A Gold-level AKC Breeder of Merit, Gayle Watkins of Highlands, North Carolina, puts the “purpose” in multi-purpose dogs: Her Gaylan’s Golden Retrievers have earned more than 140 American and Canadian conformation, obedience, tracking, Rally and agility championships, as well as Master Hunter titles. Dozens […] | June 22, 2019
Siberian Husky mother with puppy laying outdoors.
Expert Advice: News How Game of Thrones has Impacted — And Hurt — Siberian Huskies
Game of Thrones may be over, but dogs and dog lovers around the world are still feeling the show's repercussions. For eight years, more than 30 million viewers watched dire wolves protect the Stark family. For many viewers, Ghost, Summer, Nymeria and pack's intelligence, fierce loyalty, and imposing stature were more than entertaining: it inspired them […] | June 21, 2019
3 puppies in hand
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Dog Breeding for Beginners: What You Should Know
Planning a litter of puppies? Margaret V. Root Kustritz, DVM, Ph.D, DACT, professor of small animal reproduction at the University of Minnesota, answers frequently asked questions from breeders preparing to breed that promising next litter. How Often Do Dogs Go Into Heat? Bitches should have an obvious heat cycle by 24 months of age. Although […] | June 18, 2019

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