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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Allan Unleashed: Why Enter Shows With Dogs That Have Not Passed Their Health Clearances?
A promising puppy from your last litter has gotten off to a smashing start with his owner-handler. He made his debut at your breed’s national specialty by winning Best in Sweepstakes, and shortly thereafter beat impressive adult competition to claim his first major. His owner exhibits him beautifully; they have built a great rapport; and […] | August 1, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Microchips: A Win-Win-Win for Puppy, Buyer, and Breeder
A microchip is universally helpful for puppy, pet owner, and you, the breeder. For the Puppy The immediate importance of pet identification (ID) is often overlooked. This is because pet owners know they will be keeping a watchful eye on their newest family member for successful house-training and to make sure the puppy does not […] | July 13, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Molly and Michael Nye of M&M Bloodhounds
Molly and Michael Nye, of M&M Bloodhounds, live just outside of Charlotte, N.C. Bloodhound fanciers for close to 20 years, they are members of the American Bloodhound Club, regional Bloodhound clubs, and local all-breed and obedience clubs. They are AKC Breeders of Merit, American Bloodhound Club Breeders of Merit, and they both hold offices and […] | July 12, 2018
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Get Your Brood Bitch in Top Shape to Give Birth
To raise strong, healthy puppies, you need a strong, healthy brood bitch. As a breeder, you choose your potential brood bitch carefully, probably earning conformation and/or performance titles with her and making sure she has all the health and genetic testing recommended for the breed. Extensive research goes into choosing a worthy sire that has […] | July 11, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Understanding the Role of E. Coli Biofilm in Canine Pyometra
Pyometra, or uterine infection, remains a serious health threat for intact bitches. E. coli is the most common cause of canine pyometra, and many strains of this bacteria are known to produce a biofilm. Biofilm is a surface layer of microbes and the slimy extracellular polymeric substances they produce (polysaccharides, proteins, etc.). Biofilms protect bacteria […] | June 22, 2018
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Appropriate Behavior at Dog Shows Is Key for Breeders
Not all of the judging at a dog show takes place in the ring. As a breeder-exhibitor, your demeanor and interactions with others will be judged from the moment you set foot on the showgrounds. Stewards, the superintendent and AKC field staff, the show committee, the media, fellow exhibitors, and, perhaps most importantly, the public, […] | June 22, 2018
Expert Advice: Health Prostate Disorders: How to Handle Them in Your Male Dogs Without Neutering
Let’s talk about prostate disease in male dogs. There are four types of prostate problems: Benign prostatic hypertrophy or hyperplasia, aka BPH: This is the most common prostate problem we see in unneutered or intact male dogs. It is frequently seen after the age of 5, and sometimes younger in Bernese Mountain Dogs and Greater Swiss […] | June 22, 2018
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Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Breeder of Merit Patti Strand Reflects on the Decades She’s Spent Raising Dalmatians
Leopards don’t change their spots, and neither do reputable Dalmatian breeders. Nothing can dampen their enthusiasm for the spotted dogs that have captured their hearts, as well as their couches. Patti Strand of Portland, Ore., has bred Dalmatians with her husband Rod under their Merry-Go-Round (MGR) affix for almost half a century. A former American […] | June 22, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Mastitis in Nursing Mother Dogs
Mastitis in dogs is not as common as in other species, such as cattle, but if left unchecked, the condition can lead to life-threatening consequences. To ensure the health of nursing dogs, breeders should be aware of the signs and management options. Karen Von Dollen, DVM, of NC State College of Veterinary Medicine offers suggestions […] | June 15, 2018
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Canine Genetics for Dog Breeders: Part 1
This article is the first in a two-part series.  Genetics is a fundamental field of biology that covers the passage of genetic information to successive generations (inheritance). More broadly, genetics covers the study of genes, how they are organized in cells, how they are regulated, and how they interact with each other and the environment. […] | June 15, 2018

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