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prostate
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/prostate-disorders-in-male-dogs/ | June 22, 2018
breeder of merit
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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-of-merit-dalmatians-patti-strand/ | June 22, 2018
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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 […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/mastitis-in-nursing-mother-dogs/ | June 15, 2018
genetics
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. […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/genetics-for-dog-breeders/ | June 15, 2018
puppies
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Choosing the Best Homes for Your Puppies
As a breeder, it may feel like you are extending your family with each puppy that moves on to a new owner. Finding the perfect home, however, can be tricky. Knowing the right questions to ask and picking up on warning signs can ensure a happy life for every puppy in your litter. Interviews: Asking […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/finding-homes-for-puppies/ | June 14, 2018
breeder spotlight
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Barbara and David Miller of White Hart Cardigans
Barbara and David Miller, who live in Gig Harbor, Wash., bought their first Cardigan Welsh Corgis 12 years ago and began breeding them six years ago. "Cardis prefer cool, damp weather, and our home in Washington suits them," Barbara says. "Our motto is 'Cardigan Welsh Corgis for home, work, and play.' We strive to breed […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/breeder-spotlight-barbara-david-miller-white-hart-cardigans/ | June 14, 2018
Allan Unleashed
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Allan Unleashed: “Show Quality” vs. “Finishable”
At a recent dog show, several littermates of both sexes, handled by assorted novice owners, were entered in the 9-12 Month Puppy class. While none of the puppies exhibited disqualifying faults, they were generic in type and not what I would consider "show quality." The judge that day agreed. The puppies were not up to […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/allan-unleashed-show-quality-vs-finishable/ | May 2, 2018
Expert Advice: Sports Meet the AKC’s Newest All-Breed Show Campaigner, the Azawakh
There’s a newly recognized breed coming to American Kennel Club all-breed show rings this year. It has both a tongue-twister name and a unique physique. Many confuse this breed for a Greyhound or a Whippet, but three owners set the record straight. Meet the Azawakh Meet the Azawakh (pronounced AH-ZA-WAHK), a tall, slender Hound originating […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/newest-breed-the-azawakh/ | January 2, 2018

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