Diary of a Cruciate Injury

This is a diary of Kita’s cruciate/stifle injury, and the various stages she went through during recovery. Background Kita, at the time of injury, was a 3.5 year old Belgian Malinois who has mainly competed in French Ring, but has also done a little Schutzhund and more recently had started agility classes. She also tends…

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Understanding Hip Evaluations

The following information and graphics was compiled from various WWW sources including the OFA website, discussion lists, and other sites. During an OFA evaluation, there are 9 different anatomic areas of the hip that are evaluated (Figure 1). 1. Craniolateral acetabular rim : This should be sharp and clearly defined with no irregularities or spurring…

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Belgian Shepherd Genetics

The following is from Genetics of the Dog by Malcolm B. Willis. (including mis-spellings 🙂 As more current information is obtained, I will be adding it to this page. Belgian Shepherd Dogs This breed is seen in four basic varieties: Groenendael which is long-coated and black, Tervueren which is long-coated and red, Laekenois which is…

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Cali’s Broken Jaw

Cali has been officially retired from protection sports, due to an accident at a protection competition Sept 10, 2005. During the competition we were doing a Sch long bite (face attack). Cali ran down and slammed into the helper at full speed.  I am not sure if the initial injury was from this impact, or…

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