The Myth of the Rich Breeder

Let me just say up front, this article is in regards to responsible, ethical breeders.  Not the BYBs who are advertising their pups to the first person that comes along with cash, do no health tests, are not active in any dog events, have no interest in the pup the moment it walks out the…

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Dual Sired Litter

People have asked me at various times why I did a dual sired litter.  I've seen all sorts of wild theories on the internet thrown about as to why a breeder would do this, from "they breed the bitch extra times to try to make as many pups as they can to make as much…

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Influential Stud Dogs

The following are stud dogs used by Dantero, both ones we have owned or outside studs, and the historical stud dogs that while we did not use them directly, have passed their exceptional qualities down to the descendents we are producing today.  NOTE: this is not every stud dog we have ever used, but the…

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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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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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