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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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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Titles and Abbreviations

ORGANIZATIONS AAC Agility Association of Canada AKC American Kennel Club APDT Association of Pet Dog Trainers AWDF American Working Dog Federation AWMA American Working Malinois Association BHA Barn Hunt Association CKC Canadian Kennel Club CRA Canadian Ring Association (French Ring) CPE Canine Performance Events NADAC North American Dog Agility Council NARA North American Ring Association…

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