What is Schutzhund?

The word “Schutzhund” means “Protection Dog.” However, despite the name, there is much more to Schutzhund than just protection work. Schutzhund is a 3 part sport, that involves obedience, tracking and protection work. Each of these parts, or “phases”, is given equal emphasis during a trial, and if the competitor fails one phase, they do…

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Mondio Ring – Rules and Exercises

Mondio Ring – World Ring Description of Mondioring – in part taken from the MR rulebook The Mondioring program was developed by many delegates from Europe and America, in the hope that it would be the rallying point of the national programs which already exists, and that it would be a rewarding union for all…

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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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Inbreeding Coefficients

In 1922 Wright devised a mathematical model for the definition of the coefficient of inbreeding: Fx is the inbreeding coefficient of the dog in question, Fa is the coefficient of the common ancestor, n1 is the intervening generations between the sire and the common ancestor, and n2 is the intervening generations between the dam and…

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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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