Day: August 8, 2015

The Effects of Spaying and Neutering on Canine Behavior

Spaying and neutering is an often suggested remedy for various behavior problems. This article will be a review of the effects of spaying and neutering on behavior. Neutering Male Dogs Neutering (Gonadectomy) the male dog removes the source of circulating testosterone by removing the testicles, …

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Breeders and Puppy Buyers Should Stay in Touch

The Foundation estimates that more than half of all Kerries in the US are now bred by puppy mills and other marginal breeders. However, 74% (6-Sep-03 QOTW) of this web site’s visitors have purchased their Kerry from a “reputable” breeder. One of the main reasons …

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What Can Possibly Go Wrong?

Reprinted with permission from the author. First published in Dog World, May 2006. Right: Linda McMahon’s Opal and Mori Caroline Coile, Ph.D., is a breeder, owner and handler of top-winning Salukis and the author of 29 books, including The Barron’s Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds, and …

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Advances in canine contraception

Caroline Coile, Ph.D., is a breeder, owner and handler of top-winning Salukis and the author of 19 books, including The Barron’s Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds, andCongratulations! It’s a Dog! Buy at Amazon.com. Responsible breeders spend more time preventing litters than producing them, but it’s not …

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The truth about false pregnancies

Caroline Coile, Ph.D., is a breeder, owner and handler of top-winning Salukis and the author of 19 books, including The Barron’s Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds, andCongratulations! It’s a Dog! Buy at Amazon.com. In a false pregnancy, some intact bitches will treat dog and child toys …

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Challenges of Small Gene Pools

With our knowledge of genetics today, rare-breed fanciers have the advantage of foresight, and the opportunity to ensure that no single dog becomes too prevalent in the pedigrees of future generations. I s your breed in trouble? How many founders is it based upon? What …

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Canine Reproduction: What’s New and What’s Coming?

Used with permission from Today’s Breeder, Nestl? Purina PetCare Company. Since the 1980s an increased awareness and availability of artificial breeding and reproduction techniques have provided dog breeders with alternatives to traditional breeding. An increase in artificial breeding as well as improved techniques has led …

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Probiotics to Boost the Immune System

Used with permission from Today’s Breeder, Nestl? Purina PetCare Company. The role of the intestinal tract in nutrient absorption is well recognized. However, it is the microflora that naturally inhabit the intestinal tract and their vital role in maintaining normal functioning of the gut and …

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