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Genetics | Health & genetics information posts about the Kerry Blue Terrier dog.

How is a Dog Not Like a Wolf?

Wolf cubs are adorable (though not quite as adorable as Kerries, of course). They’re soft and cuddly, they growl and snap and play and lick and pee, just like puppies … and they grow up, like puppies. But as adults they are by no means just like …

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The Ideal Kerry Blue Terrier

The official Standard for the Kerry Blue Terrier prescribes all that the ideal Kerry should be. The original American Standard was adapted from the Irish and English Standards. Some changes have been made through the years, the most recent having been approved by The American …

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The Basics of Coat Color Genetics for the Kerry Blue and the Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers

Editor’s Note: The pictures you see here are from purebred but mis-marked Kerries. They were provided to me on conditions of anonymity. The breeders of these terriers are well known in their countries and these photos should not reflect negatively on the quality of their …

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Testing BEFORE Breeding Take this exam and see if your bitch makes the grade.

By: D. Caroline Coile, Ph.D. Do you suffer from test anxiety? If so, dog breeding isn’t to you. Before boy meets girl there’s a whole lot of testing going on, Can you pass the pre-breeding Final Exam? Bitches 101: The Final Exam 1. TRUE or …

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Heartworm: History and Prevention

Jeff Grognet is a veterinarian with a practice in British Columbia (Canada) and is vice president of the British Columbia Veterinary Medical Association. He is a frequent contributor to the AKC GAZETTE. Copyright the American Kennel Club, Inc., 2008. No portion of this article may …

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Canine Idiopathic Megaesophagus: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Therapy

Megaesophagus Washington State College of Vet Med ? Pet Health Topics Less commonly recognized signs that may be seen in a small number of dogs with hypothyroidism include dilation of the esophagus (megaesophagus) causing regurgitation, and abnormal function of nerves or muscles leading to weakness …

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When a Dog Goes Blind

Barbara Wicklund is the founder and past president of Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue and Greyhound Friends of New Jersey. Text Copyright the American Kennel Club, Inc., 2097. No portion of this article may be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder. Reprinted with permission from …

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Mielopatía Degenerativa

 Lynn Mathers, Director H & G  En 1973 una nueva enfermedad autoinmune (autoimmune disease) fue diagnosticada en Alemania en Pastores Alemanes. Se ha reconocido esta enfermedad por más de 35 años como un desorden que ocurre espontáneamente en la espina dorsal de los perros. Fue llamada …

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