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Puppy Buyer Information Packet

If you’re a Kerry breeder, you want to do everything possible to ensure that each of your eager little puppies goes to the best possible home. You’ve done extensive screening of each family, and probably used a written screening tool (like the Adoption Questionnaire) that …

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Never Advertise your Litter on the Internet

The Foundation and many breed clubs screen the breeders listing their litters on their proprietary web sites. However, there are several internet advertising sites (or marketplaces) for puppies, including the AKC site, where puppy mills hock their wares. Hobby breeders need to be aware that …

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Litter Policy for Breeders

The purpose of this policy is to ensure that only the most reputable of breeders list puppies on the Foundation web site. Breeder Requirements: The breeder must send a copy of their sales contract to the Foundation (P. O. Box 1495, Solvang, CA 93464). Breeders …

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Kerry Blue Terrier Registration Statistics

Index Australia Ireland The Netherlands United Kingdom United States Australia Year Kerry Pups Total Terrier Pups 1986 41 9,360 1987 42 10,021 1988 49 9,495 1989 34 8,953 1990 38 8,492 1991 27 9,114 1992 39 8,402 1993 53 8,564 1994 37 9,014 1995 88 …

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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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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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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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