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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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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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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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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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Five Genetic Tests Every Kerry Breeder Should Do

There are five genetics tests available for Kerry Blue Terriers. The newest test is for Canine Multiple System Degeneration (Progressive Neural Atrophy). We highly recommend that anyone breeding a Kerry Blue test your dogs for these genetic disorders. This link (http://pawpeds.com/pawacademy/genetics/breedingstrategies/) will lead you to …

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How to Apply Genetic Testing to a Breeding Program

Used with permission from Today’s Breeder, Nestl? Purina PetCare Company. Significant advances have been made in learning about canine genetic health conditions due in part to a greater awareness of these health conditions and recent advances in the canine and human genome projects. But for …

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