SECRETS OF A WINNING SHOW DOG PRESENTATION


The secret to superior handling in the ring, if there is one, is subtlety. Subtlety can mean the difference between superior handling and merely adequate handling. There are times when the most important thing the handler does is nothing. Keep in mind that the less physical handling the handler has to do will make the […]

Those Versatile “Little Blue Dogs” – the Australian Shepherd


In the 1800s, it was common to see “the little blue dogs” working side by side with the herders in the mountains and pastures of the western United States. Ranchers valued these dogs for their independent intelligence but also their willingness to work as a partner with their owner. Over the last 150+ years, these […]

THE DANGERS OF DOGS AND FOXTAILS


When you are out of doors this summer and fall, watch out for areas with foxtails which are now throughout the country as well as in Canada. Foxtails and similar grasses such as cheatgrass, squirreltail, June grass and some brome grass, have seed awns that are pointed, sharp, and barbed. These seeds easily drill into […]