I love raising puppies! For over 25 years I bred and exhibited purebred dogs; now, for more than a decade there have been no puppies. I confess that I miss holding the warm, furry, wiggly little bodies and watching them grow and develop. There are days when the desire to raise just one more litter […]

So You Want to be a Breeder?

by Phyllis A. Holst, MS, DVM For someone like myself who was never very good at drawing pictures, painting, or making figures out of clay, who never seemed to be able to catch on to music and could only sing a tune after hearing someone else sing it first—where is that creative outlet that we […]

Timing a Breeding — How to Get The Puppies You Want When You Want Them

Planning Your Next Litter? How do you insure that your bitch is bred at the right time to produce a litter? The old time method was to breed somewhere between the tenth and thirteenth day of her heat cycle. Or, when the vaginal discharge changes from red to amber, wait four days and breed her. This […]