Before You Breed Your Dog


Before you breed your bitch this year, ask yourself a few questions: 1) Have you considered the number of dogs of your breed that are being produced and are sure the demand exceeds the supply? 2) Have you educated yourself on all the hereditary defects and problems common to your breed and have both the […]

What kind of dog is that? – How DNA is Unlocking the Mystery of Dog Genetics


A recent study done by the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program has left me with more questions than answers. I think most of us, when we encounter a dog, automatically attempt to categorize the breed or type of dog. This may be partially a reaction to make sure that […]