How To Classify Faults in the Purebred Dog

In the purebred dog world, dogs are bred to adhere to a written standard. For those breeders who are striving to improve the breed, they carefully breed to this standard, using it as a guideline for future litters. But given that it is very rare to have a “perfect” dog, there are always a fault […]

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 […]