SAINT BERNARD PUPPIES – How to Grade a Litter (Good Advice for Any Breed)

Editor’s Note: While the specifics of this article regard the Saint Bernard dog in particular, the general process can be applied to any breed using that breed’s Standard of Excellence as a guide. The process that one goes about in grading or evaluating a litter is the same regardless of the breed. Read this article […]


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 […]

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 […]