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Preservation Breeders – Inspired Mentoring

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John Buddie’s Breeder Wisdom on Facebook are the highlight of my day. John is a generous and caring mentor because of his intuitive way of asking questions instead of presenting information.

October 26th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Big E – More Than Enough

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On a spectacular fall day with the bright red, orange, and yel- low leaves moving gently in the wind, I walked briskly, reveling in the crisp, cool air and bright sunshine. What a relief it was to actually enjoy a fall day after so many unusually hot and humid ones.

October 25th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Breed Priorities – The Tibetan Spaniel

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The Tibetan Spaniel is from Tibet, bred and owned by Buddhist monks in the Himalayan Mountains, known as a breed for more than 2000 years.

October 24th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Ribbons, Ribbons and More Ribbons

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It’s just a colorful strip of material embellished with gold lettering and, in reality, worth only pennies. It’s what that ribbon represents which makes it something special. That slim purple swath may denote points toward a championship earned by hours of grooming, conditioning and training.

October 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Remember William Dumas – 9/18/1932 – 9/20/2017

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He was a leader, a mentor and a friend to so many people in the sport of dogs.

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Dog Show History,Editorial,Featured,Uncategorized | Read More »

Highly Unusual Retrieves

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Hunting dogs can bring back some pretty strange things on occasion. Perhaps that’s not unusual for dogs bred and trained to do things that, for the most part, go against their nature.

October 20th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

The Bulldog – Between Each Line Of Pain And Glory

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Bulldog has long been considered Britain’s national dog. We commonly speak, when describing the British, of their ‘Bulldog spirit’ (exemplified in the Second World War) and the breed is still looked upon by many around the world as being emblematic of an Englishman.

October 19th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Working Dogs – You May Own One and Not Know It!

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Since the beginning of domestication, humans have inten- tionally and unintentionally modified the purpose, function, structure and behavior of dogs, resulting in the development of more than 400 breeds.

October 18th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Examination of Movement in Dogs – Bridging the Gap

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The first article in this series dealt with the hindquarters, the second with the front assembly. Now we need to bridge the gap between the two. For it is the design of this bridge which provides the outline of the dog which is often one of the most recognizable components of breed type.

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

Promoting Rare Breeds

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While my wife and I were waiting for the Group judging to begin at a recent all-breed show, my ringside neighbor introduced himself as an owner and breeder of one of the comparatively rare breeds (average monthly registration under 20).

October 16th, 2017 | Posted in Current Articles,Featured | Read More »

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