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Breeding a Bloodhound does require some serious thought. The reason is that not many people have a desire to own such a large and clumsy looking dog. They are not appealing to many people because of their drooling and hyperactive behavior. They are also prone to eating anything in their sight. [...]
When one considers buying a puppy, one has to consider whether to have a male or female. The female is a bit smaller than the male, but this does not make much of a difference when you consider a male or female since both are still fairly large. Things to consider before getting a puppy are: do you plan on breeding? Are you going to use the puppy for tracking? Are you going to have the puppy spayed or neutered? And, what are the temperament of a female and a male and how does that apply to your lifestyle? [...]
If you are thinking of adopting a Cairn Terrier, you may want to consider a few things first. Although this breed of dog is small (it is the smallest in the terrier line), it is not a guarantee that you can handle its care and development. [...]
Breeding the Pointer is something that has to be done only after lots of thought and consideration for the reasons you intend to breed the dog. If you intend to breed a litter of Pointer puppies to make money, you may as well abandon the idea. This is because the English Pointer is basically not a dog that promises a lucrative, commercial proposition.
In fact, very few people have actually made any form of profit by raising Pointer puppies. Even the supply of Pointer puppies has by far exceeded its demand. And so considering this surplus of English Pointers, veteran English Pointer breeders now breed Pointers only with the aim of improving the quality of the breed. [...]
Before you decide to breed your Keeshond, you have to consider the cost, the health of your dog, determine if you can sell the puppies, as well as ask yourself if you think you have the skills to take care of a mother and her puppies. Breeding a Keeshond is something that can end up being too much for someone with no experience. [...]
Breeding purebreds always comes with great responsibility. Making a quick profit should never be your priority, for the lives of your pets are at stake. Instead, try to focus on matching Flat Coated Retriever dams and sires by the soundness of their health, stable temperament, type, soundness, and working ability. [...]
Everywhere you turn there seems to be a lot of dog breeders offering their services and their puppies for sale. If you are thinking of finding a Rat Terrier from among the numerous breeding services, here is a list of things to remember.
Every dog breed has a specific breeder. So if you want a Rat Terrier puppy, then seek the services of a Rat Terrier breeder. Try to stay (far) away from dog breeders who have a lot of dogs under their name. Chances are, their dogs are procreating on their own (especially when the breeders aren't looking) and you can't be sure if their so-called purebred is really a purebred. A good rule is to only find a Rat Terrier breeder with accreditation. [...]
The Irish wolfhound can come in many colors and it looks great in all of them. The AKC has certain accepted colors for the Irish wolfhound, which are gray, red, brindle, black, fawn, wheaten and pure white. Occasionally you will see a Irish wolfhound with white markings or spots on the feet or chest. They may also have brindling that will overlay some of the other colors. The most common colors you see in the Irish wolfhound today are gray or wheaten. [...]
Once you've decided that the Gordon Setter is the dog for you, it's important to do plenty of research prior to adoption to ensure that your new pet is healthy. Finding a reputable breeder will be your most important and most arduous task. The current living conditions, the parents' health and even lineage are things you should inquire about with every breeder you meet. The answers to these questions are important regardless what your motivation is for adopting a Gordon Setter. Family pets and show dogs alike need to be cared for in a loving and healthy environment to prevent later health problems and behavioral ones. [...]
As strange as it may sound, the Rat Terrier is actually in danger of breeding itself out.
Originally brought over by migrant British workers in the 1920s, the Rat Terrier was made famous by its tiny stature, its seeming ferocity and its fleet-footedness. Some of them worked as vermin control, eradicating rats from farm lands and ranches. Others became excellent hunting companions, going after small game like hare, squirrels and wild fowl.
This breed of dogs reached the peak of its popularity between the 1920s and 1940s. It was so popular in fact that almost all farm lands and all ranches in the US had one or more Rat Terrier patrolling the landscape. They served multiple duties like sentry or watchdog duties, hunting companion duties and vermin control. [...]
The Spinone is a very docile pet. Centuries of specific breeding has created a dog breed that can be considered patient and kind. It is overtly friendly towards people, even with strangers. If you have very young and very adventurous children at home, the Spinone Italiano may be the perfect pet for you.
There is but one advice when you are choosing Spinone Italiano puppies for adoption. Never buy one from a pet shop. It's that simple. Spinone Italiano dogs (plural Spinoni Italiani) are prolific breeders, and many pet shops don't take that into consideration. The sad news is that this trait leads to irresponsible breeding, which in turn produces offspring that are not befitting the dog's basic conformation, usually exhibiting behavioral problems, and have genetic medical conditions. It is best to seek the services of Spinone Italiano breeders if you want to acquire one as a pet. [...]
Anesthesia has a well documented place in both human and animal medicine, and it's especially critical as a way to calm and treat animals who are frightened and in pain.
The anesthetics that are used in veterinary medicine today are much safer than ones used in the past, and their results are much more predictable. Gas anesthetics can be quickly eliminated by simply removing the mask. Injectable anesthetics, meanwhile, all have a reversal agent that can be quickly administered if there are any adverse effects, such as a drop in the dog's blood pressure. This additional safety is very important, since veterinarians use anesthetics more than regular medical doctors. That's because many animals become extremely terrified or agitated while at the vet's. Therefore anesthesia is often used in procedures like X-rays, joint examinations and laparoscopic procedures. [...]
The Alaskan Klee Kai is a very young breed that has only entered the ranks of the dog world within the last 30 years. Although this dog has been very stable and reliable thanks to careful and controlled breeding practices, there is still work to be done to maintain the integrity of the Alaskan Klee Kai breed. The Qualification Examination for the Alaskan Klee Kai is a necessary tool to accomplish the goals of the breed. [...]
As a breed, the Alaskan Klee Kai has not been around for long-only about 30 years. The developer of this breed (and devoted breeders) has worked tirelessly to develop the best physical and temperament characteristics into the dog, this miniaturized version of the Alaskan Husky. To maintain the breed that has been so meticulously created, continued dedication and effort on the part of both breeders and owners is needed. [...]
The Alaskan Klee Kai can most closely be described as a miniaturized version of the Alaskan Husky, which is what they were intended to be. Like the husky, the Alaskan Klee Kai exists with varied coat colors; the acceptable colors for Alaskan Klee Kai are outlined in the breed standard developed by the breed's creator and accepted by clubs including the Alaskan Klee Kai Association of America and the United Kennel Club. [...]