The U.S. imports 80-90% of its bomb- sniffing dogs from overseas breeders. Increasing demand and a shortage of dogs places U.S. national security in unnecessary jeopardy. HR 4577 creates a path forward to improve standards and capacity for explosives detection dogs and encourages domestic breeding programs. Please contact your Senators now and ask them to urge Senate leadership to advance HR 4577. See below for more information. Continue reading Should Detection Dogs Used by the Government Come from Domestic or Foreign Breeders?
The American Kennel Club (AKC®) announced the launch of the brand new “I Am a Breeder” video series. The series is aimed at promoting responsible breeders and the love they have for their dogs to the general public. Continue reading AKC Video Series “I Am A Breeder”
As you might remember, we went through a scare with our Golden Retriever, Maggie, a few years ago when she developed thyroid cancer. The vet was able to remove her thyroid, and the tumor appeared not to have spread. However, now it is clear it did metastasize to her brain.
Have you ever visited a breeder intending to see about buying a dog, but ran, not walked away when you saw the condition of the breeding facility?
Our Top Ten Tuesday post this week focused on questions you should ask a breeder before picking out a dog, which got me to wondering, where do my readers get their dogs? Whether you plan on getting your next dog in a week or in ten years, what’s your plan for choosing the best dog for your family?
Choosing a new puppy can be nerve-wracking because you want to find the healthiest possible puppy. You may have a number of other concerns such as temperament and “fit” with your family, but the number one concern should be the health of the puppy. How to make sure? Start with the following ten questions which you can use to interview a number of breeders before deciding which one you will work with.