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Getting a New Puppy? First, You Wait!

AKC Gazette breed column, Miniature Pinschers—It can take a little bit of patience before you can bring home that much-anticipated new puppy—but if you’ve chosen a good breeder, it’s worth the wait. Well, it’s done. You did the research by

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Objectivity — The Key to Success as a Breeder

AKC Gazette breed column, Pointers—Good mentors not only share their expertise about the breed but also help breeders learn to be more objective in evaluating their dogs. I consider myself very fortunate to have been mentored by wonderful breeders. They

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A Breeder’s Choice

By Lisa Peterson Eight years ago today I whelped a litter of puppies.  This morning I received an email from the owners of one of those puppies. It boldly declared “Happy Birthday Jazzy!” as it has for the previous seven

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Watch These Playful Norfolk Terrier Pups

Meet dog breeder Barbara Miller and her Norfolk Terrier puppies. Learn what goes into being a good breeder and find out if the Norfolk Terrier is a breed that’s right for you. Learn more about the Norfolk Terrier and visit the

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Bridging the Great Divide Between Show and Field

AKC Gazette breed column— Parent clubs, judges, breeders, owners, how about if we let all our sporting dogs go back to being dual-purpose dogs? If that means decreasing excessive coat to a moderate length, maybe that’s what we should do.

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The Doberman Breeder—An Endangered Species?

AKC Gazette breed column—Anti-breeding ways of thinking distract people from remembering that it’s through the breeding of good dogs that the breed exists and continues. In the 1970s the Doberman Pinscher was among the top five breeds in popularity. At

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Meet a Litter of Cute German Shorthaired Pointer Puppies

Meet breeder Cathy Iacopelli and her German Shorthaired Pointers. Learn why it’s important to keep this breed busy and the importance of health testing, and meet an extremely cute litter of GSP puppies!

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