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In Defense of Well-bred Dogs

AKC Gazette breed column, Basset Hounds—Dedicated breeders work to produce healthy, well-adjusted, quality puppies because these puppies become the foundation for our next generation and for the breed’s future. Recently a father and his children saw me walking a Basset

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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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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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From Puppy to “Good Dog!”: Early Steps Help Ensure Puppies Become Well-Mannered Adults

AKC Gazette breed column—An experienced dog trainer points out how puppy classes and early socialization help ensure a puppy will become a well-adjusted, well-mannered adult dog. As a professional dog trainer, I get calls every day from owners looking for

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