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Finding the Right Dog for You

At the end of last year, the AKC Dog Lovers video crew traveled to Virginia for the 2014 Timbreblue Whippet Reunion. More than 30 Whippets and their families came together for a day of fun! We spoke with three Whippet

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There Is No Substitute for Good Breeding

AKC Gazette breed column, Chihuahuas—Don’t be in a hurry for that great one. It is far better for a breeder to move slowly toward an eventual goal by tackling one problem at a time, collecting virtues into the genotype and

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The Purpose of Canine Events

AKC Gazette breed column, Whippets—For serious, dedicated, and ethical dog breeders, exhibition in numerous competitions devoted to purebred dogs is not a whim but a proving ground. Historians like to claim that the manipulation and selective breeding of purebred dogs

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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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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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Posted in Breeders, Responsible Dog Ownership, Video
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