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Breeding

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Canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) is an irreversible degeneration of the brain similar to the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease in people.
Osteosarcoma, or bone cancer, is a tough, complicated malignancy. No one knows exactly what causes osteosarcoma; however, large and giant breeds are considered to be at higher risk due to their size and weight.
As sentinels of breed health, parent clubs turn to dog breeders and owners to gather information. Their ability to understand the changing demographics of disease incidence is pivotal to breed improvement and sometimes even breed survival.
A fertility study in male Great Danes is exploring factors that affect sperm function. Considered the largest male fertility study in a single breed, this research is an important first step.
The winner of 57 Bests in Show, MBIS/MBISS GCHP Stone Run Afternoon Tea granted Team Siba their dreams of a lifetime when she took Best in Show at the 2020 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Preparing a bitch nutritionally to whelp a litter of puppies begins even before she is bred. Veterinary nutritionists and reproduction specialists agree that body condition -- a body fitness report card -- has an impact on reproductive success.
Genetic testing for canine diseases, including new panel DNA testing and how these tests impact breed diversity and the health of dog breeds, was featured in one of the sessions at the AKC Canine Health Foundation National Parent Club Canine Health..
Many considerations go into building a kennel or adding on to an existing kennel.

You’ve bred your bitch, and now begins the wait period for puppies to be born. During this time, your No.

Ovulation timing, the telltale indicator that a brood bitch is ovulating and thus ready to breed, is the most common thing to go wrong in dog breeding.

Nesting is a primary maternal instinct of an expectant brood bitch. Pregnant dogs in the wild would select a secluded spot with adequate warmth and shelter and then camouflage the den with grass, sticks, branches, and brush.

Oftentimes when a dog breeding fails, people tend to overlook the male half of the reproduction equation. In reality, it is best to look first for problems with the male dog, advises Margaret V.