Dog Articles

Dog Articles

Our extensive Pro Club article library features topics important to dog breeders
and enthusiasts alike. This includes rich information in subjects ranging from dog
nutrition to breed-specific health and hereditary concerns, as well as best practices
in breeding, kennel management, conditioning, and more.

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Most breeders hope for an uneventful canine pregnancy that results in an uneventful delivery of a healthy, full-sized litter. Recognizing the signs and stages of labor can help avert any problems that could sideline those expectations.
An outgoing, friendly breed, the Labrador Retriever is often described as an ideal companion. Natural sporting dogs, Labradors glow with enthusiasm whether training for retrieving water blinds or a bumper thrown from a dock.
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.
Bird dogs suffer from anxiety and knowing how to identify this and help them is vital. Follow these 6 tips to help manage their anxiety caused by external stressors.

Field trials are demanding and high-energy, even for well-conditioned retrievers. Proper nutrition directly impacts a dog’s performance in the field.

A 3-year-old male Treeing Walker Coonhound named "Bank" is a top winner in Professional Kennel Club nite hunts. Among his wins, Bank bested nearly 800 coonhounds to earn the title of PKC World Champion.
Most breeders hope for an uneventful canine pregnancy that results in an uneventful delivery of a healthy, full-sized litter. Recognizing the signs and stages of labor can help avert any problems that could sideline those expectations.
A playful, confident Bouvier des Flandres named 'Hugo' is the No. 1 Bouvier des Flandres two years straight. Learn more about how Hugo draws attention at dog shows at Purina Pro Club.
A 5 1/2-year-old red fawn female named "Joan" is the No. 1 Non-Sporting dog and No. 1 Chinese Shar-Pei. Her handlers lovingly call her "Shar-Perfect."