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.

Dog Articles

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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.

Your dog’s health is very important and the best way to keep them healthy is with preventive maintenance. Follow our checklist of 7 tips to help keep your dog in good condition.
Meet Purina Pro Club Pro Laurel Behnke, dog handler, dog breeder and dog groomer to learn why she feeds her dogs Purina Pro Plan dog food.
Meet Terri Keller, a pro who breeds service dogs to provide emotional and trauma support. Here she answers questions concerning breed, service, and nutrition.
Meet Purina Pro Club Pro, Mike Stewart, a sporting dog trainer and breeder, and find out why he chooses Purina Pro Plan for his labs.
Meet Purina Pro Club Pro, Amber McCune, a national champion agility trainer as she explains why she loves feeding her dogs, Notch and Kaboom, Purina Pro Plan.