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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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A 3 1/2-year-old male Samoyed named "Kegs" wins Best in Show at the Kennel Club of Palm Springs Dog Show in January, besting 3,300 dogs. The sweet-tempered dog captures attention with his beautiful movement and showy attitude.

Raising and training a show dog that confidently enjoys the demands of a conformation career can make for a myriad of learning curves and bumps along the road. 

My husband, Corky, and I spent a lifetime in dogs as busy all-breed professional handl

It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday. A slight breeze carries the hum of generators, while the aroma of bacon frying in a motor home rises into the air.

Socialization is fundamental to preparing show dogs for the ring. It should start early. In fact, the sooner, the better.
Timing is everything when competing in a dog show. Learn how professional dog handlers best utilize their time with judges to put their best paw forward.
Learn professional dog show tips from longtime all-breed handler Sue Vroom, including training, conditioning and showing suggestions in and outside of the ring.
Winning Best in Show at the most prestigious terrier show in the world, Montgomery County Kennel Club, with her fiery, dynamic 3 ½-year-old male Welsh Terrier named “Dazzle” was a dream come true for owner Keith Bailey of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Breeding healthy dogs entails applying selective pressure to decrese the number of deleterious disese liability genes and improve the probability of healthy genes. There are many tools today available to help breeders make the best decisions to help
Boxers are among the breeds with an increased risk for mast cell tumor, the most common skin cancer in dogs. Mast cells are an important part of the immune system, but when they replicate out of control, they form an aggressive cancer.
Lafora disease in Miniature Wirehaired Dachshunds is a late-onset progressive myoclonic epilepsy that occurs around 7 years of age. The disease occurred in dogs in the U.K. for decades before the autosomal recessive gene mutation was discovered
Advances treating canine diseases, such as cancer, often come from innovative studies patterned after human medicine. New therapies using checkpoint molecules and personalized medicine for canine mast cell tumor provide a promising future.
Eye diseases in Poodles have long been a health concern. Despite efforts to encourage eye tests and advise breeders to selectively breed against eye diseases, one expert notes an ongoing steady increase in Poodle eye diseases.