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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There was no quit in a hard-charging, consistent white-and-black Pointer named “Billy Jack,” who dominated the highly competitive bird dog field trial circuit to capture the 2018-2019 Purina Top Shooting Dog Amateur Award.

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.

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.

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.

When a passionate terrier lover named Victor Malzoni Jr. was looking for a nice Wire Fox Terrier bitch in 2010, he asked another passionate terrier lover, pro handler Gabriel Rangel, to help him find one.

An avid field trial competitor, Dave Flint of Martindale, Texas, has chalked up 14 years working with English Springer Spaniels. Before he had springers, he owned and competed with retrievers. 

A record-setting 4-year-old Black Russian Terrier named “Oli” stirs excitement at shows with his confidence, beautiful movement and sound temperament.

A small dog with a big-dog temperament, “Ringo,” a 3-year-old male Wirehaired Dachshund, has a natural rock-star attitude when it comes to dog shows.

With a fiery expression and head-turning style, a 3-year-old male Welsh Terrier named “Dazzle” has sparkled his way to the top of the breed rankings and earned a spot as the No. 1 Terrier in all systems.

An outstanding 3-year-old male Treeing Walker Coonhound named “Ty” is making breeder-owner-handler Lisa Hunziker of Murphysboro, Illinois, very proud with multiple wins at major bench shows.

A consistent, stylish 4-year-old white-and-orange female Pointer lovingly known as “Pea” delivered her best performance to win the 2019 National Open Shooting Dog Championship in February at Sedgefields Lakes Plantation in Union Springs, Alabama