Dog Advice

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This instructional section deals with the many practicalities of choosing and and owning dogs. Utilizing a lifetime of personal experience as well as acting as a mentor to new owners, breeders, judges and dog show exhibitors, this section aims to answer numerous questions  on general dog selection and care, grooming, breeding and judging dogs.

 

 

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Understanding Pure Breed Dogs

Pure breed dogs have been selectively bred over time to perform a specific function. This function could be to become a sheepdog, guard dog, or simply wonderful pet. For example in palaces and amid society circles, dogs with excellent temperaments plus good looks were selected for generations to become today's Companion Dogs while those who best performed some other function ... »» Read more...

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Choosing the Right Dog

The choice of a companion dog is a personal one. We all have different expectations. Complicate this with the variation in individual requirements of different types of dogs, the choice of a new dog requires much thought and consideration. »» Read more...

Welcoming Golden

Welcoming a puppy into your home

Careful planning and supervision in those first few weeks of a puppy's arrival home will help ensure its future role as your special companion and family member. A well-socialized and well trained dog is certainly man's best friend. By following these 8 simple guide lines, bringing a puppy home can be an enjoyable experience and alleviate stress for both you ... »» Read more...

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Care of your Dog

This section contains some basics about general care of your dog. Dog care in hot weather is a topic which is not often explored. While much has been written about feeding, no dog site is complete without some discussion on this subject. This section will be further expanded as new topics come to light. »» Read more...

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Breeding

This section describes the care and management of breeding dogs. It is divided into three sections namely understanding and practical dog breeding, the physiology and practicality of mating dogs and the whelping of a litter of puppies. »» Read more...

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Terrier Grooming

The subject of grooming dogs is as broad as it is long. For every breed there is an individual method of removing excess coat, according to coat type, as well as a style of trimming. Here we deal with hand stripping Terriers, using the Airedale Terrier as an example. As hand stripping Terriers is fast becoming a dying art, it ... »» Read more...

Judging Airedale

Judging

This section explains how a dog judge gets qualified and all its different levels, a natural ‘eye for a dog’, what breed type is and how size affects it. »» Read more...


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