Breeding Dogs

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Dog DNA tests alone not enough for healthy pedigree, experts say

Breeding dogs on the basis of a single genetic test carries risks and may not improve the health of pedigree lines, experts warn. Only a combined approach that makes use of DNA analysis, health screening schemes and pedigree information will significantly reduce the frequency of inherited diseases. This approach will also improve genetic diversity, which […]

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“Teacup” Dogs?

Question by Ya: “Teacup” Dogs? I know that there are a lot of very intelligent people in the dogs section, with a lot of information to share. I would just like the general breeding process explained (how do they get such small dogs) and what are the disadvantages of these miniature breeds? I absolutely do […]

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Debilitating effects of disease on toy dog breeds uncovered

A new study from the University of Surrey, published today in the journal PLOS One, has identified the specific effect Chiari malformation has on the shape of a dog’s skull and brain. This condition has become prevalent as a result of selective breeding and affects many toy dog breeds which have been bred to look […]

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Article: Purebred Dog Breeding Today

The breeding of purebred dogs today has become very complex and even in many breeds of dogs there are many different breeding lines that produce different type and traits of dogs within the same breed of dog. This has come about due to breeders personel likes and dislikes of a certain types, sizes or colors […]

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Dogs All-in-One For Dummies

Dogs All-in-One For Dummies (9780470529782): Consumer Dummies: Books

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Yorkshire Terrier Care, Yorkie Care

Consider the many aspects of breeding before you choose to do Yorkshire Terrier breeding for yourself. Before you choose this option you want to carefully consider what can happen since there are many things that can and do go wrong with breeding dogs. The most important step is to carefully consider your Yorkshire Terrier. Do you know what the specific breed standards are, do you know if your dog has any specific faults and do you know exactly how these faults can be transmitted through genes to the offspring?

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All You Wanted To Know About Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu’s traces their origin to Tibet where monks, possibly, had been breeding them. Around the 17th Century these dogs were brought into Peking (China) as gifts for the Emperor. They were an instant hit with the royalty and so they then become their exclusive property.

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The Characteristics Of A Poodle

The Teacup Poodle is very similar to the Toy and the Standard Poodle except for the size. Teacup Poodles weigh anywhere between two and four pounds where the next size Poodle, the Toy Poodle, is ten pounds at maturity. Teacup dogs get the name teacup because they can almost fit into a teacup. These dogs are intelligent, obedient and elegant dogs. They have a non-shedding fur, which makes them very popular. They are very perceptive dogs and love companionship.

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Yorkie 101: The History Of The Yorkshire Terrier

If you took a trip back in time to 1870, you probably would have a hard time recognizing a Yorkshire Terrier. In about one hundred thirty years, the breed has gone through tremendous changes in their looks and in their functions. But the Yorkshire Terrier has adapted to the great changes that the Industrial Revolution brought to the economy and to family life. Yorkies back then weighed about thirty pounds and came in more colors than just blue and tan.

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AKC Standards For Pomeranians

The American Kennel Club establishes standards of various dog breeds, including the Pomeranian. Before the American Kennel Club recognizes a breed, the breed has to have certain characteristics, referred to as standards of the breed, that remain stable generation after generation. Breed standards serve several functions. A dog owner buying an American Kennel Club recognized breed of dog knows how big a puppy will be when it grows up. All puppies start out small, but a Pomeranian owner knows he or she will end up with a dog that weighs in at seven pounds or less. Breed standards also predict temperament, and the owner of a Pomeranian puppy knows the grown dog will be playful, energetic and extroverted.

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