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Weight Does It Matter?

There are a lot of reasons why weight might come up in conversations about our sport. What weight dog is the best for competing? What is a healthy weight? Is my dog overweight?

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Avoiding Accidental Matings

As this appears to be a more common issue within our sport we just thought we would help give some tips to avoid being stuck in this position. It might not sound like a big deal having a litter of puppies is cute right? Well its mostly 8 weeks of wee and poo everywhere, the...

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus number 2

Covid-19 So it is safe to say that everyone knows what covid-19 is. However getting information from the people that really understand this virus is really difficult. The media is saying all sorts, social media is spreading so much more and really it can be very difficult to know what to believe. Covid-19 So it...

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Testicular Cancer in Dogs

Cancer is one of those things that we hear about all the time, but we really don’t want anything to do with. This goes for us as humans and also our dogs.  Testicular cancer and a decline in semen quality is hypothesised to be associated with exposure to anthropogenic chemicals (environmental pollutants), especially during fetal...

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Neutering – Can It Hurt?

There is so much information about there about neutering, how do you know what is right? Can neutering hurt in the long run? Does the age of neutering matter? A study released in July 2019 looks at how neutering can affect the liklihood of obesity and orthopedic in your dog. Does neutering affect these things?...

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The Truth Behind Pet Cancer…

Some people may have heard about an American documentary that was talked about a lot on Facebook. The documentary explained why cancer in dogs was on the increase and it blamed things like dog food and vaccinations for this. Whether you have seen or even heard of the program you may find this article of...

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Vaccinations – Study of Antibody Response

Vaccinations are a topic of controversy and we believe that you should do what you feel is right for your dog. However we do like to give you research that comes out to help you form those decisions. This article covers research on the levels on antibodies from distemper and parvovirus vaccinations. It explains how...

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Pseudopregnancy – Phantom Pregnancies

Do you have a bitch? Do you find sometimes she acts a little strange - but she is spayed so surely that shouldn't happen? Would you be surprised that even a spayed bitch can show signs of having a phantom pregnancy and this can affect her behaviour? A study published last year is the biggest...

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Why Does Weight Matter?

There are a lot of reasons why weight might come up in conversations about our sport. What weight dog is the best for competing? What is a healthy weight? Is my dog overweight? Over 50% of the nations pets are over weight and some people get involved in canine sports to help themselves and their...

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How do seasons work?

If you buy or rescue a bitch puppy you will at some point have to deal with seasons. It is something all unspayed bitches go through and it appears more and more to be something that people don’t understand. A lot of accidental pregnancies happen because people believe the bitch is no longer in season,...

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Claw Care

Is it really important to cut your dogs claws? Does it matter? Yes it does. It affects how your dog moves. The blog below goes into detail about how to cut your dogs claws in a way that allows you to shorten the quick and explains why you really need to keep on top of...

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Kennel Cough

This is everything you need to know about running your dog either at home or racing and kennel cough. Though Kennel cough can seem like just a cold, it sounds horrible and can be fatal for elderly, very young or immune compromised dogs. This is everything you need to know about running your dog either...

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