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Early Scent Introduction

I got an interesting question from a prospective puppy buyer. Do I use Early Scent Introduction (ESI) protocol with my litters? I never have but heard lots about it and am truly excited to experiment with it. ESI was developed by Gayle Watkins, … Continue reading

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Hip Dysplasia: Can a Shape and Surface of Whelping Box Prevent It?

Hip Dysplasia – Nature/Nurture Side of Things Hip dysplasia is one of those conditions that all dog breeders are very well aware of and have been making considerable efforts to eliminate. Almost every breed’s parent club recommends screening breeding stock for … Continue reading

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The Right Home for A Puppy is EVERYTHING

A breeder can give a puppy a great start but where it ends up is a credit to the dog’s owner. Continue reading

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2015 in review

Dignblog was viewed about 6,800 times since its creation in May 2015, with visitors from 55 countries. Continue reading

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Montgomery And Trading Oranges

Every year terrier fanciers flock to their most important show of the year: Montgomery.
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What Might Surprise You About Vaccines

I’m overhearing a conversation while in the waiting room at a vet’s office. “Spot is going to a boarding kennel tomorrow and they require his yearly shots to be up-to-date. Oh, and a kennel cough vaccine” says a dog owner … Continue reading

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Losing a Puppy. A Heartache of Breeding.

A show dog breeder’s life is not glamorous, but it does evoke a response of “aww… puppies!” However, a breeder’s daily routines are more “eww…” than “aww…” Everyone imagines the deliciousness of being surrounded by fluffy cuteness on comically unsteady legs. The real comical moments, though, are … Continue reading

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