How to Spot a Responsible Breeder

Everyone says it: “Buy from a responsible breeder!” But what does that really mean? What exactly is a responsible breeder of purebred dogs? To start, it’s not something that can be defined in a sentence or two, but rather it’s a combination of factors that sets a good breeder apart from the rest of the pack. …

Is Your Dog As Rare As You Think?

The classifieds are full of “rare” puppies for sale.  Get them now before they’re gone because you won’t get the chance again. Of course you have to pay a little more, (probably a lot more) to get your hands on that rare dog, but what exactly are you buying? Just how rare is rare? Sadly, a …

How Genetics Affect Dog Breeding

Understanding the Principles of Inheritance Whether it’s eye color or medical conditions, understanding basic inheritance factors in dogs can go along way in helping you understand just how your pawsitively adorable new puppy ended up with its beautiful brown eyes or a life threatening genetic illness. Although this article is written with medical conditions in mind, …