Today’s breeders are just as likely to import frozen semen from a dog that lives halfway around the world as to import the dog itself. Senior Editor Christi McDonald shares her recent experience when she and a friend decided to line-breed to a Swedish dog they greatly admire. Getting the sire’s precious cargo to the U.S. was only half the battle, however. Learn how pedigree and technology are producing puppies in the 21st century.
Social Media Maven Pilar Kuhn says the “Terrible Twos” aren’t so terrible after all. As she celebrates Danica’s second birthday, our Bouvier-loving blogger understands the real value of those early – and consistent – basic obedience lessons. Discover in today’s Down and Back how even a destructive puppy has to grow up sometime.
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Using a Sire From Across the World
By Christi McDonald
Thanks to all kinds of new technology in use in the 21st century, the world seems much smaller than it once did, and dog people now work more collaboratively with other breeders around the world. Importing dogs to the U.S. from other countries, of course, is a practice that originated in the 19th century with the very inception of the sport of showing dogs in America, and it continues today. more
The Twos Aren’t So Terrible
By Pilar Kuhn
Our “baby girl” just turned 2 years old. If we were talking about a two-legged critter, you might think we were bracing ourselves for the “Terrible Twos.”
Actually we’re celebrating the happiness of Danica the Bouvier’s second birthday. With a Bouvier, the twos aren’t so terrible.
I’ve spent the past 14 years with Bouviers, so I find them easy to live with as adults. But in all the years of being around these lovely large dogs, I do know to prepare myself for the first two years of puppyhood. more