Editor Susan Chaney interviews a veterinary cardiologist to learn about heart defects that can seriously threaten a dog’s life. Congenital abnormalities are just some of the conditions that breeders must confront, since certain diseases can only be diagnosed in adults, perhaps after they’ve already been bred. Find out how heart screenings can have a positive effect on breeding programs.
Two Washington state residents are the lucky recipients of a special Junior Showmanship award presented by the Professional Handlers Association. DFR Blogger Kayla Bertagnolli introduces two young men whose commitment to their dogs and the dog sport has not gone without notice. Meet Christian Rutten and Caleb Campbell, and learn about the mentors who’ve supported their interests in the dog show world.
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