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September 10, 2013  Subscribe
Why Standards Are Important, plus Dogs that Do the ‘Flop Bott’
DFR Blogger Kayla Bertagnolli takes on the topic of breed standards and the importance of knowing them for “our breed.” She explains why standard knowledge has value for junior handlers beyond what goes on in the ring, as well as how she created her own breed bible with prizes from her junior days. Read her latest blog, and you may be inspired to brush up on your own standard.

Dogs with anal glands that don’t fully empty no longer have to suffer in silence. Nor must they alleviate their discomfort by dragging their butts on your carpeting, in what author and veterinarian James Herriot called the “flop bott.” Today the causes of impacted anal glands are well-defined and a number of treatments are available. Learn “All About Anal Glands” in today’s weekly canine health story.

Isn’t Tuesday a great day to check out our photo galleries? You’re back at home, and everyone’s settled into the Monday to Friday routine. Just click on “Show Scene” below our masthead banner, and you’ll find recent winners and candid photos from shows held near and far, including the recent European Dog Show in Geneva, Switzerland.

Susan Chaney

All About Anal Sacs
By Susan Chaney

Who doesn’t remember Tricky Woo doing the “flop bott” in James Herriot’s stories about the veterinary surgery in Yorkshire, England? The vet would simply express the anal sacs of the overweight Pekinese, remind Tricky’s owner to cut down on the dog’s treats, then head off to his next call. more

The Importance of Knowing Your Standard
By Kayla Bertagnolli

On a scale of one to 10, the importance of knowing your breed standard would be somewhere close to an 11. Don’t ya think? more

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