Posts with tag Deb Eldredge DVM

A dog that naturally prefers to heel, like this Kelpie, can make for an ideal track dog. Photos courtesy of Larry King.

Track Dogs Make a Living

When we hear the words “track dogs,” we think of racing Greyhounds. When we hear the words “showing and conditioning,” we think of show dogs. In Texas however, those words often have totally different meanings. “Track dogs” are dogs who put in an honest day’s work helping to condition show goats and sheep. Yes, there… read more

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Happy Valentine’s from Texas Corgi Rescue – Share the Love

Want a unique Valentine for your friends and family in the dog fancy? Want to help them all keep their weight loss resolutions by not giving them candy? Want to do two good deeds with one donation? The Top of Texas Corgi Rescue has the perfect solution for you. Russell-Stover Chocolates ( released a special… read more

An Owner Handler Experience At Eukanuba

On my bucket list has been to show on the blue carpet at Eukanuba (note – not pushing for the TV version and being in the group, simply hoping to make it there at all). To make it an “honest” venture – I felt it had to be by invitation. So I was thrilled when… read more

Small Dogs, Big Passion: Artist Sandy Mesmer

For artist and author Sandy Mesmer, small dogs are the passion that rules much of her life. Her Tessier Silky Terriers are known throughout the world, as is her artwork. And her Christmas cards are exquisite! Sandy started with the dog passion early on. “I went to my first dog show when I was eight,… read more


Terry Albert – Dog Lover and Artist Extraordinaire

Terry Albert – Dog Lover and Artist Extraordinaire I have known Terry for quite a while – initially as a dog writer. Then I discovered her incredible artistic talent too! Terry’s involvement with purebred dogs began the way so many people do – started with a problem dog and moved  into showing and competing. “I… read more

Show Dog/Therapy Dog Part 4

Now that you and your show dog have decided to give therapy work a try you need to find a certifying organization. Rarely you can “go it alone” but via an organization you will find resources, insurance coverage and some credibility if you approach a new facility. There are many therapy dog organizations across the… read more

Show Dogs – Therapy Dogs Training-Part 3

Before we look at what skills a good therapy dog will need it is important to note that a therapy dog is NOT a service dog. Service dogs train for months or more to perfect skills need to assist a person with specific disabilities. That may be as a diabetic or seizure alert dog, a… read more

Show Dogs – Therapy Dogs at Work Part 2

When therapy dogs first started working, virtually all of the dogs simply went to nursing homes to visit with senior citizens. Some facilities arranged for a group of people and dogs to show up and do a demo or presentation in a common room. Others had individual handlers and dogs go room to room visiting…. read more


A Treasure Trove of Tervuren Tags

To enjoy a veritable smorgasbord of your own breed’s vanity license plates, you need only walk the parking lot at a specialty. For those with an uncommon breed, it is definitely fun to see so many license plates that proclaim proud ownership of your breed. On a long trip out of your normal territory, how… read more

License Plates Serve As Low Cost Advertising

The choice of a vanity or personalized license plate can be a good one for many people. For my daughter and me, our personalized plates were to be rewards for when our dogs (note I said when, with great confidence, not if) earned their Champion Tracker or CT titles. So, in 2009, her Honda Element… read more

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