Attention Breeders

Those of you who breed know, like me, how challenging it can be to teach a new puppy owner who is not in your immediate area. How do you help them prepare for the show ring and raise their puppies to be good show dogs when they aren’t nearby? This Read more…

Safe Puppy Evaluations

SAFE PUPPY EVALUATIONS Many breeders, such as myself, grade our puppies at around 8 weeks old. The official “puppy grading” is when the breeder and the breeder’s friends, mentors and peers get together to look at each puppy as a group and as individuals and decide which puppies are show Read more…

Keeping, Raising and Showing Littermates

KEEPING, RAISING AND SHOWING LITTERMATES I recently did a Facebook live where Andrea Stone, a fellow Show Dog Prep School fellow instructor and I discussed keeping, raising and showing littermates. Interestingly, among professional trainers there is a popular opinion that raising littermates together is a dangerous thing to do and Read more…