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…

Big Puppies and Small Collars

BIG PUPPIES AND SMALL COLLARS Despite the title of this blog post, I am really talking about all puppies and small collars. Frequently, people show up to classes or I see them at shows with puppies on choke chains. I actually don’t use choke chains unless I am showing a Read more…