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Back to School

Today, for the first time in 13 years, I don’t have a child in daycare, preschool, or at home with me.  The youngest is off to kindergarten and as much as I’ve looked forward to this day for so bloody long, it still hurts a little.   1,473 more words

Kennel Update

Canine Health Screening--The Eye Exam

I am continuing my canine health screening series with the eye screening exam (sometimes referred to as a CERF exam).

What Is The Purpose Of The Eye Exam And How Is It Done? 857 more words

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Canine Health Screening--Elbows

The second screening test I will cover is the test to screen for elbow dysplasia.

What Is Elbow Dysplasia?

Elbow dysplasia is the malformation of the elbow joint. 865 more words

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Canine Health Screening--Hips

When you purchase a purebred puppy you should expect that a reputable breeder has done certain health screenings on the parents of that dog.  In fact, you should expect that health screenings have been done on several generations of dogs in your puppy’s pedigree.  1,182 more words

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Summer comes to a close...

It has been a very busy summer of work, family, travel and dog training here.  Sorry that I have not had a chance to keep you all updated, with the kids all at home with me, it makes it challenging to find the time and quiet space to do it all.   773 more words

Korthals Griffon

Avoiding The Doom of DM

Just the other day my husband asked me, “can you imagine if we had both Dozer and Tank in wheelchairs at the same time?” That’s not a statement said in many homes but if you own Boxers and breeders don’t start to become more conscious of their breeding practices then more people will be saying things like this. 1,573 more words

Miscellaneous Friday

Some miscellaneous things for a Friday…

A few weeks ago I wrote about Storm having her hips x-rayed so they could be sent in to the… 995 more words

Chesapeake Bay Retriever