Category Archives: Breeding
Goldens, Humans, and age of death.
There is no easy way to put it, we out live our dogs and many times we have to say good-bye to our dogs long before we feel it is time. Whether they are 2 or 16, it is not … Continue reading
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Part 2 – Looking at Clearances, the how to guide: CERF
The CERF (aka Canine Eye Registration Foundation) website can be a little cumbersome at the best of times. Here is a short step by step guide on how to navigate the website to find information on a particular dog.
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Part 1 – Looking at Clearances, the how to guide: OFA
I doubt you will find any reputable breeder who thinks clearances are unnecessary. Clearances, in my opinion, are tools. Breeders use these tools in an effort to make educated breeding decisions. It is about stacking the odds in ones favour … Continue reading
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American vs. English vs. Golden Retriever
English Goldens are: White Boxy Head Calm Less prone to Cancer or even Cancer free American Goldens Are: Red Foxy Head Hyper Riddled with cancer
DNA…a whole new world.
DNA testing in dogs is relatively new, and should be a welcome tool to a breeders ‘breeding toolbox’, however for some reason a few have met this tool with resistance. In my experience the resistance is due to either misinformation about what these … Continue reading