Breeders and Breeding

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Questions To Ask The Breeder Or A Rescue Before Deciding This Is Where You Want To Get A Dog

This is part of a ‘Food For Thought Series regarding the unregulated world of dog breeding and training’. More, but not exclusively for people thinking of getting a puppy or dog so they can avoid some of the more common ‘before the purchase’ mistakes. It’s also for those that have a dog and are wondering …

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‘Good To Knows’ Regarding The Unregulated World Of Companion Dog Breeding And Training

What passes for ‘research’ by the average citizenry on the planet is rarely remotely legitimate research and the vast majority of resources, whether books, websites, videos, alleged experts, amateur dog trainers, etc. are responsible for far more misinformation rather than information.

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Finding A Great Cane Corso Breeder And Avoiding Cane Corso And Other ‘Greeders’

The sad truth for North American companion dog owners and dogs is all that is required to be a dog breeder is the ability to distinguish between a male and a female dog and the vast majority know this and very little else. Some know a bit more but perhaps one in a hundred really do the job correctly. Even sadder is these cream of the crop breeders are being buried by the ‘greeders’ and deserve far more credit than they receive. I will do a more thorough ‘pawdcast’ on good breeding practices to look for when you’re looking for a dog if enough interest develops.

Here are some tips about finding a knowledgeable breeder and the sorts of things that mean it’s a knowledgeable breeder.

The person that wrote the letter was looking for a Cane Corso Breeder but much of what follows is applicable to finding a breeder of any breed.
This video isn’t by any means intended to be a complete guide regarding finding a good breeder but it does provide some eye-opening considerations on why so few breeders should be breeding dogs along with a few tips on how to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Some breeds are mini-vans and some breeds are Ferraris. The Cane Corso is no-minivan. For those thinking of purchasing the breed or have one and are having some difficulties, this link leads to a considerable amount of free Q&A’s additional information on the Cane Corso breed specifically:

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Things to Know About Owning Guarding/Aggression Breeds While They Are Still A Puppy

The Cuteness Trap Specially Recommended for These Readers: Breeders of Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds (as a resource for puppy inquiries and buyers) People Interested in Owning Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds Dog Trainers Working with People with Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds Puppies Veterinarians with Less Aware Clients That Bring In Guarding/Aggression (By Design) Breeds Puppies People …

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Bulldog Breeding Problems

The following has been requested as a result of a column I wrote: https://www.askthedogguy.com/english-bulldog-breeding-animal-cruelty-abuse PLOS |Genetics – Bulldogs’ Screw Tails Linked To Human Genetic Disease Mansour, Tamer A., Katherine Lucot, Sara E. Konopelski, Peter J. Dickinson, Beverly K. Sturges, Karen L. Vernau, Shannon Choi, et al. “Whole Genome Variant Association across 100 Dogs Identifies a Frame …

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