The Poetry of Nick Names

The Poetry of Nick Names

By Trisha

Maggie, Maggie Mae, Magdelene, Margaret, Princess Maggie, Princess Margaret, The Divine Miss M.

Tootsie, Toots, Toot Toot, Tootie-Potootie, Tootsie-Roo, Tooter-Rootie, Tootsie Roll, The Poot.

That’s a lot of names for two dogs. But is there anyone on earth who doesn’t have a number of nicknames for their dog (or cat, or horse, …read more

Source:: Patricia McConnell

      

Puppies vs. Adult Dogs and Breeders vs. Shelters/Rescues

Puppies vs. Adult Dogs and Breeders vs. Shelters/Rescues

By Dr. Ian Dunbar

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I am often asked, (actually, “criticized” and “chastised” might be more accurate terms): 1. Why most of my seminars, articles, books and DVDs focus on puppy raising and training rather than adult dog training? and 2. Why I promote (which I don’t) buying pure-bred puppies from breeders instead of adopting …read more

Source:: Dog Star Daily

      

Litter Longevity Index

Litter Longevity Index

By Dr. Ian Dunbar

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div>Breeding for Longevity

Initially, dogs were domesticated and bred as working dogs, for hunting, herding, draft and protection. Later they were bred for competition in their working abilities, plus conformation, obedience, agility, etc. In the past century or so, many of these dogs were invited into our homes as companion dogs.

When …read more

Source:: Dog Star Daily

      

Eugenics or Dysgenics

Eugenics or Dysgenics

By Dr. Ian Dunbar

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Natural Selection is nature’s fail-safe method to maintain eugenics (good genes and fine offspring). All dogs are different; individual variation is an inherent characteristic of sexual reproduction. Different dogs fair differently in different situations: those dogs best suited to the immediate environment (the genetically fittest) do well; the less fit …read more

Source:: Dog Star Daily

      

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