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Entries from May 2006

Choosing Healthy Treats For Your Labrador

May 19th, 2006 · No Comments

Put table scraps where they belong, in the garbage, not in your dog’s food bowl. Many people think that giving your Lab that nice chunk of fat from their sirloin will add luster to his coat. While it may put joy in his heart, it may also give him loose bowels. An occasional veal bone, […]

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Tags: Dog Breeds · Dog Nutrition

Exercising Labrador Retrievers

May 18th, 2006 · No Comments

Labrador Retrievers can become lazy if they are not encouraged to exercise. Compound this problem with over-feeding, which is very common, and extra pounds are easily put on. Taking them off again is harder work, requiring a more appropriate diet and an effort to increase vigorous exercise time (gradually, of course, to prevent possible muscle […]

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Dog Show Terms

May 9th, 2006 · No Comments

American Bred Class, Open Class, Winners Class American Bred Class: This class shall be for all dogs (except Champions) six months of age and over, whelped in the United States, by reason of a mating which took place in the United States.  If you import from Canada a bitch in whelp who whelps her puppies […]

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Tags: Dog Shows

Choosing Between A Male Dog Or A Female Dog

May 1st, 2006 · No Comments

Before buying a new dog you will need to decide whether you want to buy a male or a female dog.  If you are considering breeding your puppy, entering him in field trials, or conformation showing, gender has more implications.  Typically, the female is slightly smaller, more gentle, and less aggressive than the male.  She is […]

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