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Our New Puppy Room and Tools

Our New Puppy Room and Tools

Check out our new puppy room and a dozen tools we used to make raising our recent litter much easier! Our most recent litter was the first one raised in our new home, with its separate puppy room. In fact, this is the first time in 40 years that we had a room in our...

Dogs Don’t Have Due Dates, They Have Whelping Windows

Dogs Don’t Have Due Dates, They Have Whelping Windows

Recently, I heard about a litter supposedly born prematurely. The breeder said the pup were born on “Day 59, four days before their due date.” This statement prodded me to tackle the concept of due dates in dogs because that concept causes both undue stress and inappropriate inaction in dog breeders, and often the loss of puppies.

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What is Avidog’s Tagline?

What is Avidog’s Tagline?

When you first hear the question you might be thinking "Avidog - Helping People Create Healthy, Stable Canine Companions" or "Avidog - Making The World A Better Place For Dogs." Although we do believe if everyone would follow Avidog's breeding, rearing and puppy...

How Badly Do We Need to Know?

How Badly Do We Need to Know?

Would you knowingly expose your puppies to a known cancer-causing agent? Would you trust claims that this product is safe for use in puppies despite NO research supporting this claim? Would you use it just because other breeders have done so for years...

Annual Golden Retriever Eye Exams

Annual Golden Retriever Eye Exams

An example of how breeders can help their owners We strongly believe that a key part of a dog breeder’s job is lifelong assistance to those who own their dogs. This doesn’t mean sitting back waiting for them to call or email but instead requires reaching...

Top Tips for Traveling With Your Dog, Part 1

Top Tips for Traveling With Your Dog, Part 1

This summer I have logged over 7,300 miles in the van with my dogs (and another 7,000 miles without the dogs) so travel is on my mind. Many people have emailed me about how easily my dogs travel so I thought I would share some of the things I do to make...

Breeding by the Numbers…or Not

Numbers that help and hinder your breeding success Dog breeders may not be into math but we toss a lot of numbers around while breeding. Some of these numbers are important, while others are not. Being able to distinguish between those will reduce your...

How Badly Do We Need to Know? Part 3

Despite the lack of safety evidence, many dog breeders use routine prenatal x-rays to get a count of how many puppies to expect. However, there are safer alternatives for counting puppies. If you have been following this blog series, you know that in my...

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