Published on May 8, 2013 by Stanley Coren, Ph.D., F.R.S.C. in Canine Corner Some new research which looks at differences in the behavioral characteristics of dogs obtained as puppies from pet stores compared to those obtained from noncommercial breeders has produced some disturbing results. The research appears in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical […]
Smart breeding – increasing your Australian Labradoodle’s chances to a good life
Behavior issues are the primary reason why owners give up their pets. We’re all talking about the latest behavior modification technique, and often blame poor handling or inexperience, but at the core of many behavior problems lies a basic genetic predisposition of the dog to react in certain ways. With less emphasis on physical traits, […]
What is THAT?
There isn’t a day that I am out with my dogs that some one doesn’t ask “What is THAT?” or I will hear some one whisper as they pass “that’s a psss psssps!” Some people ask if our dogs are Portugues Water Dogs, Curly Coated Retrievers, Soft Coated Wheatens, some type of Spaniel… the list goes […]