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To neuter or not?

Kunga is five and a half years young, full of energy and healthy. Though I occasionally take him out to show, it’s mostly to support a local club, since he has finished his championship already. I’ve been giving some thought … Continue reading

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Naturals at the National

I wasn’t able to get to the Great Dane National this year in Lancaster, PA, but I reveled in all the Facebook posts and pics that people there shared as the action went on. I was one of those eagerly … Continue reading

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The little stuff

Every time a friend’s dog has to be put down, they remind me to “hug your dog.” I do that, many times a day, but I realize that I should also be more aware and appreciative of the small but … Continue reading

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How far do you go?

Happily my 5 year old Dane and 5.5 year old Bloodhound are both in good health, and I haven’t been faced with any tough decisions on either of them yet. But when I see articles like the one on Face … Continue reading

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The Ear Experiment

A Great Dane breeder friend of mine is trying an experiment. In her latest litter, she had two black bitches. The one she has decided is the better quality for show has been left with her natural ears; the other … Continue reading

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Hard to believe

No this is not an April Fool’s joke: Kunga will be 5 years old tomorrow! It’s hard for me to believe that this little guy has gray on his lips and doesn’t jump quite as high on the fence any … Continue reading

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Alternative registries

The UK has a “dog lover’s registry” (really!) to register your dog even if it doesn’t have papers itself: http://www.dogregclub.co.uk/index.php.

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What should the AKC do about irresponsible breeders?

The day before the Westminster show this month, the NY Times ran an article highly critical of the AKC, the registry most of us use for our purebred dogs.  The gist of it was the complaint that the AKC is … Continue reading

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Consistency?

The Denver cluster of shows ends today, and our club members turned out in force, together with a lot of people from out of town. There were majors in bitches 3 of the 5 days, and between 8-10 specials each … Continue reading

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Friendship

At one of the first few shows I attended, I was standing with Kunga when my mentor and friend Carol Volleberg came up to me.  She told me she’d rustled around in my grooming bag and found an extra lead, … Continue reading

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