Labrador Retriever at the exhibition
It is gratifying to see that, with the growing popularity of labradors in our country, the main emphasis in civilized breeding is on genetically meaningful procreation from pedigree producers with…

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Dog Hip Dysplasia
Dysplasia (Greek. Dys - prefix, meaning a deviation from the norm, Greek. Plasis - formation, formation, dysplasia - developmental disruption). Hip dysplasia (TPD) is a common disease. It was first…

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Interesting about Labradors
Where did the name of the dog breed Labrador come from? Perhaps the geographical association with the Labrador Peninsula or with the name of the Portuguese and Spanish laborers (Lavrador)…

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Labrador Yoga – Scotland Yard’s best nose

In the 1960s, Sherlock Holmes himself would envy the fame of the Labrador Yoga from Scotland Yard. The dog could smell drugs even under water. Sergeant Douglas Shearn, who worked with Yoga, had every reason to be proud of his partner. In 1971, an agent reported that a ship loaded with opium was arriving in London. The ship moored, the customs officers went down into the hold and froze. Douglas Shirn, for the time being holding Yoga on a leash, looked down at the mountain of bags:
“Well, and how long will you have to examine all this?”
“About ten hours,” the customs official answered distressedly.
– And Yogi – ten minutes!

Soon the dog was already pawing on the canvas and barking. In the bag was a briquette with opium.
Yoga began to demonstrate his phenomenal abilities at the age of one year and two months, right after he got to Scotland Yard. True, in his youth, he did not know how to restrain the violent temperament inherent in Labradors, and instead of gently sniffing at all corners and crevices, he arranged for a rout. When the young dog was first taken to Continue reading

Sun Dog – Specialty Dog Therapists

Therapeutic dogs are a unique means of rehabilitation for children with developmental disabilities. The use of dog therapists – canis therapy – is aimed at solving the problems of integration and social adaptation of children with disabilities. This direction has a rich history abroad, but in Russia it has appeared relatively recently and is actively developing. At our Center, the first dog therapist was trained in 2003.
Canis therapy in our country does not yet have an official status and legislatively established criteria for the selection, training and use of dog therapists, as well as the training of specialists in this field. In our work, we are guided by the Canis Therapist Code of Ethics.
We call canis therapy classes with specially trained dogs aimed at correcting, rehabilitating and socially Continue reading

Dysplasia, author S. Dorogova

Svetlana Dorogova – President of the National Club of Breeds Dogue de Bordeaux, owner of the Dorsdorf kennel (Moscow), expert dog expert of the RKF.
Since 1993 I have been breeding large, heavy breeds – mastiffs. And over the years, I have been disturbed by the problem of hip dysplasia in dogs. I heard a lot about this disease, but came up against it when I began to breed Molossians.
During my trips abroad I talked a lot about dysplasia with leading breeders and experts. Of greatest interest to me was the opinion of breeders from Germany and the Netherlands about this problem, since Continue reading

Nursery blindness
This fact applies to inbreeding, and to double litters, and in general to breeding ...... One of the greatest tragedies that befell a dog breeder is the so-called "nursery blindness."…

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Interesting about Labradors
Where did the name of the dog breed Labrador come from? Perhaps the geographical association with the Labrador Peninsula or with the name of the Portuguese and Spanish laborers (Lavrador)…

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Chemical poisoning
Acute or unexpected (sudden) poisoning of pets is one of the urgent problems that concern owners, although they are not so common in veterinary practice (1-2% of all cases of…

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Principles of a Successful Dog Breeder
The main and main reason why people are fond of dog breeding and the world of dog shows is a fundamental love for dogs. We value friendships with them, their…

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