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
Prepare in advance for your puppy a place where he will sleep. Place it away from batteries and drafts, not in the aisle, so that the baby feels calm. A small puppy can be put on a regular mattress. For an adult dog, it is advisable to make a special trestle bed (60 x 90 cm in size) on legs about 20 cm high (this way you will protect your pet from drafts, and it will be more convenient for you to clean).
It’s not at all difficult to accustom a puppy to cleanliness. As a rule, he chooses a certain place in the apartment as his toilet. Cover the entire floor with newspapers and wait for your baby to do his job. Praise him, you can reward some goodies. Gradually, the puppy will learn to go to the toilet only in this place and you can only lay newspapers there. Continue reading
If you opted for the Labrador Retriever, then you need to have at least some idea of this breed. In the future, not to buy the dog that you are offered, saying that this is a super-true true Labrador, but that meets the elementary requirements of the standard. To do this, it is not at all necessary to rush along the first eye-catching phone with the address of the puppies. It is useful to visit two or three large dog shows with enough Labradors to have an idea of the types and appearance of dogs of this breed.
There you can see the potential father of your puppy, as males that are in an active civilized pedigree are regularly exposed, “hang out” (and not only in their city, region) regardless of their high-profile titles. It is important for prestige, image, to be always in shape, in sight. Continue reading