May 2010

How Much Is That Doggy in the Window?

May 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

                Sometimes I’m not politically correct. When I look for a dog I go to a reputable breeder. I research the lines and the breeder’s record. I get references. I test the puppies and then I select the new family member. Make no mistake, a dog entering my home is a family member with an […]

Hip Dysplasia Statistics

May 7, 2010 by · 24 Comments 

I’ve talked to a few people over time and on more than one occasion a person has told me they decided against getting a German Shepherd because of the potential for hip dysplasia. I’ve had other people tell me they will only own a mixed bred dog so they can avoid this genetic disease. There […]

Pancreatic Insufficency Syndrome or Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficency

May 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This is a difficult disease for an owner to spot until it has hit the later stages. It can be genetic or it can be a secondary result of a disease such as chronic pancreatitis. There is a lot of speculation and research going on about the subject. It is not the death sentence. Your […]