This is a must read book for all Bichon Frise lovers – whether you are a Bichon novice or expert, this book is well worth the read. Written by Richard G. Beauchamp, Barron’s Dog Bibles Bichon Frise.
WHAT IS A BREEDER?
A Breeder (with a capital B) is one who thirsts for knowledge and never really knows it all, one who wrestles with decisions of conscience, convenience, and commitment.
A Breeder is one who sacrifices personal interests, finances, time, friendships, fancy furniture, and deep pile carpeting! She gives up the dreams of a long, luxurious cruise in favor of turning that all important Show into this years “vacation”.
A Breeder goes without sleep (but
I have been asked many times “Can we see where the puppies are raised?” My puppies are raised in my bedroom and my family room. In that this is my family home, I do not allow “visitors” in other areas of my home outside of the living room. But to bring you “virtually” into my home, we have webcams, youtube videos and pictures posted for you to view. Enjoy!
Ten Puppy Teething Survival Tips!
The Modern Bark – Dog Training Tips And Insights
Depending on your puppy’s breed, teething will begin somewhere between 13 and 16 weeks, and the small, sharp milk teeth will begin to be pushed out by the larger adult teeth. With this developmental stage comes a new set of challenges. This is the puppy equivalent to the “terrible twos” -staircase banisters, window sills, house plants, leashes, table and chair legs, shoes
Many people seem to be confused as to the purpose and difference between Limited and Full registration papers. It really is quite simple:
Limited registration is for people and dogs that are going to be pets, hunting companions, even hunt test or other AKC or UKC sanctioned event contestants. They will NOT however, be used as breeding animals.
Not because there is anything necessarily wrong with them, but because either the breeder or the owner has
Vickie Halstead RN, CVNS, CCRN, CEN, LNC
Reverse sneezing is also called paroxysmal respiration or pharyngeal spasm, is actually not a true sneeze, but is the opposite of a sneeze. Episodes may be alarming, as the owner believes the dog is short of breath, but it is not harmful and causes no permanent damage.
Episodes may last a few seconds to a minute. The dog will extend its neck gasping inward through the nose with
Feeding is one of the most important areas in your puppy’s development; it begins very early when the puppy is weaned and continues throughout its life. The food that a dog is given plays an important role in it’s muscle and bone development.
Your puppy is currently eating Nutrisource Small/Medium Food for Puppies
Nutrisource Small and Medium Breed Puppy Chicken and Rice Formula is ideal for growing small and medium breed puppies (breeds that mature at
Because appointments are conducted out of my family home, it is important that you make an appointment to view the puppies. We do not accept anyone who has decided to just show up to visit with their puppy – no matter what distance you have traveled. Also, please note, that we do not allow any handling of any kind on puppies who have not received their vaccinations. The puppies will receive their first series
Poem – “Just A Dog”
From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog.”
Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog.” Many hours have passed and my only company was “just a dog,” but I did not once feel slighted.
I found this important training tip elsewhere on the web – “A rolled up newspaper can be an effective training tool when used properly. For instance, use the rolled up newspaper if your dog chews something or has a housebreaking accident. Take the rolled up newspaper and hit yourself over the head as you repeat the phrase, “I FORGOT TO WATCH MY DOG, I FORGOT TO WATCH MY DOG.” If your dog laughs at