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Breed Info

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  • Introduction: From the inception the exhibitor should understand that the breed show for German Shepherd Dogs is not a beauty contest. The Breed shows serve to evaluate the

  • The following tips have been extracted from manuals supplied by the National Breed supervisor of the Netherlands and are a combination of  suggestions made by various peopl

  • The end of dioestrus (the period corresponding to pregnancy or false pregnancy) is indicated hormonally by de decrease in the level of progesterone in the blood, a temporar

  • Prenatal supervision begins with the prenatal veterinary visit, which is essential for the first time or at risk-mothers. The visits should take place in the eight week of

  • Hormones and pregnancy. Pregnancy is sustained by the presence of a large quantity of a certain hormone: progesterone. This is a secreted by the corpus luteum of the ovary

  • The Mating Act After selecting the parents and estimating the time of ovulation, the owner presents the bitch to the dog to be served. For health reasons, it is best to che

  • The Bitch in Heat The bitch’s sexual cycle A bitch’s sexual cycle is monoestrus (only one ovulation per cycle) with spontaneous (which means that ovulation cannot be trigge

  • Puppy M P C I I C P M Total 3 1 3 3 1 3 14 upper jaw 3 1 3 3 1 3 14 lower jaw 6 2 6 6 2 6 28 Total Adult 2 4 1 3 3 1 4 2...

  • Why is Breeding According to the Standard Important for Performance? Translated by Elke Effler from the SV Zeitung, June 1998 issue I don’t care what the dog looks li

  • ANATOMY AND PERFORMANCE ARE INSEPARABLE Nearly a century ago, von Stephanitz began developing the breeding guidelines for the GSD, or as one might say today, he “crea

  • What type construction guarantees stamina in the German Shepherd Dog By Herr Walter Rügamer S. V. (Körmeister) (Translated by Peter De Decker). The dog has three basic type

  • FCI standard nr. 166/30/08.1991./D. Issue 1997. German Shepherd Dog. Country of origin Germany. FCI classification: group 1 Sheep Herding dogs, Sheep Guardian section 1, Sh