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Oftentimes when a dog breeding fails, people tend to overlook the male half of the reproduction equation. In reality, it is best to look first for problems with the male dog, advises Margaret V.

Ovulation timing, the telltale indicator that a brood bitch is ovulating and thus ready to breed, is the most common thing to go wrong in dog breeding.

Nesting is a primary maternal instinct of an expectant brood bitch. Pregnant dogs in the wild would select a secluded spot with adequate warmth and shelter and then camouflage the den with grass, sticks, branches, and brush.

Meet Purina Pro Club Pro Gabriel Rangel, a 3 time Westminster Best in Show dog handler. Find out why he feeds Purina Pro Plan to his fox terrier, King, the 2019 Best in Show winner.
Meet Purina Pro Club Pro, Mike Stewart, a sporting dog trainer and breeder, and find out why he chooses Purina Pro Plan for his labs.
Learn the differences between heat stress and heatstroke in dogs, how to prevent overheating and why hydration is essential in the summer heat.
Placing puppies with families isn’t an exact science. Two breeders share their tips for making the best match possible between puppy and buyer. See them here.
If you’re thinking of building your own dog kennel, read these tips from the owners of Kennels in the Country, located in Sugar Valley, GA.
Socializing puppies should start early and happen consistently throughout a dog’s life. Find out more about puppy socialization here.