ETT Whiskers

ETT Whiskers

ETT Whiskers They are nerve centres that the cheek whiskers grow out of. It’s actually a collection of nerves, and the thick hairs that sprout from it are not just fur. These whiskers are called “vibrissae,” and they allow your dog to investigate everything from you...
Removal of Dew Claws

Removal of Dew Claws

Removal of Dew Claws Contrary to some opinion, the removal of dogs’ dew claws is not currently illegal under the Animal Welfare Act.While it is illegal under the mutilations clause of the act to carry out a prohibited procedure which involves interference with...
Fading Puppy Syndrome

Fading Puppy Syndrome

Fading Puppy Syndrome Bacterial Germ Infection Bacterial germs can gain entry in the womb birth canal or through the navel stump. However, in most cases, it is thought that the bitch herself carries the infection in her womb prior to birth, and the Staph, Strep and...
ETTs / TMTs

ETTs / TMTs

ETTs / TMTs TMT: ‘Chest is narrow between the legs and deep in brisket.”The ribs are well sprung but flattened in the lower end to permit clearance of the forelegs’.’The abdomen should be tucked up extending in an arched line from the deep...
Does size matter?

Does size matter?

Does size matter? Submitted by Pat Waterhouse   There seems to be an increasing trend in many breeds of dogs to increase the size. Why is this the case? I’ve seen it happen in many of the breeds I’ve been in; Dobermanns being a prime example of this. I...