Raw Tidbit 8 - Breed Community

Raw Tidbit 8 - Breed Community

In this Raw Tidbit we cover what Breed Community is, some examples of what we have experienced and heard about. We also cover what are good things to have in a breed community. The most important thing that we talk about is how we must all work together to keep the sport of dog shows and the dog species alive.

For more information about various breeds, please visit: www.akc.org

If you wish to see us in action at a show, please come to the First Colony Cluster of dog shows, June 22 and 23. We will be showing our Hamiltonstovare and are willing to chat with anybody.

Episode 15 - Clumber Spaniel

Episode 15 - Clumber Spaniel

In a break from our usual pattern, we are covering the Clumber Spaniel in memory of a dear friend. This breed is relatively uncommon but has a devoted following for all those that have been lucky enough to spend time with one.

For more information, and our sources, please visit: www.akc.org or www.clumbers.org

Episode 14 - Icelandic Sheepdog

Episode 14 - Icelandic Sheepdog

This spunky herding dog from Iceland is classified as a popular breed in our rare breed/popular breed pattern. This is Iceland’s only native dog breed and has been around from centuries. The Icelandic Sheepdog is a breed that is known for having double dewclaws and being an all purpose working dog, ideally suited for life in Iceland.

For more information, please visit: www.akc.org

Raw Tidbit 6 - Dating and Dog Shows

Raw Tidbit 6 - Dating and Dog Shows

We discuss dating etiquette at dog shows. We include some pitfalls to avoid, some things that must be done, and general things that are unique to dating someone who is involved in dog shows. We also discuss children at shows and how the spouse can help assist the other spouse by helping make sure that children are having as much fun as possible but not stressing out people.

Episode 13 - Extinct Breeds Part 1

Episode 13 - Extinct Breeds Part 1

In this episode, we focus on the breeds tat have already gone extinct. We focus on a subset of extinct breeds and we will cover more extinct breeds later. This is a rough subject to cover so we need to break it up.

Unlike breeds that still exist, the information that we found is all over the place, including Wikipedia and a rough google search. If we missed anything bout the extinct breeds that we covered in this episode, please let us know.

Episode 12 - Danish-Swedish Farmdog

Episode 12 - Danish-Swedish Farmdog

This versatile breed is relatively rare but is starting to become known outside of Denmark and Sweden. It is AKC FSS recognized but gaining in popularity in the US as a well-rounded dog that can do it all.

For more information and our sources, please visit: www.akc.org and www.farmdogs.org

Raw Tidbit 4 - Responsible Rescues and Breeders

Raw Tidbit 4 - Responsible Rescues and Breeders

In this Raw Tidbit, Ashley gives some advice on what to look for in a responsible rescue and a responsible breeder. Being responsible with where you obtain your dog, sets yourself up for success for the entire life of your dog.

For more information, please check out: www.akc.org

Episode 11 - St Patricks Day Special

Episode 11 - St Patrick’s Day Special

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! We are going to cover an Irish breed, the Glen of Imaal Terrier. This versatile terrier is relatively uncommon but is a unique breed.

For more information, please visit: www.akc.org and www.glens.org

Huge thanks to the Glen of Imaal Terrier Association in the UK for breed history information, please check them out at: www.goita.co.uk

Raw Tidbit 3 - Novice Dog Show Person

Raw Tidbit 3 - Novice Dog Show Person

Michael expresses his opinions regarding being a novice in the dog show world. Ashley adds a few things in there from time to time. Hopefully this will provide some insight on what it is like as a new person starting in dog shows and performance sports.

For more information on how to participate with your dog, please visit: www.akc.org or www.ukcdogs.com

Raw Tidbit 2 - Dangers of Being Involved with Purebred Dogs

Raw Tidbit 2 - Dangers of Being Involved with Purebred Dogs

This episode focuses on the danger of Animal Rights groups and what they do to people involved with Purebred Dogs. We are about conservation of breeds but groups like PETA are against animal ownership and things that they consider to be “exploiting” animals even if the dog’s love it. Here are my experiences with PETA more information.

Raw Tidbit 1 - Hounds as Service Dogs

Raw Tidbit 1 - Hounds as Service Dogs

Here’s out first shorter episode with some dog advice and information.

Hounds can truly do it all if given the chance. Responsibly bred scenthounds can be great service dogs, if people know how to train them and encourage their natural instincts and not cause them to shut down.