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Placing Puppies

Placing Puppies

Placing Puppies Finding homes and placing puppies is an intense and time-consuming part of being a breeder. You will need to make many important decisions as you proceed. These include developing a contract, interviewing potential puppy owners, and picking a keeper or...

Sex-Specific Aging in Dogs?

Sex-Specific Aging in Dogs?

Hoffman, et al. “Do female dogs age differently than male dogs?”. J Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. (2018): 73: 150-156. PubMed Link | Full Text Link This study investigates sex differences in longevity and causes of death in dogs taking into account the effect of...

Variation in Neuroanatomy Across Dog Breeds

Variation in Neuroanatomy Across Dog Breeds

Hecht, Erin T., et al. “Significant Neuroanatomical Variation Among Domestic Dog Breeds.” Journal of Neuroscience. 39(2019):7748 –7758. This study investigates how the size and shape of different areas of the brain vary across dog breeds, which may contribute to...