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Surviving Parvovirus

Working Dog Handout - drafting and weight pull

The Consequences of Not Socializing your Dog

Crash Course Weight Pull

Nature and Nurture

OFA vs. PennHip

The Hybrid Vigor Myth 

Raw Diet and Other Recipes

How to Treat Hot Spots

How NOT to Socialize

How to Research Dog Show Judges

How to find a good dog trainer

Danger of Fake Service Dogs

How to Transport a Puppy

How to Make a Bloat Kit

How to Make a Wicket

Compounding Supplements and Medications at Home

How much should my Swissy weigh?

So you want a dog?

How Restaurants can Impress Patrons with Service Dogs

Things you didn't know about being a Therapy Dog Handler.

How many Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs are in the US?

How many Lowchens are in the US?

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Club of America

Greater Swiss Health Survey


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Conformation is one of those activities where you MUST go to class and practice.  Don't forget to thank the judge, win or lose.  And don't think you're going  to wear pretty shoes either.  Also, people in show pictures look terrible.  Get used to looking at pictures of yourself looking like a zombie or 30 lbs bigger. 

Conformation, Obedience, and Agility trials: 

I recommend the following books: 

Tricks of the Trade by Pat Hastings

Show Me! A Dog Show Primer by D. Caroline Coile

Mouse at the International Show

Mouse and Schumi (Engstrom) after a show.

Practicing at home. 

This picture has nothing to do with conformation, except that we took it after a show.  Funny, eh?

New CH Mouse at 13 months. 

Mouse winning his 14th point.