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New Breeds at Westminster Dog Show 2020

New Breeds at Westminster Dog Show 2020

Established in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club is the oldest organization in the United States dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs. Every February at Madison Square Garden in New York City, more than 3,000 dogs compete in a variety of contests, including...
What Is Copper Toxicosis in Dogs?

What Is Copper Toxicosis in Dogs?

What is Copper Toxicosis in Dogs? Copper-associated chronic hepatopathy, or Copper Toxicosis (CT), is an inherited progressive metabolic disorder (genetic) or it can develop non-genetically, secondarily to a primary disease. In both types, accumulation of copper in...
What You Need to Know about PRA-prcd in Dogs

What You Need to Know about PRA-prcd in Dogs

As it is with humans, a dog’s eyes are his window to the world. A decrease in or loss of vision altogether is debilitating and can greatly diminish a dog’s quality of life. A common genetic reason for blindness in dogs is a condition called Progressive retinal atrophy...
What Is DM In Dogs?

What Is DM In Dogs?

As a top provider of DNA-testing services for dogs, we often get asked, “What is DM in dogs and how can a DNA test help?” Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a progressively-degenerative disease affecting the spinal cord. It can start with simple symptoms such as...
What You Need to Know about Coat Furnishings in Dogs

What You Need to Know about Coat Furnishings in Dogs

Coat furnishings in dogs refer to the longer mustache and eyebrows most usually seen in wire-haired breeds but that can also be found in other types. Dogs exhibiting this trait are immediately recognizable from their dashing facial-hair features that stand out from...