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COURAGE - CHARACTER - PREDICTABILITY
puppies by structure; loyal Companions
and Protection by nature; Health and Longevity by good
genetics. Brought to you by a
thoughtful knowledgeable trusted
breeder of over 44 years.
Breeders of the finest quality Schutzhund/IPO
titled & Breed Surveyed German Shepherds in the United
States for over 44 years. Our breeding
the integrity of the
German Shepherd's heritage to preserve the human-canine bond.
"BREEDING CORRECT DOGS BY DESIGN"
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are NOT to replace a veterinarian visit; please take your dog to a vet
immediately at any sign of odd behavior or any symptoms of illness or
injury. Call your vet and describe your dog's symptoms with any of your
concerns about the dog's well-being. Your veterinarian may discover
changes in your dog's health that you have overlooked. It is always
better to err on the side of caution
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My beloved mother
(Dorothy Conner Merkel
Love, kindness & laughter was her gift to all.
Always on my mind forever in my heart!
90 Percent of Pet Foods May Cause Disease in Your Pet
THIS IS WHAT WE FEED
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Giant Breed Puppy
This formula is designed for those puppies
that will reach 50 pounds or more as an
adult. Its triple meat protein source builds
good solid muscle, providing optimum calcium
and phosphorus. In addition, there are
slightly fewer calories so that puppies
dont gain too much weight before their
bodies are ready to support it.
HOW TO GREET A DOG
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BEST INFORMATION YOU CAN EVER HAVE ON MEETING OTHER PEOPLES
DOGS-Children really need to learn this.
READING A DOGS BODY LANGUAGE
attribution (C) DFDK9
Canine body language
THIS is why you do not walk your dogs on asphalt or concrete
in the summer. If you see someone walking their dogs on
asphalt or concrete, PLEASE educated them and get the pet to
cooler ground. Original post was from Pet Ambulance Victoria
This should be sent to all the veterinarians including the specialists!
DOG PARK ALERT
We have received two notices.
(1) Nails wrapped in cheese at dog parks in Chicago and
Massachusetts (see pic). (2) from some friends that in
Augusta Maine dog park, antifreeze is being found in doggie
water bowls. Please beware and be careful and PLEASE SHARE
and spread the word
Ever wonder where puppy mill dogs come from? Here's an
example. Many get cooked alive in the sun and freeze to
death in the winter. If you purchase your dog from a pet
store, I can guarantee your "AKC" certified dog came from a
place like this. This one is even better than the ones
I saw in Iowa and Missouri!
Do you recognize she is a Yorkie?
Please do not purchase your pet from a Pet shop, Backyard
breeder or Commercial Puppy Mill.
ALL PETS RESCUES
needs your help!
"The man who rears a
dog must complete what the breeder began..." Max v. Stephanitz; Father of
the German Shepherd Dog
"Fun at the Beach"
just hanging out"
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This is a real
combination of symptoms that spells out EMERGENCY. These are the classic
symptoms of a condition referred to as "bloat" - a dog that is pacing,
restless and has unproductive attempts to vomit.
This is a common problem in large breed
deep-chested dogs but can also occur in smaller dogs.
Basically what happens is this - the
stomach twists causing the blood supply to the stomach to be compromised
then leads to tissue death. As tissues are damaged, toxins are released
and a sequence of events occurs that if left untreated, leads to death.
If you ever notice these symptoms in
your dog, call your local veterinarian or emergency clinic as soon as
This is a condition that is fairly
common and often occurs in the evening or nighttime hours. It is also a
very expensive condition to treat.
Dealing with Excessive Barking
The first step to stopping barking is to understand why it is
happening. Dogs bark for all kinds of reasons, including
anxiety, boredom and/or loneliness. Sometimes they bark just
because it feels good. Luckily, most dogs will respond to
one or other intervention to curtail their barking. Whether you
simply bring an outdoor dog inside or take the time to apply
behavior-modification techniques, you can cause a dog to be less
of a nuisance and to be more socially acceptable.
Removing Skunk Odor
No need for the tomato juice. Use a mixture of 10 parts hydrogen
peroxide to 1 part baking soda. Add a dash of degreasing
dishwashing soap and pour into a spray bottle. Spray liberally
over dry coat and allow to air dry. Avoid eyes. Works on other
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WHO LIKE BIRDING
FDA DOG FOOD RECALLS
OUTSTANDING HOME BRED FEMALES
in security, tracking, obedience; good with kids, great
trainability, happy and healthy. These girls are
perfect representatives of the German Shepherd Breed.
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vom Haus Merkel
BH,AD,SchH3, Kkl 1'a'
German Breed Survey:
Standing at the uppermost limit in size,
powerful, very strong head, expressive,
somewhat large ears. Harmonic, correct
front, pronounced withers, correct
croup. Well angulated, good free
powerful gait. Good angles in the front
and hindquarters. Clean finish with
powerful movement in the hindquarters.
TSB pronounced: does out.
Raised and trained in Germany
von Haus Merkel
"Maybe for Sale"
trained in Germany
designed and maintained by Dyan Merkel of
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