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Three Kennel Clubs for Your Dogs

December 10th, 2013 8:48 am

Kennel clubs are organizations that act as a dog registry that sometimes organized dog events. Some kennel clubs register only purebred or pedigreed dogs. Some kennel clubs only accept and register dogs from only one particular breed. Here are details of three acclaimed kennel clubs all over the world.

The National Kennel Club, Inc

This club was founded in 1969, and only registers purebred dogs. They claim to not discriminate from one breed to another; however, the dog must be a purebred, whether they are of a rare or common breed. The NKC also sponsors all-breed dog shows, including events for squirrel dogs and fox hunting dogs. Their accepted breed list amounts to a total of 207 breeds. The NKC also sanctions a total of 77 clubs, including international clubs, including one in Germany, and another in England.

The American Kennel Club

The AKC also registers purebred and pedigreed dogs. The AKC Board of Directors reserves the authority to add a breed to their accepted listing. The AKC registers dogs from a total of 157 in their complete list of recognized breeds. They also have a list for rare purebreds that they are not able to officially recognize at this time, but may add upon a later date. Like most dog kennel clubs, the AKC also sponsors several dog shows; the AKC is known for their relationship with the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in England. The AKC also has many affiliated clubs, including purebred rescue groups and obedience or agility clubs.

The Continental Kennel Club

The CKC was founded only in 1991, and has progressed greatly ever since its founding. The CKC is extremely customer service oriented, and they provide many different forms of communication with the organization, such as providing a magazine, a newsletter, as well as offering free puppy papers for previously registered CKC members. Unlike the National Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club, the Continental Kennel Club offers registration to mixed breeds as well as purebred breeds. This allows them to register more dogs to uphold their customer-oriented organization. The CKC also sponsors dog events, but possibly not to the extent of other kennel clubs. Their events generally are limited to agility, obedience, and personal protection.

Though there are many kennel clubs all over the world to choose from, you will want to make sure that the credentials of an organization are in good standing in comparison to other kennel clubs. Look and see what kinds of events the kennel club offers, and see if any of them may be particularly interesting to you. The websites of most kennel clubs are straightforward and provide a good bit of information to help you make an educated decision about where to register your purebred, pedigreed, or mixed dog. If you have any more questions after reviewing the sites, go ahead and call the organization and speak with someone. That just may be the difference in choosing the right club for you and your pet.

Dog Care – Dental Care

June 20th, 2012 12:30 pm

As a dog owner most of us don’t think of taking care of our dog’s teeth and gums. We all must be aware of how important it is. Just like humans, if not taken care of the long term affects can cause gingervitis, infections, bone loss and eventually loss of teeth.

In order to prevent dental problems it is of vital importance that you do a home examination. Check for plaque, tooth fractures and check their breath. Usually if they have bad breath it is caused by bacteria in their mouth. At the first sign of plaque, it must be taken care of immediately. If not caught in time it will form into tarter. Tarter is very common in dogs or best known as periodontal disease. It is caused by plaque, food debri, cell mucus and bacteria. This results in a milky white film on the dog’s teeth as well as their gums. When the film gets combined with saliva it becomes tarter. At this point it is very hard to remove.

The best way to start brushing his teeth is by mixing some garlic salt with water, dip an old toothbrush into the mixture and have your dog smell, taste and chew on it. As soon as he is comfortable with this try brushing his teeth. This will take time so remember to be patient and consistent. Eventually it will become apart of your daily routine. Do not raise your voice in anyway or he will assocciate the toothbrush as a bad thing. Do Not use human toothpaste, as these are made to be spit out. Since dogs can not spit it out there are various toothpastes you can buy made specially for dogs. You can buy them from your local pet store. The fingure brush is also a great way to keep your dogs teeth clean. Apply it on your fingure tip and rub your dogs teeth and gums. Although it is recommended to use a toothbrush this is an alternative. To kill the bacteria in your dogs mouth and help heal damaged gum tissues is mouthwash. This is used by simply putting a few drops in your dogs water. Follow the directions on the label carefully. Again, Do Not use human mouthwash, there is mouthwash specially made for dogs. To keep plaque at bay there are various bones and treats you can give your dog.