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black apricot brindle English Mastiff, pictured at four months weighing 60 pounds. Her father is 31 inches at the shoulder and weighs 215 pounds; her mother is 29 ½ inches and a dainty 185 pounds. Scarlett is expected to mature to 30 inches and 185 pounds.

Hanging out with her family is Scarlett's favorite activity.

Originally valued for their abilities as a fierce guard and fighting dog, today's Mastiff is a gentle giant. It is a self-confident, watchful, and patient dog who is gentle-natured towards his family. Intelligent and dignified. It rarely barks, but it is in its nature to defend its territory and family.

The Wentworths stand two stallions, full brothers
PKW Airwolf and PKW Phoenix (Stoneholme Taliesin x Rockingham Rosemary by Green Meads Squire), at their home farm. Reach them at  pkwmorgn@metrocast.net.

Ms. Scarlett O'Hara
Kathy & Paul Wentworth of  Wentworth Morgans, Deerfield, NH introduce Ms. Scarlett O'Hara, a

Wentworths introduce Ms. Scarlett O'Hara

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She loves doing barn check at night before going to bed and going to horse shows.

Standing at Lookaway are Arboria Top Gun and Minion Valentino. Reach the Stewarts at LMstewart@lookawayfarm.com and (330) 334-3883.

Pug dogs are an Ancient Asian breed. In the sixteenth century the were quite fashionable in European high society and a Pug is credited with saving the life of William, Prince of Orange when his barking warned them of a Spanish invasion. Many pugs were found in Chinese Imperial palace in the mid 1800's. The AKC recognized pugs as a breed in 1885.

Stout and rugged, they love to play and are excellent with children. They are not yappy and do make a good apartment dog and are outgoing and sociable with humans as well as other animals. These loyal dogs are extremely intelligent and sensitive to commands. They do require lots of attention but will reward you with their loyal companionship.

Reba Stewart
Reba Stewart is a three-year-old black Pug, owned by Morgan breeders Linda and Jim Stewart of Lookaway Farm, Medina, OH. Her favorite food is - ANYTHING!

Reba Stewart... barn checker at Lookaway Farm

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The Miniature Schnauzer is a robust, sturdily built, energetic and affectionate dog breed originating in Germany. Their height ranges from 12 to 14 inches and weight from 13 to 15 pounds. Color is either salt and pepper or black with hard and wiry outer coats. Daily brushing is required to keep the coat from matting.

They are an inquisitive, playful and affectionate breed. Less dog-aggressive that most other terriers, they are easy to train and make a good companion and family pet.

Miniature Schnauzers are suitable for both city and country living but do better in a house than in an apartment.

Contact the Mattingly-Sims about Miniature Schnauzer puppies at  csims@tds.net and 2591 Tucker Rd., Blanchester, OH 45107. (513) 875-2463.

Ishi's Acres Miniature Schnauzers
Andy and Claudia Mattingly-Sims of  Ishi's Acres, Blanchester, OH raise Miniature Schnauzers, pictured here, and Morgan horses.

Miniature Schnauzers make great family pets

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case. Chrissa found “Lita” abandoned in front of a store in St. Matthews, KY. After much effort to find her owners, the Hoffmanns claimed her as theirs. Lita travels with them by air and car and finds her new life quite nice, thank you.

You can visit animals available for adoption at www.pets911.com.

Did you know:

* Approximately 1.5 million purebred   pets are taken to shelters each year   (at any given time 25% -30% of pets in   shelters are purebred)?

* Approximately 10 million pets are   euthanized each year in America   (that's 192,308 per week or 27,473   pets euthanized every day; or 1 pet   every 4 seconds)?

* For every person born in the U.S., 15   puppies and 45 kittens are also  born?

Lolita
Lolita, a red Pomeranian, is owned by John & Chrissa Hoffmann of Prospect, KY, but that wasn't always the

Lolita finds a new home with the Hoffmanns

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We also started the Dachshund Club of Spokane as a way to play with and advertise our many at area parades twice a year, have two semi-annual Wienerfest potluck BBQs, attend adoption events once a month to advertise homeless dogs, and run several Wiener Dog Races around the area each year.

These events help us tell everyojne about breeding education, to spay and neuter pets, and help get media exposure for all our dogs. We always have several needing homes at any one time.

To see our available dogs at the dog rescue, visit www.drnw.petfinder.org.

To see our main web site: www.nonprofitnw.org.

Smokey

In 2005, the Dachshund Rescue NW has rescued 44 dogs, a record for us. We have been rescuing wiener dogs since 1991 at our Morgan horse breeding farm.
Penny

Dachshund rescue saves record number of dogs

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stores from coast to coast.

The tale (or tail!) of Dixie Digs is short and sweet. The original idea was to market the products to the equestrian world at horse shows. Both of the owners have something to do with horses and knew that shows would be the perfect place for their ideas. The creation of Dixie Digs proves that with a little humor and huge determination anything is possible!

The fabric collars are made with 100% cotton fabrics in bright and bold patterns. They are each accented with nickel plated buckles, grommets, and a "Dixie Digs" charm. The ribbon collars are sewn onto acrylic webbing for a high fashion look. Each one is accented with nickel plated buckles, grommets, and a "Dixie Digs" charm.

The styles are constantly changing, so keep coming back to the web site to check out the new styles of the seasons.

The web site is complete with contact, wholesale and ordering information and a find-a-store service.

If you're interested in buying the latest fashion statement for your dog, visit  Dixie Digs and check out at the gorgeous ribbon and fabric collars with matching leashes with names like "pink wildcat", "lime blossom","funky flowers" and "green deco." Talk about classy canine accessories!

Named after the owners' thoroughbred horse, Dixie Digs started as a “good idea” and has developed into a booming business with exclusive products for sale on line and in more than 50 gift boutiques and pet

Dixie Digs logo

Dixie Digs for doggie fashion statements

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Nicolas and Phoebe belong to Kathy Brown, assistant breeding manager at Willowbank, Simpsonville, KY.

Fast friends, Willowbank's Nicholas & Phoebe

Nicholas & Phoebe
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Konza Pugs, owned by Rebecca and Gary Schuppener, is located in Holton, KS, in the northeast part of the state. Striving to improve the breed, they raise cobby fawn-and-black Pugs with toplines and beautiful faces. Their bloodlines are Wisselwood, Donaldson and Sheffield. Pictured above in the Santa hat is Konza Earl of Pearl (Sonshine Twomor Baxter Black x CH Sherfames Sonshine Rare Blackpearl) and puppy Annie at seven weeks.

If you visit the Konza Pug website you can see dozens of wonderful dog and puppy pictures plus learn how to get your very own Konza Pug. Reach the Schuppeners at 2774 State Highway 116, Holton, KS 66436. (785) 872-3259. Email to likonza@aol.com.

Konza Pugs in Kansas offering top-bred puppies

Konza Earl of Pearl
Annie at seven weeks
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Pictured at two months, the Labrador Retriever Mantic Sunrise, aka Sunny Bowers, (Midnightsky's Rising Sun x Midnightsky's Phoebe of Saturn) was bred by Susie Morrill of Eugene, OR. He is the proud companion of Rollie and Joan Bowers, Morgan Manor, Philomath, OR.

Rollie reports: “Sunny Bowers is still an intact male at just a year old. I have had many dogs in my life and must admit that he is the best friend I have ever had. He enjoys the pond in our front yard and loves hikes together in the forest around our farm. He is so attentive and a joy to have as part of the family. He has won over my heart.”

For decades the Bowers (jbowers@peak.org) have been known for breeding, training and showing great Morgans.

Sunny Bowers
Mantic Sunrise

Sunny wins hearts at Morgan Manor

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Minnie Hicks, an Australian Cattle Dog and Jack Russell mix, is owned by Mike, Christy and Chelsie Hicks of Christiana, Tennessee. Minnie is a frequent visitor to The Summit Stallions in Shelbyville, Tennessee.

A two-year-old family pet to the Hicks family, Minnie is a very energetic and VERY loving dog. She enjoys horses, other dogs, passive cats and especially birds.

Minnie can be found spending her days at the Hicks' farm in Christiana where she watches over the place with her mother, Sissy. Minnie enjoys morning snuggling with Christy and Chelsie, as well as weekend trail rides with the family.

 


Meet Minnie Hicks, a frequent visitor to the Summit

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Roxanne

kennel to take them forward for many years to come. It is a goal they have achieved. They take great pride in thegenerations of wonderful Labs they have produced through careful thought, research, and planning in their litters. Their dogs are bred to be great companions − plus are competitive in conformation, obedience, hunting and fly ball.

Puppies are sold on AKC Limited registration with a contract, NH Health Certificate, and a “puppy pack” which includes all the information on their parents. All have hip and elbow certifications through OFA and their eyes are certified annually by CERF. Families are encouraged to visit their puppies during the four to eight-week ages to help in their growth.

To learn about Labrador Retriever puppies currently available at Old Province and from other breeders, contact Beth Robillard at (603) 286-2088 or through email at oldprov@metrocast.net. Visit their website at www.oldprovincelabradors.com.

Located in Sanbornton in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, Old Province Labradors, owned by Beth & Rob Robillard, purchased their first Lab, Roxanne, in 1992. She started their education in the dog world that has lead to their producing some of the finest family-raised Labs available today.

In time, the Robillards’ goal grew to building a quality

Old Province for home & family-raised Labradors

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No, we don’t take our horses to dog shows but Morgan Grand Nationals always boasts an assortment of canine guests. Anyone recognize these guys? How about the bird? Tell us who they are by clicking here.

Morgan Grand Nationals always welcomes our canine friends

OKC Dogs
OKC Dogs
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There's no shortage of critters at  Kohler Stables, LaGrange , KY including Morgans, Saddlebreds and Hackney horses and ponies, plus cows, llamas, donkeys, dogs, cats and kittens, parrots and chickens.

Helping run the stable office is Dolly's Annie, a year-old English bulldog owned by long-time Kohler employee Linda Doll.

Working out and about to keep area farms free from varmints is the Kohler Beagle, Molly.

Dollys Annie / Molly

Molly & Annie at Kohler Stables, Kentucky

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English Coonhound. The hound, Nation's Keeper, (GrnNiTech PR Flower's Firecreek Rapper x PR Nation's Ruby) is pictured at the left.

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Nation's Keeper

Few horse people travel through the world without dogs at their sides. We're no exception here at Breeders Guide with two black Labradors and an

Let's hear it for the ears!

 

Frenchies make great indoor pets

Dachshunds: the best dog for you?

Why not adopt your next dog?

Meet some of our canine friends.

Meet Sheila of Willowbank Farm, Simpsonville, KY

If it’s dog socks you want, go to AboluteSocks.com

Lolita: a ‘Pom’ to remember!

Dog Bed Works offers huge, great variety on line

Rags at home on Bradfords’ Oregon Morgan farm

Let's hear it for the ears!

Molly & Annie at Kohler Stables

Dogs at OKC

Old Province for home & family-raised Labradors

Meet Minnie Hicks, a frequent visitor to the Summit

Sunny wins hearts at Morgan Manor

Konza Pugs in Kansas offering top-bred puppies

Fast friends, Willowbank's Nicholas & Phoebe

Dixie Digs for doggie fashion statements

Dachshund rescue saves record number of dogs

Lolita finds a new home with the Hoffmanns

Miniature Schnauzers make great family pets

Reba Stewart... barn checker at Lookaway Farm

Wentworths introduce Ms. Scarlett O'Hara

Mutt Muffs: hearing protection for flying dogs

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When flying with your dog, be sure to following these safety tips:

Until you know how your dog will behave in the plane, fly with another passenger or pilot in the front with you.

Use restraints that work with standard seatbelt configurations to restrict his movements and provide a big safety factor in heavy turbulence.

If you need oxygen, so does he. So unless you have a pressurized cabin, keep to lower altitudes.

By land or air, always travel with food and water for your friend.

Keep your attention where it belongs.

Mutt Muffs offer hearing protection for dogs who fly with their owners in light aircraft. Aviators know how loud it gets in the cockpit, and if it gets too loud for them, it gets even louder for dogs who have a keener sense of hearing than humans.

Mutt Muffs are a patent-pending invention of pet owner Michele McGuire who noticed her dog Cooper acted a bit frazzled when flying with her in her Cessna. After spending money on engineers and doggie treats, she came up with the right design, and now Cooper enjoys flying as much as Michele. The “Muffs” are light weight
and comfortable and designed to fit a dog's head.


Mutt Muffs: hearing protection for flying dogs

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relationship with a girl from a good family. He loves to travel, and his favorite places to visit are horse shows, the beach, the local Dairy Queen and "anywhere!” In short, Carole says, “He's a "keeper!”Rags and Jim

HFM Ragtime, aka Rags, is a two-year-old, old black-and-silver miniature Schnauzer owned by Jim and Carole Bradford of High Flight Morgans, Dexter, OR. He is pictured here with Jim. The Bradfords own the Morgan stallion WC Salem Command (Noble Command x Ru-Lee Mystique by The Buckeye). Salem Command is currently featured on the Morgans page.

Carole describes Rags’ spectacular coloring as the least common recognized by the breed standards and continues: “He is a wonderful example of the loyal and affectionate nature of a breed that ‘tends toward the terrier!’ While he coexists quite amicably with the horses on our farm, it is usually from a discreet distance. He is reported to have fraternized freely with our two barn cats. His best friends are Jim's two male black Labs, Jet and Bomber who were named in recognition of Jim's years as an Air Force pilot.

“This small-but-mighty battalion of "real guys" lives for the evening patrol-the-perimeter walk,” Carole says, “which includes general reconnaissance of the area and water-based maneuvers in the creek that borders our property -- with Rags on duty as lifeguard standing knee-deep in the water, ever-alert and ready should he be called on to rescue someone!”

Carole lists Rags' other duties as burglar alarm, vacuum cleaner, chief taste tester, and general morale booster. His ambitions in life include perfecting the midair Milk-Bone catch and improving his time in the 100 yard dash-for-the-stick.

Rags is currently not married and has no children, but looks forward to the possibility of an amorous

Rags at home on Bradfords’ Oregon Morgan farm

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miss the portable dog tents, beds, and dog ramps.
Also offered are items for, oh no, CATS!

Click here for complete shopping

If you’re tired, so very tired, or sharing your bed with your dog, visit Dog Bed Works, a shopping site that promises to sell you a dog bed that your dog will love – and prefer. You’ll find a bed so nice he'll be embarrassed to use your bed, they say.
Choose from an incredible collection of designer and specialty dog beds including donut dog beds, Bowsers dog beds, Big Shrimpy dog beds, Haute Pooch dog beds, Eloise pet beds, Kuranda dog beds, Ruff Wear dog beds, wicker dog beds, outdoor dog beds, large dog beds, chew-proof dog beds, dog bed frames, Haute Pooch dog beds.
There's a bed for every dog and a bed for every decor from a simple crate bed to a designer dog bed. The fabric covers are top of the line.
Also offered are dog crates great for travel or a bed at home. Dog Bed Works has wire dog crates, Bow Haus dog crates, portable dog tents, wicker dog crates, wooden dog crate covers, puppy crates, and Ruff Wear dog tents. Visit car and travel for car seat covers, cargo liners and more to make travel a breeze. And don’t

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Elkhound, the Samoyed, the Schipperke, and the whole Spitz group.
Pomeranians are generally a healthy, hardy, and long-lived breed—often, Poms live 12 or 16 years

At an average of 3 to 7 pounds, the Pomeranian (Pom) is the most diminutive of the northern breeds. Pictured here is Lolita and her much-prized bone. She is owned by John & Chrissa Hoffmann of Prospect, KY.
The American Kennel Club recognizes 13 Pomeranian colors or color combinations, black, black & tan, blue, blue & tan, chocolate, chocolate & tan, cream, cream sable, orange, orange sable, red, red sable, and sable, and five "alternative" colors, beaver, brindle, chocolate sable, white, and wolf sable.
Poms are active dogs who are intelligent, courageous, and a loyal companion and have proven themselves to be excellent watchdogs by announcing intruders with loud, sharp barks.
The Pomeranian originated from the sled dogs of Iceland and Lapland, which were eventually brought into Europe. The Pomeranian of today is small due to selective breeding, but the breed still retains the hardy
disposition and thick coat typical of dogs in cold climates. The closest relatives of the Pomeranian are the Norwegian

Dog Bed Works offers huge, great variety on line

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With more than 90 breeds represented, the Web site Absolute Socks has the best selection of dog socks on the Web. Starting with Airedale and ending with Yellow Labrador Retriever, most of the popular breeds -- and even some of the less popular -- are available embroidered and/or printed on socks ready for your feet. Ordering is easy.

But let’s not stop with dogs. There are more than 60 animal sock categories available on the site, from alligators to zebras with bats, elephants, geckos, penguins, snails and many more in between. Just imagine: 30 styles of moose socks alone! Abstract moose, leaping moose, moose face, moose stripe, moosy moose, retro moose, wading moose, wilderness moose….
We’ll control ourselves and not list the categories of socks listed on the home page. Almost endless. The site is fun and easy to shop. All socks are made from

top-quality material for the most comfort your feet can have – we know because we wear them ourselves! The socks make fantastic gifts because everyone loves socks!

All orders placed through the Absolute Socks online store are handled by a secure server. Orders can be faxed to (203) 723-2758. Or call toll free at (877) 532-6588. Payment must be in the form of a money order and Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Email to Absolutesocks@absolutesocks.com. Mail to Absolute Stores, 54 Great Hill Rd., Naugatuck, CT 06770.

Lolita: a ‘Pom’ to remember!

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Meet Sheila of Willowbank Farm,
Simpsonville, KY

 

Sheila of Willowbank Farm

 

Mildred Hoffmann, a six-week-old Pomeranian

14-week-old Bubbalou Who Knew, a long-haired Dashhound and Piper, a year-old English Mastiff

If it’s dog socks you want, go to AboluteSocks.com

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Meet some of our canine friends.

Why not adopt your next dog?

Adopting dogs from shelters can have many rewards. Many people say they are so happy that they could save the life of a wonderful animal by giving him a new and loving home. It is estimated that 4 to 6 million dogs and cats are euthanized in America's animal shelters every year. Shelters are filled with animals who were and could continue to be great pets, as well as animals who, with a little training, can become a cherished member of the family.
Animal shelters provide a wonderful mix of adoptable animals. Some are purebreds; others are virtually one of a kind. Animals are also of various ages. Many people prefer to have an older pet so there are no surprises about how big he will grow or the type of coat he may have.
Adopting an animal from a shelter is generally less expensive than acquiring an animal through a breeder or pet shop. Of course, you need to remember that the real financial cost of a pet over her

lifetime is not her purchase price, but the food, grooming, health care, toys, etc. If you do not have

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the money to buy an expensive pet, you need to carefully look at your finances to be sure you can afford any pet, and still provide the care she needs.
While it varies with the shelter, you can usually get good information on the temperament and personality of the animal you are interested in. You may even have access to his health records, and a good description of his life in his former home.
Many shelters now neuter and spay all animals before they can be adopted as pets. Others may provide you with a certificate that will pay for a portion of the surgery. Most of the animals have also been wormed and vaccinated. Most animals will be house trained, and many dogs, for instance, have some basic education.
The dogs pictured here can be adopted from the Grant County Animal Shelter, 218 Barnes Rd., Williamstown, KY 41097. (859) 824.9403.

Email: jsouder@grantco.org.

shoulder of 7 to 10 inches.

The breed is curious, persistent and enjoys participating in activities with members of the family and makes a good first pet. If introduced at an early age, this breed can do well with children. They are intelligent and willing to learn
The average lifespan of a dachshund is 15 to 18 years.

Dachshunds: the best dog for you?

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stick straight up. Their tails are naturally short, not cropped. Otherwise, their body shape is similar to that of an English Bulldog.
For more information, go to www.hollycroft.net.

Frenchies make great indoor pets

A very popular pet today is the French Bulldog or “Frenchie.” Pictured here is Ch. Hollycroft's Going Supersonic from Hollycroft French Bulldogs, Tracy and Jamie Cavaciuti.
The French Bulldog is a gentle breed that typically has a happy-go-lucky attitude. Like many other companion dog breeds, they prefer close contact with humans. They usually do well around other dogs and children
They do not bark a lot and are of manageable size. These qualities may make them a good candidate for apartment living. Although they are sensitive to heat and need to live indoors, they require regular exercise and are more athletic than they appear upon first glance.

French Bulldogs average 22 to 25 pounds and are considered out-of-breed if they are over 28 pounds (13 kg). Their physical appearance is characterized by naturally occurring “bat ears” that are pointy and

The dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied breed affectionately referred to as a “wiener dog.” The breed is very popular and is typically within the top 10 most-loved breeds. Playful but stubborn, the “doxie” is a member of the hound family.

Originally used to chase and hunt badgers in Germany, the dachshund was officially accepted into the American Kennel Club in 1885.

The dachshund’s coat can be smooth (shorthaired), wirehaired, or longhaired and can be one-colored (red or cream), two-colored (black, chocolate, wild boar, gray or blue and fawn or Isabella with tan markings). In addition to color, dachshunds also come in a variety of patterns. Dapple (light areas and a darker base color), brindle and piebald are some common color patterns.

They are bred as either miniature or standard. The miniature is 11 pounds or less and the standard from about 16 to 32 pounds with a height at the

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