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Looking for a puppy?  Be informed before you look for one:
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Buying a puppy as a gift

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Lawrence Humane Society - help a homeless dog

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Are you ready for a dog? 

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Pure-bred or mixed breed?

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What breed is right for you?

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"Designer" dog breeds (for example poodle mixes as a marketing ploy)

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Questions to ask your breeder

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What is a puppy mill or backyard breeder?

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Consider adopting a rescue dog

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AKC registration vs. Pet Registries -- the newest marketing ploy

Thinking about breeding your dog?  There's more to it than you might think:

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AKC, UKC, ARBA dog registries

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Breeding your purebred dog

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LJKC Code of Ethics concerning raising and selling purebred dogs

 

1st Step to Breeding: Health Testing of Parents

 
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Follow the recommended testing of parents as determined by your parent breed club.  (AKC)

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Canine Health Information Center

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VetGen  Veterinary Genetics Services

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OptiGen

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Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

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PennHIP

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CERF

  

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