Please feel free to review these articles and to contact us with your questions. We are here as advocates for the dogs. We are part of a very large network of caring and experienced Show Breeders so if ever you have a concern that we cannot answer, we will find out for you because we are always learning too.
Colour Genetics - An introduction to basic colour genetics. - by Dr. Paul Eckford.
Pomeranian Specific Coat Pattern Genetics - A list of testable genes and combination. - by R. Rose.
Chocolate Coats In Pomeranians - How chocolate pigment is made. - by R. Rose.
Wolf Sable - Describing a true wolf sable and the importance of testing. - by R. Rose.
Agouti Pattern Gene - The Agouti locus is one of the most important pattern-defining genes of the canine genome, and is responsible for many of the major patterns in Pomeranians - by Dr. Paul Eckford.
Dreger and Schmutz 2011 - A SINE Insertion Causes the Blackand-Tan and Saddle Tan Phenotypes in Domestic Dogs.
Our Alopecia X page - Our commitment and how YOU can help.
Hip Dysplasia - The failure of normal development and gradual deterioration, leading to loss of function of the hip joints.
X-ray showing Bilateral Hip Dysplasia - The failure of normal development and gradual deterioration, leading to loss of function of the hip joints.
Thoracolumbar Intervertebral Disk Disease - Degenerative changes in the disks involving the thoracic and lumbar backbones of the spine.
Hypocalcemia - Low Levels of Calcium in the Blood.
Brucella - Bacteria (Brucellosis).
Systemic Hypertension - High Blood Pressure.
Separation Anxiety Syndrome - A distress response when separated from the person or persons to whom they are most attached.
Rabies - A severe, invariably fatal, viral inflammation of the gray matter of the brain (known as “polioencephalitis”) of warm-blooded animals, including humans.
Left-Sided Congestive Heart Failure - Failure of the left side of the heart to pump blood at a sufficient rate to meet the needs of the body or to prevent blood from pooling within the veins of the lungs.
Right-Sided Congestive Heart Failure - Failure of the right side of the heart to pump blood at a sufficient rate to meet the needs of the body or to prevent blood from pooling within the veins of the body.
Canine Parvovirus Infection - infection characterized by lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss (and more).
Canine Distemper - Contagious disease that appears suddenly or over a moderate amount of time, characterized by fever and a variety of signs involving the eyes, central nervous system, and respiratory, urogenital, and gastrointestinal tracts; often a fatal disease.
Pica and Coprophagia - Eating Non-food Items and Eating Feces.
Sneezing, Reverse Sneezing, Gagging - Causes.
Pyometra and Cystic Endometrial Hyperplasia - Abnormal Thickening in the Lining of the Uterus, with the Presence of Fluid-Filled Sacs and Pus in the Uterus.
Hypoglycemia - Low Blood Sugar.
Hydrocephalus - Water on the Brain.
Cushing's Syndrome - Excessive Levels of Steroids in the Body.
Patellar Luxation - Kneecap dislocation.
Patent Ductus Arteriosus - Type of Heart Birth Defect.
Tracheal Collapse - Reduction in the diameter of the lumen of the windpipe.
Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease - Spontaneous degeneration of the femoral head and neck, leading to collapse of the hip joint and osteoarthritis.
Hypothyroidism - Low Levels of Thyroid Hormone.
The Science of Alopecia X: Shedding the Myths - An understanding of the current science surrounding Alopecia X, and how we may move forward. Originally printed in Pomeranians In Canada June 2012. By Dr. Paul Eckford.
Why do Pomeranian puppies cost so much? - Factors which dictate the price of Quality purebred dogs.
Deciding to get a Dog - CKC - Never buy on impulse and really think through the decision to get a dog. A dog is a lifetime commitment and will rely on its guardian for all of its needs.
Choosing a Reputable Breeder - As recommended by the Canadian Federation Of Humane Societies.
Golden Rules of Finding a Reputable Breeder - As recommended by the Canadian Kennel Club.
The Cost of Dog Ownership - Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff.
Crate Training - One of the most effective ways to train your puppy.
How to take your dog's temperature - Here's the guideline for a normal dog temperature and how to take it yourself.
The Rainbow Bridge- Some words of comfort.
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