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K9 Perspective editorial
Warnings about New Zealand dogs being bought for breeding for the Asian meat markets
Eliminating mutation an impossible dream
There will always be mutations appearing from time to time but some can be helpful
Animal carers receive awards
The top young animal carers for 1999 receive their awards at an Auckland ceremony
Animal welfare reforms wide-ranging
Animal welfare laws in New Zealand concentrate on the ´five freedoms´ of food and water, shelter, normal behaviour, handling without stress, and provision of protection from disease or injury.
Arthritis may have many causes
Arthritis in the dog can be caused by wear on bones or cartilage, inadequate nutrition, genetic disposition, over straining puppy joints, or many other reasons.
Canine genes overview
An overview of canine genes and the effect they have on the dog.
Agility training fun on the run
Agility training is a sport that began in England and has been accepted with enthusiasm in New Zealand
What´s really in pet food
An American Animal Protection Institute report on the nutritional value of most pet foods.
Bernese mountain dog a rock-solid companion
FEW dog breeds can match the stunning appearance of the Bernese mountain dog with his satiny black long coat accented by patches and snippets of white and rust, and few can equal his quiet work ethic and easy-going temperament. Neither a scrapper nor a workaholic, the Bernese pursues his dual career as family companion and helpmate with skill, friendly assurance, and devotion.
Training your own dog
Book review - may help you to keep your dog happy and amused as an active and inquisitive dog is a healthy one.
Home remedies for dogs and cats
A book review that may change the way you treat your unwell or injured dog.
Collie eye anomaly in Australian shepherds
A history of the disease and the huge amount of work done by breeders to stop its progress in Australian shepherds
Dogs can get diabetes too
Description of diabetes in the dog and the right way to treat suspect dogs
Dogs at home
Canine photos - dogs doing what they do best
First aid for home or car
Content for a comprehensive first aid kit and an alternative, homoeopathic version
Easter showday - Ardmore
A gallery of photographs from Easter showday 2000 with a variety of dogs and owners.
Photographs from the Easter shows of 2000 at Ardmore.
Genetic material sale uncluttered by rules
What would happen if you had your dog cloned and wanted to show the offspring?
Coping at whelping time
How to cope when your bitch is whelping, and when to call the vet.
Hurdle racing first for Auckland
The Auckland Greyhound Racing Club has after many years begun hurdle races.
Hygromas - what causes them?
A hygroma or false bursa grows where there is pressure on the dog´s body. What can be done to stop the pressure?
Keep household cleaners and drugs locked away
Many substances found in and around the home must be kept well away from canine contact.
Letters to the editor
Information on the history of lurchers, and praise for K9 magazine
Award for loving Labrador
Endal, a labrador owned by Allen Parton, has won the Golden Bonio Award, presented at a ceremony in London.
Councillors must change laws wisely
Some Manukau councillors want to toughen the dog laws, but they must do this wisely and without prejudice
Many breeds enjoy mushing
Sled dog clubs are supported by owners of many different breeds - as long as the dog enjoys the outing they will turn up to club days.
Microchips - one world standard
The standard of microchips internationally varies widely. But now an effort is being made to standardise the brands
New look in animal control
Hamilton SPCA has combined its resources with the city´s pound and thrown in an education centre and vet clinic to produce a new era in animal control
Non-verbal canine communication
How do you understand your dog when it is trying to send you a message? Learning how takes time.
NZ Vet Assn dog policy logical
In 2000 the Vet Assn said there was evidence of a growing anti-dog lobby group trying to enforce tighter controls and bans from some areas.
Pet owners store DNA for cloning
Owners of very loved pets have been having DNA stored in order to reproduce their special pet in years to come. But the pet will not be a duplicate.
Sally´s new angel in first training steps
Steps to training a service dog and matching him with a new owner-partner
Search dogs in NZ a vital rescue tool
Alpine Search Dogs trains dogs for use in search and rescue operations around the country.
Caring for showdogs can be hard work
What it takes to care for showdogs as a profession - what you need to achieve and what qualifications you need.
Who´s boss around here?
The alpha factor and what you should know about making yourself leader of your new dog´s pack.
High price to pay for stud dog popularity
Being the popular stud of the year brings many disadvantages and restriction of use would be the best option in case of over-breeding
Guide dog service training courses
The Guide Dog service offers training in a variety of areas for people wanting to make service dogs a part of their career
Trading in dog meat abhorrent
Tauranga woman Elly Maynard has declared war on Asian groups using St Bernard dogs for meat
Vets label new dog laws unworkable
Vets do not believe that authorities can distinguish between the many pit bull terrier breeds and crosses or make informed judgments on specific breeds
Warning - dogs at risk
Nicole Mackie warns dog owners not to sell their dogs to Asian groups looking for breeding or tasting stock for the Asian markets.