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~*~ OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE ~*~

The mission of NAIA is to promote the welfare of animals, to strengthen the human-animal bond, and safeguard the rights of responsible animal owners.
Defending the Freedom to Own Pets
Not counting the pets PETA spayed and neutered, the group put to death over 90 percent of the animals it took in during the last five years.
Despite the words "humane society" on its letterhead, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is not affiliated with your local animal shelter.  . . . [I]t’s not an organization that runs spay/neuter programs or takes in stray, neglected, and abused pets.  HSUS raises enough money to finance animal shelters in every single state, with money to spare, yet it doesn’t operate a single one anywhere.

HUMANEWATCH.ORG

 Keeping a watchful eye on the Humane Society of the United States

  ~*~ GENERAL INFO ~*~

PROFILE - American Eskimo Dog profile from the Dog Owner's Guide

FINDING A DOG - Help with finding a dog from the Dog Owner's Guide

FINDING A DOG - The AKC's take on finding a dog

DOGFOLK ENTERPRISES - Pat Hastings' Tricks of the Trade seminar schedule, book and Puppy Puzzle video.  Highly Recommended 

CAN WE HELP YOU KEEP YOUR PET? - Having a problem with your pet?  Check out this site to determine the cause and find a solution!

DOGFRIENDLY.COM - Travel and sightsee with your pooch! Find dog-friendly lodging, attractions, parks, beaches and outdoor restaurants that allow dogs of ALL sizes.

PUPPYCULTURE.COM - Link to Puppy Culture video set for puppy owners.

VETERINARY PARTNER - Many helpful articles on Health, Medications, Therapies, Surgery, Behavior and Safety 

~*~ CLUBS & REGISTRIES ~*~

AKC - American Kennel Club homepage

AKC STANDARD - American Kennel Club Breed Standard of the American Eskimo Dog

AKC EVENTS - Find American Kennel Club Shows in Your Area

AEDCA - American Eskimo Dog Club of America, the national AKC Eskie breed club

UKC - United Kennel Club homepage

UKC STANDARD - United Kennel Club Breed Standard of the American Eskimo

UKC EVENTS - Find United Kennel Club Shows in Your Area

NAEDA - National American Eskimo Dog Association, the national UKC Eskie breed club

ICCKC - Idaho Capital City Kennel Club, an AKC all-breed club based in Boise, Idaho

OHA - Owner Handler Association of America, Inc.

IABCA - International All Breed Canine Association

 ~*~ HEALTH ~*~

OFA - Orthopedic Foundation of America, with database search engine of dogs who have had their hips certified by the OFA, eyes examined by a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist, eyes certified for prcd-PRA, as well as many other health tests.  The first three are recommended for all breeding stock.  Many others are optional.  You can find the list HERE

OPTIGEN - This is an OFA-approved genetic testing laboratory for DNA-mutation tests for DM, prcd-PRA and PLL in American Eskimo Dogs.  Find out what the test results mean, the accuracy range, and how you can get your Eskies tested.

PAW PRINT GENETICS - This is another OFA-approved genetic testing laboratory for DM, prcd-PRA and PLL, and additionally Thrombopathia, in American Eskimo Dogs.

PRA CLEAR/NORMAL LIST (what does this mean?) - This is an old voluntary database of American Eskimo Dogs who are Clear/Normal (formerly Pattern A) for prcd-PRA in American Eskimo Dogs.  It's not really used anymore since OFA now lists results on their site.

TEARSTAIN REMOVER - IT WORKS!!  Don't bother with the powder, it's a pain and a mess.  Just use the liquid on the pads (or on a corner of paper towel) twice a day until the tearstains are gone.  It takes two or three months.  Patience and persistence are the keys!  Then after that you can just use it once every other day or so for maintenance.  Safe for puppies too!  The "original" (refrigerated) kind works better; I haven't had luck with the "NR" (non-refrigerated) kind.  Get a small jar (2 oz.), it does go bad after a while (it will change color and have an odor).

Vaccines

VACCINATION PROTOCOL - Dr. Jean Dodds of Hemopet

FAQ ABOUT TITERS AND VACCINES - Dr. Jean Dodds of Hemopet

PRINCIPLES OF VACCINATION - by the American Veterinary Medical Association

Spay/Neuter

LONG TERM HEALTH EFFECTS OF SPAY/NEUTER - By Laura J. Sanborn, M.S., May 14, 2007.

EARLY SPAY-NEUTER CONSIDERATIONS - By Chris Zink, DVM, Ph.D., 2005.

MORE - Updated periodically.

Nutrition

DOG FOOD ANALYSIS & REVIEWS - This is a great site for learning exactly what's good and not so good, and reading reviews and rankings, on specific premium foods.

DOG FOOD ADVISOR - Another great resource for researching dog foods.

TRUTH ABOUT PET FOOD - Providing resources to keep your dog or cat safe.

ONLY NATURAL PET STORE - Find all the natural and organic pet foods here.

~*~ BREEDING ETHICS ~*~

American Eskimo Dog Club of America Code of Ethics

United Kennel Club Breeder's Code of Ethics

Idaho Capital City Kennel Club Code of Ethics

American Kennel Club - What is a Responsible Breeder?

American Kennel Club - Breeding Responsibly, a Step-by-Step Guide

American Kennel Club - Breeder Education Site

Breeding Better Dogs - Dr. Carmen Battaglia - Articles, information, seminars and more to "Build a Better World of Breeders"

Buying/Breeding Show Quality Dogs

Dog Owner's Guide on Breeding

~*~ BREEDERS OF TOY & MINIATURE ESKIES ~*~

Please Note:  Wintersun Eskies makes no representations regarding the following breeders; they are listed for convenience only.  When searching for that special puppy who will be your companion for its lifetime, it always makes good sense to contact several breeders, ask many questions (also be prepared to answer many questions), and do your research so that you may come to your own conclusions regarding whether their breeding practices, ethics and puppy raising techniques will suit your criteria.  After all, you are not just buying a puppy, you are adding a family member to which you will have a 12-17 year commitment, and you will also be sharing a relationship with this puppy's breeder throughout your pup's lifetime.  The above sections on Breeding Ethics and Finding A Dog will help you.

CHERUB'S TOY & MINIATURE AMERICAN ESKIMOS - Sandra Wingert of Pennsylvania

FROSTIWYT KENNEL - Carolyn Jester of Stroud, Oklahoma

GREAT JOY AMERICAN ESKIMOS - Suzanne Rupert of Escondido, California

KRYSTAL AMERICAN ESKIMOS - Tammy Nichols of Reno, Nevada

SOUTHERN RIDGE FARM & KENNELS - Barbara Byrd of Jasper, Georgia

 ~*~ RESCUE ~*~

Have you considered adopting a rescued Eskie?  Please check these sites for more info:

HEART BANDITS Heart Bandits American Eskimo Dog Rescue    ESKIE RESCUERS UNITED 

PETFINDER - Search for pets all over the Country who are in need of homes.

ESKIEFRIENDS - Raffles and Other Fundraisers for Eskie Rescue

~*~ SHOPPING ~*~


PetPro.com - Hundreds of pet and animal gifts, specializing in over 140 individual dog breeds.

  UPCO - Pet Supplies (this is my favorite supply store ~ lower prices, free shipping, nominal or free handling charges, and discounts for purchases over $100)

ONLY NATURAL PET STORE - Your source for healthy supplies for dogs and cats, chosen for their holistic approach to pet health.

WHITE PINE OUTFITTERS - my favorite soft slip collars that won't tear your Eskie's coat.

CHRIS CHRISTENSEN SYSTEMS™ - Grooming Supplies ~ my favorite brushes 27mm Oval Brush #A027 (or 20mm Oval Brush #A020 for shorter coats and puppy coats), and Mark II Slicker #A5II

KELCO INDUSTRIES® - Kelco Plum White is my favorite shampoo

PURE PAWS - Grooming Supplies

EYE ENVY - Tearstain remover that works and is safe for puppies.

 

 

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