Tag Archives: Italian greyhound breedings

Das Gretchen

Little Italian Greyhounds are always so elegant, right?

Not exactly!

Here is our Greta, (Lupavaro Gertrud's memory), 9 years old but returning from a walk in the countryside, where she enjoyed jumping and running through a large puddle.

All satisfying but not elegant! ????

Puppies and prenatal stress

I was pleased to share this study with you:

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/downloads/dangerous-animals/ACAids_Canine-MaternalStress_AC-19-005_6.19.pdf

stress triggers the release of hormones such as cortisol into the bloodstream. when these hormones cross the placenta from the mother to the puppies, the set point of the puppies' stress response system changes. 

Stress also alters the quality of maternal care, which affects the puppies' subsequent behavior.