Special delivery: Frozen sperm and a litter of rare pups

With the delivery of frozen sperm from a stud dog in the Netherlands, Ann Boochever and Scott Miller’s rare Stabyhoun, ZZ, will increase the breed’s population in North America come mid-May. With only about 250 Stabyhouns in the United States and Canada, ZZ’s pups will be a significant addition. The breed is more plentiful in the Netherlands where it originates (and where ZZ was born). Boochever and Miller fell in love with the breed while...

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Sheepdog at westminister born using semen frozen 17 years

A 5-year-old Old English Sheepdog in this week’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a miracle dog — born with semen frozen for 17 years. Rudy finished second Monday in his Best in Breed section, but owner Adele Mac­Askill of Uxbridge, Ontario, says he’s a winner to her. Read more here …

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