Breeder Of The Pack

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What profession requires show business acumen, a knack for genetic manipulation, the honed instincts of a seasoned corporate raider and hairdressing skills? Welcome to the world of dog breeders. Breeder of the Pack, a documentary series, follows the stories of interesting and opinionated people who populate the dog world, and the passionate lengths they go to propagate and defend their desirable pooches.

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Today at 5|4c AM

This Episode: Chihuahua

Lucinda Glenny has over 25 years of experience breeding and training dogs. Previously a breeder of poodles, Lucinda currently has only one left: Kudos, a seven-time National Champ, and her last remaining poodle. Unfortunately Kudos now has a terminal disease. With her most successful breeding programme coming to an end, she is working hard to start up a new one with a new breed Chihuahuas. Its the passing of the torch: from one breeding dynasty to a new one.Lucinda is putting all her hopes on Sonic, a feisty little male Chihuahua. Lucinda takes her young stud to meet adorable prospective mates, but in order to attract the highest quality bitches, Lucinda realizes that she needs Sonic to stand out in the pack. So shes daringly entered him in Working Title a competition which up until now has been the exclusive the domain of much larger dogs like Retrievers, Shepherds, and Collies. Little Sonic has been practising the obstacle course, but is struggling to make the jump. In the end, all that

Today at 5:30|4:30c AM

This Episode: Dogues

The Dogue de Bordeaux breed has had a tough time through history. These gentle giants have twice been brought to the brink of extinction at the hands of French Revolutionaries and Nazi soldiers - with only eight dogs left in the world after WWII. Its been a struggle to rebuild the population of this breed, but Donna Deschambault is dedicated to the preservation and protection of this remarkable dog.Donna is the chief organizer of the National Dogue de Bourdeaux Specialty competition. Not only is she entering four of her own dogs (with a quick side trip to a vintage car wash turned dog wash for last minute grooming), shes managing the mayhem and politics of the competitive dog world whose bark may just be as bad as its bite.There are very few Dogues in Canada and breeders like Donna must go to great lengths and extra cost to avoid inbreeding. Semen is often cryogenically frozen and imported from around the world to these dedicated breeders. And there are additional hurdles. Its very diffic

Tomorrow at 5|4c AM

This Episode: Duck Tollers

Dressed in camouflage, toting a rifle, surrounded by her champion Nova Scotia Duck Tollers, Sue Kish is not your typical breeder. She has a missionone she believes most dog breeders have forsaken. She believes dogs are born to hunt, I breed in order to maintain a dogs natural instincts. Along with her sister Dianne, and their two French Canadian crack shot boyfriends, Sue owns Foxgrove Kennels, an international renowned breeding and training facility located on a picturesque country estate. Her facility is so highly regarded people board their dogs for training for as long as nine months, or place themselves on a year long waiting list for puppies.For Sue to maintain her reputation as a top breeder and trainer, she needs her own Duck Tollers to set the high standard. And thats done at the Canadian Kennel Clubs licensed Hunt Test where a variety of breeds are put to the test for their water and land retrieving skills. Her best performer, Raison, only needs one more win to earn