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WCA 2017 Halloween Costume Contest

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wca halloween costume contest

This is our Annual halloween costume contest, 

This year the winner will be awarded with a FREE Registration and WCA T-shirt.

The rules are simple, on the official post on our Facebook page, leave your dogs photo in it´s costume in the comments and the winner will be selected on October 31st! The link is provided by clicking here

WCA HALLOWEEN CONTEST


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Registration Open for the Bulldog Campeiro

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Thw WCA has now opened Registration for the Bulldog Campeiro


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NEW WCA MASCOT

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The WCA has a new Mascot!! This magnificent dog is- Solid Ground Bullyz Shamrock
He is owned by Arthur Tushay Lassiter
We thank you for letting Shamrock represent what a Real American Bully represents. Shamrock will be on all future upcoming logos for the WCA. Thank you Arthur.


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New WCA Champion

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Congratulations, we have a New WCA Champion!

 
WCA Champion ATLAS (Gonzalez)
Owner: Marlene Del Solar
 

Keep up the great work, the WCA greatly appreciates your participation in our Events.


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Services

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It’s important to us to be as clear about what we do and the services we provide. This list details a majority of our recent initiatives that may better serve you.

  • Free ONLINE Pedigree with Registration

  • DNA Profiling

  • Litter Registration for WCA Registered females bred to Stud from another Registry

  • Microchip Registered in the WCA database

  • Your paperwork in your hands in no more than 2 weeks time.


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Breed of the Month (May)

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Available in miniature and standard varieties, the Poodle is a breed belonging to the non-sporting classification. Though its direct origin is questionable, it was the French that first bred its different types. Originally used as an aid for duck hunters, the Poodle has become a circus performer, a frequent dog show winner, a guide dog, and a loving pet.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Originating from the working retriever breed, the Poodle’s body type is a reflection of its athletic root. The square-proportioned Poodle has a graceful appearance and a proud carriage. Its gait is springy, effortless, and light. The coat is dense, curly, and harsh; if corded, it hangs tight. Traditionally the clips (or hair styles) were used for ornamental and functional purposes. Puppy, Continental, English saddle, and sporting are the types of acceptable clips for Show Poodles.

PERSONALITY AND TEMPERAMENT

The Standard Poodle is one of the most obedient and smartest dogs, which combines a playful enthusiasm and an adventurous spirit. Preserving its love for hunting, it is fond of swimming, running, and retrieving. Although it is shy with strangers, it gets along with familiar people and is very good with children.

CARE

Poodles require a lot of socialization and interaction with humans, as well as physical and mental exercise. A short and challenging play or obedience session, in addition to a walk, is required everyday, although, poodles should not be allowed to live outdoors. Standard Poodles require more physical activities (e.g., they love swimming).

Show Poodles require daily hair brushing, however those with shorter coats need only a weekly brushing. During shedding, a poodle’s hair does not fall, but instead gets trapped in the adjoining hair, causing matting. Therefore, it should be removed at all costs. This can be done by taking the poodle for a pet clip (or haircut), which can be done once every four to six weeks.

HEALTH

The Standard Poodle lives on average for 10 to 13 years, and may suffer from serious conditions like gastric torsion, Addison’s disease, and sebaceous adenitis, as well as minor concerns like distichiasis, entropion, epilepsy, cataract, and canine hip dysplasia (CHD). Eye, hip, skin biopsy, and DNA tests are some of the tests which can be used to identify these conditions.

HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

The earliest ancestors of the Poodle were said to be curly-coated dogs of central Asia, but it is also identified with France. Many rough-coated water dogs are also associated with the dog’s ancestry. The earliest dog breed of this group was the Barbet, a type of curly-coated dog, which was seen in Hungary, France, and Russia. However, the German strain of the dog exerted maximum influence on the Poodle we know today. The German word pudel, meaning to splash or puddle, is the source for the Poodle’s name and reflects its water abilities.

In France, the dog was also named chien canard or caniche, indicating its duck-hunting qualities. Therefore, from its water and herding roots, it became an excellent water-hunting companion. It was also used as a guide dog, guard dog, military dog, circus performer, and wagon puller for entertainers. Its coat was clipped to help it swim, but was left sufficiently long on the chest to keep in warm in cold water. Some believe that puffs of hair surrounding the tail tip and leg joints were meant for protection during hunting, but stronger evidence implies that it started as an adornment during the dog’s performing days.

Fashionable women in France carried poodles as elegant companions, as did the French aristocracy, making it the official national dog. The typical clip of the poodle was accentuated in France, and there was a concerted effort by poodle fanciers to perfect the smaller varieties. In the late 19th century, poodles gained access to the show ring. Some early show dogs had corded coats which had long matted or thin tresses, instead of well-brushed coats. This made the poodles look very impressive. But as a style, it was difficult to maintain and the trend ended in the early 1900s. Soon, the bouffant styles replaced it and became fashionable. However, the popularity of the Poodle waned in the United States and by the 1920s, North America hardly had any dog of this breed. The Poodle made a successful comeback after a decade or so, now becoming one of the most popular dogs in the U.S.

 

Article by: petmd.com


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Breed of the month

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Breed

Doberman pinscher, aka Doberman, Dobie or Dobe

Group

Working

Physical Description

Dobermans are medium-sized dogs that are compact and muscular with great endurance and speed. The long head leads to an elegant and regal appearance of this dedicated breed. Ear cropping and tail docking has been common for the breed but becoming infrequent as some countries have banned the practices.

Males range in height from 26 to 28 inches while females are about two inches shorter. Weight ranges can vary between 66 and 88 pounds. Regular Doberman colors include black, red, blue and fawn, and there is also a gene that causes an all-white Doberman. The average life expectancy is around 13 years but can vary.

Origin

The Doberman is believed to have been developed in the late 1860s in Germany. Louis Dobermann was a tax collector who wanted a dog to provide protection in the unpredictable areas in which he had to perform his job. The dog was created from crossing several different breeds and reportedly made its first dog show appearance in 1876. The Doberman was named for Louis but the additional letter was dropped by some organizations. The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1908 and the Doberman Pinscher Club of America was founded in 1921.

Purpose

Dobermans make great companion animals but also participate in tracking, guarding, therapy, police and military work, search and rescue, conformation shows and obedience trials.

Temperament

The breed is loyal, intelligent and affectionate with exceptional strength and stamina. They are easy to train and retain their training well with regular reinforcement. Dobermans need consistent leadership and should be well socialized before entering a home with children (this is best done when the dog is young and they can be great with kids). They also perform well as therapy dogs. They prefer to be close to their owners and are not recommended as outside-only dogs.

Dobermans are commonly described as dangerous or aggressive in breed-specific legislation (BSL). While dominance varies among the breed and even among a litter, viciousness results as a lack of proper training and socializing or improper guidance such as being trained to attack or fight on a regular basis. Just as with the bull terrier breeds, Dobermans can be trained and socialized to be excellent companion animals and family pets.

Exercise Needs

Dobermans are energetic dogs that need daily exercise and do best with a yard. Long walks or short jogs are recommended with regular reinforcement of training commands and practices.

 

Grooming Requirements

The short coat of the Doberman sheds from minimal to average compared to other dogs. Grooming can be as simple as a short brush once per week while cleaning the teeth and ears and trimming the nails.

Common Health Problems

The Doberman breed does have genetic health problems. Some or all of these may be possible:

  • Cervical issues due to spinal compression
  • Blood disorder (Van Willebrands disease)
  • Obesity in later years
  • Skin issues
  • Bloat
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Heart defects
  • Increased health problems in all-white Dobermans (believed to be caused by a specific gene, although the presence of the gene contributing to additional health problems is still being debated)

Is the Doberman Pinscher the Right Dog for You?

Dobermans are sensitive to cold and need regular exercise. They can do well in apartments or city life with an active owner that can commit to daily outings with the dog. These intelligent dogs are easy to train and can be socialized to live with children. They are also protective and exceptional guard dogs, so their natural instincts need to be nurtured with effective training and socialization. If you can provide their exercise and training needs, you will be rewarded with a well-behaved, loyal and affectionate companion.

 

Article provided by:
http://www.petful.com/breeds/profile-doberman-pinscher/

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2017 New Pedigrees are here!

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In appreciation with our customers, the World Canine Association has decided to improve the quality of our pedigrees. We strive to give you the very best in your registration process and this is simply our way of saying Thank You.


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Exotic Colored Bulldogs

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Within the last 10 years or so, there has been a noticeable amount of Non-Standard colored Bulldogs. These colors include, Blue, Black, Chocolate, Lilac and Tan points.
This consist of recessive color genes. We have come to recognize these dogs as ¨Exotic Colored Bulldogs¨.
These Exotic Bulldogs are DNA Tested to see what colors they carry. 
The DNA Color chart is available clicking here
The WCA openly registers Exotic Bulldogs who already have AKC Registration, or those who meet their Standard having been inspected by a certified WCA judge.
DNA testing is mandatory upon registration. 

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Exotic Bulldogs

Category : News

exbd11

Within the last 10 years or so, there has been a noticeable amount of Non-Standard colored Bulldogs. These colors include, Blue, Black, Chocolate, Lilac and Tan points.
This consist of recessive color genes. We have come to recognize these dogs as ¨Exotic Colored Bulldogs¨.
These Exotic Bulldogs are DNA Tested to see what colors they carry.
The DNA Color chart is available clicking here
The WCA openly registers Exotic Bulldogs who already have AKC Registration, or those who meet their Standard having been inspected by a certified WCA judge.
DNA testing is mandatory upon registration.