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A Napoli Poodle
Playful, Pleasing, Pretty
Prize-Winning, Prankster, Brain Power
Protective of home, yet Pleasant with People
Promenade Prance is filled with Panache
Prince or Princess, this Profile Portrays
A "Pudel" Par Excellence!
Napoli Poco The Right Stuff (retrieving duck @ 8 mos.)
Napoli Seger Prince D'Avalon
As you can see, Napoli Poodles
are more than just pretty faces. They play, work, compete and all the
while are super companions. We don't just claim what Poodles
we produce Poodles who actually
A note about some of the
comments puppy buyers make regarding
A Poodle that is shown has a great beginning. A show dog has to learn to
be attentive to its handler, be patient while being groomed, stand for a
stranger to put his or her hands over the dog, and be exposed to lots of
noise at dog shows and other breeds all in the same room at once. This
all goes on in a happy, rewarding atmosphere with positive
reinforcement. This gives a puppy an all round exposure to the world
that it wouldn't get otherwise.
At Napoli our breeding objective
is not just puppy sales. Litters are carefully thought out, reviewing
pedigrees and screening for health issues. There is a group of dedicated
Poodle breeders from several continents who, with the help of genetic
research, are endeavoring to diversify the present Standard Poodle gene
pool without infusing genes from other breeds. Standard Poodles are
being sought from all over the world to try to infuse a wider number of
genes to the genetic makeup of the North American Poodles. This is
thought to strengthen the immune system. This effort as well as ongoing
identification of disease causing genes and/or their mutations, we hope,
will improve the present Poodle. This research and health testing takes
a lot of time, study, and money. Those who care to preserve the real
Poodle and to carry the Poodle into a better future feel that these
efforts are necessary. We feel that the
is definitely worth it.
Links: To view pedigrees of
Napoli Poodles, click links below & select registered name of dog.
THE LOWDOWN ON DESIGNER (Poodle Mix) DOGS - See the following links:
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Neutering - Long Term Health Risks & Benefits
For many years, it has
been the norm most often advocated by the veterinary profession to recommend
spaying or neutering your dog often by 6 mos of age. After doing some research,
it seems that this may not be the best choice, especially for your male dog to
have a long, healthy life. In fact, it may increase your dog's chances of
developing certain cancers, hemangiosarcomas, hypothyroidism, geriatric
cognitive impairment, obesity, prostate cancer, urinary tract cancers,
orthopedic disorders, and adverse reactions to vaccinations. The hormones that
are produced during the dog's period of growth may be protective for health and
maybe indeed throughout the dog's life.
The benefits of neutering male dogs according to veterinary studies as far as
health goes may be few. People often assume that dogs are as susceptible to
prostate cancer as humans but, apparently, this is not true. According to the
following article which summarizes the findings of a long list of studies,
prostate cancer is uncommon in dogs and testicular cancer, also uncommon cause
of death as it is fairly easy to treat and is not noted to metastasize. For
females, spaying does have a positive effect by reducing the risk of mammary
tumors and reducing the risk of pyometra which intact female dogs are at greater
risk to contract.
But there are negative
effects to spaying; i.e. increased risk of osteosarcoma (bone cancer), increased
risk of hemangiosarcoma (veterinary intervention often does not prevent death),
increased obesity (very common with associated health problems), urinary
incontinence 4-20%, recurring urinary tract infections, other vaginal problems
if spayed before puberty, increased orthopedic disorders, and increased adverse
reactions to vaccines. One study also found that cranial cruciate ligament tears
were twice as likely in both male and female neutered dogs.
According to my research, this important information has been around for awhile
but has not been provided to dog owners. Although no one wants to promote
indiscriminate dog breeding, pet owners should be fully informed of the
scientific findings and then be able to make an informed decision on when or if
their dog should be spayed or neutered. Indiscriminate breeding is a large
concern for breeders of purebred dogs.
To find further information on this subject, please refer to the following