American Eskimos by Stacy and Frank Morgan
Stacy & Frank Morgan, American Eskimo Dog Breeders, Anderson, South
Stacy grew up in Northern Illinois. As a child, she grew up with
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers. The first dog she had ever shown was her
dog "Clearwater Point Spike" aka Spike, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
He was laid to rest May 1, 1988, at the age of 11.5 years old.
Her sister, Paula and family in Illinois, are active in hunting, fishing
and still today raise and breed the versital and beautiful breed,
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.
Frank grew up in Central Illinois. As a child, he grew
up with Poodles and 'pedigree challenged' pets. He was not active
in the dog world until he married Stacy in 1992.
While exploring many breeds while grooming and in obedience,
Stacy set her heart on the American Eskimo Dog.
Together they formed Morgan's American Eskimos.
Morgan's American Eskimos (now known as Stafra) was established
in 1994 with our first Eskie, "Morgan's Sugar Baby." Although just a UKC
registered pet, she is still Stacy's baby. At the tender age of 14yrs old,
Sugar still has that sweet pleasing and outgoing personality today.
She knows she is the "Queen" here and she uses those eyes to get her way.
In 1997, we started competing in the AKC and UKC showrings
with our first show Eskie "AKC Ch. Morgan's Tiffany of Sycamore." Since
then we've added Chinese Cresteds and Ragdoll cats to our show team.
In 2004, we started a bit of showing with one of our Chinese
In July 2005, we moved from Illinois to South Carolina.
In 2008, we added Ragdoll cats to our showteam.
In 2008, we found there was another Kennel with Eskies using the Morgans
kennel name prefix. Because of this, we searched for a new kennel/cattery
name that would combine the "team work" of Stacy and Frank in owning, breeding
and showing dogs and now cats. Our new Kennel/Cattery name prefix of
StaFra is all about team work!
Our 3 children, Lauryn, Alex and Brittni, have been in the AKC and UKC
rings with our dogs and other breeds they have shown for others and have
done very well, actually winning majors and points. They will have a section
updated soon on our site.
The best part about going to dog shows for us is taking a mini-vacation,
being with just us and the dogs, our friends and hopefully a great win!
Stacy continues to volunteer with schools, churches, nursing homes, and
also with some hospital patients with the dogs and the cats as 'mascots'
to enhance the lives of others.
We are very active in our church, Rocky River Worship Center, Church of
God, in Anderson. We enjoy doing outreach ministries, marriage ministries
and youth ministries. Our 3 children are very involved with their
drama team 'Acts Of Praise' and with their youth outreach 'Fuel'.
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The dog is one of the two most ubiquitous and popular domestic
Eskimosanimals in the world (the cat is the other). For more Eskimosthan
12,000 years the dog has lived with humans as a hunting Eskiescompanion,
protector, object of scorn or adoration, and friend. The dog has evolved
from similar (that is, undifferentiated) fur-bearing animals into more
than 400 American Eskimo Breeders distinct breeds. Human beings
have played a major role in creating dogs that Dog Breeders fulfill
distinct societal needs. Through the most rudimentary form of Breeders
genetic engineering, dogs were bred to accentuate instincts that were evident
from their earliest encounters with humans. Breed Although details
about the evolution of dogs are uncertain, the first dogs were hunters
with keen senses of sight and smell. Humans developed these instincts Toys
and created new breeds as need or desire arose. Dogs are regarded Puppy
differently in different parts of the world. Western civilization has given
Dogs the relationship between human and dog great importance, but,
in some of the developing
American Kennel Club nations and in many
areas of Asia, dogs are not held in the same esteem. In some are
Eskimo Dog as of the world, dogs are used as guards or beasts of burden
or even for food, where United Kennel Club as, in the United States
and Europe, dogs are protected and admired.
American Eskimo In ancient
Egypt during the days of the pharoahs, dogs were considered to be sacred.
Characteristics Pedigree of loyalty, friendship, protectiveness,
and affection have earned dogs an important Championposition in Western
society, and in the United States and Europe the care and feeding of dogs
has become a multibillion-dollar
Eskielovers business. All dogs
belong to Stacy Morgan the family Canidae, along with their relatives--wolves,
jackals, and foxes.
Frank Morgan They are members of the mammalian
order Carnivora, or "Flesh Eaters." Although there are more than 400 Anderson
different dog breeds, all dogs belong South Carolina to a single
species, Canis familiaris. Dogs have USAplayed an important role in the
history of human civilization and were among the
domesticated animals. They were important in hunter-gatherer societies
as hunting allies and bodyguards dog grooming against predators.
When livestock were domesticated about 7,000 to 9,000 years ago, dogs served
as herders and
American Eskimos guardians of sheep, goats, and cattle.
Although many American Eskimo Breeders still serve in these capacities,
dogs are increasingly used for social purposes and companionship. Today
Breeders, dogs are employed as guides for the blind and disabled or
for police work. Dogs are even used in therapy
Show Dogs in nursing
homes and hospitals to encourage patients toward recovery. Breeders
Humans have bred a wide range of different dogs adapted to serve a variety
of functions. This has Pedigrees been enhanced by improvements in
veterinary care and animal husbandry. American Eskimo
Canine behaviour is a combination of instinct and environment. Dogs
are born with certain innate characteristics that are evident from birth.
are born blind and deaf, totally dependent on the dam for warmth and nourishment.
The dam will instinctively suckle and protect her young, often keeping
other dogs and all but the most trusted people away from the whelping box.
Between 10 and 14 days after birth, the eyes and ear canals open, and the
puppies begin to move actively around their nest. As they grow, they become
more curious and start to investigate their surroundings independently.
The dam will begin to leave them alone briefly. During this phase they
relate most intensely to their littermates and dam and may become unhappy
at being removed from their familiar surroundings. This stage of development
lasts about 20 days and is the first of four critical periods. Beginning
at three weeks of age, the most adventurous puppies will seek ways to get
out of the whelping box and will start to investigate the larger world.
At this age puppies are receptive to human contact, which is essential
if they are to bond with people when they become adults. Dogs left alone
from four weeks on will never reach their full potential as pets and will
often become independent and more difficult to train than those accustomed
to close human contact from an early age. At the same time, during the
period between three and seven weeks, it is important that puppies socialize
with their littermates and dam. This is when the dam weans her puppies,
first by regurgitating some of her own food and then by not allowing her
puppies to nurse as often as they would like. At about four weeks of age,
puppies can be offered solid food in the form of a soft gruel. Individual
socialization of each puppy in a litter can begin at six weeks of age.
This is when puppies begin to be more receptive to handling and attention.
The third critical period in a puppy's development is from 7 to 12 weeks.
It has been shown in studies undertaken at various breeding kennels that
this is the best age to form human-dog relationships. Attachments formed
during this period will affect the attitude of the dog toward humans and
toward its acceptance of direction and learning. During this period the
pack instinct, which has played such an important role in the puppy's early
development, can be transferred to humans. At this time environment becomes
a vital part of the dog's education and training. This is when a human
can most easily establish dominance over the dog, becoming the "leader
of the pack." At this age a dog will accept a submissive role more readily
than at any other time in its life. Learning comes most readily at this
age. Puppies taught basic commands, even if they are not reinforced for
several months, will remember them and respond if they are taught during
this critical age. The fourth critical stage in a puppy's development is
between 12 and 16 weeks. At this age the puppy will declare its independence
from its mother and will become increasingly daring in its forays from
the familiar. Puppy training can begin during this period, and it is a
time of rapid physical and mental growth. The permanent teeth begin to
emerge at this time, which is often a painful and distractive process.
Puppies need to chew during this period, and, if they are not provided
with appropriate teething toys, they will use any available hard object,
such as furniture. Puppies at this age may be less willing to cooperate
or respond to new commands. A dog's personality continues to develop during
its entire maturing process and will undergo radical changes while the
dog matures sexually and physically. Dogs mature sexually earlier than
they do emotionally. Their personalities develop more slowly than their
bodies, much like humans but unlike wolves, whose personalities and sexuality
develop more harmoniously. At about seven or eight months many puppies
tend to go through a period of anxiety. They are insecure, frightened of
strangers, and will appear timid. If this is not an inherited trait, it
will disappear within a few months. If it is inherited, that condition
will remain and may become accentuated with time.
Puppies learn by watching, but their instincts guide how readily
they will learn certain basic requirements. A dog bred to guard the home
will be less likely to run off following a scent than a bird dog bred to
hunt game. On the other hand, a guarding breed will need direction concerning
who is "acceptable" and who is not, whereas a retriever will befriend everyone.
Knowledge of what a dog was bred to do is useful when trying to train it
to be an acceptable companion. There are many theories about how to train
a dog to be a happy and willing companion, but certain principles apply
to all methods. The dog must understand what is expected. It has to be
praised for doing well. Punishment for an infraction should be immediate
and appropriate to the act. The dog must be able to associate the punishment
with the crime. Consistency and kindness bring the best results in training.
Most dogs will accept domination readily, but there are some, usually males,
who will challenge that authority. This is dangerous behaviour and must
be stopped at an early age. Good training must be sensible, and commands
should be enforceable.
Both dogs and wolves have a repertoire of barks, growls, and howls
that are identifiable among themselves and to humans who have studied their
vocabulary. Dog owners can determine by certain sounds whether their pet
is playful, warning of a stranger nearby, fearful, or hurt. One of the
earliest signs that puppies are becoming social and independent creatures
within the litter are the yips and barks that they make while playing with
one another. Dogs, unlike wolves, will growl if cornered or fearful. Certain
breeds of dogs, notably hounds, have been bred to enhance the howling instinct
when they are on the trail of game. Some of the northern breeds, such as
the howl rather than bark. At the other end of the spectrum, the does not
bark but rather emits a yodeling sound when it is happy.