My name is Dawn Larsen, and I am the owner of www.midwoof.com. I purchased the company in the fall of 2009, from it's founders, Judy and Allan Green... this is how they founded QuinnCarlin Distributors, and eventually www.midwoof.com.....
"There had to be a better way! We had just completed the third progesterone test that week. Each test had to be sent away to the Veterinary School in Saskatchewan, our neighbouring province. We had no guarantee of receiving the results in time and the weekend was looming. In the end, we had to guess and performed the surgical insemination. This was our first AI, our first surgical insemination and our first singleton litter.
There had to be a better way!
After searching for options to traditional progesterone testing we found it. We discovered a technology that had been used by farmers, veterinarians, as well as breeders of cattle, horses, sheep and mink in Europe since 1987. They routinely tested their stock for ovulation prior to artificial insemination. They did so with a product that they could easily use themselves; a small electronic device called simply the Draminski Ovulation Detector; a product that can be as accurate as progesterone testing in detecting ovulation, is totally reusable and pays for itself quickly.
Draminski Electronics in Agriculture is an ISO certified company that has been serving the Animal Husbandry Community worldwide since 1987. However, there was no distributor of the product in Canada. I ordered the device and after much research, including speaking with the American and British distributors of the product, and reading many testimonials, I accepted their offer to become the Canadian Distributor for Draminski Canine Ovulation and Pregnancy Detectors.
We are relatively new to the world of dogs. Our Kennel Name is QuinnCarlin Cavaliers, and we have been registered with the CKC and members of the CKCSCC since 2002. Our name "QuinnCarlin" means "Wise Little Champions" in Gaelic. We hope all our Cavaliers become wise little champions.
It was not a huge leap to incorporate QuinnCarlin Distributors Ltd. We started showcasing the Draminski Ovulation and Pregnancy Detectors at Dog Shows in Central Alberta during the fall of 2006. The response has been amazing, especially from breeders who have had to import their Ovulation & Pregnancy Detectors and are thrilled that now they can point their friends to a Canadian source for this product.
In January of 2007 we attended our second Myra Savant-Harris seminar on Canine Reproduction and Puppy Intensive Care; an amazing seminar and an opportunity that no breeder should miss. no matter how long you have been breeding, you are guaranteed to learn something that might save a puppy. I personally promise you this! Visit www.myrasavantharris.com for seminar information.
We learned about a lot of products, techniques and devices that can be used successfully to save puppies lives. Many of these products are impossible or hard to find in Canada; a fact that I personally found to be extremely frustrating. Many Veterinarians did not even know about some of these products; products written about extensively by Dr, Jean Dodds and Dr. Hutchinson, such as a Calcium supplement called Calsorb™.
After speaking with many breeders we have expanded our product line to include the non-prescription products recommended by Myra in her seminars including, Calsorb™, Delee Suction Catheters, syringes, needles and Ringers Lactate used for Sub-Q hydration, Fertile Focus Ovulation Predictor, Heated Whelping Nests, Tube feeding supplies, canine breast pumps, dew claw removal tools. In addition we supply products to bring in or stop a bitch's milk supply and manage a number of other pregnancy, whelping and puppy care issues. We are rapidly becoming a One-Stop-Shop for Canadian Whelping Supplies.
We have gone on to expand our product lines that now include: Holistic, Herbal, Homeopathic, Nutritional Supplements, Flower Essences, and Aromatherapy. All these products are designed to resolve issues faced by our breeding dogs, bitches and their resulting pups.
Our goal is to be the Premier Source for whelping Supplies and Holistic products in Canada.
So … Yes! There is a better way!"