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Breed/Registry Links of Interest

National Breed Registry Clubs

Canadian Kennel Club

American Kennel Club

FCI (World Canine Organization)

Australian National Kennel Club

Finish National Kennel Club

Italian National Kennel Club

French National Kennel Club

Kennel Club of Thailand

Philippine Canine Club

Breed/All-Breed Clubs

Pomeranian Club of Canada

Ontario Pomeranian Club

American Pomeranian Club

Crufts Home Page

Avalon Kennel Club

Newfoundland Kennel Club

Conception Bay Kennel Club

Pomeranian Club of Thailand

Other Links of Interest

• Merch Veterinary Manual

• Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

• Canine Inherited Disorders Database UPEI

• Inherited Diseases in Dogs, Cambridge

• Inherited Diseases in Pomeranians

• Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals

• What is a Genetic Disorder

• Types of Disorders

• Disorders

• How are Defects Inherited

• Canuck Dogs (Show Information)

• Best Dog in Canada

• The Dog Press

• InfoDog

• Jack Onofrio Dog Show News

• The Canine Chronicle

• AKC Point Schedule

• Dog Show Judges by Country

• Dog Show Judges in Canada

• Pomeranians in Canada

• The Pomeranian Review

• The Pom Reader

• International Currency Exchange Rate

•  Foreign Exchange Rates -  Canadian

• World Clock: International Time Zones

• International Telephone Calling Codes

• World Atlas

•  All Area Codes

•  United States Zip Codes
• Clickable Map of the United States

• Interactive Map of Canada

• Air Canada Cargo

• Measurement Conversion Factors

• English-French Online Dictionary

• Language Translation Service

Cosmetic Safety.Database
(always check the ingredient list ~ covers pet product ingredients too)

Cook Eat Delicious
(recipe site offering lots of great resources)

Canine Pregnancy Calendar
(if link is not working, just do a web search)

Also see Articles for a complete list of articles on our website.

Pet Food Links

Please see our Pet Food page for a list/discussion of

Pre-Prepared Foods That Damascusroad Uses and/or Recommends

in combination WITH a homemade (fully cooked meat) diet


Pet Shampoo Link

The only pet shampoos and rinses we recommend are the ones we use on our own dogs:

Aubrey Organics

Check it out at

Once you get to this website, click on "Our Products" and then on "Pet Care"

If this Organimals shampoo/rinse is not available in your area, and you don't want to fly it in as we do, I recommend you do some research, ask a few questions of the manufacturers, before deciding on a skin/coat care product for your Pomeranian. There may well be other good  products that I have not discovered, but you will have to look for them, and you have to know what you're looking for. It is true that you get what you pay for. You will have to pay a good price to get a good shampoo, but you will save on vet bills related to skin and coat problems in the long run and you can expect your dog to live a longer and healthier life.

The ideal shampoo would be all natural, using only organic ingredients, using products that are free of pesticides and artificial fertilizers/growth hormones. Don't be fooled by labels that say the product is all natural. Read the ingredient list, and if any of the ingredients listed here are in the product, then it is not all natural - no matter what the label says. The term "all natural" as it is applied to shampoos and soaps (or most products, for that matter) is defined by the manufacturer of the product in an unregulated environment. "All natural" is in the mind of the manufacturer! It goes without saying that the shampoo should be naturally preserved. You would be amazed at the garbage that many pet shampoos contain, so please make your choice carefully and wisely.

If you are using a good quality shampoo such as the one we recommend, then we also recommend you bathe your Pomeranian at least once every two weeks . . . and even once a week if you like. Contrary to popular opinion, frequent bathing is good for your Pomeranian's skin and coat provided you are not using a chemical-laden shampoo. This, in combination with a good food (see About Pet Food page of our website), will virtually guarantee a long life for your Pomeranian, and one that is free of skin and coat problems . . . just like our Pomeranians have been since we started using these products a number of years ago.

Links to Traditional Roman Catholic Sites

"Under this sign you shall conquer."
Jesus to the Emperor Constantine in 312 AD

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,

that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16


What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world over but suffer the loss of his soul.

Matthew 16:26


The Gospel message needs to affect the way people think, judge and act.

Pope Benedict XVI


"Pro-life: Without compromise. Without exception. Without apology."

I'm still working on these links so check back often


An online journal edited by the

Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Saint Benedict Centre, NH

Click Here to view CNN's coverage of the April 2005

death and funeral of our Holy Father

Pope John Paul II

The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat,

the calf and the lion and the yearling together;

and a little child will lead them.

(Isaiah 11:6)

What do Catholics Really Believe?

The Vatican

Vatican II: Weapon of Mass Destruction

Catholic Canada

Catholic Women's League of Canada

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John's

Catholic Outlook:
A Protestant's Guide to the Catholic Church

Early Christian Writings: Ignatius of Antioch

Returning Home to the Catholic Church

Novus Ordo Watch

Traditional Roman Catholic Internet Site

The Traditional Roman Brievary

Proclamation of the Catholic Faith

The Real History of the Crusades

Defense of the Inquisitions

Who is the Woman of Revelation 12

The Neumann Press

Traditional Catholic Books Online

In the Murky Waters of Vatican II

Sacred Heart Book Store (London, Canada)

Faithful Catholic Books

Catholics and the Bible

Where Did the Bible Come From

Online Douay-Rheims Bible

Douay-Rheims Concordance on Line

The Catholic Apologetics Bible Concordance

Cathecism of the Council of Trent

Blessed Virgin Mary

Patroness of the Americas and of the Unborn

Our Lady of the Rosary Library

The Holy Rosary

How to Recite the Holy Rosary

The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima

Marian Apparitions

Writings of St. Louis de Montfort

Our Lady's Warriors

Rosary for Peace

Our Lady of Guadalupe
(in English, Spanish, French and Portugese)

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Good Success

Our Lady of LaSalette

(in French but Google translates)

Vatican Council II on Devotion to Mary

The Roman Catholic Mass

The Traditional Latin Mass

Problems With the New Mass

A Short Critical Study of the New Mass: The Ottaviani Intervention

The Traditional and New Mass Compared

Vancouver Latin Mass Society

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter

Institute of Christ the King Soverign Priest

The General Instruction of the Roman Missal

Una Voce International

Latin Mass Society

Beauty and Spirituality of the Traditional Latin Mass

Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX)
(this link is for Canada, there is an international link there)

Few miscellaneous Links

The Reason for Our Hope

Online Adoration

Catholic Family News

(excellent Catholic Website)

Work of the Holy Angels

The Remnant Newspaper

New Oxford Review

Angelus Press
(great bookstore for traditional Catholics)

Modernism in the Catholic Church

Beware! Watchwords of Modernists

Modernism: A Catholic Refutation

Vatican II: Weapon of Mass Destruction

Tradition in Action

Saints and Doctors of the Church

Patron Saints Index

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus

St. Josemaria Escriva

Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich

Saint Francis of Assisi

Calendar of Saints

Patron Saints for Dog Lovers

(Choose “Lives of the Saints in English” for a daily calendar of Saints)

Early Church Fathers/Writings

Writings of the Fathers to A.D. 325

Eusebius of Caesarea, 263-339

The Didache - Teaching of the 12 Apostles

Ignatius of Antioch 

Early Christian Writings: Ignatius of Antioch

The Fathers of the Church

John Henry Cardinal Newman

An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine

Parochial and Plain Sermons



History of the Popes

Papal Encyclicals Online

Papal History

Clergy Congregation Takes Bible Online

ROME, DEC. 10, 2007 (Zenit.org).- A Web site launched by the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy

allows researchers to access Bible verses with exegesis from doctors of the Church or cross reference liturgical texts

with commentaries from Church Fathers.

The site at www.bibliaclerus.org offers six categories in nine languages. It also gives the option of downloading the site's content.

The nine translations of the Bible, including Hebrew and Greek, can be read side-by-side, as can the

Eastern and Latin Codes of Canon Law.

The Congregation for the Clergy announced the Bible site on December.8, 2007

as it marked the nine-year anniversary of the launching of the dicastery's Web site at www.clerus.net.

For the English version, click on this link: http://www.clerus.org/bibliaclerus/index_eng.html

Miscellaneous Traditional Catholic Links




Keep the Faith

Bellarmine Forum

Code of Canon Law 1917
Couldn't find an online version but you can buy it on Amazon for a good price.

Code of Canon Law 1983

MaterCare International

Una Voce International

Una Voce (Newfoundland)

The Real Presence Association

New Advent: The Catholic Encyclopedia
 published by Nelson

Catholic Culture

Modern Catholic Dictionary
by John A. Hardon, S. J.,

Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
doesn’t appear to be available online

Dictionary of Mary
by the Catholic Book Publishing Company

Vatican Council II on Marian Devotion

"All Christians must pray to Mary, Mother of God and Mother of men, in order that she may continue to intercede today with her Divine Son in the communion of all the saints because Mary, by her fervent supplication, helped the Church from its beginning and is elevated above all the angels and all the saints."


Vatican Council II, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, 21 November 1964.

Excerpts from CHAPTER VIII: OUR LADY, from sections 60-65.

Mary's Role in the Church

Mary's function as mother of men in no way obscures or diminishes this unique mediation of Christ, but rather shows its power. But the Blessed Virgin's salutary influence on men originates not in any inner necessity but in the disposition of God. It flows forth from the superabundance of the merits of Christ, rests on his mediation, depends entirely on it and draws all its power from it. It does not hinder in any way the immediate union of the faithful with Christ but on the contrary fosters it.

The predestination of the Blessed Virgin as Mother of God was associated with the incarnation of the divine word: in the designs of divine Providence she was the gracious mother of the divine Redeemer here on earth, and above all others and in a singular way the generous associate and humble handmaid of the Lord. She conceived, brought forth, and nourished Christ, she presented him to the Father in the temple, shared her Son's sufferings as he died on the cross. Thus, in a wholly singular way she cooperated by her obedience, faith, hope and burning charity in the work of the Savior in restoring supernatural life to souls. For this reason she is a mother to us in the order of grace.

This motherhood of Mary in the order of grace continues uninterruptedly from the consent which she loyally gave at the Annunciation and which she sustained without wavering beneath the cross, until the eternal fulfillment of all the elect. Taken up to heaven she did not lay aside this saving office but by her manifold intercession continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation.[15] By her maternal charity, she cares for the brethren of her Son, who still journey on earth surrounded by dangers and difficulties, until they are led into their blessed home. Therefore the Blessed Virgin is invoked in the Church under the titles of Advocate, Helper, Benefactress, and Mediatrix.[16] This, however, is so understood that it neither takes away anything from nor adds anything to the dignity and efficacy of Christ the one Mediator.[17]

No creature could ever be counted along with the Incarnate Word and Redeemer; but just as the priesthood of Christ is shared in various ways both by his ministers and the faithful, and as the one goodness of God is radiated in different ways among his creatures, so also the unique mediation of the Redeemer does not exclude but rather gives rise to a manifold cooperation which is but a sharing in this one source.

The Church does not hesitate to profess this subordinate role of Mary, which it constantly experiences and recommends to the heartfelt attention of the faithful, so that encouraged by this maternal help they may the more closely adhere to the Mediator and Redeemer.

Mary, type or figure of the Church

By reason of the gift and role of her divine motherhood, by which she is united with her Son, the Redeemer, and with her unique graces and functions, the Blessed Virgin is also intimately united to the Church. As St. Ambrose taught, the Mother of God is a type of the Church in the order of faith, charity, and perfect union with Christ.[18] For in the mystery of the Church, which is itself rightly called mother and virgin, the Blessed Virgin stands out in eminent and singular fashion as exemplar both of virgin and mother.[19] Through her faith and obedience she gave birth on earth to the very Son of the Father, not through the knowledge of man but by the overshadowing of the Holy Spirit, in the manner of a new Eve who placed her faith, not in the serpent of old but in God's messenger without waivering in doubt. The Son whom she brought forth is he whom God placed as the first born among many brethren (Rom. 8:29), that is, the faithful, in whose generation and formation she cooperates with a mother's love.

The Church indeed contemplating her hidden sanctity, imitating her charity and faithfully fulfilling the Father's will, by receiving the word of God in faith becomes herself a mother. By preaching and baptism she brings forth sons, who are conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of God, to a new and immortal life. She herself is a virgin, who keeps in its entirety and purity the faith she pledged to her spouse. Imitating the mother of her Lord, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, she keeps intact faith, firm hope and sincere charity.[20]

But while in the most Blessed Virgin the Church has already reached that perfection whereby she exists without spot or wrinkle (cf. Eph. 5:27), the faithful still strive to conquer sin and increase in holiness. And so they turn their eyes to Mary who shines forth to the whole community of the elect as the model of virtues. Devoutly meditating on her and contemplating her in the light of the Word made man, the Church reverently penetrates more deeply into the great mystery of the Incarnation and becomes more and more like her spouse. Having entered deeply into the history of salvation, Mary, in a way, unites in her person and re-echoes the most important doctrines of the faith: and when she is the subject of preaching and veneration she prompts the faithful to come to her Son, to his sacrifice and to the love of the Father. Seeking after the glory of Christ, the Church becomes more like her lofty type, and continually progresses in faith, hope and charity, seeking and doing the will of God in all things. The Church, therefore, in her apostolic work too, rightly looks to her who gave birth to Christ, who was thus conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, in order that through the Church he could be born and increase in the hearts of the faithful. In her life the Virgin has been a model of that motherly love with which all who join in the Church's apostolic mission for the regeneration of mankind should be animated.


15. Cfr. Kleutgen, textus reformatus De mysterio Verbi incarnati, cap. IV: Mansi 53, 290. Cfr. S. Andreas Cret.,In nat. Mariae, sermo 4: PG 97, 865 A. - S. Germanus Constantinop., In annunt. Deiparae: PG 98, 321 BC. In dorm. Deiparae, III: col. 361 D.S. Io. Damascenus, In dorm. B. V. Mariae, Hom. 1, 8: PG 96, 712 BC - 713 A.

16. Cfr. Leo XIII, Litt. Encycl. Adiutricem populi, 5 sept. 1895: ASS 15 (1895-96), P. 303. - S. Pius X, Litt. Encycl.Ad diem illum, 2 febr. 1904: Acta, I, p. 154; Denz. 1978 a (3370). - Pius XI, Litt. Encycl. Miserentissimus, 8 maii 1928: AAS 20 (1928) P. 178. Pius XII, Nuntius Radioph., 13 maii 1946: AAS 38 (1946) P. 266.

17. S. Ambrosius, Epist. 63: PL 16, 1218.

18. S. Ambrosius, Expos. Lc. II, 7: PL 15, 1555.

19. Cfr. Ps.-Petrus Dam., Serm. 63: PL 144, 861 AB. - Godefridus a S. Victore. In nat. B. M., Ms. Paris, Mazarine, 1002, fol. 109 r. - Gerhohus Reich., De gloria et honore Filii hominis, 10: PL 194,1105AB.

20. S. Ambrosius, l. c. et Expos. Lc. X, 24-25: PL 15, 1810. - S. Augustinus, In lo. Tr. 13, 12: PL 35, 1499. Cfr. Serm.191, 2, 3: PL 38, 1010; etc. Cfr. etiam Ven. Beda, In Lc. Expos. I, cap. 2: PL 92, 330. - Isaac de Stella, Serm. 51: PL 194, 1863 A.

21. Sub tuum praesidium.

22. Conc. Nicaenum II, anno 787: Mansi 13, 378-379; Denz. 302 (600-601) .conc. Trident., sess. 25: Mansi 33, 171-172.

23. Cfr. Pius XII, Nuntius radioph., 24 oct. 1954: AAS 46 (1954) P. 679. Litt. Encycl. Ad coeli Reginam, 11 oct. 1954: AAS 46 (1954) P. 637.

Excerpted from Vatican II, Dogmatic Constitution on the Church Lumen gentium, 21 November 1964

View the complete text of Lumen gentium from the EWTN Online Services ftp site.
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