2011 Jean Dodds Vaccination Protocol for Dogs


The following vaccine protocol is offered for those dogs where minimal vaccinations are advisable or desirable. The schedule is one I recommend and should not interpreted to mean that other protocols recommended by a veterinarian would be less satisfactory. It’s a matter of professional judgment and choice.

Age of Pups                                                  Vaccine Type

9 – 10 weeks                                                 Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV (e.g. Intervet Progard Puppy DPV)

14 weeks                                                       Same as above

16 -18 weeks (optional)                           Same as above (optional)

20 weeks or older,
if allowable by law                                    Rabies

1 year                                                            Distemper + Parvovirus, MLV

1 year                                                            Rabies, killed 3-year product (give 3-4 weeks apart from distemper/parvovirus booster)

Perform vaccine antibody titers for distemper and parvovirus every three years thereafter, or more often, if desired. Vaccinate for rabies virus according to the law, except where circumstances indicate that a written waiver needs to be obtained from the primary care veterinarian. In that case, a rabies antibody titer can also be performed to accompany the waiver request. See www rabieschallengefund.org


W. Jean Dodds, DVM
11561 Salinaz Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 891-2022

Ava F-Litter “Shade”

This is Shade (F-Litter black-and-red-collar male) on his first day home after many hours of traveling! He had a lot of learning, growing and playing planned for the next several weeks!

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Shade loves his new big brother, Jaia…

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His ears soon started to become apparent. And so did his attitude! LOL!

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And my husband and I fell completely in love with him!

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After a few weeks at home, he’s settling in beautifully. He’s very confident, smart and gorgeous! We couldn’t be more thrilled with him! He’s a clicker-training genius and takes on the challenges of new situations, people and places like a pro! I really look forward to working with this guy to realize his full potential, because I know he’s going to make a fantastic dog!

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