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Letters from the Front Line:Kathy: J Phillips love your post with experience and insight to nature of mix breeds. Many years ago I rescued a German Shepard/Collie cross likewise for example. She looked like a Collie with the coat texture of a German Shepard....UrbanCollieChick: Yes Kathy, I’m well aware. And that “Hulk” dog is an abomination. When people talk about bad breeding from “Backyard breeders” who are looking for cash, these people are often what I think...J Phillips: People truly do not realize how much dog behavior is genetic, probably because they haven’t been exposed to enough types in environments that show their instinctive behaviors. I favor the “canalization”...Kathy: American Pit Bull Terriers were created as fighting dogs by crossbreeding bulldogs, mastiffs and terriers. They are descendants of English dogs used to bait bulls and bears for cruel pit fights. Read more:...Anton: Yes. I couldn’t agree more. I in fact grew up riding TB’s, you develop a feel, the light touch, riding warmbloods is/was very different. These days warmbloods are of course more or less a reinvention of the TB, the...Jennifer R.: I think the best bet is to get educated, then find a breeder who appears to be a sensible individual who is also fairly educated about dogs/their breed/etc., appears to have good dogs (and good, aka. not inbred out the...Jennifer R.: The Thoroughbred industry, like the racing greyhound industry, can be a very abusive one (I have connections with it; I worked in it) — however, those sports, in and of themselves, are not necessarily cruel. It...Kathy: Gosh Cynthia so sorry that many collie breeders, double merle breeders yet to address and will not address the scientific facts to an addresss an outdated un healthy breeding protocol. A Double Dilute, or “white...Cynthia Phuphanich: Hi Christopher, We also bought a puppy from the Stirlings. It was the most heartbreaking experience, very long story. We tried for 10 months to make our puppy normal, & spent thousands on experts. Bottom line the...jastx: Danny was a careless risk taker trying to always prove it. Period. Anything beyond this is crap. He was a horrible prankster and needed an audience or public proof of his antics. I personally knew him from 4th through high...ruth: tias job is to save them not train them ,doesnt she have enough to do with no monetary help from the gov,spca ect,and take dogs tthat are mistreated,tortured and starved when she gets them.if someone wants to adopt its their...
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Border Collie owner, breeder and enthusiast. Dog breeder liaison for Genoscoper's MyDogDNA testing platform. Breeding ethics consultant for HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumble segment, "Unnatural Selection." Thought leader and advocate for the modernization and elevation of animal husbandry focusing on science-based information dissemination, advancing genetics appreciation, and placing ethics above tradition.
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