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Letters from the Front Line:Anton: I keep seeing images in my mind of Zika induced pin-head nations. And it’s an improvement! Maybe our brains are too large, horrifying freaks of nature that are ravaging the earth. (:Anton: Yes this is the case with quite a few working dog types/breeds and some others. In many of the colonies the originals or early dogs were probably mostly likely landrace types imported or taken when people emigrated. Quite a...Miss Cellany: I think breeding HhMm to Hhmm would be acceptable as HH is lethal in the womb and as far as I’ve been able to discern no HH puppies have actually ever been born (correct me if I’m wrong?). You’d get the...Miss Cellany: So much rubbish – I’m thinking this is a troll :STimothy: It looks like double merle border collies are a thing now too. I was upset to see these pups for sale in my area. http://centralny.ebayclassifie ds.com/dogs-puppies/port-crane /akc-border-collie-pups-merle/ ?ad=41986820Lauren: I was google searching double Merle puppies knowing what possible genetic defects they have. Not to buy one for my own but just to see what they actually look like because in the several years I’ve been around them...Michele Shenanigan: Thank you very much Jennifer for your reply! I am glad that I saw this article as I almost bought a blue merle whose dam is blue and sire is a sable merle and I thought to research it a bit. I truly wish more...Michele Shenanigan: Thank you very much for your informed reply and for not criticizing my ignorance on the subject. Sincerely, MicheleAnton: Yes why not?! Fines are a good way to go. The message will soon get across. I don’t get the irrational fear myself, it’s all quite specific and is important long term. Im guessing all it will take is for the DACH...Anton: Yes, absolutely. It might interest you to know that at our local “pound” alone last year some 4500 little dogs called BB were abandoned. The majority almost certainly surrogate children for couples yet to have their...Richard Fortunato: I agree that “shelter” is a bogus name. They used be called “dog pounds,” an honest name in that it suggested a place that served the PEOPLE who didn’t want homeless dogs around. To make...
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