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Letters from the Front Line:Kathy: Marion: Hope you understand Yoda like every Great Dane that I have come in contact in my life time is a marvelous gentle giant among canines. I find it heart breaking that for every sighted and herding Dane that I come in contact...Kathy: Jennifer I do agree that crossing Bull Dogs with Herding dogs apparently was one practiced in early America. It is like the Irish Celtic Word Collie meaning “USEFUL” per say. However, must disagree with the Myth of...Jennifer R.: Actually, pit types bred to herding dogs (farm collies) is a pretty old phenomenon. Cur dogs, with a lot of “mix” to them used to be all over the place in rural areas. I think it should be at this point noted...Jennifer R.: Be prepared for more of it. This isn’t about the dogs, or liking dogs, or owning/working dogs — it’s about people stroking their egos and being “the cool kids”. And knowing human nature, they...Jennifer R.: Great post. I think the “it’s all how they are raised!” folks like to hang onto the truth: responsible dog owners train and manage their dogs — and run with it. Run so far with it that they take a...Kathy Bittorf: Addie I believe to best understand early history of American immigrants who needed a dog that could hunt and herd. Multiple dogs for varies purposes was not practical or possible. Let us consider the Catahoula which some...Addie Ross: I have never heard of bulldogs herding before! Like you said, when I think of a collie or a corgi, or something along those lines. Never have I thought about a bulldog herding. What do they herd best? This has me very...Christopher: your negative comments on Dr. Battaglia’s degrees were just as much a marketing technique for your article Actually, you’re wrong. Dr. Battaglia being vague about the content of his degrees but entirely unabashed in...Sueaussie: Although your evaluation of marketing anything as the be all and end all of making a super dog are worthy, your negative comments on Dr. Battaglia’s degrees were just as much a marketing technique for your article. If...Lori: Jen I wish people would be more knowledgeable about what they are talking about the subject they are on a grandstand about. When dealing with genetics you as the breeder has to know what good and what bad are involved with...Joanie: very important thing to point out as many times the aftermath of a dog biting someone in the face, especially a pitbull is so horrendous.. Like Zainabou in Ohio who lost her tongue and ability to speak.. Thank you for this...
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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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