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Archive for September, 2008

  • It seems that a Border Collie puppy on the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland didn’t get the message that those War Kittens are just a gimmick to sell credit cards or […]

    War Puppy, Armed and Dangerous

    It seems that a Border Collie puppy on the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland didn’t get the message that those War Kittens are just a gimmick to sell credit cards or […]

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  • One of the tried, true, and now extinct tests of language acuity on the SAT is the analogy. I mourn its passing. Analogies bring out relationships between words and concepts […]

    A Sense for Words

    One of the tried, true, and now extinct tests of language acuity on the SAT is the analogy. I mourn its passing. Analogies bring out relationships between words and concepts […]

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  • It’s been ten years since Dolly the Sheep was cloned and it amazes me that many a dog breeder believes in inbreeding (and line breeding, if you must differentiate, but […]

    Embrace Cloning

    It’s been ten years since Dolly the Sheep was cloned and it amazes me that many a dog breeder believes in inbreeding (and line breeding, if you must differentiate, but […]

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  • The culmination of the previous post is this statement: Our phylogenetic, clustering, and principal components analyses all suggest a genetic split within the breed between working and show Border Collies […]

    A Breed Apart II

    The culmination of the previous post is this statement: Our phylogenetic, clustering, and principal components analyses all suggest a genetic split within the breed between working and show Border Collies […]

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  • Those of us in Border Collies have long known that they’re in a class by themselves in the arenas of intelligence, agility, drive, and trainability. They’re different from other dogs […]

    A Breed Apart I

    Those of us in Border Collies have long known that they’re in a class by themselves in the arenas of intelligence, agility, drive, and trainability. They’re different from other dogs […]

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