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Letters from the Front Line:Kathy: Lzi the JRT standard calls for the 51% white and this appears to be alot more than just one recessive allele of the sp? Honestly was surprised to see the standard limiting pigmentation on most JRT which honestly should not have...Kathy: LOL Chris technical or biological Terriorman agrees 51 percent. http://terriermandotcom.blogsp ot.com/2014/04/why-color-is-go od-on-jack-russell_23.htmlChristopher: I stand by my assessment that JRTs are an extreme piebald breed. This isn’t a technical term or a specifically biological one. I am saying that they have an extreme expression of piebald on average. 51% or more is a...Izi: Yes, my breed JRT are NOT a “extreme piebald dog” they standard across the board for all the variations is greater then 51% white. I am pleased to say that not many all white ones are not put up due to a lack of...Christopher: That’s all you can come up with? The specious notion that we’re all just jealous? This blog is about ethics and genetics and on both counts Pekes are a mess. The disgust here is not over breed politics…...Roger M: Thank you for perfectly expressing my thoughts. Sour grapes indeed!!Christopher: He’s a Sable Merle. His mother was Merle. Avalanche us a double merle. He’s never produced a non merle puppy. Get your facts straight.Billy: Southland’s Beyond the Glory (Avalanche’s sire) is not even merle… He’s a sable. Those who are interested should go to Wyndlair’s website and look at Avalanche’s pedigree.Nora: Not really. I mean, it probably DOES happen, but most of the Flyball mixes use Staffordshire Bull Terriers, not pit bulls. They are trying to get smaller dogs with these mixes, and pits aren’t smaller than Border Collies...Anton: Interesting I never new this was happening, the introduction of pitbull into herding dogs to up their performance for flyball. The pit has a lot to offer with its almost primitive functionality, health, endurance, drive,...Anton: “my conclusion is that the instinct for blood lust (the kill of live game) is there but it has to be actuated by a certain age or the window may pass” “Actually you can do a lot with prey drive, at least in...
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