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Letters from the Front Line:Christopher: > Seems to me it boils down to how responsible and knowledgeable the owner is. Urm what? What boils down to that? Certainly not the behavior of the dog. You can know everything there is to know about a scorpion, its sting...Kathy: Chick I agree what level of instinct? https://www.psychologytoday.co m/blog/animals-and-us/201312/w hy-do-small-dogs-have-so-many- psychological-problems. I agree Dalzell breed sites are full of what I call fractured fairytales....Emily Foster: Seems to me it boils down to how responsible and knowledgeable the owner is. Every dog, breed regardless, is an individual, and will react to some extent- differently to each situation. Just one example- some pit bulls are...UrbanCollieChick: Good points all. Hunting, herding, many behaviors do need fine tuning and guidance. Genetics is not 100% of the deal. I think the point of the article is to counter the notion that it’s ALL of the deal. I think...Christopher: 1.796 million hits and 8,264 comments and 494 posts and 880 FB likes.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...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many collie breeders, double merle breeders yet to address and will not address the scientific facts to an addresss an outdated un healthy breeding protocol.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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