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Letters from the Front Line:Merrie Richardson: “Blaming Breeders for dogs in shelters is as stupid as blaming car manufacturers for accidents caused by drunk drivers. You can only blame breeders for problems THEY cause” Isn’t not putting enough...Sc: Doesn’t make me feel better. We need 0.Kathy Bittorf: Jess, I totally agree the terminology needs a serious update within the entire canine vocabulary. making the novice believe the color or pattern is something different in different breeds.Kathy Bittorf: It would seem that because the Merle gene is a fragile that easily mutates and the harlequin being a dominant expression of modification of the merle gene easily could become a dominant color pattern in any species...Kathy Bittorf: Christopher: I note a Change in the breeding standard by the Great Dane Breed Club?The fact is just as in Great Danes I find that common old terms called mismarks or sable merlequins in Dane litters are the same as in...Kathy Bittorf: Jennifer I don’t the catch here. Do we take lessons from the Great Dane studies and findings and warnings from the Great Dane breeders? Or do we continue to accept that the coat colors are only four colors...Kathy Bittorf: Queenie every time we have produced such a small litter something is terribly wrong.Kathy Bittorf: Christopher: There are so many mismarks as they use to be called being shown in the Collie ring today and winning with yet another new generation coming forward in our pure breeds. I continue to investigate old breeding...Winter Bug: I actually have a collie from this breeder from a Selena/Simba cross not long after this one.I got a healthy, well adjusted dog. She’s a bit high strung as collies often are, but between jogging with her and putting...Kathy Bittorf: So sorry Allison Crowe for the spell check error as one of the fantastic voices in this time frame of music history with her unique style and ability to hit the notes perfectly combining rock, blues, and Gospel with such...Kathy Bittorf: Christopher a woman point of view what it meant when Allison Crowe voice that sings with a style that I could only describe as bluesy rock-gossip emotional intensity. I love music and someone in their own style can bring...
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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.