Letters from the Front Line:Kathy Bittorf: n the list of breeds that maintain or convert to good hip status when breeding selection is based solely on performance, are breeds that run or pull straight ahead, or mostly so. Border Collies, on the other hand, do a...Kathy Bittorf: he problem with using a one factor, “one-size-fits-all” procedure with a disease caused by a combination of factors such as HD, is that all breeds do not have the same percentage contribution of these factors. All breeds...Kathy Bittorf: he good news is that although it appears Border Collies may, as a breed, have somewhat lax hips, predisposing them to HD, many also have the protective factors such as increased pelvic muscle mass and good hip formation...Kathy Bittorf: I have not fully research the varies breeds but was diagnosed in conjunction with Dermatomyostis in a Collie what is still called a syndrome under study as far as I know. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/cond...Viv Billingham Parkes: The tragedy is nobody studies pedigrees anymore. I have asked some present day triallists how their dogs are bred only to be told they haven’t got a clue.I have had the same family of dogs well over 40 yrs,...Kathy Bittorf: It should be more than interesting to see the rebuttals of the brainwashed.Anton: It will be nice to see another programme that makes more people aware of the negative breeding practises involved with pedigree dogs. The real consequences of the beauty pageants on dogs welfare, standards and inbreeding that...Christopher: Sorry no, I don’t breed Shelties, nor do I recommend merle dogs especially those with excess white. You’re just asking for vision and hearing problems.yvonne reighard: I just lost my girl..i am look for a blue merle with a lot of with white..they are so pretty…will you have any puppy soon Yvonne reighardKara Taylor Losik: Chris, I’d never read this before! It sure was a fun weekend! I miss the big brandings! Miss Bella has adjusted to subdivision life and is very good and holding down the porch….when she’s not chasing...Kathy Bittorf: Christopher why are new Adopters and programs putting people up on a pedestal for Adopting such pure breeds? Now we have a Pit bull adopters under an organization called Victory adopting pit bull pairs? Well, this might...
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