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Letters from the Front Line:Kathy Bittorf: Those who have bought into the spay/neuter BS should read this article and share even with your Vet as the cash register rings for them. https://healthyandhappydog.wor dpress.com/Kathy Bittorf: I totally agree with your opinion. This from my personal knowledge has already been in action for two years likely as Pilot programs? I wish to add have seen this Pet Smart Charity in action with a “No Kill...Just an Opinion: http://www.aspcapro.org/where- will-the-puppies-come-from This is right from the ASPCA’s mouth. I have talked to several Veterinarians that have said the HSUS is talking about setting up breeding programs to and...Christopher: Thanks Hans. Terriers are known for eye problems and it’s unfortunate that there’s not more being done to bring in healthy genes to dilute the disease genes for those issues. Luckily, in a way, eye issues...Hans Aberg: I have a Female JRT who is being diagnosed with Lens Luxation. It affects the eye, causing the lens to dislocate in one or both of the eyes. Earlier, I didn’t noticed the disease but then my vet told me about it. That...Christopher: What changes would you make to the standards, and, were your changes employed, and only breeding a fitting said standards were employed, what would be the likely percentage of harlequins in the possible resulting litters,...Alissa: This was very educational, and thoroughly heartbreaking. Thank you for the clear illustrations of the situation. What changes would you make to the standards, and, were your changes employed, and only breeding a fitting said...Jennifer Robinson: So? What’s the catch? Dog people pay far too much attention to color and this case doesn’t look like it has any health implications . . .Kathy Bittorf: Christoper agree why we will see Poodle/ Lab crosses Doodles that look exactly like a Poodle. I would like to discuss a breed many might not know very much. However, most know about: The Irish Red and White Setter. Here...Kathy Bittorf: Agree seeing people over feed. Witnessing the lack of mobility and heavy breathing of their dog is a sad expression of loving them. Just as sad to see their dog’s paws spread out due to lack of paying attention to...Jennifer Robinson: ” The main reason why people have not achieved genetic improvement in HD is that there has not been any systematic selection against it.” … written in 2002.” Really? Have a look at Monitoring...
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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.