Letters from the Front Line:Paddyannie: Its hard to wag more and bark less – when you are being barked at.Paddyannie: Wow Chris, you have great patience in explaining things again and again to slow learners with an emotional block which prevent them from acknowledging what is clearly in front of them.Paddyannie: “Micro-manage” perfect description of so much of purebred show breeding.Paddyannie: “They shot for 50% and got 75%.” Perfectly said and true. When they got more than they bargained for, they should have remembered balance.Paddyannie: I think that much of the problems in show breeding of dogs, cats, horses, goldfish, is that people start looking for extremes instead of balance. And they judge for conformity, that all the winners should be the same type...Paddyannie: I remember the warnings which came out when one of the Dalmatian movies did. It said not to buy a Dalmatian. That might have counter-acted the idea of getting a Dalmatian on impulse. It might have even gone beyond what was...Nik: Just came across this article (with the vicious-looking photo) and the other one that says these dogs are a “train wreck” and felt compelled to share my experience. Obviously my experience with these dogs has been much...Anton: Jack Russell types.Anton: Goodness me I kiss my dogs all the time, usually on the side of the neck after a hug. The smallest types I have to hoist into the air and cradle in my neck to blow raspberries on their tummy. So far I only get good reactions or...Paddyannie: The dogs in the photo look similar to each other, and it looks like a breeder’s set up, but I don’t recognize the breed. Anyone have a guess?Anton: It’s facinating.
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