Letters from the Front Line:Lyn: Jennifer I fully agree with your comment. I DO like this judge. She’s very supportive and encouraging of the youth showmen, and seems like a kind person when I chat with her. I guess my comment probably sounded a little...Jennifer R.: I think in the case of your judge, it’s probably a good idea to accept her patience, encouragement, and support of the youth (those aren’t bad things) while rejecting her choice of breed/breeding goals. It...Anton: Oh shame I saw a bulldog yesterday, actually I saw two this week. The one yesterday was outside the supermarket. The poor thing had such an undershot jaw all its bottom teeth were showing including both lower canines. It almost...Lyn: Sounds like SOMEONE’S warming up for spending the “holidays” with extended family, haha! On a more serious note, I think that breeding brachycephalics is cruel and unethical, but my daughter’s 4H Youth Dog...Jennifer R.: I think at this point it would be well to point out that dog fighting isn’t just the domain of what we think of as a lower economic class of people. As in China, a lot of the people involved in pit fighting are pretty...Jennifer R.: I will agree that there are some pit bulls who display some characteristics that I would find sad to lose — but these have dogs that would have washed out of any fighting program (all of them — not one pit that...Anton: China is in a lot of respects what we might call backwards, literally behind rather than as an insult. Dog fighting as a tradition is on the rise after being put on hold for various reasons not least famine and the rise of the...Kathy: Yes, Anton the social and economic class of individuals who see pit fighting a sport exist as well in the United States. Pit fighting is a felony in 50 states to my knowledge. It is a misdemeanor to attend such an event. The...Christopher: > This is a very biased article to attempt to get people to believe that breeding for NBT is heinous This is actually a pretty straight forward article supported by facts that doesn’t whitewash NBT because ignorant...Christopher: If Jan DeMello does not breed “barbie collies” how come Hob Nob dogs were deregistered and banned from the ABCA for being barbie collies?Anon: Sandi Anderson’s Harley is not what I would consider a “Barbie Collie” a predominant working background. Just because a dog earns a show CH title, it does not make them a Barbie Collie. And just because a barbie...
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