Letters from the Front Line:UrbanCollieChick: Makes me wonder about breeding for dogs that pass gun tests, and the processes of raising dogs to accept loud, sharp noises. I’ve read about it for hunting dogs all the time, but I would expect this would occur...Anton: Oh shame yes I wish Rusty was still alive to be able to benefit from this new technology. He died late last year. He was a village dog no particular breed, bright bright red colour about the size of a BC, upright ears and a...Lyn: I used a Thundershirt for the first time on Tweed this July 4th, after it became apparent that someone had actually acquired a few impressive fireworks to fire off on our nearby beach this year. Tweed almost instantly went from...Doranna: No, sorry, that’s just my somewhat idiosyncratic sense of humor. He’s actually a bold little guy, but he does vibrate at an atomic level. Environmental stimuli wind him up. The Thundershirt winds him down. It has...Anton: Good news for badgers, it’s the cows that must go! http://www.bbc.com/news/scienc e-environment-28033649 Up to at least a quarter of a million head of cattle need to be destroyed to stop cattle to cattle transmission of...Anton: Dalmatians in America may not have surged with the movie One Hundred and One’ but I do know that there are thousands literally thousands of JRTs called Milo in shelters across the globe. From Johannesburg to Bangkok from...Anton: How I wish there were lists of the most healthy dogs. You know like the ten most healthy breeds today…….its always the ten most popular or the ten most rare or the ten most expensive, even the ten most desirable, or...Anton: Oooops politics, Im steering clear of this one, just to say Reagan was considered brainless outside of America, literally the president who had an empty cranium, and it was Nancy with all the presidents men that ruled that...Anton: Good God! And I mean that as a profane exclamation, is this possible? I suppose if its just been shorn it could get a grip on its throat or under belly…… Charming. Maybe I should look into Dachshunds, was it a mini...Anton: Short bread tins and Scottish fantasies, tartan, highlands, clans and Robert Roy MacGregor, Robbie Burns and his ” It’s a braw, bricht, moonlicht Nicht the Nicht”, James the 1st of England and...Anton: I’ve seen quite a few dwarf BCs types, think it is a cross with a corgi when you get the short legs and normal body proportions. It could be a Cardigan Corgi cross if it’s not 100% dwarf BC. I saw a clipped Corgi for...
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