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Letters from the Front Line:Nora: Not really. I mean, it probably DOES happen, but most of the Flyball mixes use Staffordshire Bull Terriers, not pit bulls. They are trying to get smaller dogs with these mixes, and pits aren’t smaller than Border Collies...Anton: Interesting I never new this was happening, the introduction of pitbull into herding dogs to up their performance for flyball. The pit has a lot to offer with its almost primitive functionality, health, endurance, drive,...Anton: “my conclusion is that the instinct for blood lust (the kill of live game) is there but it has to be actuated by a certain age or the window may pass” “Actually you can do a lot with prey drive, at least in...Nora: Some Border Collies are also white-factored, and I have certainly seen a number of blue merle Border Collies that appear to have gotten a double dose of white factoring as well.Anthony John.: Hey, i found this blog a while back now and recently decided to read into it more, very interesting!, I have always been interested in human and animal genetics!. I can understand why the dalmatian owners react in the...Ren: My old girl was always grinning, like the play smile, but all the time. If life was good, but not exciting, that was her face. Hanging out on the couch, watching people walk by, or just enjoying outside. Sometimes with her eyes...Kathy: Peggy maybe a rather late reply but can not agree when it comes to spinal degenerating disease such as Degenerated Myelopathy. A Chronic poloygenic recessive disease that expresses late and generally after the age of six....Kathy: Christopher: Do we know what we are doing to our Canine Families here in the United States? I have read several reports that reveal that in Contrast to European Countiress overwhelming majority of dogs in the United States are...Christopher: 1.796 million hits and 8,264 comments and 494 posts and 880 FB likes.Anton: Yes. I couldn’t agree more. I in fact grew up riding TB’s, you develop a feel, the light touch, riding warmbloods is/was very different. These days warmbloods are of course more or less a reinvention of the TB, the...Kathy: Gosh Cynthia so sorry that many collie breeders, double merle breeders yet to address and will not address the scientific facts to an addresss an outdated un healthy breeding protocol. A Double Dilute, or “white...
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