Letters from the Front Line:Granny V: Wrong, Urban. If you see him beating feet outa there, he’d be telling you there was something to run from and that may be all the protection you need from him. LOL! My boxer would tell me if something was wrong if we...Granny V: I raised and showed Yorkies for over 20 years and I bred for good temperaments as well as sound structure and health. I had some good, solid little dogs, so I think that it’s what you breed for that counts. If you have a...Granny V: I have an old breeding book and it lists a trait called, smiling and non-smiling. Says it’s a recessive trait. It’s the same as dogs who have bird sense or don’t have bird sense, etc. I had Yorkies who smiled...Kathy: Are we seeing and reading internet TROLLING? Thank you Paddyannie for your introduction to the meaning of a Troll on the internet. ” Internet ‘trolling’ is the anti-social act of causing of interpersonal...Granny V: What is the point of working with animals who pass along lethal, or semi-lethal genes on purpose? You’re talking about how a dog who was deaf and blind and it was known that could happen, but done anyway? For what? A...Kathy: Jess, I have certainly appreciate Christopher’s view point and agree. The issue in my opinion through studies and experience doing the DNA markers which do include Casey Carl, DVM, Degenerative Myelopathy, a late-onset...Kathy: Hi Anonymous Doxie: First Open Registry is difficult to enforce in old AKC breed Clubs and seems to be no different in Doxies, Collies or any other breed. I find most pure breeds including Collie breeders prefer to believe that...anonymousDoxie: Kathy, no it was the breeding of the original standard smooth Doxie to Cocker Spaniels & other spaniel breeds in the creation of the Longhair over 100 yrs ago that put PRA in the breed IMO. The Mini was created by...anonymousDoxie: Chris, I wasn’t talking about you being biased on this one thing which we happen to agree upon. I was talking about your blatant pushing of cross breeding & more cross breeding and thinking the offspring there...Kathy: Grace: Do you even realize that the blind Great Dane has likely had it’s eye lids sewn shut? Do you know why? Because likely it never had any. No one even the bleeding hearts can look at two empty holes where eyes should...Kathy: Grace: This is preventable and ethical Great Dane breeders have taken the reins. This is one time a movie actually helped a breed. The public wanted not a harlequin but a fawn/sable. Hopefully some day in the near future DS will...
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