Letters from the Front Line:Kathleen Corum: Bravo this well written reply! There surely is a problem with the negative ‘politics’ now surrounding dog breeding by those willing to go the whole nine yards with care and development of great puppies. I...Dogmatic: This is an interesting discussion, but from where I am sitting, the issue isn’t “we euthanize too many dogs”, the issue is we do not euthanize enough. My sister was badly bitten last week by her...Kathy: Jennifer and Anton found both viewpoints quite interesting. If history of blood sports in America is recorded correctly in America began as premodern participatory contests of strength, skill, and speed. In the beginning they...Anton: Yes I understand that, so in some senses it develops as a country and in others it continues to stay the same. I suppose it’s an interesting dichotomy, a present day vibrant, powerful, long term or more or less sustainable...Kathy: Is there anyone out there like me who loves the Collie and aware of the scientific facts of how pathetic this situation for the Collie Breed in REALITY this is?Kathy: Chris: This kennel is not closed. They are just Judging Collies and breeding now. http://www.colliesonline.com/a d_archive_2015/columbus_010315 .htmlKathy: Christopher, I did some up to date reading after learning of a Boxer breeder who breed a Corgi for the natural bob tail to avoid docking. It turns out a different mutation causes the short tails in Bulldogs and Bostons versus...Jennifer R.: it’s cool — your post didn’t sound harsh as much as frustrated. I think we can all relate to that! I know plenty of people in the horse and dog world who are wonderful people with a lot of knowledge to...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...
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