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Letters from the Front Line:Anton: “I like the idea of a landrace much better and I vastly prefer the appendix registry system that is regularly used in other animals.” I couldn’t agree more.Anton: Ha! Im of the opinion it’s impossible to “spoil” a good JRT, that they are “spoil” proof. Yes they can instead be little control freaks and give their owners as much “eye” as a border...Kathy: Erin: When it comes to horses the piebald gene and existence of the Lethal white stated to be quite common especially in the Paint. The Paint to my understanding is known to be direct decendants of the Quarter Horse known for...Kathy: Thanks Anton for the clarification and with helpful hints to those who might make the mistake of choosing an aggressive dog. Again, I agree with you about the Peke and most of those miniature biting nuisances. However, some...Kathy: C,H, I should correct that the gene responsible for the Harlequin Pattern in Great Danes is different according to Genetic Marker testing in other breeds such as the Collie, Shetland Sheepdog. It is the pattern not the color is...Kathy: C.H. probably Sue Bowling’s site was one of my favorites since it first hit the internet. Indeed there are some very highly educated people on this site in varies areas. The true sign of an educated person…they know...Kathy: C.H. It is equally ridiculous comment to state it does not matter what is in a Pedigree. We all here have understood that the coat coat consist of combination of genes. Likewise, a piebald with a double merle and then you add the...C.H.: This is probably one of the most ridiculous comments on here. You are ignorant. It does not matter what is in the Pedigree, it matters the genes in the COLOR. Certain color Danes carry different genes. Same to same always creates...Kathy: Chron I had not seen this link but comes as no surprise. Am not saying it is not horrifying, disgusting and reprehensible but it does seem someone is taking crazy pills or something does it not? If you check the archives this...Chron: Wow I must say I’m glad I came across your double merle posts. I knew of the dangers of breeding dogs like this but it’s pretty disappointing to see supposed “responsible” show breeders partaking in it....Kathy: Rat girl you miss the entire message. This blindness is preventable. I have had dogs go blind on me as well. Please understand this is preventable. Today there is no excuse for blindness. Your argument is mute.
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