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Letters from the Front Line:Kathy: Now Cathy agree there is a genetic component to the propensity to develop OCDs, and certain breeds do have a predisposition for certain compulsive behaviors. Most canine behaviorists do agree that the primary cause of compulsive...Kathy: Some of comments here only seem a psychological defense mechanism to bury guilt. Several motivations and causes for denial-ism have been proposed, including religious beliefs and self-interest. I am inclined to go with the...Cathy: I’very always had and will only ever have Dalmatians! What a crock your article is. Keep your OCD neurotic Border Collies to yourself! And don’t bother to email me.Anton: Ooops there I was thinking rather poverty stricken sheep farmer er Hobbit in Sod Land trying to flog off his bot ridden mutton as organic lamb. Very funny. It must be a rude awakening for the American boutique farmer. Do they...Anton: Oh yes, I wish the Chinese would bloody well learn Latin. Just try mixing Mandarine/Cantonese names with English common names to get a result? If it’s medicine you could very well be dead already, having choked on a tiger...Miss Cellany: Or you acquire a particular breed like I did – I went to a shelter and the dog picked me, rather than me picking the dog. Actually I wanted a mongrel but they were all out of mongrels – instead there were...Anton: People can walk into a “pet-store” and purchase a puppy even without good credit. The financial collapse of 2008-2015 tells us that. They were buying houses with bad credit never mind cute pet-shop impulse purchases....Anton: Good points. I notice this too in JRTs [guffaw] if someone like my better half for example decides to jump me and tickle me to death the JRTS which are almost (excluding bed time arrangements) my affair will pounce on them and...Anton: Heavens no my JRTS don’t have any CGCs, SARs or BC’s but especially no AKCs or any other completely unfamiliar acronyms, just the JRT bit in full force. We didn’t do the socialising, obedience training, thing....Shannon Hayden: LOL My Jack Russells have always adored strangers! But then I socialize and train early and often. My current JRT even has an AKC CGC on him, just for funzies I was going to train him for Human Remains Detection (my...Kathy: Anton I agree but having herding breed my entire life I pay close attention to pitches of their barks. Indeed found that Border Collies do not bark nearly as much as say a Rough Collie. This so called play behavior is...
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Border Collie owner, breeder and enthusiast. Dog breeder liaison for Genoscoper's MyDogDNA testing platform. Breeding ethics consultant for HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumble segment, "Unnatural Selection." Thought leader and advocate for the modernization and elevation of animal husbandry focusing on science-based information dissemination, advancing genetics appreciation, and placing ethics above tradition.
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