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Letters from the Front Line:Kathy Bittorf: Christopher you make very good points here. What I wish to present for your knowledge and opinion: 1. I have read that ASPCA is contemplating having Rescue breed puppies for the demand of puppies? 2. How Humane Society...Miss Cellany: Compared to other breeds their eyes do look small and “piggy” (relative to their huge heads at least). Their teeth are also weirdly small for their massive mouths… they just look disproportionate and...Kathy Bittorf: Christopher all I can say…have you seen a Collie mix with a pitbull yet? http://www.buzzle.com/articles /information-about-the-border- collie-pit-bull-mix.html Now this does not look like a Border Collie to me at...Kathy Bittorf: Mixie let us get back to reality. Just read what responsible homeowners and renters now face …https://www.esurance.co m/info/homeowners/does-homeown ers-insurance-cover-pit-bullsKathy Bittorf: Christopher agree because as you can view this link the “subtle warning signs ” applies to a number of breeds..http://www.dogliabilit yquotes.com/Kathy Bittorf: AJ I too found myself in the same position and decided to do my own investigation. Shockingly a topic not viewed is the insurance risk of “Animal Exclusions” from home owners and Tenant Insurance not...Miss Cellany: Colour isn’t a problem for me I assure you, I don’t care what colour my dog is as long as its healthy (flourescent pink would be a bit weird but if it was a good dog I’d accept it) – but for show...Miss Cellany: You clearly misunderstood me – I was posting in reponse to Pekingeseman. I meant the drivel posted by Pekingeseman is a troll post (the “Pekes in the wild” bit should have alerted everyone if the previous...Kathy Bittorf: Seeing a terrier today with same condition as Hans’ JRT remember his post. The owner of this Terrier was angry because she knew about this test for breeders to avoid this eye disease. So looked it up and bingo...Gaddy Bergmann: Not sure that metabolic rate or thermoregulation have much to do with tiny doggies having a tough time holding their pee. I think the most plausible hypotheses are the following: A) Developmental: Tiny dogs are more...Bonnie Dalzell: Herding pit bulls? Terriers and hounds are prey taking hunting dogs. Drover’s dogs (flock gathering dogs) are dogs where genetic selection has removed the action of killing at the end of the hunt and where the dog...
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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.