The “Purebred Dog” Fallacy

. Yes, I am saying that there is a tremendous fallacy connected to purebred dogs. That is the fallacy of no new blood. No new dna for 50 or more generations  would not be a problem if there were enough founding fathers to keep all the  gene pool options in play and if all the

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Qualzucht

This video, “Pedigreed Dogs Exposed” is an extremely important expose of serious health problems with purebred dogs registered with kennel clubs in England and the Americas. This page will present the arguments for recognizing these problems and the larger, philosophical issue of qualzucht, a German word literally meaning “torture breeding” but referring to enshrining dangerous

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Canine Diversity Project

August 2011. A cat walks by off camera. I was checking out the responders to one of the posts on Borderwars, Bonnie Dalzell,  and I found this wiki project for dogs. http://dogdimension.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=shared:purebreddogs21stc It made me so happy, I could cry. I had independently reached so many of the same conclusions just through my layman’s reading

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Hairless Chihuahuas- and Hairy Chinese Cresteds

My conclusion that the Powderpuff Chinese Crested is the genuine breed and the hairless CC is a variation has been met without a protest, so far, but I expect someone will come along and argue with me about it, sooner or later, because it is a point no one has really discussed. Is it possible

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What is a landrace dog? The AKC, Basenjis, and me.

http://mathildasanthropologyblog.wordpress.com/category/archaeology/page/2/ I used to be in awe of the AKC and learned its system thoroughly. I loved gathering on a weekend afternoon and showing my dog, traveling around the east coast to go to shows near my home in D.C. I remember the maps for country roads in PA, MA, MD,  (probably now replaced by

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