Breeding Landrace Dogs- preliminary thoughts.

I have some ideas about breeding landrace types. I have written other posts about it, but think I will write a new one pretty soon. I have found that dog breeders are a stubborn bunch as far as learning new points of view are concerned. I don’t know who my readers are, and some may

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Hairless Dogs: The Naked Truth

Hairless Dogs The Naked Truth, a book by Amy Fernandez and Kelly Rhae Self-Published, 1999 available at Amazon Although I have mentioned this book a couple of times before, I have never reviewed it.This review is actually a summary of my opinions on the whole subject. The Hairless Gene comes from Mexico. I absolutely love

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Native American Dog Breeding vs the Eugenics Movement in Breeding Dogs

If one inquires academia about “native American dogs”, the response is that there are no more nAds. They were overwhelmed by Euro dogs. They died of diseases the Euro-dogs brought in. Though I can’t find the actual sources that make those claims, they seem to be dogma. (nAd: native American dog is not a breed

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Itzquintle and Techichi

I love to muse on American dog prehistory. What genes did the early dogs bring with them?  Were they primarily dogwolves, not much changed from the wolf in looks, except for size? (It appears small dogs were cultivated from the very earliest days- probably from small Middle Eastern wolves as their wolf stock.) Did they

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Kennel Club Dog Breeding Controversy

I know we live in a  world where Kennel club breeders have lost 70% of  their yearly number of registrations since 1976, so what does this say? Could it be a vote for un-pedigreed dogs? Why? I see two reasons for this: first, the closed registry system and the progressive amount of inbreeding, which is

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