Native American Dogs

www.techichi.org is my current blog. Please visit and look at the techichi slideshow gallery. I am not posting over here any more, so come visit my new blog!!! Wherein I first push the idea of deer chihuahuas as possible direct descendents of the old techichis since there has been a virtually unbroken historical record of

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Mutts All: Breeding against the Acronyms

Hi Folks This is probably my last post on this blog. My transition to techichi.org is almost complete.The title of the blog, Techichis, Itzquintle and Dingos points to the major conclusion I have reached through the course of researching and writing this blog. I learned how to blog on this blog.I started on google Blogger,

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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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The Philosophy of Dog.

Day of the Dead Dog, commercially available online Everyone who has an opinion about dogs bases the opinion on his/her belief system about dogs. Many dog owners have very simple belief systems about dogs. Some believe dogs are their surrogate children. This belief affects every behavior toward the dog. Some people believe they should have

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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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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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