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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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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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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