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    Cavaliers are 12-13" tall and 13-18lbs. Labs are 22–25" and (60-130lbs) I doubt your taller sibling is twice your height and six times your weight.
    Isn't this just more evidence that Cavs should not be crossed with Labradors?

    I've got my Grandfather's blood type. It's one of the rarer ones. Neither of my parents had it but if either of them had been type O, I would not have been able to have what I've got. I don't know what my siblings blood types are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Isn't this just more evidence that Cavs should not be crossed with Labradors?
    No? They are different sizes. That is not evidence to say they should not be crossed. Evidence would be proof (i.e. genetic theory or past experiences) that the offspring would suffer some health problem, which no one has provided yet, with the exception of RuralPug's overbite/underbite issue, which I would like to know more about.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anne View Post
    What is a 'professional' breeder?

    Interestingly, in a recent mag I picked up, which happens to be from the UK and is something that I am 100% sure would appeal to those who hold concerns about inbreeding in the pedigree dog, it lists the issues that affect many breeds and one of the breeds was something along the lines of a "cavador". Apparently the cross has bad genetic issues already it seems.

    At first I was surprised it was listed as it seemed to be the only cross listed (althogh I didn't look at them all that closely) and then I was even more surprised that it already has genetic issues.
    Sorry I meant "responsible breeder." Someone who approaches breeding dogs professionally, as apposed to haphazardly.

    "Along the lines of a Cavador" and "a Cavador" are not the same thing. But either way I would be interested in the article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFrench View Post
    No? They are different sizes. That is not evidence to say they should not be crossed. Evidence would be proof (i.e. genetic theory or past experiences) that the offspring would suffer some health problem, which no one has provided yet, with the exception of RuralPug's overbite/underbite issue, which I would like to know more about.



    Sorry I meant "responsible breeder." Someone who approaches breeding dogs professionally, as apposed to haphazardly.

    "Along the lines of a Cavador" and "a Cavador" are not the same thing. But either way I would be interested in the article.
    Obviously not the same thing, but it was a cross breed along those lines ie the DD lines.

    The article is in the May edition of Dogs Today. Unfortunately they do not load their articles online, however, you can buy just one issue or a few or subscribe.

    It is a UK magazine and I highly recommend it. They openly discuss all the issues that are debated, such as inbreeding, vaccination needs, cross breeds and many other things and their articles always show a very balanaced view.

    It is a great magazine although not often found in our newsagencies I have discovered (in fact, I find it hard to find regular copies of Aus dog mags too!).

    I am considering paying for a subscription and I am sure I read somewhere in the mag that they have 'email' based subscriptions now which are much cheaper for people OS.
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