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    This blog goes into some problems in current breeding practices and what they can cause, answers a few questions for those who posted in recent threads about cancer and problems in their dogs.

    With the power of the internet to make information available to family buyers it is not too late to save many breeds from the more extreme deformities called 'desirable' or 'typy'.

    People simply need to look for breeders who refuse to breed for extremes.

    Breeders do not breed what they cannot sell, even though many will never admit to being commercial, costs and affordability to care for dogs and pups plus buy good foundation stock does count when deciding to breed or not.

    Pedigree Dogs Exposed - The Blog

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    Thanks for sharing, very interesting

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    I havn't seen a healthy fit Lab like that for a looooong time. I can't stand Labradors for a few reasons, they always slobber my hands, they arn't just energetic(which I can more than stand, um, hello Lady!', but they are irritatingly boisterous and thirdly, they are always fat!
    But i love the UK bitch! I would actually own a Lab that looked like that.
    Please Lab owners don't take offence. I realise Kelpies and BCs arn't for everyone

    I liked the Bull Terrier issue as well. I didn't realise the bridged nose wasn't in the original breed.

    Thanks for posting!
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    There's a link to old drawings and pictures of dogs-
    Dog Breed Historical Pictures pictures by Pietoro - Photobucket

    very, very interesting and eye opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinaG View Post
    There's a link to old drawings and pictures of dogs-
    Dog Breed Historical Pictures pictures by Pietoro - Photobucket

    very, very interesting and eye opening.
    Look at the Dally!

    Nattylou has done a good job keeping her Borzois the same as the originals

    Most of them do still resemble the original breed. A lot of the Bully breeds have changed though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    I havn't seen a healthy fit Lab like that for a looooong time. I can't stand Labradors for a few reasons, they always slobber my hands, they arn't just energetic(which I can more than stand, um, hello Lady!', but they are irritatingly boisterous and thirdly, they are always fat!
    But i love the UK bitch! I would actually own a Lab that looked like that.
    Please Lab owners don't take offence. I realise Kelpies and BCs arn't for everyone

    I liked the Bull Terrier issue as well. I didn't realise the bridged nose wasn't in the original breed.

    Thanks for posting!
    Do you feel the same way about a lab/kelpie crossOnly joking!

    The UK lab is so much better looking and I would imagine healthy than the other one.I must agree with you as I hate fat labs and watch the weight of my lab /kelpie though she is smaller than a lab on it's own.

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    Lab Kelpie ey? I might not mind that actually?

    Here is a photo of the Lab im looking after. She's from a registered breeder(not sure about reputable or responsible) but she looks like the way they're breeding Lab now. Big head, lose lips, and with a bigger frame. She still pretty fat, but you can see her natural bulkiness.
    She has so much character, but she's so annoying! I'll be walking along and she'll just walk next to me licking my hand. I take my hand away and she licks my legs. And she bowls Roly over constantly, she has no manners.


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    I find labradors and golden retrievers are frequently completely obnoxious but it's usually because the owners think they don't need any training or limits set. And fat too. But I do occasionally meet a well mannered lab who doesn't slobber on me or try to steal my treats, plays nicely with my dog, and is svelt!

    There are a few lab x kelpies around here too. They are very energetic and wiggly and better behaved and less slobbery than most of the full labs.

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    That lab is about twice the size of my lab/kelpie!Though I love the picture just showing the head.

    We had a GSD and a rottie before and I can say that my lab/kelpie is harder work than they were.She is just so excitable though she is now nearly three and has just started to calm down.It is a shame as she is so gentle with my six year old but if anyone comes to the house I have to shut her away.It is such a shame as she has had training but just loves everyone and every dog that she is always on a lead.

    She could not get fat as she has really skinny stick like legs and she would never be able to walk!

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    Lady is Kelpie X BC(we think). And she was very excitable till she was about 4. But she was never rough like I find with Labs. She never jumped on anyone, or bowled anyone over. She'd usually just bounce next to you...yes...bounce

    Sorry MiniB, getting a bit off subby
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