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    Well, I find your questions/possible theory interesting TKay. Probably because I've come across that exact theory before from veterinarians, believe it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkay View Post
    Okay, at the risk if being flamed again I am going to put an idea out there that has been bothering me since our discussion yesterday. If I am wrong in my theory please tell me, I am not trying to be argumentative.

    Ok so there are lots of pure breeds out there with health problems specific to that breed. Why?

    Is this a result of the pure breeding itself.

    First crossbreeds would not necessarily be healthy, probably not second crosses but from there on in, surely the genetic mix would make for healthier dogs. Just like humans. We have a wide genetic base and mostly produce healthy offspring, occasionally 2 genetic carriers happen to get together and produce an unhealthy infant, it's not all that common and we as humans beings accept this risk when we decide to make a family. If there is a wider genetic base there is less chance of genetic defaults.
    Exactly, that's why dogs liek staffys have breathing problems, because they are bred to look a certain type, and for a certain purpose, they got shorter bodies, bigger heads, shorter snouts etc, and all this caused the breathing problems.

    actually, that probably isn't the point you were getting? but it is another one.
    Ask a Border Collie to jump and it'd say, "how high?", ask a Kelpie and he'll ask, "why?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter70 View Post
    You insinuated earlier that my vet was likely to tell me anything as i am paying his bills.
    Under your name it has resident vet nurse.
    I simply asked if you were a vets nurse and that if so is this what the vet you work with does. Meaning.......... does he tell his customers whatever they want to hear, given that they are paying him.
    If you bring in your pregnant dog, do you think your vet is going to lecture you?
    If you bring in 6 cross breed puppies, do you think your vet is going to lecture you?
    No, he/she will not.
    They arn't going to tell you whether your choice was right or wrong. They arn't going to cause 'a stink' so to speak, because you are paying their bills. You are still their customer, whether they agree with your 'breeding' or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    If you bring in your pregnant dog, do you think your vet is going to lecture you?
    If you bring in 6 cross breed puppies, do you think your vet is going to lecture you?
    No, he/she will not.
    They arn't going to tell you whether your choice was right or wrong. They arn't going to cause 'a stink' so to speak, because you are paying their bills. You are still their customer, whether they agree with your 'breeding' or not.
    Wow Myf! Really? I think we got away with murder in our country town. Lol.
    My outh we'd tell them, and if they didn't like it the vet himself would tell them to eff off. Even other surferies in that area were the same, as I knew the vets there and the nurses. Actually, they were probably the worst for long drawn-out lectures. Ppl would come back cause they HAD to.My vet here in Tas is very like the ones from long ago. He'll say it like it is, he will not advocate the commercial ood they have on their shelves, he gives me freebies and even offered to give me a particular drug I used to use for women's problems! Yep, too much info there, sorry!

    I guess places and times are changing from the comments you have made about the vet/s where you live.

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    PMSL@surferies. I mean surgeries.

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    However, if I am yet to see a REASONABLE argument relating to the positives of breeding outside the criteria I specified. I wish I could see some of that, that is what makes debate and discussion interesting!!
    Hmmmmm, obviously not REASONABLE enough for a reply.

    Or maybe I'm on ignore. Shame , I really was interested in people's opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    If you bring in your pregnant dog, do you think your vet is going to lecture you?
    If you bring in 6 cross breed puppies, do you think your vet is going to lecture you?
    No, he/she will not.
    They arn't going to tell you whether your choice was right or wrong. They arn't going to cause 'a stink' so to speak, because you are paying their bills. You are still their customer, whether they agree with your 'breeding' or not.
    I don't think Peter was talking about pregnant dogs or puppies. He was just saying his vet told him cross breeds were generally healthier. Nothing to do with breeding them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Wow Myf! Really? I think we got away with murder in our country town. Lol.
    My outh we'd tell them, and if they didn't like it the vet himself would tell them to eff off. Even other surferies in that area were the same, as I knew the vets there and the nurses. Actually, they were probably the worst for long drawn-out lectures. Ppl would come back cause they HAD to.My vet here in Tas is very like the ones from long ago. He'll say it like it is, he will not advocate the commercial ood they have on their shelves, he gives me freebies and even offered to give me a particular drug I used to use for women's problems! Yep, too much info there, sorry!

    I guess places and times are changing from the comments you have made about the vet/s where you live.
    These people are so sure they are doing the completely right thing, they don't care if you try to 'educate' them. They just think you're being rude and nosey. We don't want them to think we are bad-mannered. Thats one way to push away people.
    I got told off for 'lecturing' someone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkay View Post
    I don't think Peter was talking about pregnant dogs or puppies. He was just saying his vet told him cross breeds were generally healthier. Nothing to do with breeding them
    Health means jack all when they're dying in shelters.
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    You got told off? FFS? Seriously?

    Oh my, I'd last 20 minutes. I'm NOT laughing this time. *grumpy face*

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