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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Or just perhaps people aren't glued to the internet waiting for you to post -,-
    So sorry, i thought i may be on ignore and I was genuinely interested in peoples replies. You really don't have to be so condescending all the time.

    Good breeders breed away from those genetic problems. There is also the advent of DNA testing which has helped GSDs no end in the last few years.
    Shame the answer really wasn't worth waiting for. You haven't addressed my genuine questions at all.

    Anyway people I know you will all be devastated but it Christmas Eve and I am off to have some quality time with my family. I really have spent too long on here the last few days. It's not good for my health. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    Yeh.. funny how people claim cross breeding removes health issues.. it's actually increases the risk by 50%.. they can get health issues from both the breeds.

    It would be like putting a pug with breathing problems with a cavalier with a heart murmur.. you almost guarantee a messed up sick puppy.

    *disclaimer* not all Pugs have breathing problems and not all cavaliers have heart murmurs, so you can get very healthy crosses... but you can also get very healthy pure breeds too.
    Or the cross bred picks up immunties from both sides which helps fight any ailment the other parent could bring into the mix, therefore making it healthier than a purebred who has to battle the ailment with no existing immunities, etc.
    Ask a Border Collie to jump and it'd say, "how high?", ask a Kelpie and he'll ask, "why?"

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    well think of it, you get a dog who's breed has a history of hip dysplasia. So if you breed it with a breed who doesn't have a history of hip displasia, it's like watering down the chances of it getting it. Therefore a healthier dog.
    Ask a Border Collie to jump and it'd say, "how high?", ask a Kelpie and he'll ask, "why?"

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    Ok, im confused.
    I don't understand what point your all trying to prove is.
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    No no Pugger! I know your point
    Im more aiming at Peter70 and Tkay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    That's a crock.. if you breed with a dog who has hip dysplasia you are breeding a genetic problem into the line. You should never breed with the dog who has genetic problems.
    2 dogs without = puppies with none
    1 dog with + 1 dog without = 50% change of breeding puppies with
    2 dogs with = 98% change of puppies with..even if it skips a generation.
    No not a dog who has it, but a breed that has a history of it.
    Ask a Border Collie to jump and it'd say, "how high?", ask a Kelpie and he'll ask, "why?"

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    ADC breed was made over 100 years ago like keplies.. Of course they were a designed breed 100 years ago cos they english dogs couldnt work in the oz climate. Its like most of the dog breeds in the world. They were made over 100 years ago and they were breed for a purposes. Like the toy dogs

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    Just on the subject of hip displaysia. This is why good reg breeders get health tests done before breeding.
    Even though Troopa will be getting desexed we will be getting his hips and elbows x-rayed at 12 months, as recommended by the breeders, to check for problems. It is not only for our peace of mind but it goes on to the German Shepherd Dog Council records to keep track of the presence or absence of hip & elbow displaysia.

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    Megan. Do it at 18 months when he has stopped growing. Results might be false otherwise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Good breeders breed away from those genetic problems. There is also the advent of DNA testing which has helped GSDs no end in the last few years.
    It has definitely helped the Staffy too by DNA testing for L2-HGA and HC

    This is something cross breeders do not do...make sure their breeding stock is DNA tested to produce HEALTHY pups.

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