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    Quote Originally Posted by Nattylou View Post
    It is true. But they shouldn't be bred if they're not wanted - long term. That's life as well.
    Trouble is if they dont work out as a working dog there is often nowhere to go and the farmers dont have time to deal with it. There are some good folk that try and rescue and rehome them but the suitable homes are often very limited and they usually end up recycled endlessly. Some farmers, not all, just shoot them on the spot. It is a fact of life on a farm, they are working dogs not pets and they have to earn their keep.

    I personally couldnt do it - I already have 2 unwanted working dogs that I have rescued from farmers. Some of them are very highly strung and over the top or very timid which is why they are not suitable.

    Again gets down often to poor breeding.

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    Also if they are caught killing sheep... They are shot..

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    Quote Originally Posted by molly33 View Post
    No, not offended.
    I just don't like hearing about dogs being chained up, shot or sent to pet shops.

    "Farmers also breed their own dogs and there are plenty of mixes. The good ones get used and the rest get shot or given away or sent to pet shops."

    Just reminds me of the greyhound industry.
    Yes there are simalartities unfortunatly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peta23 View Post
    Also if they are caught killing sheep... They are shot..
    If they are stock killers & you don't shot them yourself your neighbouring farmer will & you will be seen as a villan as stock is livelyhood & should be protected at all costs.
    I learnt this the hard way at 10yrs old when my then bitza stray come family pet chased a calf through a fence & genrally teorized the herd of neighbours cattle & was shot dead in front of me by them when I could not get the dog to come.
    Very horrible hard lessen but it did teach me the importance of stock proofing your pet farm dogs & not letting them out unsupervised untill they are fully trained & an adult.
    I am not for killing dogs this way at all but it dose happen daily across Australia.
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    Well they can't she let go into the world cos they will turn into feral dogs and they will be to shot further down the track

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemyf7 View Post
    IMO, there is no such thing as reponsible crossbreeding.
    Now Myf you know I lubs ya so this is said with no malice whatsoever ( and dont go getting the nuke gun either )

    But do you honestly stand by that quote?
    Remember,all breeds started somewhere. Some of todays 'pure' breeds IMO need out crossing to improve what some breeders have done to the breed as a whole ( all in the name of improving the breed/standard) IMO I believe we could see some serious health issues that plague some pures improved tremendously by some well thought out,handled and experienced out crossing.Perhaps even going back once removed ,using the original breeds that created the purebreed in current equasion.
    Now to improve a breed for health and use issues means dollars,I would not say no.
    I also would pay any amount for any dog I truly wanted.
    Wow,thats about as clear as mud ey
    Hope you get what I'm trying to say.
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    I so agree Choppa on the correct outcrossing could go a long way to improving the health in some breeds.
    You know it only toke a few generations after introducing a new breed into a dorper herd to improve on their shoking feet to get them breeding true to type again & the feet where much improved & there was only the very occasional lamb showing some throw back faults & after another 2 generations you'd never even pick the difference between that herd & a pure embroy imp herd. Mind you as well as a new breed(which was very carefuly picked) we added as much new blood of good footed dorper bloodlines as we could get our hands on as well. We also culled at a very high rate in those first few generations of lambing, as much as 100% on normal cull levels in a self replacing flock.
    I know dogs & sheep are not the same but it is food for thought no doubt.
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    Speaking of HUntaways (my mum has a huntaway x beagle and my friend has a huntaway x) they are technically not a breed if you wanna be pedantic.

    And one huntaway can look vastly different from the next.

    But they are good for what they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala View Post
    Speaking of HUntaways (my mum has a huntaway x beagle and my friend has a huntaway x) they are technically not a breed if you wanna be pedantic.

    And one huntaway can look vastly different from the next.

    But they are good for what they do.
    Careful you don't tell a Zelender that, lol...............
    Yes my aunty had a huge rangy black & tan dog of short coat & then I have seen shorter more solid dogs of a broken coat.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydog View Post
    Careful you don't tell a Zelender that, lol...............
    Yes my aunty had a huge rangy black & tan dog of short coat & then I have seen shorter more solid dogs of a broken coat.
    I AM a NZder LOL

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