Yes, I did know about the Thoroughbreds four founding stallions, I own a Thoroughbred. Check out his breeding, Im very proud of him Denzel Star Horse Pedigree
Anyway, breeding a grandaughter to the grandfather is wrong, dog, horse, cat even chickens, blerrk, makes me sick
Education not Legislation
How could I not take Mish. Just look at that face ....
In the UK the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club there pretty quickly took down their Code Of Ethics page from their website when they knew what the documentary contained, and for some time in it’s place was a message “for review”. The UK Kennel Club then implemented a policy that ALL Breed Clubs MUST adopt the Kennel Club’s Code Of Ethics, they had their reasons.
In Australia some may wonder what is going on even with the Rhodesian Ridgeback Clubs in Australia. On reading the Victorian Rhodesian Ridgeback Club’s Code Of Ethics the following is mentioned, where some may wonder what this means, and keep in mind this is in the Code Of Ethics for that Club and the following from this link.
Code of Ethics
4. I will cull (humanely euthanasia):
(i)Puppies with Dermoid Sinus. I will inform buyers of the Dermoid Sinus and how to detect it. Should a Dermoid Sinus be detected following sale of the puppy I will recommend euthanasia or neutering and take financial responsibility for surgical removal of the Dermoid Sinus(s).
(ii)Ridgeless pups, Blue/grey pups, or any other colour of a cross disregard to the Standard. If I find this morally impossible I will desex the pups prior to placing them into homes and prior to 12 weeks of age.
And people are appalled by inbreeding not for scientific reasons, but for moral ones. Animals don't share our morals however, and inbreeding is common in wild animals. If the wild stock that are subject to inbreeding are healthy it desn't pose any problems, as just as inbreeding can double up on bad stuff it also has the potential to double up on good - including health.
One of my dogs is from a half sister/brother mating and she is healthier than many crossbreds, strong and beautiful.
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I've just been looking in an old dog book of mine dated 1879. A lot of the dogs would not look out of place in a show ring today. This includes some of the Bassett Hounds and at least one of the Pugs. The working Dachshunds had the same long body we see today although many had very bad fronts and some looked as if they had suffered from rickets as pups.
A lot of people don't realise that pedigree dog breeding in the UK is a bit different to dog breeding in Australia. In many breeds it is much more of a business than it is here.
Pedigree dog ownership in the UK is around 70%. In Australia it is around 30%.
In the UK anyone can walk in off the street and apply for a kennel prefix. In Australia you have to sit an exam before the ANKC will grant a prefix and the right to breed pedigree dogs.
Health testing is much more common in Australia than in the UK. The majority of breeders health test because they genuinely care about their breed.
If a breeder doesn't health test, don't buy a puppy from them. Simple. There is the odd rotten apple in every walk of life. I still firmly believe you have a better chance of getting a healthy long lived dog from a good breeder than from a pet shop window.
As I said before, my 17 year old Pug is the product of a grandfather to grandaughter mating. I spoke to the owner of two of her litter mates a couple of years ago and both were still alive at 15. They could still be alive now at 17 for all I know. Not a bad life span for Pugs or any dog for that matter. It was a very carefully planned mating and I can see nothing sick about it.
Both beautiful girls and very similar. I love Borzoi. Not as good as Deerhounds of course but close.
I have a passion for old photos, especially of dogs. Canine history is something I am very interested in.
Sadly there are no photos in The Illustrated Book of the Dog but very good illustrations. A lovely one of the Greyhound family. You have probably seen it. Ranging from the Italian Greyhound to the Deerhound. The Saluki is called a Persian Greyhound and the Borzoi is a Siberian Wolfhound. The poor old Whippet or Snap Dog is not included in the Greyhound family for some reason and doesn't even warrant an illustration. Perhaps because the Whippet was a very working class dog and the rest of the Sighthounds were aristocrats?
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