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Lynn Smith <[log in to unmask]>
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Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 14 Jul 2005 20:21:06 -0500
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You sound alot like many who are breeding  for the right reasons. Our Laddie
is also the first dog we have owned that we have even considered, using as a
"stud" dog that is because from evidence gathered so far, he is worthy of
contributing his collie genes back into the gene pool. If anthing ever came
up contrary to this he would be neutered dispite the desire to have a "puppy
from him:.
Lynn

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gwyn Diddally" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [FARMCOLLIE] Went to the opthamologist today


|>     Anyone who focuses on one thing, be it show wins, eyes, etc is
heading
| >down a difficult road.
|
| Very true, that.
|
|
| >  Some breeders now shy away from any pedigree with Valiant in it, though
| >there are breeders with related dogs that are really beautiful and sound.
|
|
| I think that's what intimidates me about breeding; for all that I'm
| meticulous about being sure of what I'm doing, I'm always paranoid I'll
end
| up screwing it up like that.  I went from Miss
| "Always-Fixes-Her-Pound-Puppies" to marrying this guy who, by the way, has
a
| purebred collie he's harbored hopes of breeding someday because she is
smart
| as a whip, sweet and herds/protects well enough that we've yet to lose a
| bird when she's on duty.  And now I'm floundering around trying to get a
| grip on all the details because I've never done anything like this with
| something as significant as a canine.  When it comes to breeding, I've
| always been a poultry girl and let's face it - when an outcross of poultry
| goes wrong, you just eat the evidence.  :P
|
| Merry
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