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Gwyn Diddally <[log in to unmask]>
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Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 15 Jul 2005 12:05:32 -0400
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>As for cow hocked dogs, I've read that many of the old collie dogs in
>Britain had them and that it actually helped them to negotiate the hilly
>country in their native land.


I'm curious, does anyone know what would make cow hocks a structural fault
for a horse but not a dog?  Is it simply a matter of weight, or is there a
specific physiological/anatomic difference?  What sources did this
information come from?  Very interesting stuff!

Merry

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