July 2005


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Annie Prokop <[log in to unmask]>
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Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 1 Jul 2005 14:26:39 -0700
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There are a few who actually breed for normal eyes, nice ears that don't need to be fixed, health, temperment and working ability but those people aren't usually involved in the breed ring!! LOL!! Yeah- I have heard of that- oh the normal eyed dogs have eyes that are too big- according to who? The standard says a moderate sized eye not a pig's eye!

Gwyn Diddally <[log in to unmask]> wrote:> Wouldn't it be nice if "responsible" breeders were choosing for
>healthy eyes (and solid structure and temperament and instinct) rather than
>perfect markings and ears that tipped over "just so" (with the help of some
>tape and some glue and maybe some surgery) and huge coats...

That it would. I'm seeing more and more - especially among small breeders -
but many of the big kennels seem to still have little to no interest,
unfortunately. And then there are the places that claim that normal-eyed
dogs don't have a "correct" eye... *eyeroll*

And man, do I ever hate ear bracing. I saw a site once that encouraged
people to do it with duct tape that had starter fluid smeared on to make it
more tacky. XP We're technically supposed to be bracing Blitz's ears as
part of our contract, but we just keep "forgetting" to do it. Oooops. LOL


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