At 07:10 AM 4/29/99 -0400, jan wrote:
>..... We now know where those lethal whites come from, but I bet there
>was a time that the problems with those pups was blamed on too much white
>and not on the combination of too much merle gene.
> That's my guess about why the blaze fell out of favor...
Me thinks you are looking too deep. There is lots of talk about how the
collie is a head breed. Everything revolves around the "expression" the dog
has. Some feel that collies are judged in the ring primarily for their
head. Its ok if they can't move as long as they have a good head. So
anything that detracts, in someone's mind, from the "expression" would be
FYI - I just got my CCA 1998 Yearbook and was very surprised and more than
pleased to see the theme is "More Than A Pretty Face".
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"To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty,
and in the same field, it beholds, every hour, a picture which was
never seen before, and which shall never be seen again."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson