At 7:21 AM -0700 4/23/99, Amy Garner wrote:
>On the eye topic... I was talking with a collie
>breeder in Florida this week and she is getting fed
>up with many of the show collie folks. She is hearing
>the same line I've heard "you can't breed a
>normal-eyed collie with a correct head."
There was one collie breeder onthis list for a while who breeds
beautiful show quailty collies and she prides herself on them being normal
eyed and winning conformation. So it isn't true that you can't have normal
eyes and a correct head.
And if it was true, well, gee, then how correct can the head really
be? Isn't a conformation show all about breeding the "best" dog and
wouldn't it logically follow that the best dog should be the healthy one
with good vision? Seems to me like some breeders are really putting the
cart before the horse....