At 4:59 PM -0500 12/20/99, Dean Mair wrote:
>At 02:16 PM 12/20/1999 -0600, jan wrote:
>> there is a GORGEOUS! Farmcollie on the Hearts United for Animals
>>website. Check him out at:
>Kind of ironic that some folks are trying to get back to those dogs
>and others are throwing them away. Thankfully rescue is there to help.
well, about 10 million dogs a year get "thrown away". There was a
"Free to good home" Tatra dog in the local paper this October. A Tatra is
one of the most rare breeds of the big white livestock guardian dogs.
Tatras make ES look as common as Collies. The dog was already placed by the
time I called but I just felt certain that this dog was never meant to be
given away. I searched the web a bit and managed to find the breeder and
she knew exactly what dog this one was. The guy had paid a small fortune
for this dog and waited over 2 years to get him. He had also signed a
contract sayng that he would return the dog if for any reason he ever
couldn't keep him. And then gave him away before he was even a year old.
A sad and sobering thought...
>> Where do these dogs come from, anyway?
>Thought you knew. A book I got today might help. :)
>"Book of the Bitch - A Complete Guide of Understanding and Caring for
>Bitches". In case there is any doubt, the book is about dogs. Looks pretty
>good. Includes chapters on pregnancy & whelping and care of your
>newly-whelped bitch and puppies.
gee, Dean, thanks... I think my question was a bit more
philosophical than that but if the book proves to be a good one please let
me know as I've been giving some thought to this whole breeding thing and
the Tatra dog and the gorgeous farmcollie in Nebraska not-withstanding I am
thinking about maybe buying a nice ES bitch...