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  1. Well, finally happening.

    @Lhok No, Its not because of Breed Standards. I have tried very hard to say that over and over again. But it is because the idea has been pushed, for a long , long time, that that only a single set of uniform standards can be acceptable. Only one environment is suited to dog breeding, and its not in peoples back yards. Its some thing that should be left to experts and not tried at home because only one environment will be recognized. Only one environment can or will support breeders to do the job as well as it can be done. Dog breeding should not be supported in the community. It hasn't been for a long time, and the results speak for them selves. Its a mess. ANKC says its Practices are acceptable and no other. Its not breed standards that are the problem, its membership standards of practice. So yeah, it is easier to rubber stamp and police large facilities and ensure expert care. To enforce breeding for health and other environmental demands from the community that hasn't the support to meet their own demands. Dog breeding won't be supported as a community interest, so the community in their ignorance of the practices involved, are almost willing to agree. Guess what? ANKC members are community members! ANKC membership gives support unavailable to the rest of the community (in general terms) but can't ensure or even agree on what 'standards' of practice are universal to its membership alone. Though they try very hard to do that by holding up examples of poor practices mostly occurring else where, Policing their own members is almost impossible and the environment will intrude into their space. So they will never be able to guarantee better, from all members. ANKC alone can't meet community demands. ANKC doesn't recognize community demands unless they are set by ANKCs own standards. People do care about dogs, or they wouldn't support suppliers of them by buying. But its been drummed into them that universal standards are very important and community members haven't the expertise to be trusted to uphold them. They certainly don't have the support needed to familiarize themselves with what what those standards involve. I haven't even read the link. It might not get through this time, but it will eventually because ANKC won't recognize an environment beyond ANKC and the community demands dogs for the community, not just ANKC members and ANKC expectations of what they must be. I'm not saying you have to like it or agree. Thats how it is. ANKC was set up for the practice of keeping pedigrees. ANKC does not recognize any other practice as having value to dogs independent of Pedigrees.. So no practice used in the breeding of dogs can have any value for it own merits. Any value is in the Pedigree. And any practices operating independently of Pedigrees will be discredited so the value is lost. Pedigrees might be, but Dogs aren't independent of those practices. So once you have discredited all practices that aren't dependent on K.Cs, you have no dogs. Yet that is the course the K.C identity has been directed to. To take dog breeders (and so dogs) out of the environment, because its not recognized as fit for breeding dogs. Commercial factories are the only logical alternative for an environment/ community that still wants dogs. You get good results by supporting them when they are demonstrated. That happens to a degree within ANKC. Not as much as it should. Members must support ANKC standards to a highly critical group consensus of interpretation. Or risk being identified as 'outsiders' to the ANKC identity. That takes a huge toll on membership, mostly on those not breeding solely for the show ring where standards are verified. That has a huge impact on the possibilities and effectiveness of any attempt at reform. NO practice taking place outside ANKC membership receives even that limited support. The worst cases are brought forward as examples of failure. And the ANKC further self limits its own membership to remove any intrusion of those practices on the ANKC identity. The available responses to ANKC standards can only become more limited. There is no support for effective practice beyond ANKC standards of membership. Instead support is withdrawn from members, as their environment with draws support for discredited practices.
  2. Well, finally happening.

    Well. What a surprise.
  3. Well, finally happening.

    Had a bit of a read up on his ideas and a look at the rough constitution draft. I think he has some great ideas and great vision. His intent is long over due but I don't think he has anymore hope of achieving it than the N.S.W version. Far too much focus on details that should be considered situational making it very complicated for the average person and trying too hard to please various groups that should be more concerned with actual welfare issues than legislation trying to make welfare issues impossible to occur. The bottomline is there will be welfare issues for people and Dogs as long as there are people and Dogs. Those issues can't be legislated away. We can only support better conditions that reduce the chances of them occurring. I'm convinced participation and involvement under common beliefs of greater potential for Dogs and Dog ownership is more important than regulating how thats to be achieved. Participation and involvement creates higher expectations through examples demonstrated. The best are emulated as the ones the ones that get most support and least effective examples don't get support. Education comes with participation and a stake in the outcomes. Examples are recognized for their value or lack of it if people are welcomed to participate and supported under a common belief. People respond to support that belief, and the environment favors the most effective responses. Again, there is an environment being set up that puts all the value in its self, and not the responses brought to it. because thats what we are taught to expect. That value is in the environment, not our own response to conditions. Keep it clear and simple. To promote purpose for dogs in the community and support value and purpose in the breeding of Dogs. Then thats what what will happen. I doubt he will get the level of participation needed to achieve his great intent while conditions are micro managed. A shame, since its badly needed to unify the purpose of breeding Dogs. He offers tremendous support for possibility and potential.....then limits the results to a set of conditions its very hard to exceed. It doesn't recognize diversity of situation or environment. The environment is the value, not its membership. The idea is to set up an environment to support a mission. The Mission has no where to go if the environment is limited to pre-set conditions. conditions
  4. Dog breeding facility planned for Bathurst

    As for breed standards, i think they they are a great thing and have never said otherwise. I don't want to see breed standards go. Just get support from more diverse perspectives then the show ring. They fail over time because of what they they don't recognize as well. The needs and purpose of buyers out side the ANKC system. For them, the standards are there to support the purpose of the dogs, not as the end game of selection. There is more to a dog than its standard. Consistency of traits is there. Its what is brought to them that is diminishing. I've kept dogs for 47 years. Up to 7 a time. All are companions and house dogs and all are kept for a purpose. The dogs ability to respond to the purpose they have been bred for, in multiple environments, does diminish over time when the standards they are judged to and selected from are confined to a single environment. It took me 7 years to find one dog that could respond to its purpose in the environment I provide. Matching the written standard does not adversely affect that. The dog I found did. I doubt I can find another. My research included govt.agencies here and over seas who had traditionaly used these dogs for their original purpose and expanded it. All had given up. The dogs could no longer respond effectively to that purpose mentally or physically. There is less support for the breed because of that. The standard supports its own limitations, not the purpose of the dog if the standard is all that is recognized. Breeders who try to respond to the standard in any other way leave them selves open to censure from the pedigree fraternity. Sure, it can be done. But there are barriers to doing it great enough that fewer are left to try each year. I want my breed to have a future and a breed needs a standard to be a breed. But it needs an environment to be dog more. So tho', I support pedigrees, I can't support an org. if I can't see a future for dogs by doing so. I tried.
  5. Dog breeding facility planned for Bathurst

    1st, I don't expect ANKC to accept anything it doesn't choose to. 2nd, pedigrees are NOT cross breeds so how are they damned by this ? And 3rd, I would expect people to support responsible practices instead of believing in responsible environments. Theres no such thing. The characteristics of breeds would still be there in breeds. Then don't encourage random, un -thought out breeding. Encourage planned, thoughtful breeding with a purpose in mind. None of them? Do you know this? But they can't, you know, if the 'best' specimens are kept out away from any one who might use them. And you know that ANKC breeders do? All of them? Its not the environment. Its the response a breeder brings to it, and the support a breeders gets to respond in ways that bring value to it. Not support for poor practices, but support for better ones. ANKC can't 'demonstrate' why random crosses are a lottery,. Its members can't even recognize them. And if they could, I would hope they would be demonstrating that it really doesn't need to be. The standards would still be there. unchanged. All this would do for standards, is to allow other qualities to be recognized for any value they have. No change to standards would take place without use of the protocols already there for that purpose. The thing is, Any identity can only exist with a belief in its 'self', its potential and ability to respond. ANKC was a concept for an identity. Dog breeders. That was the identity ANKCs potential was for. To make use of them, a person has to sign up for membership and agree to all conditions and codes of practice. That would not change. The belief was shifted from Dog breeders potential, to dog breeders limitations. There is no belief in Dog breeders. Only limitations. There is no potential. A dog breeder identity won't expand. it will contract, until there is nothing left. Thats exactly what it is doing .Its not a matter of what I want. its a matter of physics.
  6. Dog breeding facility planned for Bathurst

    Of course not. Nor should it try to. I am asking that it be a registry only, as it was meant to be. it has no controll. It does have an effect. I keep hearing- 1) "Cross breeds have nothing to do with ANKC or Pedigrees. " and 2)"Why should ANKC recognize them?" A constitution can and will only directly affect conditions specifically mentioned. Thats why it should avoid mentioning conditions beyond its own. Cross breeds had nothing to do with ANKC. Until ANKC saw fit to state how that condition should be addressed. till then, the 2nd question wouldn't have even been asked.
  7. Dog breeding facility planned for Bathurst

    But its the breeder support and knowledge that is missing. I don't see your example shows recognition of cross breeds intrinsic value at all. Not when its a requirement that those values won't be bred on, unless its within an ANKC recognized standard. All the value is in placed in ANKC. Not in the Dog. If the science is confusing, the language should be easier. The constitution sets up an identity. Its pretty much accepted that a constitution can and does only what its designed to do. So the wording and language used must be very carefully worked out. Every word in the constitution, its mission statement and the rules and regs. forms part of the instruction for for the orgs. membership. It acts like the genetic blue print for the organizational identity. Not the members so much. They're diverse in perspectives and opinions but their action are bound by it all the same. Forget conscious choice. Its a drive to behave and respond according to the genetics of the parent body. So We have an organization set up to keep records of pedigrees and their standards. The rules, regs. mission statement etc. all good. Its all about the Org. The things that set it apart and give it an identity. Its identity is set by what happens within. Not by what happens beyond that. There are rules written to guide the successful writing of that document and one says - 'Avoid ruling on what is beyond that identity' , Because thats the environment and doing so can have unintended consequence. Another is to avoid negative rulings or statements because they can only have negative consequence, again often unintended. because they don't give direction, they can only block direction in ways you can't foresee. ANKC, by that statement of what is not recognized has done both. So the language- ANKC does not recognize what is beyond its own remit. Its environment. To define what ANKC does recognize, what does it hold? BREED Standards. For BREEDERS.( forget pedigrees for the moment, they are how the standards are verified and explained) Standards are Conditions. Conditions are limitations. They are only good or bad depending on how well we have or can respond to them. ANKC will only recognize the limitations of a Breed or Breeder. Its members can only recognize limitations of a breed or breeder as a valid part of that identity. The only response left open to members is to limit conditions of breeds and breeders. With the idea they can be limited to optimal conditions or standards? Thats impossible! Because its our response that makes those standards either good or bad, and we are limiting standards and conditions to do it! The identity of the K.Cs stays the same with removal of that statement. It doesn't change how the pedigree system manages pedigree standards or include cross breeds. All it does is to recognize the value of response to Standards, conditions and limitation.. Or will we keep trying to reduce breeds and breeders to perfection?
  8. Dog breeding facility planned for Bathurst

    Breeders need to support other breeders. No environment is bad for dogs by itself. Its how we respond to the challenges that make the difference between good and bad. There will be times and conditions when a certain environment is the only practical option for a specific purpose or situation. But if all breeders become commercial enterprise, and we are collectively driving it in that direction, then we have let them become no more than accessories. They are loosing purpose, and value with it. Just as any biological identity does when it refuses to recognize the environment and its demands. Environments in them selves aren't good or bad. Its about how we respond to their challenges. Breeder support is needed. The demonization isn't just from A.R. And if commercial breeders can weather it, so can small scale breeders. But only if they can recognize and support each other and thats not happening. In or out of the K.Cs. Because everyone is more concerned with not supporting environments.
  9. Dog breeding facility planned for Bathurst

    Sorry guys, ran out out of time to answer this bit. Once people see what they think is an easy profit to be made they will try to cash in on it. The more people pay for dogs, the more people will try to cash in to get a slice of the pie. The trick is to educate people about breeding. 1st, that actually is the part of 'education' the public is missing to make more informed choices. If you aren't familiar with any of the process or what goes into it to produce a quality product, how are you to understand if you are likely to be getting that from from the seller? If a mass produced puppy comes from a clean, state of the art kennels with lots of staff and conducts education on breeding practices, how is person who has no understanding of what goes into breeding to see anything wrong with that? 2nd, Its not so easy as it looks when you don't know, what you don't know. If people understand up front that breeding quality pups requires careful selection of parents for complementary traits, (And a working knowledge of what those are ) sound temperament, health testing where relevant, 'round the clock care , socialization, vaccinations, preparation for veterinary intervention, Knowledge of breech birth and possible complications .....It doesn't look so attractive. Fewer try, and fewer still a 2nd time. Because Its harder to get away with offering any less. So at the moment yes, a lot of people are just cashing in. But the reason they are able to do that is due to low expectations. Thats where demonstration comes into it. A demonstration of possibilities has to be given. Experienced, before it can be expected. Environment needs that. It doesn't recognize value till its been shown. It requires familiarity. So recognition is essential before its even possible to give value. Psychology has shown thats true of people too, in market research. Thats why I say the breeders environment is not a healthy one. There is too little support for quality breeders because there is too little experience of them, or what quality can be. People aren't familiar with them. BYBers can't be blamed for that either. If pedigree breeders were doing so much better at meeting demands, there would be higher expectations of them. The numbers of K.Cs members would not be in decline. ANKC breeders aren't supporting The practices that bring improved results for buyers. They support The K.C that believes those practices are inherent in the standards and limitations. They are clearly not. Or we wouldn't talk about ANKCs responsibility to 'police' its members. And what are those members accused of? Being nothing better than whats out side. Of bringing the 'outside' , in. And how to limit whats outside, so it cant' get in. Limiting themselves further in the process. Limiting what value gets out too, with limited pedigrees etc. If they were doing much better at meeting expectations, their environment would give them more space.The numbers of Pedigree dogs represented in the population would be much higher. As for them wanting it to be a breed or not... doesn't matter. Breeds came about because people recognized some thing, some traits, they wanted to work on as a breed, after the fact. The dogs were there, being bred for some purpose that people valued. They proved themselves to have value 1st. With recognition and familiarity as something worth a space dedicated to it. They served a purpose in their environment. If the only purpose being recognized is as accessories, thats the fault of breeders for not demonstrating other purpose.
  10. Dog breeding facility planned for Bathurst

    @karen15 Yes the context of environment can be very confusing in all of this. I think Mingaling put it best- Every thing that is not the 'self' is environment. What makes that so confusing tho' is the subject you are referring to changes. What self or identity is being discussed in this instance? The environment of the K.Cs is humanity, but the environment of its members is only the K.C. The environment of dogs is humanity, but pedigrees is their registering body. Every thing beyond any identified subject is its environment- and its essential that it can recognize all parts it comes into regular contact with to respond effectively. The more it can recognize, the better it responds and more environment available to expand. Ie your body is the environment for your cells. They keep your body healthy by recognition of other cells, their states and conditions. So when some thing is wrong with human body/environment they recognize how to respond to correct it, and can attack viruses etc. or repell what doesn't belong. But even that is learned response through recognition. (This thing again!) So an Identity, of any type, is also an environment, of all it contains. To every cell or thing that enters your body, it behaves like an environment.It can only accept or reject. Attack, suppression, etc is an identities response to anything that does not belong in the body of its self identity, so even if its powerless to remove it, it can't thrive there. The K.Cs share their environment with Domestic dogs. Because thats what they are. But the only parts of that species the K.Cs can recognize are the pedigree ones. So a K.C environment tries to reject the conditions that support non Pedigree dogs and it doesn't work because over all pedigrees and other dogs depend on the same conditions to thrive. Like an over active immune system destroying its own body. An identity is an environment for all it contains, held together by common belief of 'self'. i think this is likely where a lot of the confusion comes from. I have always been able to jump from one environmental concept to another with no trouble. Theres a lot of that here.
  11. Dog breeding facility planned for Bathurst

    They would not be accepting cross breds. Only recognizing them as dogs that may or may not have some thing to offer a breeder, or a person .Based on its own merits or lack of them, not by where it came from. As to what characteristics can be consistently applied to crossbreds- What ever characteristics a breeder has made the effort to find and develop.
  12. Dog breeding facility planned for Bathurst

    Except a lack of support from their environment to do so. No. They don't. But if they want to succeed, and add value, they must find a way to prevent it being discredited by the part of their environment that does that. You say the K.Cs have had the job over seeing Pedigree dogs. I fully support that goal. But I am sorry. I can't support ANKC in that role as it stands in its present identity.. Its 'genetic blueprint' makes that task a physical impossibility while its programed to eliminate environment so that no value is recognized beyond its 'self'. You can call that an opinion if you like. But you risk a lot to assume it is when all evidence I have found supports that and you have not been able to provide any evidence to disprove it. I get that you don't like the evidence. That doesn't mean I do anymore. But your whole argument depends on a false belief that any value is in the environment. Its not. Thats a space you Occupy. It just IS. Any value is subjective. The environment or space only holds value to the subject by the potential it can realize there, through its own ability to respond to prevailing conditions. The K.Cs created conditions that Breeders could take advantage of to improve their responses to dogs and better support them.That created greater potential. The addition of the statement of non recognition removed it. By defining its response and conditions as an independent identity. Turning it inward towards a single space. No longer a response, its an environment, incapable of independent response and defined by what it holds. As a now self identified space, its only power to define its 'self' lies with what it will not hold. It can not hold 'other' conditions or spaces and still be self defining. Its only option is rejection of what it won't hold. Spaces or environments do not respond. They only accept or reject based on value offered. By giving space or refusing it.
  13. Dog breeding facility planned for Bathurst

    LOL, One more to quit on a luckier number. @RuralPug I have nothing against the dog fancy. There is good reason to believe in the Pedigree system and the standards it represents. A belief in that is only misplaced when it is so strong that to follow it requires a declaration that nothing 'less' will be recognized.. That to accept the Pedigree system means rejection of all that surrounds it and all that lead up to it. Thats where the problems begin. It moves the practice beyond its science to blind faith. I don't give you the problems. I don't bring them up to accuse. I bring them up to show the the results of a flaw that make them predictable. There is a response available. But it must be invisible to faith because no one seems able to bring it into their focus. All they see is attack and accusation. All thats required is to change the mission statement from one that does not recognize 'cross breed' dogs, to read more like - " We do not accept into the pedigree system dogs that have have not been bred to our protocols for accepted breed standards, Though we insist that all dogs receive equal recognition of any value to their species and humanity without prejudice or censure." I don't claim all K.C problems would vanish. Certainly not overnight. But it would remove the barrier preventing the effectiveness of existing solutions, and open new directions to recognizing others. The K.C membership identity is fixed to a set response of rejection to over come environmental difficulties. But its only set with that declaration, that refuses to recognize diversity and puts all and any belief into fixed standards. One environment. With none permitted to leak out to embrace the species. Even though the standards would remain. Even though the K.C member identity would remain. And even though the purpose would be regained of improvement to the standard of Dogs- Overall. By encouraging people who cross breed to see to they too have some thing to gain from a pedigree system, and may still contribute to it, you gain diversity of membership and response. The benefits also flow out. An Identity ( even a K.C identity) is not set or fixed, while it has enough diversity to allow recognition of new response when its presented. Acceptance of those is still choice, but its not open without recognition. So the rest is up to the K.C.s
  14. Dog breeding facility planned for Bathurst

    Believe it or not, I have been trying to show The K.Cs how to open a way over come many of the problems besetting them. by pointing out a single flaw and showing how it is affecting much of what is happening. it has cost me. Its unpopular. But I have kept trying because i happened to believe in the potential of pedigree dogs. I just spent several hours explaining clearly the physics behind this only to have it deleated before completion. It may have made what I have been trying to accomplish clear, at last. But I give up, as many more sensible have and are doing. I'm afraid the K.Cs realy are on their own. As they insist. Not much purpose in that for anyone but the K.Cs. I can't keep any belief in that.
  15. Well, finally happening.

    You can pick an Identity. if its humanity -Human behavior is causing problems for humanity, holding it back, stifling growth and costing valuable/limited resources. We address those problems and find better ways as human beings with common belief for humanity. We work with what we have to make it some thing better. Communicate the problems, try to understand the cause, where it comes from. If the body of humanity contains enough diversity, some of its cells are able to demonstrate alternative behavior and practices that over come the problems. The benefits are shown. And imitated. Because everyone wants to benefit.. It works when there is recognition of a whole human environment. Its potential and possibilities. Its diversity. History ( and biology) show that when parts of Humanity can't or won't recognize the commonality of humanity, remaining focused on our differences, Its impossible to work together to achieve potential. Demonstrations of potential are tainted by association and not recognized for any benefits they bring.There is no common belief in Humanity. The difference is held to be unacceptable. Inhuman, with no place in Human society or commonality. Not some thing that we can work with to affect, change or improve. It becomes, biologicaly speaking, a foreign body to be expelled or rejected. Then we get a process of elimination, oppression, censure and a common antagonism of forces in opposition. Attacks on the 'self' of humanity that harm the whole. Its can't work in syncronicity. Thats the physics of an Identity environment. The 'body' of an identity can't hold integrity by rejecting its own diversity. An organism, an organization. An identity. It can only be held together with any integrity or lasting viability with common belief in its 'self'. Recognition of all its parts. Genetic diversity is an essential part of response and adaptation to changing conditions. Now transfer that to Dog breeders. That is also an Identity. Comprised of anyone who breeds Dogs. Weather you can recognize them as dog breeders or not. an identified environment of all its 'own' parts. All are part of the same whole. It works together and demonstrates to all its parts the effective responses that over come problems and allow growth and viability. Or it doesn't and suffers the fate of an organism/organization with insufficient diversity in its genetic makeup to adapt and conform to the demands of its environment.
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