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  • Birthday 03/03/1948

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    To produce better with each generation
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    Cavies, Chihuahua's, Cattle dogs, horses.

    I learned the art of improving with every generation with show Cavies. Created the first true breeding pure black Cavies (guinea pigs) in Australia. The same with my Long coat Cavies.
    The first time Cavies were exhibited at Sydney Royal. ..
    They won both Supreme Champion sashes on offer the supreme smooth coat was a black all ASAL blood, Exhibited by Percy Short. Defeating even the English imports.
    The yound lady whose name i have unfortunately forgotten, exhibited her long coat and much to her delight, defeated the English imports as well.. The day I began to understand (imp) does not automatically imply “best”.

    My dogs I hope will continue to give as much pleasure and joy as mine have me.

    My horses have won both in Australia and overseas.

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  1. Inquiry into animal cruelty laws in New South Wales

    interesting that even in this case a practice with five vets cannot appeal.... n the rspca continually asks for more power...... https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/wa/rspca-accused-of-abusing-power-as-wa-vets-ask-to-appear-before-parliamentary-inquiry-ng-ef3005eba65daa68409e51092132d2d1?fbclid=IwAR2Ujvoiw4OB9wuDQ-Da_eq39X8rw-P6c1qRjAweuMkcZ_BK30KpGLgqLKc
  2. The real problem is although there are a small number of DNA tests available, they only are for such a small number of deletrious genes of the thousands, rephrase that hundreds of thousands of combinations possible. Fact is, all you can do is your best, test for what can be tested, select for the soundest you have available, then do what breeders for thousands of years have done, "select for the best and hope for the best". Animals just like our children are unique, every single one of them, they do not come from a whitegoods factory, every one identical......... The minute I heard my friend Nancy parroting AR, "any ethical breeder will life guarantee their puppy". Well show me one single parent who can "life guarantee" their child? If you want a life guarantee then do not buy a living creature. head to the toy shop and buy a mechanical toy. on the downside toys wear out too. there is no cancer in my family to my knowledge, I have cancer. but at least ive made it to 70 before it turned up. my husband is 83 and still going, heart disease took out his dad, his heart is spot on, as was his eldest son, but he is dead at only 44, two blood clots to the lungs with no idea where they came from, no heart disease, perfect heart, perfect arteries, no colesterol, even the coroner was mystified... if he was a puppy who do we sue? All a breeder can do is their best. All a parent can do is their best.. To do your best is no guarantee though. Even puppies can be born with Downs syndrome. MRI scanned clear for syringamyelia parents can still produce an affected pup. I thought is was just in Cavalier King Charles, but it is is many other breeds, its even in humans? As Sandgrubber accurately pointed out, even HD scored parents can produce Hip displastic puppies, finally it has been realised diet not just genetics has a direct relationship. one chap proved it beyond doubt... kept two litters from known hip displastic producing parents, divinded the two litters equally. one half were sparingly fed and never allowed to be other than lean. the other half were fed to the standard most pet owners like, plump. the plump ones developed almost double the expected incidence of hip displacia the lean ones one quarter less. Even more interesting the lean litter mates remained sound and arthritis free for 4 to 5 years longer than their plump litter siblings and life expectancy was same percentage difference. She also has a very valid point, when will show breeders start selecting for faces that can breathe without needing their palette shortened or they suffocate during the summer? I am one of those who look at the "before" the show scene photos. Then the "improved" changes and wonder who on earth can call morphing a breed until it has health problems as a result be called "Improved". It is a dangerous road for an ankc member to decide to go the middle road and not select for the extremes so tending to be sought to have that "edge" as the "fashions" change. As Lady Ann Blunt said so so long ago. " I founded a little stud to preserve these wonderful creatures, they needed no improvement." Except the second her daughter Lady Wentworth inherited the stud she so "improved" them a percentage of people refused to even permit even one of her stock to be used in their stud.............the difference between an Old Colonial Arabian, compared to a "Crabbet" compared to a "Straight Egyption" is as wide apart as the German Shepherd I knew in the 1960's to what I see in the ring today. "Improved" or "morphed" is still hotly debated in some circles
  3. good article Although its a pity not to mention there are breeders who do all the health tests and breed for pets, with the bonus many are good enough to show, even best in breed and best in show... goes both ways. https://dogopinionshere.blogspot.com/2019/03/why-buy-your-next-puppy-from-show.html?fbclid=IwAR1c77L98Me-JNPhmxKeSfpIREmOUaJYcG8Byzk85K8_E3mrBDU_Y8rdi_g
  4. Inquiry into animal cruelty laws in New South Wales

    someone else has written about the problem too.... wonder who is being shut down the fastest? Aus or U.S.? https://donnabrothers.com/2019/11/13/peta-is-a-bully/?fbclid=IwAR0yh15dETjOF_aH1vv9sXyUh5Am3s6J98GCQ2yXhwzoF5QvJ2OitDUuGg4
  5. Inquiry into animal cruelty laws in New South Wales

    as someone pointed out long read but well worth it https://cpisarek.wordpress.com/2019/02/24/want-to-save-animals-stop-supporting-peta-a-wildlife-biologist-conservationist-perspective/?fbclid=IwAR0B1zwv_ZbErYBWkZPvVX_ixvO6Hc8IgAhaTt039oK2_xH-dfAIoZox128
  6. Daschund Killed in Park in Pakenham, VIC

    it amazes me how little people really know or understand the nature of dogs. I see so many saying the only cruel race is the human race. the only difference is a human is taught manners and responsibility and knows the difference between right and wrong. The human version of right and wrong, that is. a dog has no much problems, if two dogs have a disagreement it can and on some occasions will kill the other, happens even faster if there are three or more in the equation... and they all come running with wagging tails when you get home as they have no conception they have done anything wrong... Even the sweet, lovable Cavalier King Charles will kill. Snakes, lizards. one lady's figured how to open her aviary and killed every bird in it. another had four, came home to find one dead and the unmistakable bites all over her.. all were females and the remaining three comforted her in her grief. Fact, but everyone either consciously or unconsciously anthropomorphizes. "Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities.[1] It is considered to be an innate tendency of human psychology.[2] Personification is the related attribution of human form and characteristics to abstract concepts such as nations, emotions, and natural forces, such as seasons and weather. Both have ancient roots as storytelling and artistic devices, and most cultures have traditional fables with anthropomorphized animals as characters. People have also routinely attributed human emotions and behavioral traits to wild as well as domesticated animals.[3]" their pets. they live in a very different world to what you attribute to them. they may be your fur child, but they have very different rules mentally. What happened is so tragic , but it is going to continue. By the story neither family had a clue how to stop the fight. That it continued for so long shows that. So sad for both families.
  7. Inquiry into animal cruelty laws in New South Wales

    received notification, they are receiving submissions https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/listofcommittees/Pages/committee-details.aspx?pk=263 then click on the submissions button which brings up this page https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inquiries/Pages/lodge-a-submission.aspx?pk=2550 been thinking I should contact the people of Katoomba so they can make submissions about how trusting the rspca and inviting them to partner them in the shelter they bought, erected, the two shops they also bought so the income from the shops paid for the shelter and then in I think it was 2017 rspca nsw decided to liquidate both the shops, sold them then gave notice to all the shelter staff it was to be closed and sold as surplus ........all money taken as assets of rspca yagoona............the only reason it is still open the people of katoomba fought to prevent the closure and sale...although with their two shops gone, no income to pay staff or maintenance as before, when it was entirely self funding itself ........they certainly were stupid to hand their hard worked for facility over to rspca nsw...........
  8. Inquiry into animal cruelty laws in New South Wales

    received an update. He said to keep checking this link and the date for submitting submissions will be announced on it. https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/listofcommittees/Pages/committee-details.aspx?pk=263#tab-submissions
  9. Decades a go they did a study on early castration of colts and was very interesting. the foals castrated at a few weeks to a few months old, some grew over a hand or more, taller (a hand is four inches) than their full sibling brothers that were left entire. even more interesting even the pelvic shape was different. lucky horses dont seem to develop the incontinence problems early desexed puppies have been found to
  10. Inquiry into animal cruelty laws in New South Wales

    Amazing, it is Sunday and have received three replies saying the submission will be forwarded to the Inquiry. this is the last one with more information than the previous two. Dear S, The select committee that's has been formed to conduct inquiry has not had it's first meeting, this is due this week. Once that has occurred details of our to send submission and closing date will be published on website. Kind regards Mark Banasiak I thanked him for his reply and just received this... Dear S,No problems at all, please feel free to pass on to all you know who are interested, more details should be up on the parliamentary website by Friday.Kind regardsMark Banasiak I had sent copies to everyone named in that link that was on dogzonline.... interestingly one of the persons named in that link does not seem to be aware he is named as being on the committee.e.g. ...... .Dear inquiry I have received this unsolicited submission and I am forwarding it to the inquiry. If you have any further inquiries, please contact my staffer member - Sachin Saxena. Regards Walt Honourable Walt Secord
  11. Inquiry into animal cruelty laws in New South Wales

    I noticed the enquiry does not give the dates the submissions need to be in? learned yesterday it started 8th August. and still listed as "current" hope everyone sent in theirs. I noticed it also says this "Legislative Council Select Committee on Animal Cruelty Laws in New South Wales This committee was established on 8 August 2019 to inquire and report on the effectiveness of arrangements for the administration and enforcement of the laws of New South Wales for the protection of animals from cruelty. In accordance with the resolution of the Legislative Council, the committee will begin its inquiry in the third week of October 2019 and report by 2 April 2020. Contact us Chair:Pearson, Mark (AJP, LC Member)Members:Amato, Lou (LIB, LC Member)Banasiak, Mark (SFF, LC Member)Boyd, Abigail (GRNS, LC Member)Mason-Cox, Matthew (LIB, LC Member)Secord, Walt (ALP, LC Member)Veitch, Mick (ALP, LC Member) " https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/lcdocs/inquiries/2550/Terms%20of%20reference%20-%20Animal%20cruelty%20laws%20in%20New%20South%20Wales.pdf?fbclid=IwAR37ePPn1lRlQLOqqppQq8YiM0_qgEdzcVG5Btjui_nDqMYTBWC5TljzfhI
  12. French Bulldog Thread!

    a friend has an ankc main registered French bulldog, he is registered as brindle. but blind freddy can see he is blue ...........they have been getting around the blue ban by not putting they are blue, but I believe now you cannot breed from one until it has been inspected and passed so she wont be able to use him for breeding for registration with ankc . Well that is what ive heard . I do wonder how they get around this in the Code of Ethics? "(iv) That a member shall make every reasonable effort to ensure that dogs bred by them do not suffer from any disorder that impedes their sight, breathing or ability to move freely or which is otherwise detrimental to their comfort and wellbeing." when my brother bought his darling French bulldog he was given the address of the vet the breeder recommended to have his palette reduced so he could breathe more normally, he hasn't had the op done yet and his vet has told him it needs to be done before this summer (as he is getting worse each summer) or he is unlikely to survive....he is three now and overheated badly last summer in just the few minutes he went outside to go to the toilet, their home is air conditioned, he was staggering by the time he finished and came back inside. A friends died while they were away from home and had left him outside to play, thinking it was such a nice cool day he would be fine. Adorable dogs, no wonder people adore them All three are from different ANKC show breeders and mains registered. The last boy was to be shown and bred, really need to be careful with hot weather.
  13. The Ckcs Photo And Chat Thread

    I like a nice example of the breed as much as anyone, but neither I or my sister wanted one with hernias, no matter how many champions its parents and grandparents had in the pedigree. these are her current two, hernia free and clear for curly coat and dry eye. pity no dna tests yet for MVD