ONE VETS VIEW OF PUREBRED VS CROSS BRED

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  • #63946
    Val
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    “Adorable mixed breeds” get cancer, epilepsy, allergies,

    heart Disease, and orthopedic problems just like purebreds. I see it every

    day

    in my veterinary practice but mixed breed dogs aren’t tracked like the

    purebreds so they have a reputation as “healthier” that is actually

    undeserved in many cases.”

    It is so sad that a lot of folks, including young veterinarians

    these days, buy into the “hybrid vigor” baloney. The vet schools have

    been infiltrated by the Animal Rights Extremists, who are teaching them this

    junk science in order to push their agenda.

    All animals have a certain amount of genetic load, which is to say

    there is absolutely no animal without some genetic problem of some sort of

    another. Know anyone who wears glasses? Has allergies? Thyroid problems?

    Weak

    knees? Flat feet? A skin condition? Arthritis? A gap between their front

    teeth?

    These are all genetic imperfections.

    No human is genetically “clean.” Neither is any

    individual of any species on earth. So this idea that dogs should not be

    bred

    because they might have a genetic problem, and that breeders are somehow

    “evil” for breeding them, is ridiculous. Every single individual of

    every single species has at least a few genetic conditions.

    To use PeTA’s logic, all breeding of all kinds (including having

    human babies) should halt immediately. And to be honest, Ingrid Newkirk (the

    woman who founded PeTA) does believe exactly that. She thinks that humans

    should become extinct, along with dogs, cats, etc. This ridiculous scenario

    is

    precisely what she would like to see happen.

    So folks, if that is what you want…if you agree with Ingrid Newkirk’s

    whacky views, send your hard earned money to PeTA. They will help to ensure

    you

    are not able to own a dog or cat or hamster or any other pet in the future.

    They will see to it that you can’t eat meat or fish or eggs or any type of

    animal-based nutrition. They will work to shut down places like Sea World,

    the

    zoos, etc. so you cannot observe the many wonderful animals on the Earth.

    Eventually, once they accomplish these things, they may turn their efforts

    to

    making it illegal for humans to procreate.

    If you don’t agree with their extremist views, wise up and start

    supporting those who truly do love, care for and enjoy interaction with

    other

    species here on our little blue planet.

    The fanciers of the breeds, those you see exhibiting their dogs at

    Westminster and other dog shows, work very hard to eliminate serious genetic

    conditions. They screen their breeding stock with every available test. They

    research pedigrees before breeding into other lines, to check for similar

    clearances in those animals. They contribute money to research organizations

    to

    further the work being done to track down genetic problems. They contribute

    blood, cell samples, etc. from their own animals to help with DNA and genome

    studies. They have made great progress so far, and they continue to work

    hard

    at it.0A

    Are there unethical breeders? Certainly, there are. Just as in any

    group of humans, you will find the good and the bad. United States VP Elect

    Joe

    Biden, for example, managed to find a not so good one when he got his new

    German

    Shepherd puppy. I don’t know who did his research for him, but they

    obviously

    didn’t do their homework if they were looking for a responsible breeder. Joe

    has the right to get his dog from whomever he wishes, but if he was trying

    to

    set an example of purchasing from a responsible hobby breeder he went off

    the

    track this time. That’s too bad, but it was his choice.

    Unfortunately, breeders like that may be a lot easier to find

    because of their high volume and high profile. If you are looking for a nice

    family pet from a breeder who will be there for you forever, you need to do

    due

    diligence. You won’t get that from a pet store. You won’t get that from the

    guy

    selling dogs out of his pickup truck in the WalMart parking lot. You won’t

    get

    that support from a high-volume breeder, either. Yes, it takes a little more

    time and effort to find someone who really cares and does all the work to

    breed

    the healthiest, happiest puppies possible and then stands behind those

    puppies.

    This is a living being that will be part of your family,

    hopefully, for many years. Isn’t it worth a bit of effort to find a breeder

    who

    will be there for you and that puppy forever?

    And guess what? Shows like Westminster are a very valuable

    resource20for finding breeders who do care and who use the best possible

    practices, as well as for learning more about the various breeds.

    Bravo to USA Network for broadcasting the Westminster Kennel Club

    show all these years. May they enjoy continued success through the ongoing

    inclusion of such programs. I will be eagerly watching this year’s show!”

    posted by permission.

    Libbye Miller DVM

    It is time Purebred dogs & breeders had the bigger picture

    given that disease is not just limited to Purebreds. The message needs to be

    passed on.

    #87623
    *Lassie*
    Member

    Know anyone who wears glasses? Has allergies? Thyroid problems? Arthritis?  These are all genetic imperfections.

    No hope for me then ;D
    At last, someone telling it how it is :yes: always thought it was obvious that mongrels/crossbreeds inherit the bad points as well as the good from their parents and grandparents etc

    #87624
    Diesel73
    Member

    [quote author=*Lassie* link=topic=14822.msg273048#msg273048 date=1255459552]
    Know anyone who wears glasses? Has allergies? Thyroid problems? Arthritis?  These are all genetic imperfections.

    No hope for me then ;D
    At last, someone telling it how it is :yes: always thought it was obvious that mongrels/crossbreeds inherit the bad points as well as the good from their parents and grandparents etc
    [/quote]
    Lass, it’s aaaall about how you explain that. See pro crossbreedfolks explain it this way; with purebreeds they call that ‘breed’s weaknesses’ with crossbreeds they call that ‘bad luck’.  ::)

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