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| Posted 07/02/12 at 09:15 AM||Reply with quote #1 |
For the betterment of the breed!
"Above all, a uniform type should be aimed at by breeders and uniformity of type can only exist in a proportionate ratio in the purity and distinctiveness in any breed"!.........M. Moore
"If breeds did not adhere to a specific shape, form, and colour range, or if breeders disregarded this blueprint, the breed would degenerate to the point that it would hardly resemble the breed at all. Selective breeding does not just create breeds- it preserves them as well. Breeding purebred dogs inherently means accepting limitations on your freedom to just breed anything"...Catherine McMillan
" A reinforced consolidation of the American and British standards could be the basis for restoring our breed to the gladiatorial glory of its ancient past, in capability if not in usage".....Norman Howard Carp-Gordon
"I can live with doubt, or not knowing, rather than to have answers that might be wrong"...Richard Feynman
TEST YOUR DOGS!
| Posted 07/02/12 at 09:06 PM||Reply with quote #2 |
|About 40% of the way down (I've not finished reading), I found this fun nugget:|
" Prince Otto von Bismarck was known for his admiration of this breed and he also owned severeal dogs (Great Danes). One of them nearly caused an international incident when it showed its dislike towards a Russian diplomate. A brisk conversation was going on between the German Chancellor and the Russian Prime Minister Gortschakoff. The latter gesticulated more lively than usual, which led the dog Tyras, that was lying on its blanket, to assume an attack on its master. It jumped on the proud Russian and threw him onto the floor. Many excuses were necessary, but accepted. Gortschakoff was not bitten but only scared so that the peace in Europe remained untouched. If another Great Dane of Prince Bismarck, Sultan, did not approve of anyone, the Chancellor used to consider this assessment for his decisions."
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