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Tootie… that’s great!!!

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Funny thing – Laura, who wrote the article you cite, is part of my “Gang of Five” who get together for Ladies Night cocktails once a month. She’s also the VP of CARDA and I train with her every week. She lives just miles from my house. Ive seen this paper before and the repost reminds me that I need to ask her a few things about her methodology (causation vs association). However, it’s one of the only review-style papers I have seen on this topic. BTW, she’s an engineer for Shell Oil by profession. This paper was written by her because she’s passionate about all things dogs. She’s not an academic and not a medical or bioscience person. Just an observation – not a judgement by any means.

Tootie

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On Oct 8, 2012, at 9:59 AM, Kathleen Corum <kathleen.corum> wrote:

Research and a treatise on spay/neuter which is unbiased, isn’t in support of a hidden agenda or personal profit motive:

http://www.naiaonline.org/pdfs/LongTermHealthEffectsOfSpayNeuterInDogs.pdf

About dog breeding, url below. I’d add the comment that if the breed you love takes a direction you do not like, and you have what you believe is the ideal bitch but choose to spay her, then you need to accept responsibility for the direction your breed is taking … You chose to remove your bitch and her genes from the gene pool. I will say also, that we all have different ideas about what the “ideal bitch” is. In the current political climate, breeding in general is being condemned…. despite the fact that dog ownership is universally loved and people want to give puppies loving homes. It is easy to find fault with other breeders, partially for that reason, but I think not only for that reason, unfortunately. Breeders are not generally supportive of one another. This is a blog post regarding “how many bitches does a breeder need”.

https://cynoanarchist.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/bitch-bitch-bitch-now-with-extra-snark/

About the APHIS Licensing changes. This has a nation wide impact. But what I suggest keeping in mind is that there is a glut of legislation all over the US targeting small breeders…. punitive measures actually … not all nationwide but at all levels of government. IMO raising puppies in the home is a “most important” factor in great puppy development. The AHIS licensing change will discourage that. There is a problem with any ordinances or other regulation which are obstructive to occasional litters raised thoughtfully, lovingly, and responsibly in the home. (With “Responsibly” being a problematic term, I’d say.)

http://cynoanarchist.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/why-the-proposed-aphis-licensing-changes-will-screw-small-hobby-breeders-and-the-people-who-buy-puppies-from-them/

Kathleen

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Research and a treatise on spay/neuter which is unbiased, isn’t in support of a hidden agenda or personal profit motive:

http://www.naiaonline.org/pdfs/LongTermHealthEffectsOfSpayNeuterInDogs.pdf

About dog breeding, url below. I’d add the comment that if the breed you love takes a direction you do not like, and you have what you believe is the ideal bitch but choose to spay her, then you need to accept responsibility for the direction your breed is taking … You chose to remove your bitch and her genes from the gene pool. I will say also, that we all have different ideas about what the "ideal bitch" is. In the current political climate, breeding in general is being condemned…. despite the fact that dog ownership is universally loved and people want to give puppies loving homes. It is easy to find fault with other breeders, partially for that reason, but I think not only for that reason, unfortunately. Breeders are not generally supportive of one another. This is a blog post regarding "how many bitches does a breeder need".

https://cynoanarchist.wordpress.com/2012/10/06/bitch-bitch-bitch-now-with-extra-snark/

About the APHIS Licensing changes. This has a nation wide impact. But what I suggest keeping in mind is that there is a glut of legislation all over the US targeting small breeders…. punitive measures actually … not all nationwide but at all levels of government. IMO raising puppies in the home is a "most important" factor in great puppy development. The AHIS licensing change will discourage that. There is a problem with any ordinances or other regulation which are obstructive to occasional litters raised thoughtfully, lovingly, and responsibly in the home. (With "Responsibly" being a problematic term, I’d say.)

http://cynoanarchist.wordpress.com/2012/05/22/why-the-proposed-aphis-licensing-changes-will-screw-small-hobby-breeders-and-the-people-who-buy-puppies-from-them/

Kathleen

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