Re: UPL: Dogs and Domestication

Gina Miller (
Sat, 4 Dec 1999 01:46:40 -0800

>On Friday, December 03, 1999 4:37 PM Glen Finney wrote:
>> Actually, I think that affection might be one of the best reasons I can
>think of to uplift. And while some people might call it animal cruelty, I
>not, and hey, some people probably think breeding dogs is also animal
>Yes, but you can see some of their reasoning on the latter, no? I mean, if
>you breed for certain traits you might produce a dog that has trouble
>breathing (as in pugs), hip problems (in the larger breeds), and other
>quality of life issues.

I've had a lot of dogs, and I believe that this hip problem is primarily in German Shepards, I had a full bred, who had the hip problem at an older age. Gina "Nanogirl" Miller
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