Dog Training World Forums General Dog Training Discussion Health and Diet Dire Wolves, Saber-Toothed Cats, Dogs, Inbreeding, Arthritis Reply To: Dire Wolves, Saber-Toothed Cats, Dogs, Inbreeding, Arthritis

  • Arthur Lopatin

    July 21, 2023 at 6:20 pm

    Yup! That’s y i post stuff like this. But responsible, knowledgeable breeders, one’s w/both solid practical experience and a good knowledge of genetics can do lot’s to mitigate, if not entirely do away with inbreeding by continually refreshing their breed lines. At least that’s my understanding / impression based on reading and some observation. If I find info about this, I’ll post it. By the way, the guy who ‘invented’ the labradoodle apologized for having done so: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/sep/26/labradoodle-inventor-lifes-regret-frankenstein-monster

    IMO, much about the contemporary dog scene — it’s sociology and psychology — is quite nuts. People get dogs for all the wrong reasons — they are a living Rorshach test — and end up making themselves and Fido miserable. If they are responsible adults, the work with FSDT trainers or like-minded ones to solve learn and to solve their problems. Too often, they do not.