Breed islands

“Dog breeding is like economics– a very dismal science. The notion of an opportunity cost is always there.  If one breeds for something, one automatically selects against something else.  One cannot always see the consequences of selection in phenotype. “

Breed islands.

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  1. Having seen the photographic chart of the confirmation changes in the German Shepherd Dog since 1900 informs me of the necessity for careful recorded out breeding. And I can’t get the King Charles spaniel in seizure out of my mind, suffering for form and registry over a true love of dogs.

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