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Name, Breed, Weight, Gender Mouse, GreaterSwissMountain Dog,132 lbs
DOB and AKC #: June 4, 2002   WR069260/09, intact show male
Markings Black, red, white, Irish Spotted
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Microchip number and mfg: HomeAgain  435.74B.5B02
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Date of last rabies and tag number Sept. 2006
Allergies None
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Diet: 4 cups Innova Evo per day
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Trained in conformation, water rescue, drafting, obedience, and weight pull.  He can and will pull.  Easily controlled with a choke chain, prong, or gentle leader.  Needs gas meds if gassy.  Needs pepto if tummy upset.  NEEDS AT LEAST 1 PEPCID AC per day. 
Name, Breed, Weight, Gender Basil, Lowchen, 12 lbs, female intact show
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Date of last rabies and tag number Sept. 2006
Allergies None
Medications: None
Diet: 3/4 cup Innova Evo per day
Notes: Trained in conformation.  She Is very fast and is difficult to catch.  Easiest way to catch her is to throw a cookie into her crate or call her on a recall. Needs daily brushing











ccidental mixed breeds are NOT as sturdy. Sorry to disappoint, but I actually have friends who are in Genetics AND are in the vet schools. Regardless of your anecdotal evidence, mutts (accidental or purposeful) are not as healthy or unhealthy as purebreds. Ask your local vet to take a look at his/her clients. Take two unhealthy dogs (regardless of the breed) you run a higher risk of health problems. Take two healthy dogs (regardless of the breed), and you run a lower risk of health problems. Look at the numbers.

Also, many genetic disorders are NEVER discovered in mixed breeds because they are asymptomatic or never diagnosed. When's the last time you've taken your dog for a CERF exam? When's the last time you had an echocardiogram done on your dog? I'm going to guess that most mixed breed owners don't do those tests on a regular basis. Most purebred pet owners don't do that either!

I've seen many, many mixed breeds who had structural issues that were never noticed. Many small dogs have slipped patellas, but most vets don't even notice. The dogs are carried into the vet's office, and carried right now. The vet never gets a chance to see the dog move or even checking patellas unless the owner has a specific concern. Also, it takes a trained eye to pick it up visually. Vets are not formally taught how to do that in vet school. I know. I know LOTS of vet students. It isn't in the curriculum.

If you have a dog that bunny hops and can't seem to trot (always walking, hopping, or full gallop), chances are very high that it has knee problems. Unless you do health certificates and the dog doesn't look like it is in pain, it will probably live a happy life without anyone knowing.

I'm the trainer for a service dog training group, and I had to pull one of their dogs out of the program for knee and hip problems. The vet never noticed, but I could see it clearly. The dog would never be cut out to support the weight of someone or be able to pull open doors. It went to a pet home instead. And it certainly was not a purebred. It was a mixed breed. Guess what kind. If you are interested in learning about dog structure and function, there are other forums and great books to read about it. If you are interested in learning how, pm me and I can hook you up with a knowledge local person and send you to some dog shows. This takes years and years of practice. That's why conformation judges are almost always senior citizens.

Unfortunately, very few people like to actually look at the numbers or educate themselves on issues before jumping to conclusions. And dog-related issues are one of them. If you are interested in learning about canine genetics other than what you hear on the news (cuz you know everything in the news in true! Especially from AAA), there are other forums and books to do that.

Also, Cancer is the number 1 killer of dogs. Statistically, you're much better off making sure that you're dog is fed a nutritious and healthy diet, kept lean, and well exercised than you are worrying about if your dog is a purebred or mixed breed. Chances are that it is diet and exercise that will have the most affect on your dog's longevity. Same goes for humans too!

And since it's not obviously clear on my profile, in addition to participating in and judging dog sports, I've been active in 3 different breed rescues for 6 years. I spent much of my time doing public education, fostering, and transporting rescues. I've spent well over 30k in the last 6 years on my dog hobbies, and I have yet to see a cent from it. Any donations I get go right back into funding activities. So yes, there are people who are into dogs not for profit. Sorry, not everyone is as greedy and evil as you might think.

That's all I'm going to say. I'll stay away from this thread. My experience with general dog forums (not specific like for rescue or training) is that people are going to argue semantics, stereotype others, make Mendel roll over in his grave, talk trash about certain breeds, and post pictures of their dogs once in a while. If you are interested in dog sports, dog rescue, dog training, picking out a dog for your family, show me pictures of your cute dogs, feel free to pm me.