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Forum: Breeding Info 03-19-2009, 02:50 AM
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Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

Okay. Let me be honest here. I have no idea what to say to a group of people who would rather more deaf dogs be bred, instead of hearing dogs. I am at a loss for words.

Not once did I say I...
Forum: Breeding Info 03-18-2009, 05:37 PM
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Forum: Anything Goes 03-18-2009, 03:23 PM
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Posted By _tara_
Re: Worlds largest litter born

That's so awesome. I can't imagine how poor mom looked at full term! :mad:
Forum: Breeding Info 03-18-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

And, just for the record, a response to my point that has been brought up here is, that deafness is not a 'horrible' disability and these dogs can live long, healthy lives. I agree. They can. But...
Forum: Breeding Info 03-18-2009, 03:12 PM
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Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

Wow. That's awesome. She's a gorgeous gal...and very lucky, too. :)



I think this is a fair question. I would answer, though, that, given the chance, the breeders of other dogs who carry the...
Forum: General Boxer Forum 03-18-2009, 12:26 PM
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Views: 43,304
Posted By _tara_
Re: Survey, Just for fun!

About our Boxers….

1 – Male or female? Female, Male, Male

2 – How many boxers have you owned? 3

3 – What color is your boxer? Plain Fawn, Flashy Brindle, White

4 – How old is your boxer?...
Forum: Breeding Info 03-18-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

I am so glad that Isis has someone as special as you to take care of her and love her like you do. :)
Forum: Breeding Info 03-18-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

That is wonderful, I will definitely have Kiah donate when we are there in May.[/quote]

:clap2: Good for you. The more DNA collected, the more work can be done for the boxers we so truly love....
Forum: Breeding Info 03-18-2009, 01:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

Great post. I couldn't agree more. :D
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

I am so sorry you are going through this. I can't imagine how difficult it might be. I truly do look forward to the day when people and dogs, suffering as you do, are few and far between. Best of...
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

Oh geez...you had to go and mention ALS. :cry: A dear friend of mine is stricken and we will be blessed with his presence for only another short while. Go ABCF and DM research!
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

Also, I know that in the MIT studies, (and I'm sure others, as well) some of the findings are being used in battling illness in humans, as well. So, there is certainly some benefit to humans in that...
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By _tara_
Re: Vertical Pedigrees

Absolutely. Sometimes there is no magical recipe....though it would be nice if there were. :yes: But, at the very least you can eliminate specimens who are proven to have health issues. Then you...
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By _tara_
Re: Vertical Pedigrees

Excellent point, Jennifer. On the surface it seems they are beneficial...and, for identifying health issues they are very useful, but, when looking at conformation traits and temperaments, I can see...
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 05:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

That is the hope, but it's proving to be more difficult to find the marker for ARVC than the researchers had originally hoped. There is some thought that ARVC may in fact be a symptom, rather than a...
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

It saddens me that people are completely misrepresenting what I have said in favor of their own biases. Ah well.
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 04:59 PM
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Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

Just FYI, the MIT Genome Project is also looking for DNA contributions for:

DM


and also

DCM
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

Only for those who insist on only breeding to Champion dogs. For those who are interested in correctness above show wins, it's a moot point.[/quote]
I love the ideology behind this statement! If...
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

I would love to discuss other health issues that boxers are prone to.

The ones that concern me the most are cardiomyopathy and 2 types of cancer, lymphoma and brain cancer.

DNA testing is going...
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 03:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

All the more reason to work toward eliminating those issues.....one issue at a time. :)
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

I propose that with a more tolerance for classic markings in the ring, the difficulty with finding breeding matches will be greatly enhanced because more classicly marked dogs will have attained...
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

Why?[/quote]

Because of the genes connection with deafness. But, I digress....
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

Thank you! I think my opinion on the white modifiers is clear. Let's move on!
Forum: Breeding Info 03-17-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By _tara_
Re: Biggest Health hurdle for Boxer Breeders?

Before I continue, I would like to say that I can appreciate the emotions in this thread. We are all very attached to our pooches and it's easy to take offense in a thread like this where a...
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