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I agree Tom.
It's just poor understanding of genetics to say that inbreeding "creates" genetic disorders. It simply concentrates the alleles that are already present, both deleterious and beneficial.
These people should stick to persecuting the puppy mills and other individuals who breed dogs indiscriminately without health testing or properly socializing the puppies, and stop demonizing conscientious breeders who fund genetic studies, offer lifetime buyback guarantees, and provide fantastic companions for the rest of us.
Last edited by KristinFusco; 01-10-2009 at 08:15 PM.
Reason: I don't want to start another genetics debate like in another thread, so I am taking some of this out.