From the makers of Pedigree Dogs Exposed, the latest news and views regarding inherited disorders and conformation issues in purebred dogs.
Beautiful dog - how is her recall?
A work in progress, Anon...
You know there's going to be people who don't understand this Jemima!!
I had an email exchange with the president of the Pug Club of Canada a while back. He was trying to defend/justify/rationalize the breed to me (he did not get very far with that). Anyway, one of his comments was the the pug was developed in China as a ratter and they reason for the short face was so that they could NOT stick their snout into the rat hole because then the rats would chew their faces off. What the heck use is a ratter than cannot stick its nose down the hole???
Really, really, really, really *seriously* he wrote that?
Maybe he needs to check out the Chinese Chongqing breed which is still a ratter in China today. Then again, bully with long snout as it is still mainly a working dog, not a dog ruined as a show breed.
What.He should make sure to tell that to every single terrier breed out there...
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Aww bestuvall. And there was an opportunity to say what a beautiful dog... but no.The term refugee is perfectly OK to use in this more colloquial sense. I used it specifically here because Monday was, indeed, caught up in the refugee crisis on the Greek island of Kos and was rescued from there.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/kos-the-new-greek-island-at-the-centre-of-the-refugee-crisis-a6875176.html
The image is a parody of the Aesops fable the stork and the fox. The Fox tricks the stork by inviting him to dinner but the food / drink is in a shallow dish so the stork can't eat it (falls out of the side of his beak). When the stork invites the fox over he gets revenge by putting the food in long tubular jars / pots. The fox's nose doesn't reach the food. The line "aren't you hungry" was used in the version I read too.The moral of the parody story is rather different from the original fable, but both are good :)