Labrador Retrievers are still the most popular dog breed in the United States according to a ranking released Thursday by the famous American Kennel Club. Bulldogs and French Bulldogs are both reaching the top fast!
I was surprised to see the Border Collies in the 30ish part of the table...
Post by Pawsforthought on Mar 2, 2015 18:57:33 GMT
I have to admit I'm rather terrified at the thought of the bulldogs continuing to rise in popularity. Most breeds suffer greatly at the hands of the hordes of people who want them when they go through a spell of boosted popularity, due to increased levels of inbreeding and/or careless breeding. For breeds that are already quite prone to problems (breathing issues, spinal problems, not being able to give birth naturally etc.) the extra popularity can be even more detrimental and should be handled very carefully by the KC. They should be releasing lots of information to the public about those breeds to ensure breeders who put their dogs' welfare at the heart of what they do are the ones promoted and not the all-too-often-bought-from puppy farms and the like that mass produce too-squashed, poorly dogs.
But the KC don't seem to do much about these things.
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tonib: Sounds like it was a good job we didn't have Roman as a kitten then. He's never misbehaved like that, only his first Xmas with us when he half-inched the stuffing! - I hope that's not famous last words!
Jul 20, 2018 12:47:00 GMT
tonib: Lexie is another matter but usually not breakables - except potentially of herself when she fell behind the large display cabinet/sideboard on being left alone for the 1st time in our dining room aged 2.5 years!!!
Jul 20, 2018 13:27:50 GMT
tonib: She jumped on top (via the table I believe) & managed to fall between it & the wall & appeared to be suspended by her head part way down (the gap narrowed!) I had to get a burly neighbour in to help move it, quickly moving weight/breakables as pos. 1st
Jul 20, 2018 13:34:33 GMT
tonib: She was fine but got checked by vet just in case! That was a heart stopping time, especially her cries!
Jul 20, 2018 13:34:59 GMT
lotsofcats: I can remember when that happened with Lexi.
Jul 20, 2018 18:56:39 GMT
tonib: You've got a good memory, that was in 2012 I posted on the old YC forum
Jul 20, 2018 21:51:09 GMT
Gillykat: Wooohoooo updated piccies of the two new girls been sent.....they look adorable....and as tthough they'll boss Monty around summik rotten! My poor wee man
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Gillykat: Listen! Can you hear that? SILENCE!!! The three ninjas are all asleep I shall enjoy it whilst it lasts
Aug 3, 2018 8:37:19 GMT
lotsofcats: It won't be for long. When I had kittens I just used to sit and watch them for ages - are you doing that yet?
Aug 3, 2018 11:09:00 GMT
Gillykat: Oh yes......just drinking their adorable cuteness Been picking up and cuddling new boys too and they're starting to realise I'm a harmless idiot who gives them a treat every time I do so.
Aug 3, 2018 15:37:15 GMT
scallywag: Thought they were GIrls ?
Aug 3, 2018 17:23:20 GMT
Gillykat: So did we scallywag Turns out, once I got them home, I checked and both are boys I'm VERY pleased about this cos I adore boy cats....always had absolute sweethearts of that sex in the past
Aug 4, 2018 10:07:36 GMT