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  •  Is there an influx (5+ / 0-)

    of pure-breed dogs that maintains the population variation?

    •  an influx, you ask? (7+ / 0-)

      yep, that is the case. Rarely does a pure bred anything turn up in the res dog pack. Funny thing is, the mongrel mix in these guys and gals is always, well, perfect; I mean, their personalities. May I gather six or seven or eight for you and send to you free of charge? (Did I just hear a loud scream coming from your side of the screen, Ozy?) Anyway, you already have a few res dogs. Hopefully, this diary will incite others to do the same. I swear by all things holy, these animals, once you get 'em clean up and their health checked out, they will love you to pieces and know the value of a good home. . .and keeping it. Truly, truly mellow dogs in all respects.

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 10:35:48 AM PST

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      •  I was more wondering (5+ / 0-)

        how their stock is continually replenished. If it's just from interbreeding and having puppies, I would have thought that the population would eventually become a bit more uniform.

        On the other hand, if new dogs from other locations are brought in or otherwise abandoned, that may maintain more diversity in the population.

        Right now our household is pretty full up, with 2 dogs and 5 rescued cats. If our female GSD was more tolerant of other dogs, we would probably foster.

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