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 Post Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:07 pm 
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This article was written about Border Collies, but it applies to any breed of working dog, including Lacys. It stresses why and how to preserve working instincts within a breed. The idea that Lacys will magically maintain their drive and instincts when people breed unproven pets is scientifically unsound. It's written in layman's terms and is easy to understand, so if you're a breeder, please read!

"Because the extremely complex instinct that makes up the working dog is not fixed in the population, constant selection is needed, at every generation, to maintain the best combinations. Any relaxation of this pressure will result in the increase in numbers of those dogs which have less than ideal genetic combinations. Breeding for any other purpose without also selecting for truly high quality working genes will inevitably result in the dilution of the working instinct within the breed."
- United States Border Collie Club

"You must be a very small minority no matter who you hang around with. Maybe you should start a magazine, Vegetarian Hog Dogging Monthly, find some like-minded individuals."
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 Post Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:00 pm 
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Great article for all breeders to read and it is pretty simplistic.
Heaven knows the BC's know where we are at with the Lacy breed...they have already been there. In many ways they still are, they just have a healthy head start on us..

M.D.Brooks Founding Member & Breeders Committee Chair
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If You can't keep up with the Lacy Dog...stay on the porch!

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