Thea2003 is not a good example of a Z factored dog. She is a dog that comes from strong working lines....Hip dysplasia is not always due to bad breeding....My memory tells me that dog was bred at 9 mths. of age with her previous owner and spent her first portion of her life undernourished and in a barn....Enviroment and nutrition can also contribute to hip dysplasia.
Pardon me? Spent the first portion of her life in a barn? Bred at 9mos??
Where are you getting your facts????
Also, yes she IS from strong working lines, but NOT from solid temperments, my dog is a chicken, she is a fearful dog, not from lack of socialization.
And, really, the last "Stong working" dog was Bristol Zamolxis, and that is her Grandfather, neither of her parents were worked, her maternal grandmother had a HIDEOUS temperment from what i am told.
Her father was handler agressive.
Although i agree, hip dysplasia can be environmental, how am i to know? I dont have any tests on parents to say it wasnt from them, my dog isnt LAME most people dont see anything wrong with her.
I didnt mention the HD in this thread cuz i didnt want to blame in on the z factor, i prefer to blame it on poor breeding practices and possible some environmental factors, but please tell me more of the barn she lived in i would love to know cuz i was at her old home many times.
If you have personal gripe with her previous owner please feel free to email me or her.
My dog IS a good example of WHY NOT to breed a z factored dog.
Diesel, another dog with the same sire is a good reason not to breed a z factored dog.
As i was discussing earlier with someone, there is no place for agression in this breed when they are going normally as family pets, not working dogs.
The fact the Gin was bought and knowingly was bred although he was handler agressive is awful and sets a whole lotta families up for heatache when they have to euthanize thier dog